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.
ROOM SHEET with TEXT by RAY BISSCHOPP
HENRY’s practice commonly explores possibilities of surfing, performance and painting through collaboration, and socially inclusive events. HENRY has developed a national nomadic practice, utilising his Toyota Hiace van as an ever-changing exhibition/studio/performance site and mobile core of operations. HENRY 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.
HENRY 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.
Images: CHRIS BENNIE