Nara Walker

Nara held her first solo show at Woolloongabba Art Gallery Brisbane Australia, Suggestive Gestures 2014. In June 2014 Nara relocated to London UK to find new grounds for her work. Nara has a base in Brisbane Australia, London UK and Reykjavik Iceland. She exhibits worldwide and has been included in a number of awards (including but not limited to); The Blooom Award 2015 and 2016 (short list), Cologne Germany, The Jackson Art Prize 2016 (long list), The Ruth Borchard Self- Portrait Prize 2015 (Finalist), Kings Place Piano Nobile, London UK, Summer Art Award 2015 (Finalist), Lacey Contemporary, SeeMe award 2015 (Finalist) and Scope Art Show, Miami USA.

Creating several view points within various mediums Nara explores physicality and pushes the boundaries of self imposed rules. She performed live twice during the 2015 Venice Biennial, numerous times in London including TRIBE 2015 and recently at Palmarina Turkey, for the opening of her solo show Beauty Amongst Chaos 2016, Mine Sanat Galerisi. She was published throughout Turkey in numerous newspapers and magazines including the front page of Milliyet.

Nara’s work has been exhibited across the globe. One of her most recent ventures abroad includes an artist in residence for the art festival, Paint For Georgia. The final exhibition was held at The National Parliament Library, Tbilisi Georgia. Her piece is now included within The National Parliament Library Collection.

Recent exhibitions include group shows at Onishi Project Gallery, Chelsea New York City USA, My Micro Gallery, Milan Italy and Le Dame Art Gallery, London UK. Nara has a number of upcoming shows including the art and wine festival Calici d’Arte in Montecosaro Italy, a live performance at Bid Four Amsterdam Netherlands, Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne Australia, representation at Singapore Contemporary Art Fair with The Gallery Eumundi and Group shows throughout 2017 with On Art Frieze Gallery, Florence Italy.

Education and Work Experience
2015 Blooom Award, Short List Artist workshop, Cologne Germany
2015 Dance & Draw, Teacher role, Open Art Spaces, Pocket Arts, Chelsea Library, London UK
2011 – 2013 Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours, QCA Griffith University, Brisbane Australia
2007 – 2009 Diploma of Visual Art, Noosa Tafe, Sunshine Coast Australia

Awards
2016 BLOOOM Award, Shortlist, Cologne, Germany
2016 Jackson Art Prize, Long list, London UK
2015 Scope Art Show, Finalist, See Me award, Miami USA
2015 BLOOOM Award, Shortlist, Cologne, Germany
2015 Connect to Colour, Finalist, Summer Art Award, Lacey Contemporary, London UK
2015 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Finalist, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London UK
2015 Art Battle, tied in the battle, Art Fix, London, UK
2015 Art In The Hills, Finalist, Acquisitive Art Prize, Oakhill College, Sydney Australia
2015 Coffee Art Project, Finalist, London UK
2009 Create Art Award, Winner, Queensland Australia
2007 Acquisitive Art Award, Art Extravaganza, Winner, Sunshine Beach State High School, Queensland Australia

Residencies
2016 Paint For Georgia, Artist in Residence, Mtskheta and Tbilisi, Georgia
2014 Juxtaposed Gallery, Camden, London UK

Collections
2016 Mine Sanat Gallerisi, Bodrum Turkey
2016 The National Parliament Library, Tbilisi Georgia
2015 Gallery City Museum of Aveiro, Aveiro Portugal

Future Activities
2017 May, Affordable Art Fair, Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Hong Kong
2017 Solo, Kliq Gallery, Hong Kong
2017 Solo, Marfa Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2018 Solo, Just Art Gerichtsgalerie, Berlin Germany
Artist in Residence, Pantocrátor Gallery, Shanghai, China
Artist in Residence, Instinc, Singapore

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Beauty Amongst Chaos, Mine Sanat Galerisi, Palmarina Bodrum Turkey
2014 Artist in Residence Exhibition, Juxtaposed Gallery, Camden, London UK
2014 Suggestive Gestures, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane Australia

Performances
2016 Highs and Lows #20, 4Bid, OT301, Amsterdam Netherlands
2016 Beauty Amongst Chaos, Mine Sanat Galerisi, Palmarina Bodrum Turkey
2015 Letters to a Lady, Collaboration, The Library, London UK
2015 TRIBE International Art Fair, Ugly Duck, London UK
2015 Future and Behind, Hair Pull-Live Performance, Con-Temporary5, Venice Italy
2015 Memories of Self, Self Festival, Energy String-Live Performance), Venice Art House, Venice Italy

