In Conversation: Henry Jock Walker

With Brad Spolding (The SUBSTATION)

While our venue remains closed, we continue to create opportunities for artists to provide our audience experiences in contemporary art. We are excited to invite you to participate in our new online experience, In Focus. Through a multi-faceted presentation of interviews, screenings, and premieres of select work, we hope to give our audience an intimate and authentic connection to artists. . The SUBSTATION’s Artistic Director Brad Spolding meets Henry Jock Walker to discuss his background, practice and recent work including his collaborative exhibition ‘Kintsugi Supermarket’ with Nampei Akaki (Jap).

This event will be streamed via YouTube, and posted to this event page. After the interview, you will have an opportunity to interact with Brad and Henry though YouTube. Please write comments and/or questions into the ‘comments’ section in YouTube. . ABOUT HENRY: 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 public studio practice, thinking and working with many urban and regional communities. For ten years he has been prolifically practicing, performing and exhibiting nationally - showing in leading artist run spaces and contemporary art organisations.

Walker was a founding co-director of the mobile ARI tarpspace. Studying at the Art School of South Australia 2006-2008, partly studying abroad in San Diego, California, he successfully completed his honours in 2011 at the Victorian College of Art, Melbourne.

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