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John R Walker The End of All Our Exploring


John R Walker The End of All Our Exploring

22 March - 26 April, 2014

Š Utopia Art Sydney


We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot -- “Little Gidding� Four Quartets


The Badja, 2014, archival oil on polyester, 171 x 214cm


Recollections Doughboy Hill is a high ridge on the western edge of the upper Shoalhaven Valley about 25 kms from Braidwood. It is big sky country – a place where the land feels like its melting into the sky; sky touching the high, cold, intense bony structure of a place. From the higher points, you can see all the country that I have been painting and living in for years now. It’s a place where you can sit on a ridge, brew a cup of tea and actually see Bedervale in the distance, Monga, the course of the Shoalhaven River, the paddocks and roads that I have worked in for more than a decade – almost like a map. This experience connected with the themes of my previous show, Winter in the Fire Forest: of cycles, maps in which my ‘east and west are one’. It’s part of the reason why I chose the title for this exhibition from a line from one of T S Eliot’s most famous poems – ‘and the end of all our exploring’ – a poem about returning to something previously known and finally seeing it as though for the first time. The next suite of pictures is centred around The Badja. Most of the gouaches were done fairly quickly as immediate responses, plus one larger painting which was done in the studio. Badja is really the first place where I wandered for days up and down valleys painting. It is a place where you can just wander freely: the fences are not very serious. It has beautiful swampy, sphagnum moss plains and open grassy alpine woodlands where navigation is easy.

It is a beautiful place. A lot of the paintings are about the pleasures of just wandering up and down a valley that I now know well. There are special places: there is a canyon with a permanent stream running over rocky rapids and a paddock of native irises of vivid purple. There are hidden, shallow alpine lakes, special valleys with sphagnum moss that is more than waist high. Some of the trees and cold crystal streams feel like old friends. The painting entitled The Darling at Kalyanka derives from a trip we made out to Wilcannia last year. I was really struck by how deep a trench the Darling River forms at that location. There is something about a river that is sometimes so big and powerful that it can carve such a deep-sided trench and yet it is often, as when we visited, close to empty. It is that sense of extravagance: bare, eroded and very steep banks that never support plant growth because they are either under flood or too dry, that was the genesis of this painting. There are two famous metaphors for time: the great wheel of time– things recur, cycles – and time as an arrow – the irreversible process of birth, growth and death. Nothing ever quite repeats and yet somehow they do repeat, as variations upon a theme. Most of all, I just love looking. John R Walker, February 2014


Doughboy Morning, 2013/14, archival oil on polyester, 142.5 x 177.5cm


Doughboy Hill, 2013, archival oil on polyester, 173.5 x 217cm


Doughboy Track, 2012, archival oil on polyester, 109.5 x 168cm (diptych)


The Darling at Kalyanka, 2013, archival oil on polyester, 178 x 186cm


Dawn, 2013, archival oil on polyester, 123 x 91cm


Doughboy V, 2013, archival oil on polyester, 106 x 127cm


Badja Walking III, 2013, gouache on paper, 112 x 76cm


Badja Walking 5, 2013, gouache on paper, 112 x 76cm


Badja Walking II, 2013, gouache on paper, 112 x 76cm;


The Badja - Christmas Eve, 2013, gouache on paper, 112 x 76cm


Badja Walking 4, 2013, gouache on paper, 112 x 76cm


John R Walker Biography

Born 7 February, 1957 Lives and works in Braidwood, NSW Education 1976-78 Alexander Mackie College, Sydney, Art Diploma 1975-76 St. George Technical College, Kogarah, Art Certificate.

