James Walker

Making Landfall: An Eastern Connection, 2015

acrylic on canvas

110 x 150

From the artist

From an early age I travelled the East Tamar highway to visit my grandmother in Dilston where I would spend time exploring the surrounding landscape, or travelling to Georgetown to eat spaghetti at the Italian restaurant and visiting my grandfather at the home at Low Head. After her death in 1983 the need to travel along the highway diminished, but the memories of the journey and what little connections our family had to this place remained scattered along this route. Her memory is embedded and connected to me through this place.

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.