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Nara Walker

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Graduating in 2014 Nara holds a BFA (Honours). This year alone she has exhibited worldwide in 22 exhibitions and nominated for awards including Summer Art Award, Lacey Contemporary, London and the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile, London. She was also recently long listed for The Blooom Award Cologne Germany and awarded an artist in residence in both Shanghai China and Tbilisi  Georgia. Nara also explores performance art with appearances in Venice and London.

'Through lust and fantasy I aim to manipulate the viewer into the voyeurs position. The body reacts to the touch of another, as does my work. Like a kiss to the back of the knee or a finger brushing up against the inside thigh. Each mark I make influences another. My body becomes the reactor between the surface and the medium. Evoking strokes, gestures and movement, responding to the pleasures of creating and leaving my artist mark. In between revealing and concealing ones self my work aims to push away the boundaries of self-imposed rules.

Creating an organic symbioses between several viewpoints, with an area of deep interplay allowing the viewer to enter an emotional realm. Subconscious dimension emerges into exploring physicality and echos the tactile body. The viewers visual reading becoming that similar to  Ariadne's thread, as each symbol creates a new connotation. '

Education

2015 Long list, BLOOOM Award Cologne workshop

Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours, Griffith University, 2014

Diploma of Visual Art, Noosa Tafe, 2009

High School Diploma, Sunshine Beach State High School, 2007

 

Research Experience

2013/14 Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours, exegesis-

The process in creating a representation of the sexual body

 

Residencies and Awards

2016 Paint for Georgia, Artist in Residence, Tbilisi, Georgia

2015/16 Artist in Residence, Pantocrátor Gallery, Shanghai, China

2015 Long list, BLOOOM Award Cologne

2015 Finalist (award announced 12th of August) Connect to Colour, Summer Art Award, Lacey Contemporary, London UK

2015 Finalist Exhibition, Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London UK

2015 Art Battle, tied in the battle, Art Fix, London, UK

2015 Finalist, Coffee Art Project, London UK

2014 Juxtaposed Gallery, Camden, London UK

2009 Create Art Award, Queensland Australia

2007 Acquisitive Art Award, Art Extravaganza, Sunshine Beach State High School, Queensland Australia

 

Future Activities

2015 Letters to a Lady, collaborative live performance, Art Naked, The Library, London UK

2015 Collaboration with Artschoir, London, UK

2015  Confluence, Group Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London, UK

2016 February, Group Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London, UK

2015/16 Artist in Residence, Pantocrátor Gallery, Shanghai, China

2016 MayPaint for Georgia, Artist in Residence, Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Artist in Residence Exhibition, Juxtaposed Gallery, Camden, London UK

2014 Suggestive Gestures, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

 

Group Exhibitions

2015 TRIBE art Festival, Live performance and exhibition Chrome Art, London, UK

2015 Finalist Exhibition, Connect to Colour-Summer Art Award, Lacey Contemporary, London UK

2015 Future and Behind, Hair Pull Live Performance, Venice, Italy

2015 Memories of Self, Self Festival, Energy String Live Performance, Venice Art House, Venice, Italy

2015 Summer Salon Part 1, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

2015 Finalist Exhibition, Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London UK

2015 Poetry in Visual, Gallery of City Museum of Aveiro and Gallery of Capitania Building, Portugal

2015 Reflections, Espacio Gallery, London, UK

2015 Art Battle, Art Fix, London, UK

2015 Pure Painting, Group exhibtion, Brent Artists Resource, London, UK

2015 Coffee Art Project,  Amsterdam Coffee Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015 Awareness, Loft Art Space, group exhibtion and added to their collection, Strasbourg, France

2015 Coffee Art Project, Finalist, London Coffee Festival, London UK

2015 Spring Salon Part 2, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

2015 Spring Salon Part 1, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

2015 GAWP, The Other Cafe and Gallery, London, UK

2015 Art In The Hills, Acquisitive Art Prize, Oakhill College, Sydney, Australia

2015 Protecht, The Bank Space Gallery CASS, London, UK

2015 Forbidden, Guerilla Galleries, London, UK

2015 Go Figure, Art with Heart, Altrincham, UK

2014 Art Shocase London, The Yard, London UK

2013 Limen, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

2013 Middle Ground, The Hold, Brisbane, Australia

2012 Here Now, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

2012 Here and There, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia

2012 Here and There, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

2011 Almost Seen, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

2011 Group Exhibition, Studio 4 , Sunshine Coast, Australia

2011 Hive, Project Gallery, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

2009 Emerge, Noosa Tafe, Noosa, Australia

2007 Arts Extravaganza, Sunshine Beach State High School, Sunshine Beach, Australia

 

Publications

2015 Artist interview Pallet Pages <http://www.thepalettepages.com/2015/08/23/nara-walker/>

2015 Artist Interview with LandEscape, 7th Edition <http://issuu.com/landescapeartpress/docs/landescape_art_review_-_special_edi>

2015 Protecht Catalogue, Artist interview <http://protechtexhibition.moonfruit.com/catalogue/4587474873>

2015 Reyker, Artist Interview

2015 Art Rabbit, PROTECHT <https://www.artrabbit.com/events/protecht-exhibition>

2014 Artist in Residence, Juxtaposed Gallery, <http://www.juxtaposedgallery.com/#!artist-in-residence/cit3>

2013 The Hold, Middle Ground Catalogue, <www.theholdartspace.com>

2013 Art Monthly Australia, The Emerging Issue, The QCA School, Rex Butler

2011 Salt Magazine, Studio 4 group exhibition, Sunshine Coast Australia

 

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