1988 1986 1985 1984 1982 1979

‘Utopia Art Sydney’, NSW ‘Recent Painting’, Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘Deceit, Desire & Narcissus’, Mori Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Tolarno Gallery’, Melbourne, VIC ‘The Family’, Mori Gallery, Sydney, NSW Mori Gallery, Sydney, NSW The Student Gallery (later renamed Mori Gallery), Sydney, NSW

Solo Exhibitions GROUP EXHIBITIONS ‘Terroir: Big Land Pictures’, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW ‘The End of All Our Exploring’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2012 ‘Winter in the Fire Forest’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2011 ‘Space & Time: 10 Years in the Landscape’ Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW ‘Site’ Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2010 ‘The Shed’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2008 ‘Journey through Landscape’, S. H. Ervin Gallery, NSW ‘Gateless Gate’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2007 ‘Working in the Landscape’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2005 ‘Gullies, Roads, Dry Lands and Forests’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2004 ‘Dry Land Paintings’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2003 ‘Paintings from Tallaganda’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2002 ‘Paintings from Bundanon’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2000 ‘Gully’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 1999 ‘Paintings for a New Republic’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 1997 ‘The House of the Stare’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 1994 ‘In a Free State’, Tamworth City Gallery, NSW ‘Pictures from Home’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 1993 ‘New Paintings’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 1992 ‘Recent Works’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘New Sculpture’, Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA 1991 ‘Favourite Paintings’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Recent Figures’, Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA 1990 ‘Drawings’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne ‘Austral Gallery’, St Louis, USA 1989 ‘Figures on Paper’, Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA 2014

2013 2012 2011

2010 2009

‘The Salon’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Angus Nivison & Friends: Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager & John R. Walker’, Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW ‘No Boundaries’, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, VIC ‘LANDSCAPE’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Bronze’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘paperworks’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Repertoire’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Big Scope: painting and place’, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW ‘Heads’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Salon des Refuses’ S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Alone off the Press’ Braidwood, NSW ‘Up Close and Personal: works from the collection of Dr Peter Elliott AM’, S. H. Ervin Gallery, NSW ‘Fleurieu Art Prize’, Hardys Winery, McLaren Vale, SA ‘Museum III’ Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘The Wynne Prize’ Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘two six two two’, Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW ‘Melbourne Art Fair 2010’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, ‘KIAF 2010, Korea International Art Fair’, COEX, Seoul, Korea ‘pinned & framed’ Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘The Power of Print’, NG Art Gallery, NSW ‘Mono Uno: Australian Monotypes in the Charles Sturt University Art Collection’ Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW


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2008

2007 2006

2005

‘The Wynne Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (the EMSLA)’, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW ‘The 23 Annual Packsaddle Selling Exhibition’, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW ‘The Wynne Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘The Melbourne Art Fair 2008’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Vic ‘North South East West’ Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Art of the Nude: Work from the collection of Alex Mackay” Albury Art Gallery NSW ‘Salon des Refuses’, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘The Wynne Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘Being at Bundanon’, Mosman Region Art Gallery, NSW (toured by Bundanon Trust), ‘The Big Picture’, The Delmar Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘The Archibald Prize 06’, Art Gallery of New South Wales and touring, NSW ‘View of Maitland from the Riverbank’, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW ‘Chroma Collection’, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Truth and Likeness’, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘The Melbourne Art Fair 2006’. Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne VIC ‘Moist’, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and touring, ACT ‘Friends and Neighbours – Togetherness’, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW ‘Bleak Epiphanies’, Virginia Wilson Art, Sydney, NSW ‘Museum II’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘The Archibald Prize 05’, Art Gallery of New South Wales and touring, NSW ‘New Ideas 2005’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘2005 Robert Jacks Drawing Prize’, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC

