OPENING + ACTIVITIES
HENRY JOCK WALKER
PIPEDREAM FRUIT AND VEG
WHEN: 3 Nov | 2018
TIME: 5 - 8PM [CHECK ACTIVITIES FOR OTHER TIMES]
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.
Exhibition continues until Saturday 17 November (we’ll be open normal exhibition hours outside of the artist-led activities).
Join in the activities! See below, follow Henry’s live updates here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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.
SURFING PAINTING EVERY MORNING
Daily 6 – 8AM
Location posted on @henryjock Instagram story at 5:30am each morning
GOLD COAST OP SHOP RAID
Wednesday 31 October
10AM – 1/2PM
All welcome, leaving from The Walls
OPENING EVENT @THEWALLS
Saturday 3 November
5 – 8PM
Sunday 4 – Friday 9 November (LAYDAY Monday 5 November, Surfing will still be on)
12 – 5PM The Walls
Open to the public and participation welcomed
BIG BANANA SURF ART SCHOOL
Saturday 10 November
10AM – 2PM
Location posted on @henryjock Instagram story at 12 noon friday
Please come dressed in all yellow (if no yellow clothes please come on op shop tour).
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.
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