PIPEDREAM FRUIT AND VEG
HENRY JOCK WALKER
3 – 17 November, 2018
Henry rolls into town in his mobile studio housed in a Toyota Hiace, and will be hitting the pedal on a new series of works that embrace community and collaboration.
At The Walls the Toyota Hiace will take on a tropical twist as the Pipedream Fruit and Veg delivery vehicle. It’ll be loaded to the brim with the fruits of Henry’s recent projects: Port Noarlunga’s Table Rock Surf Centre, Thirrouls Re-Entry Ding Repairs, Little Penguin Cup in Japan, along with fresh finds from every op shop on the Goldy. Materials from these projects will be ripe and ready for picking, and you’re invited to join Henry in an array of activities at The Walls, in the surf and along the Gold Coast Highway, between the 29 of October and the 10 of November. The highlight event will be the Big Banana Surf Art School; a full day of painting bananas, dressing up as bananas and eating bananas, while surfing bananas (hopefully) out at pumping Kirra, Burleigh Heads or the Superbank.
Henry Jock Walker’s practice commonly explores possibilities of surfing, performance and painting through collaboration, and socially inclusive events. Walker has developed a national nomadic practice, utilising his Toyota Hiace van as an ever-changing exhibition/studio/performance site and mobile core of operations. Walker both celebrates and questions the place of contemporary art in Australia through open interactive studio practice, working within urban and regional communities nationally and internationally.
Walker has been prolifically practicing, performing and exhibiting nationally for ten years, showing in leading artist run spaces and contemporary art organisations; including solo shows at First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Sawtooth ARI, Constance, Penny Contemporary, Tasmania, Witch Meat ARI Brisbane, TCB, Rearview Gallery, BUS Projects and West Space as part of the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Felt Space, Fontanelle, Sister Gallery and CACSA in Adelaide. Walker was a founding co-director of the mobile ARI tarpspace. Walker studied at the Art School of South Australia 2006-2008, partly studying abroad in San Diego, California. Walker successfully completed his honours in 2011 at the Victorian College of Art, Melbourne. Walker recently returned from a one month performance/residency ‘Little Penguin Cup’ in Chiba and Tokyo, Japan. The work waspart of the ‘Australia Now’ program, A celebration of Australian innovation, lifestyle and creativity in Japan from April – November 2018.