‘Same Place Many Views’, Defiance Gallery, Sydney, NSW Hazelhurst Art Award 2005 - Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, NSW Marea Gazzard ‘the odyssey’ & John R Walker ‘dry land paintings’, Silvershot, Melbourne, VIC ‘Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting’, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW 2004 Melbourne Art Fair 2004, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC ‘Depth of Field – Anamorphosis’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘The Wynne Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘A Stroke of Art’, The Gallery, NSW Parliament House, Sydney, NSW 2003 ‘Bloomsday Door Exhibition’, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney, NSW ‘A Stroke of Art’, The Gallery, NSW Parliament House, Sydney, NSW ‘The Archibald Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition, NSW ‘The Wynne Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize’, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC 2002 ‘The Year In Review’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award’, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW ‘The Fleurieu Prize’, Mclaren Vale, SA ‘Conrad Jupiters Art Prize’, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD ‘Melbourne Art Fair 2002’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC ‘Salon des Refuses’, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘The Wynne and Sulman Prizes’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘Sculpture 2002’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Solstice’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2001 ‘Museum’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Gone Bush’, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts


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Centre, NSW ‘8th International Works on Paper Fair’, Fox Studios Australia, Sydney, NSW ‘Over the Back Fence’, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ ‘The Archibald’, ‘Wynne’ and ‘Sulman Prizes’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘Bat, Ball & Brush – A Summer of Cricket & Art’, Sydney Cricket Ground, NSW 2001, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘The Archibald Prize’, touring exhibition to NSW and VIC venues 2000 ‘Melbourne Art Fair 2000’, Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne, VIC ‘The Archibald Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales and NSW regional tour ‘SCEGGS Redlands-Westpac Invitational Art Prize’, Cremorne, Sydney, NSW ‘Bloomsday Lunch Exhibition’, ASN Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW ‘Half Metre Square’, Work by teaching staff, National Art School, Sydney, NSW ‘Landscape’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Encore’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 1999 ‘7thInternational Works on Paper Fair’, Fox Studios, Sydney, NSW ‘Mosman Art Prize’, Mosman Region Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘University and Schools Club Prize Exhibition’, University and Schools Club, Sydney, NSW 1998 ‘National Works on Paper Award’, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC ‘Bloomsday: Joyce & the Nymph’, Coach House Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW ‘Symbiosis’, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale and Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘ACAF 6’, Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne, VIC ‘Kedumba Invitation Drawing Award’, Leura, NSW 1997 ‘Faces of Hope’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘Drawn from Life’, National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition, ACT

1996

1995

1994 1993

1992 1991 1990

‘6th International Works on Paper Fair’, State Library of New South Wales, NSW ‘Bronze’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Portraits’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Nineteeninetyseven’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘The Theresa Byrnes Foundation’, Westpac Art Auction, Westpac Plaza, Sydney, NSW ‘ACAF 5’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC ‘Return from the Art Fair’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Paperwork’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘The Gesture’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Flagging the Republic’, Sherman Galleries and New England Regional Art Museum touring exhibition, NSW ‘Ironsides’, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW ‘The King of the Accordian’, New England Regional Art Museum touring exhibition, NSW ‘Works On Paper’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘5th International Works on Paper Fair’, State Library of New South Wales, NSW ‘ACAF 4’, Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne, VIC ‘Contemporary Australian Painting’, Works from the Allen Allen and Hemsley Collection, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne and Newcastle Regional Gallery, VIC and NSW ‘On the Dark Side’, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW ‘ACAF3’, Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne, VIC The Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘Images of Sydney’, Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Images of Women from the Holmes a’Court Collection’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘The Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘The Annunciation’, Mandorla Art Prize, New Norcia, WA ‘Windsor and Newton Painting Prize’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Religious Images in Australian Art’, National Gallery of Victoria, VIC ‘The Sulman Prize’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW ‘King of the Mountain’, Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD ‘Visual Instincts’, Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney, NSW


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1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1979

