Clare Walker

Bill the Bush Turkey, 2023

26 × 17 × 9 cm
I have always had a soft spot for bush turkeys. They have a calm but striking presence and I love the way they curiously roam around their environment. That classroom that I teach in is often visited by a wandering bush turkey and I’m often fascinated by its complex features and textures. This sculpture invites viewers to contemplate the often overlooked beauty of our environment and the creatures that inhabit it.

Clare Walker is a Sydney-based artist and teacher. Her artmaking is inspired by her passion for quirky subject matter and interest in illustration, pattern and mark-making.

Clare has exhibited in multiple group shows. She has been selected as a finalist in many competitions, including the Greenway Art Prize, Little Things Art Prize, Blackstone Gallery Works on Paper Prize and the National Teacher-Artist Prize. In 2021, Clare was commissioned to illustrate the cover of Indira Naidoo’s highly successful memoir The Space Between the Stars.

Galleries Exhibited with:
Saint Cloche, The Corner Store Gallery, Blackstone Gallery and Art Gallery on Darling.

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