Thornton Walker

b. 1953

Thornton Walker was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1953, and emigrated to Australia, settling in Melbourne in 1965. He graduated with a Diploma of Art (Printmaking) from the Prahran College of Advanced Education in 1976, and began a Post Graduate Diploma (Printmaking) at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 1977. The artist’s first solo exhibition was held in Melbourne in 1980. He has continued to exhibit nationally ever since. Walker’s work is represented in collections in the British Museum and Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan and throughout Australia including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of Western Australia, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Artbank, University of New South Wales, Philip Morris Arts Grant Collection: Parliament House, Canberra, Macquarie Bank and AXA Australia.

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Belynda Henry and Thornton Walker – The King’s School Art Prize

Image above: Belynda Henry  Long distance (Mulloon Creek)  Oil and wax on canvas  112 x 167 cm Congratulations to Belynda …

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Martin King – Finalist in the 2021 Grace Cossington Smith Art Award

Image above: Martin King  Hoodwinks and lyres, the moment  2019  graphite and watercolour on drafting film and paper  110 x …

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Image above: August Carpenter  The Actions of Storms; sleep movements  2021  monotype on 250gsm Velin Arches paper  120 x 80 …

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