angus walker | background
In 2005 I graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, at the University of Auckland, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in painting, then spent time in Japan teaching English and exploring Japanese art and culture.
I returned to live in Newtown, Wellington and in 2005 exhibited paintings at Black Barn Gallery in Havelock North.
In 2006 I trekked to the Mt Everest Base Camp in Nepal , spent some time in Kathmandu til riots sent me back home where I found work pumpin' petrol gas at Caltex in Wanaka for the ski season.
My next working assignment was first in North Carolina, USA on a Christmas tree lot, from Thanksgiving to mid December 2007 , then in a New York City pie shop in Brooklyn . During this 6 week stay, I visited a multitude of galleries, and was able to catch up with my mentor, Max Gimblett, at home on the Bowery. A fantastic time in one of my favourite cities.
In 2007 I entered the prestigious Park Lane Investments Art Award in Auckland and was awarded one of the five top awards. Check out their website: www.parklanegroup.co.nz.
In the meantime I was a regular exhibitor at the Emerge Gallery in Wellington and at the Morgan Street Gallery in Auckland, staging a successful solo show there in 2008.
You will find my work now at Quay Gallery Napier, Artmosphere Gallery in Woodville and the Red Moa Gallery in Carterton. Currently with the framer are 16 new smaller works, check them out on this website.They will be in galleries very soon.
Give me a shout and we'll have a chat. For now, I am to be found in Wellington working for Prestons Master Butchers, painting and surviving .