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Deborah Walker

Deborah Walker
The Library
Oil on board
36 x 59 cm (diptych)

  Deborah Walker

Academic Qualifications

2000
Ph.D., Deakin University
1994
Master of Arts, Monash University
1980–81
Post-graduate Diploma, Victorian College of the Arts
1974
Diploma of Fine Art, Monash University

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Daemons and Dieties, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2013
Recent Diptych Paintings, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne 
2012
Home Sweet Home: Paintings, Library Gallery, Deakin University, Melbourne
2010
Paintings, Victoria College, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2008
Recent Paintings, Gallery 101, Melbourne
2006
Salon Show, North Studio Exhibition, Melbourne
2004
Clouds and Shadows, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Hommage to the Infinite, Stonnington Stables Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne
2003
Deborah Walker, Willard Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
2001
Happiness, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Recent Works, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2000
Deborah Walker, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1997
Paintings, Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide
1996
Paintings, X Vector, Adelaide
1994
Paintings, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
1991
Paintings, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
1990
New York Drawings, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
1986
Deborah Walker, Gerstman Abdullah Fine Arts International, Germany
Deborah Walker, Gerstman Abdullah Fine Arts International, Melbourne 
1984
Deborah Walker, Stuart Gerstman Gallery, Melbourne
1983
Deborah Walker, Hawthorn City Art Gallery, Melbourne 
1979 
Deborah Walker, Harrington Gallery, Hobart
Deborah Walker, Oz Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions

2013
Portia Geach Portrait Prize, E. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Linden Postcard Show 2013, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
2012
Climate Change, Metro 5, Melbourne
Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Shakespeare Grove Artists Studios, St.Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne
Face 2 Face, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne
2011
Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak Village, Melbourne
12 x 21, The Griffith University Printmakers’ Club, The Ship Inn, Brisbane
Recent Drawings, City Gallery, Melbourne
2010
Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak Village, Melbourne
Something in the Air, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Ian Turnbull Memorial Exhibit, Project Gallery, Griffith University, Brisbane
The 1980s Works from the Port Phillip City Collection, St. Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne
Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
2009
Spectral Bequest, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
R & M McGivern Invitation Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne
Recent Acquisitions, Art Museum, Deakin University, Melbourne
Warrnambool Print Collection, Ararat Regional Gallery, Victoria
Drought, Post Office Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria
Deakin University Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne
2008
Drought, Melbourne Writer’s Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne
2007
25 year collection, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Group Exhibition, Big Sky Print Workshop
2006
R & M McGivern Art Prize, Invitation Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery, Victoria
Compact Prints, Umbrella Studio, Townsville, Queensland
Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Queensland
Impressions, Limited Edition Prints, Australian Print Workshop
2005
Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne Exhibitions Buildings
Group Exhibition, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne
2004
Swan Hill Drawing Prize, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria
Fantastic and Visionary Art, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
2003
HEAT, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Queensland
Modern Portraits, Ord Minnett, Melbourne
We Are Australian, The Immigration Museum, Melbourne
Abstractions & Reactions, Alexander McCulloch Art & the Ryder-Cheshire Foundation, Gardner Contemporary Art Gallery, Hawthorn
2002
Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
2001
Close to Home, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
10th Annual Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
2000–03
We Are Australian, Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide; Volvo Gallery, Sydney; Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, ACT; United Nations 3rd Conference Against Racism, Durban, South Africa; The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; State Library of Queensland , Brisbane; The Immigration Museum, Melbourne
2000
Group Exhibition #2, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Melbourne Artfair 2000, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1999
Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney
Chair Paintings, Childrens Cancer Trust, Sydney
We Are Australians, George Adams Gallery, Arts Centre, Melbourne
Conrad Jupiter Invitation Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Queensland
1998
Magic Realism, Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1997
John McCaughey Memorial Invitation Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria
Alice Invitation Prize, Alice Springs Art Foundation, NT
Mint Condition—Unhinged 3, Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
Drawing Prize, Mornington Peninsular Art Gallery, Voctoria
1996
Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii—travelling to: West Bend Art Museum, Rahr West Art Museum & Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
1995
Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
Out of the Void, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Locus Momentum, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
1994
Remember—An Installation, Temple Studio, Melbourne
Contemporary Figuration, Lauraine Diggins, Melbourne
Small Photographs, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
1993
Pacific Rim International Exhibition, Hawaii University, Hawaii, USA
On The Other Hand, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Alice Springs Invitation Prize, Alice Springs, NT
Vitae—An Installation Publication #7, Part of the 5th Triennial, R.M.I.T., Melbourne
1992
St.Kilda Festival, Postcard Exhibition, Melbourne
Wildlife Exhibition, Linden Gallery, St.Kilda
20th Anniversary Henri Worland Prize, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
The Alice Springs Art Prize, Alice Springs, NT
1991
The Approaching fin de siecle, Print Council of Australia 25th Anniversary, travelling Australia
St.Kilda Scapes, Work from Collection, St.Kilda Council, Victoria
One, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Microcosm, Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney
Small Works—Wide Vision, Downlands Art, Toowoomba, Queensland
1989
Recent Work, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Meta-Portraits, Baxland Gallery, Melbourne
BP Art Award, Melbourne 
Women’s Art Register Auction, Melbourne
Group Artists, Realities, Melbourne
1988
The National Women’s Art Award, Queensland
1987
Recent Drawings, Gerstman Abdullah Fine Art, Melbourne
1986
Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney
Directors’ Choice, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
1984
8th British International Print Biennale 
Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Other People, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
The Nude, Gerstman Abdullah Fine Art, Melbourne
Retrospective, Gerstman Abdullah Fine Art, Melbourne
Henri Worland Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Diamond Valley Acquisition Award, Victoria
1983
Diamond Valley Acquisition Award, Victoria
Women in Prints, Melbourne University, Victoria
St.Kilda Festival, Melbounre
Henri Worland Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
1981
Freemantle Print Award Exhibition, Freemantle, WA
1980
Henri Worland Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
St.Kilda Festival, Melbourne
1979
Henri Worland Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
1978
Henri Worland Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria

Grants and Awards

2006
Short-listed for Churchill Fellowship
2004
Artist in Residence, Bundanon, Arthur Boyd Trust, Shoalhaven, NSW
Artist in Residence, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
2003
Artist in Residence, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
1992
St.Kilda Art Gallery, Postcard Show Prize, 1st Prize
Melbourne Theatre Company programme commission
1991
Deakin University, Research Grant
The Approaching fin de siecle, 25th Anniversary Commission, Print Council of Australia
1989
Trades Hall Studio Residency
1986
Visual Arts Board, Project Grant
Visual Arts Board, New York Travel Grant
1985
Diamond Valley Acquisition Award 
1981
St.Kilda Festival Acquisition Award, Highly Commended 
Victorian College of the Arts, Scholarship
National Gallery of Victoria, Mid-year Trustees Award 
1980
Victorian College of Arts, Graeme Brown Prize 
St.Kilda Festival Acquisition Award 
Visual Arts Board Traineeship Grant 
Print Council of Australia, Member Print
1978
Warrnambool Print Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery 

Bibliography

Baum, Carolin, A Private World, art from Newcastle and water studies, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, August 1986
Butler, Roger, Recent Acquisitions, A.N.G., 1985
Cafarella, Jane, Of families, flirtations and the female subtext, The Age, 7 December 1978
Carmichael, Rod, Art, The Sun Leisure Supplement, 4 September 1986
Carmichael, Rod, Exhibition of young artists has surprises, The Sun Leisure Supplement, 18 September 1986
Catalano, Gary, Art: Abstracts filled with emotional substance, The Age, 20 August 1986
Cramer, Sue, Other People, A.C.C.A.1985
Erlich, Rita, Palette Pleaser Food for Thought, The Age, 1998
Erlich, Rita, Seduced by Manhattan, The Age, 1990
Erlich, Rita, Interview, The Age, 2 March 1986
Field, Caroline, Deborah Walker: homage to the infinite, Stonington Stables Museum of Art, 2004 [ex. cat.]
Germaine, Max, Artists and Galleries 
Haffke, Carol, National Women’s Art Award, Gold Coast Bulletin, 1989
Heathcote, Christopher, Unassuming pictures from an alcove at an imaginary exhibition, The Age Arts Review, September 1992
Hoffert, Bernard, Exhibitions, The Advocate, 12 May 1983
Holloway, Memory, First France, now for the US, The Age, 22 February 1984
Howard, Jan, Dowlands Wide Vision, Toowoomba
Makin, Jeffrey, Arts Review, Sum, 1979
McCulloch, Susan, The Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994
McCulloch, Allan, dreamtime, The Herald, 1980
Michaels, Damien, Exhibition Review, Magic Realism, Art Visionary, 88/99
Millar, Ronald, Art: New uses for old rubish, The Herald, 5 May 1983
Millar, Ronald, Secret visions, The Herald, 4 October 1984
Millar, Ronald, Beaut country, The Age, 15 August 1986
Murdoch, Anna, Report: Women selling their ‘elusive’ art, The Age, 25 August 1989
Nelson, Robert, Search for the perfect kiss of content and form, The Age, 26 May 2001
Palmer, Sheridan, Transitional Times, 1983
Riddle, Margaret, Images of Women, Melbourne University Gallery,
Rooney, Robert, In Search of the Younger Artist, The Australian, 1986
Smith, Prof. Bernard, Australian Painting 1788–2000, 4th edition, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, (additional chapters by Heathcote, C. and Smith, T.), 2001
Strauhan, L., Modern Portraits, The Age, 2003
The Standard, Deakin art lecturer in major exhibition, 21 September 1992
Thomson, Helen, Galleries: Selling painting by the metre for art’s sake, Sunday Herald, 24 March 1991
Waterfield, Dorothy, The Myth of Promise, Gertrude Street [ex. cat.], 1990
Wood Conroy, Dr Diana, Deborah Walker: homage to the infinite, Stonington Stables Museum of Art, 2004 [ex. cat.]

Public Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Print Council of Australia Inc., Melbourne
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Cambelltown City Art Gallery, NSW
Freemantle Arts Centre, WA
Gladstone Art Gallery, Queensland
Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Deakin University Art Collection, Victoria
La Trobe University Art Collection, Victoria
University of Hobart, Tasmania
Queensland University Student Union, Brisbane
ACTU Collection, Melbourne
Canson Australia Pty. Ltd., Melbourne
Western Mining Collection, Melbourne
Dickson College, Melbourne
Geelong Grammar, Victoria
Mentone Girls’ Grammar, Melbourne
Upwey High School, Victoria