‘New Year New Art’, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW ‘Opening’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Intimate Drawings’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Drawing in the 80s’, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Drawing’, Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘Savage Club Invitation Drawing Prize’, Savage Club, Melbourne, VIC ‘From Field to Figuration’, National Gallery of Victoria, VIC ‘Backlash’, National Gallery of Victoria, VIC ‘Best of Young Australians from the Budget Collection’,National Gallery of Victoria, VIC ‘Urban Anxieties’, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘A First Look’, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Symbolism and Landscape’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Biennale of Sydney Satellite Exhibition, NSW ‘Modern Australian Masters’, National Gallery of Victoria, VIC ‘Ballarat Invitation Prize’, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC ‘The Pleasure of the Gaze’, Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA ‘Drawing Now’, National Gallery of Victoria, VIC ‘Survey ‘84’, Michael Milburn Galleries, Brisbane, QLD ‘D’un Autre Continent: L’Australie, le reve et le real’, Musee D’Art Moderne, Paris ‘Australian Perspecta’, Art Gallery of New South Wales ‘McCaughey Prize Exhibition’, National Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘Eight by Four’, Students Gallery (later Mori Gallery), Sydney, NSW

   

Publication inclusions 2014 2013 2012

COLLECTIONS

Artbank Allens + Linklaters  Art Gallery of New South Wales  Art Gallery of Western Australia Artworks Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children ACT Legislative Assembly

Bankers Trust Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Campbelltown City Art Gallery Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Commonwealth Bank of Australia Griffith University Collection Holmes A’ Court Collection James Wolfensohn Collection Macquarie Group Collection  Myer Collection National Gallery of Australia National Gallery of Victoria New England Regional Art Museum New Parliament House, Canberra Phillip Morris Collection Smorgon Collection State Library of New South Wales The Savage Club Collection The University of Sydney Union The Australia Club, Sydney University of New South Wales Western Mining Corporation Wollongong City Art Gallery

Andrew Sayers, ‘On Doughboy Hill’, catalogue essay for ‘Terroir Big Land Pictures’, Orange Regional Gallery Gavin Fry, The Peter Elliott Collection of Australian Art, The Beagle Press, ‘The Macquarie Group Collection: the Land and its Psyche’, Editors: Julian Beaumont, Felicity Fenner and John McDonald, UNSW Press Chloe Watson, ‘Winter in the Fire Forest’ , exhibition online catalogue, Utopia Art Sydney. ‘His eyes wide shut on an indelible landscape’ Elizabeth Fortescue, The Daily Telegraph, 24 October, 2012. Alexander Sussman, ‘John R Walker artist books’, State


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2011

2010 2009

2008

Library of New South Wales Acquisitions Blog, 27th November Chloe Watson, ‘Site’ (pamphlet), Utopia Art Sydney ‘Space & Time: 10 Years in the Landscape – John R Walker’, exhibition catalogue, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 7 October – 4 December 2011 (essays by Andrew Sayers and Joe Eisenberg) Artist Profile, ‘John R Walker responds to Joe Frost’s article “Bad words and thoughts”,issue 12: Mag- blog, August 2010 ‘Naturally Inspired’, Nigel Featherstone, Panorama, Canberra Times, 10 September, 2010 Arts Etcetera ‘Walker finalist in Wynne Prize’ Bungendore Mirror, March 11. Mono Uno catalogue, Australian Monotypes in the Charles Sturt University Art Collection ‘John R. Walker Interviewed’, Artist Profile # 6, March 2009, pp. 28 - 35 ‘No Thanks, I Don’t Want the Money’, Australian Financial Review, Perspective, Sep 10 - 11 Journey through Landscape podcast interview with Sean O’Brien, May 2008: http://arttalk.podomatic. com/entry/2008-05-09T02_10_17-07_00 Critics’ Choice - ‘John R. Walker Journey Through Landscape’ Time Out Magazine, May 21 - 27 ‘Poetry through Landscape – Poetic interpretations of the artworks of John R. Walker’, DiVerse, At the S. H. Ervin Gallery Art Talk: Talking to Artists and Curators, Sean O’Brien May 2008 at the S. H. Ervin Gallery transcript John R. Walker, Journey Through Landscape Media Archive, National Trust, S. H. Ervin Gallery ‘Secrets of the Self Unearthed’, John McDonald, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, June 7-8. ‘Lure of the Land’, Libby Peacock, Panorama, The Canberra Times, May 31st. ‘Exposing the Scars on Nature’, Elizabeth Fortescue, Sydney Live, Daily Telegraph, 27th May. ‘Walker Retrospective at S. H. Ervin’, press release, Bungedore Mirror, 21st May. ‘Journey Through Landscape’, What’s On, Central

