Anthony Walker, “Saltwater country”, 75x51cm
“Saltwater country” by Anthony Walker
75cm x 51cm
acrylic on canvas
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Anthony Walker is an award-winning visual artist of Aboriginal descent, a member of the Yiman, Gangalu and Gurreng Gurreng peoples (Central Queensland). Through his work, he engages with the natural environment and seeks to raise awareness about the preservation of native flora and fauna. Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast and currently residing in Byron Bay, Anthony draws inspiration from the marine diversity of the Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales’ coastlines, and shares stories from his Grandparents’ Saltwater Country.
Anthony’s arts practice includes painting, printmaking, photography, design, and public art. His work has been critically acclaimed for its light-hearted design and blend of colour and movement. Notable achievements include: participating in Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Leadership Program (National Gallery of Australia), undertaking a curatorial residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA – Sydney), winning the Gold Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, and having a solo exhibition at Melbourne’s Koorie Heritage Trust Centre.
Anthony previously served as the Indigenous Arts Development Officer for Arts Northern Rivers, and the Aboriginal Arts Development Officer for Regional Arts NSW.
For full list of exhibitions, awards, and residencies: Anthony Walker CV