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Exhibition: ‘Journeys and Return’

Sat 25 November 2023, - Sun 21 January 2024,

Presenting selected paintings, works on paper and sketchbooks, this survey covers the full breadth of John R Walker’s extraordinary practice over the last 25 years.

Walker’s paintings and drawings emerge from time spent immersed in the Australian landscape, from the Southern Tablelands near his home and more recently around Ghaana Bula (Mount Canobolas) in the Central West of New South Wales.

The exhibition includes searing works from Walker’s experiences of the 2019 bushfires, as well as pared-back paintings from journeys through the vast Hay Plains of Western New South Wales. Recent travels in remote areas of the Flinders Ranges, including Glass Gorge, Oratunga and Vathiwarta have seen an evolution in Walker’s painting where earth and sky reverberate with shared spaciousness.


Image: John R Walker, West of Wilcannia II, 2017 archival oil on polyester 179 x 239 cm


Sat 25 November
Sun 21 January 2024,
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Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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