2007

2006

2004

Magazine, 21st May. Critics Choice, Time Out Sydney, 21st – 27th May. John R. Walker, Journey Through Landscape, What’s On, Time Out Magazine, June 4th – 17th. ‘A Journey of Landscape’, June, Winter Diary, The Rocks official website. Event Diary, Sunday Arts, ABC TV Sunday 5pm, 6th June. Whats On Elsewhere, Look Magazine. John R. Walker, Journey Through Landscape, ‘Exhibitions’ section: National Trust Magazine, Winter 2008 Essay by Andrew Sayers in Working in the Landscape, (cat), Utopia Art Sydney “The best of the rest actually the best”, Sebastian Smee, The Australian, 8 March, p,14 “Anything goes in the silly season”, John McDonald, SMH Spectrum, 24-24 March 2007, pp16-17 “Robert Kennedy – Salon des Refuses 2007”, State of the Arts Online/reviews, 2 March 2007 Painting Australia, ABC TV series Episode #3, 11 April, 2007 Art in Restaurants, Australian Art Review, p82 Archibald 06 (cat), Art Gallery of New South Wales Winter Crow, a collection of poems by Jeremy Nelson, illustrations by John R Walker “Is the truth of portraiture vested exclusively in likeness?”, Michael Desmond, Portrait 21, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. CAPO Annual Auction 2006 (cat), Canberra Arts Patrons Organization, Canberra Australian Artist, No.253 July 2005, p.25 Archibald 05 (cat), Art Gallery of New South Wales Essay by Simeon Kronenburg in being at Bundanon (cat), Bundanon Trust touring exhibition Essay by William Wright in Gullies, Road, Dry Lands and Forests (cat), Utopia Art Sydney Moist: Australian Watercolours (cat), National Gallery of Australia “Moist: Australian Watercolours 27 August-4 December 2005”, Anne McDonald, Artonview, Spring 2004 “Art


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Now”, Laura Murray Cree, State of the Arts Magazine (The Design Issue), July - September 2003 “Generations of Collecting”, Jenna Price, Australian Art Collector, July-September 2003 Australian Artist, No.12 Vol. XIX, June 2003, p.29 Experiencing the Land”, Simeon Kronenberg, Asian Art News Vol.12 No.2 March/April 2002 “Money and Collecting”, Michael Reid, The Weekend Australian 20-21 April “Critics Picks”, Victoria Hynes, SMH Metro 26 April - 2 May “The Plains: Wimmera and the imaging of the Australian Landscape”, Simeon Kronenberg, Art Monthly, November 2001, #45 “Days in Body Country”, Simeon Kronenberg, Artlink, June 2002, Vol.22 #2 Paintings from Bundanon, (cat) Simeon Kronenberg, Utopia Art Sydney 2001 “Gone Bush: Artists in the Royal”, Tracy Sorensen, St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, October 18 Over the back fence (cat), Bowen Galleries, NZ Gone Bush (cat), Jennifer Hardy, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, NSW Australian Artist, Vol.XVII No.11, May 2001, p.49 1999 Beyond the Fatal Shore, Interview with Robert Hughes, Episode #6 BBC TV series “The Odds on the Archibald”, Sebastian Smee, SMH, March 16 “On the Canvas”, Elizabeth Fortescue, Daily Telegraph, March 15 “Go you good thing”, Sharon Vergis, SMH, March 15 “Framed and they’ve got form”, Darren Knight and John McDonald, SMH, March 15 “Hanging out for the Archibald”, Giles Auty, The Australian “Frame and Fortune”, Edmund Capon, SMH, March 20 Australian Artist, Vol. XVI No.12 June 2000, p.21 “Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed”, Sebastian Smee, SMH Metro May 26 “Utopia Art”, Andrew G Frost, Australian Art Collector, Issue #8

