Exhibition Opening: Emma Walker Distillations
Distillations is a new and exciting exhibition by artist Emma Walker.
“The works in this exhibition are the expressions of a woman who, after years of struggle, has come to feel at peace with herself and the world in which she exists. It is an invitation for the viewer to move slowly, to observe quietly, to step away for a few moments and experience stillness and that space that we all have within us, the sanctuary that is our true home.” Emma Walker
In 2020 Artist Emma Walker was invited to be apart of the Glasshouse Regional Gallery's ‘artist in residence program’. An initiative that provides time and space for artists to create and explore new ideas in our local area, to then form part of a new exhibition in the following year.
This residency fell on the cusp of ‘uncertainty’, where the world as we knew it was turned upside down. Galleries and artists alike were in the dark, quite literally. Doors to galleries were shut, artists exhibitions cancelled or put on pause… all of us holding our breaths and trying to imagine what our future may bring.
Distillations is a visual recognition of Emma’s personal journey through this dark period. This new and exciting exhibition is filled with discovery, contemplation and new beginnings.
EMMA WALKER - Distillations
On view 8 May - 11 July 2021
Walker has been exhibiting for over thirty years. Her career has enjoyed the strong support of patrons Ann Lewis AO, Nick Waterlow, OAM and Julian Beaumont OAM. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School, Sydney, and she has also studied in Italy and travelled extensively. She was a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize (2017, 2013, 2010, 2008) and winner of the prestigious Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (2014). Walker has held numerous exhibitions in both Sydney and Melbourne, and her work features in several major public and corporate collections including Macquarie Bank, Australian Club, Sydney, Lismore Regional Gallery, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Bathurst Regional Gallery, in addition to various private collections in Australia, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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