David Walker

Anatomy of the object

Retrospective of jewellery designer David Walker, whose works are imbued with richly evocative narratives derived from the Australian climate and environment, and reveal a profound fascination with the skeletal form as a vehicle for spatial and structural explorations.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth precinct, Western Australia, Australia.
From Saturday 27 June 2009 to Sunday 18 October 2009

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Published by anonymous on Wednesday 11 March 2009.
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David Walker: Anatomy of the object traces the artist’s past and current practice and, as such, will include works from his student days to new works made specifically for this exhibition. Initially trained in silversmithing, ceramics and industrial design in Manchester, England, Walker turned to jewellery making after arriving in Perth in 1964, and made an immediate and enduring impact on the local, and later national and international, craft and design fields as artist, craftsman, educator and mentor.

Works from the State Art Collection, private lenders and public institutions, as well key material from the artist’s personal collection, will be included to illustrate Walker’s abiding commitment to find forms of expression that articulate his unique response to being in, and living within, Australia.