1998 2000

1995 1994

1992

1990

1988 1987 1986 1986

1985 1984

“Interview with collector, Hugh Jamieson”, Australian Art Collector Issue #2 “Porn Again NETurally”, Sebastian Smee, SMH Metro, October 24 Faces of Hope (cat), Amnesty International Drawn from Life (cat), Deborah Edwards and Andrew Sayers, National Gallery of Australia King of the Accordian (cat), J. Eisenberg, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW Who’s Who of Australian Artists, National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA) The Encyclopedia of Australian Art, revised and updated by Susan McCulloch Contemporary Australian Painting from the Allen Allen and Hemsley Collection (cat.) Communicative Abstraction/Philosophical Reflections, Rudolf Talmacs, Utopia Art Sydney On the Dark Side (cat), Belinda Cotton, New England, Regional Art Museum, NSW King of the Mountain (cat), Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland Artists and Galleries of Australia Volume II 1990, Max Germaine, Craftsman House Press Images of Religion in Australian Art (cat), Rosemary Crumlin, Bay Books Australian Contemporary Drawing; Resurgence and Redefinition, Arthur McIntyre, Boolarong Press Best of Young Australians Exhibition from the Budget Collection (cat.), National Gallery of Victoria Drawing in Australia, Contemporary images and ideas, Janet McKenzie, Macmillan, Melbourne Backlash: The Australian Drawing Revival 1976-1986 (cat), Ted Gott, National Gallery of Victoria 6th Biennale of Sydney: Origins Originality + Beyond (cat), satellite exhibition, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney Review “Pleasure of the Gaze”, ArtNetwork, SummerAutumn 1986, p.19 Pleasure of the Gaze (cat), Art Gallery of Western Australia Australian Art Review, Leon Parossien


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1983

Australian Perspecta (cat), Bernice Murphy, Art Gallery of New South Wales D’Un Autre Continent: L’Australie le reve et le real (cat), Musee D’Art Moderne, Paris

Awards and Commissions 2009 2002 1998 1990 1988 1982

Winner Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW Highly Commended, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales BT Australia, 400 George St, Sydney Windsor and Newton Painting Prize, Coventry Gallery, Sydney Savage Club Drawing Prize, Melbourne Tamarisque Prize, Alexander Mackie College, Sydney

Teaching experience 2007 2000 1998-2000 2000

1987-94 1988-89 1987

“Walking the Landscape”, Art Workshops Australia, Byron Bay, QLD “Drawing the Nude”, Workshop, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, NSW Painting lecturer, National Art School, Sydney Life Drawing teacher, National Institute of Dramatic Art, UNSW Visiting lecturer in Drawing and Painting, Calrossy School, Tamworth Art Program Co-ordinator, Panania East Hills Vocational Skillshare Drawing teacher, College of Fine Art, UNSW Visiting lecturer, Canberra School of Art, ANU

Scholarships & Residencies 2002 2002 2000

Hill End Artist in Residence (invited artist) Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence (invited artist)

2001 2000 2000

New England Artist in Residence (invited artist) National Art School Staff Travelling Scholarship New England Regional Art Museum Artist’s Travel Scholarship


John R Walker The End of All Our Exploring

22 March - 26 April, 2014

Utopia Art Sydney 2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW 2017 Telephone: + 61 2 9699 2900 email: utopiaartsydney@ozemail.com.au www.utopiaartsydney.com.au Š Utopia Art Sydney


Utopia Art Sydney 2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW 2017 Telephone: + 61 2 9699 2900 email: utopiaartsydney@ozemail.com.au www.utopiaartsydney.com.au

The end of all our exploring  
The end of all our exploring  

An exhibition of recent work by John R Walker

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