James Walker

Approaching Tasmania – Memories of East, 2012

oil on canvas

90 x 150cm

From the artist

My job with an airline at Launceston Airport meant I would not simply be an observer of the landscape but an active participant in it, at the mercy of its moods and temperament. From the plains of Western Junction and along the length of the Tamar River, the silhouette of the eastern horizon is visible and acts as a location marker for those arriving and for those of us who choose to reside in Northern Tasmania.

Artist background

Born 1970. Lives and works in Launceston. Exhibiting since 1995 including solo show at Sawtooth ARI, Launceston 2016. Winner of Wrest Point Art Award, Hobart 2014; Latrobe Council Art Award 2011; and  University Prize for Works on Paper 2008. Finalist in Heysen Prize for Landsacpe Handorf, SA 2016. 

Represented by Handmark Gallery Hobart/Evandale.