Gwen Walker

Gwen Walker

  • Artist’s Statement

    I am a wanderer, I'm not entirely sure what I am looking for but I will know it when I find it. Over the last decade I have wandered through cities all over the world and accumulated some 20,000 photographs. When I enter the streets I have no agenda beyond exploration and I don’t visualise photographs in advance of taking them. In the process of wandering and responding to stimuli, I aim to encounter, and to reveal the soul of the place, as well as my own ‘self’, this destination is one of discovery.  

  • Biography

    Gwen is a PhD Candidate studying Visual Art at the University of Southern Queensland. Her research and conceptual arts practice is focused on the act of wandering as artwork documented with photography. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout Australia and internationally in Iceland and Japan and are held in private and institutional collections in Australia, Iceland, Japan, the UK, the USA, Canada, and Germany. 

  • Influences

    Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Egglestone, Vivian Maier, Nan Goldin, Jason Lee, Gabriel Orozco, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jacobus Capone, Tacita Dean

  • Awards

    2020
    - The Percival Photographic Portrait Prize - (Finalist)

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions (Solo)

    2022
    -The Unknown Path, Pink Ink Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia

    2018
     - Artifex ex Machina, Red Door Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia
     - Postcards from Itoshima, Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan

    2016
    - Wandering, Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan |||  Exhibitions (Group)

    2022
    - A Walk Among Trees, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
    - It’s OK to be me… , University of Southern Queensland / Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Toowoomba, Australia
    - From There and Back Again, University of Southern Queensland Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia

    2021
    - Across the Borders, University of Southern Queensland Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Fragile State, Lasso Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia

    2020
    - Graduart, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia
    - The Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Australia

    2019
    - Summer Smorgasboard, First Coat Studios, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Under the Covers, Dunmore Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia 
    - Graduart, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Arthaus V, USQ Artsworx Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Post Premises, First Coat Studios, Toowoomba, Australia

    2018
    - More More More, First Coat Studios, Toowoomba, Australia
    - In Anna’s Garden, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia 
    - Before the Conundrum, Pink Ink Artists’ Space, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Dabble in the Dust, Moore St Art Gallery, Warialda, Australia
    - Communal Spaces, Pink Ink Artists’ Space, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Head Space, Red Door Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia

    2017
    - Arthaus III, USQ Artsworx Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia

    2015
    - Orange Peel, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
    - Frames, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

    2014
    - All in 2, MARS Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Proximity, Futures Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia
    - The Very First Coat, MARS Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia

    2013
    - Icons on Icons (fringe exhibition), Cobb & Co. Museum, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Merge, Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Our Home on the Range, Queensland Center for Photography, Brisbane, Australia ||| Exhibitions (Curator)

    2022
    - It’s OK to be me… , University of Southern Queensland / Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Toowoomba, Australia.  2019
    - Chopping the Deadwood, First Coat Studios, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Rainy day, cloudy day or sunny day., First Coat Studios, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Australia and Australians, First Coat Studios, Toowoomba, Australia
    - Distance, First Coat Studios, Toowoomba, Australia

    2018
    - More More More, First Coat Studios, Toowoomba, Australia

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Gwen Walker

Kyoto, 2019
40 x 60 cm Framed: 42.5 x 62.5 x 2.5cm Analogue Photograph on Cotton Rag $400.00

Gwen Walker

Kyoto, 2019
40 x 60 cm Framed: 42.5 x 62.5 x 2.5cm Analogue Photograph on Cotton Rag $400.00