Group Exhibitions
2017 Clarity of Chaos, On Art Gallery Firenze, Florence Italy
2017 Asia Contemporary, Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Hong Kong
2017 Annual Painting Show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2017 Singapore Contemporary, Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Singapore
2016 Festival Calici dArte, On Art Gallery, Montecosaro Italy
2016 Common People, Ugly Duck, London UK
2016 “What Is The Point?” Annual Group Show, The Strand Gallery, London UK
2016 The Heart Beat of Mother Earth, My Micro Gallery, Milan Italy
2016 TRIBE International Art Fair, Chrom-Art, Ugly Duck, London UK
2016 Intimacy, Arch Collective, Brooks and Groves, London UK
2016 What Is The Point?” Annual Exhibition, The Strand Gallery, London UK
2016 Bedroom Artists, The Hive Dalston, London UK
2016 Exposed, Ben Oakley Gallery, London UK
2016 WITP, 19 Greek Street Gallery, Soho, London UK
2016 The Heart Beat of Mother Earth, Onishi Project Gallery, Chelsea, New York City USA
2016 WITP, Clerkenwell Gallery, London UK
2016 Paint for Georgia Art Festival, Georgia Independence Day – Open Air Exhibition, Mstkheta, Georgia
2016 Paint for Georgia Artist in Residence, The National Parliamentary Library, Tbilisi Georgia
2016 Gallery Show, Axis Gallery, Sunshine Coast Australia
2015 Scope Art Show, digital display and finalist in the SeeMe award, Miami USA
2015 Exhibit Here’s Art Maze Exhibition at Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London UK
2015 Frieze London 2015 VIP Rendezvous, Art Naked, The Library, London UK
2015 Confluence, Espacio Gallery, London UK
2015 TRIBE International Art Fair, Ugly Duck, Chrom-Art, London UK
2015 Connect to Colour, Summer Art Award, Finalist Exhibition, Lacey Contemporary, London UK
2015 Summer Salon Part 1, Candid Arts Trust, London UK
2015 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Finalist Exhibition, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London UK
2015 Poetry in Visual, Gallery City Museum of Aveiro, Aveiro Portugal
2015 Reflections, Espacio Gallery, London UK
2015 Art Battle, Art Fix, London UK
2015 Pure Painting, Group exhibition, Brent Artists Resource, London UK
2015 Coffee Art Project, The Amsterdam Coffee Festival, Amsterdam Netherlands
2015 Awareness, Loft Art Space, Strasbourg France
2015 Coffee Art Project, Finalist Exhibition, The London Coffee Festival, London UK
2015 Spring Salon Part 2, Candid Arts Trust, London UK
2015 Spring Salon Part 1, Candid Arts Trust, London UK
2015 GAWP, The Other Cafe and Gallery, London UK
2015 Art In The Hills, Finalist exhibition, Oakhill College, Sydney, Australia
2015 Protecht, The Bank Space Gallery CASS, London UK
2015 Forbidden, Guerilla Galleries, London UK
2015 Go Figure, Art with Heart, Altrincham UK
2014 Art Showcase London, The Yard, London UK
2013 Limen, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Brisbane Australia
2013 Middle Ground, The Hold, Brisbane Australia
2012 Here Now, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Brisbane Australia
2012 Here and There, Southern Cross University, Lismore Australia
2012 Here and There, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Brisbane Australia
2011 Almost Seen, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Brisbane Australia
2011 Studio 4, Studio 4 , Sunshine Coast Australia
2011 Hive, Project Gallery, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Brisbane Australia
2009 Emerge, Noosa Tafe, Sunshine Coast Australia
2007 Arts Extravaganza, Sunshine Beach State High School, Sunshine Coast Australia Publications
2017 April edition, Average Magazine, UK
2017 Introducing Nara Walker, Emerging Art, WITP, Brogue Magazine
2016 The Heart Beat of Mother Earth, catalogue, Curated show Stefania Carrozzini, Onishi Gallery Chelsea, New York City USA
2016 Paint for Georgia Art Festival, radio interview, Radio1.GE
2016 Milliyet, newspaper print – front page and spread, Vücuduyla resim yapiyor
2016 Gündem Türk, Avustralyalı ressam vücuduyla tablo yaptı
2016 Hurriyet, Avustralyalı ressam, vücuduyla tablo yaptı
2016 Sözcü, Avustralyalı ressam vücuduyla tablo yaptı
2016 Haberler, Avustralyalı Ressam, Vücuduyla Tablo Yaptı
2016 Hürriyet, newspaper print, Sürunerek yerde harikalar varativor
2016 Demokratikcizgi, Avustralyalı ressam vücuduyla tablo yaptı
2016 Gazete A24, Avustralyalı ressam, vücuduyla tablo yaptı
2016 Haberin, Avustralyalı ressam, vücuduyla tablo yaptı
2016 Vatan, newspaper print, Vücuduyla tablo yapti
2016 Habertürk,newspaper print, Avustralyali ressam vucuduyla tablo yaptı
2016 Bodrum da Bugun, Beauty Amongst Chaos – “Kaosun Icindeki Guzellik”
2016 Hurriyet, Beauty Amongst Chaos -“Kaosun Icindeki Guzellik”
2016 April, artist interview, Chrom-Art
2016, The Voice of The Artist: A select collection of work, p. 45
2016 Aesthetica Magazine, Feb/March issue, artist directory
2015 The Palette Pages, artist interview
2015 Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, Catalogue
2015 LandEscape Magazine 7th Edition, artist interview – Front page and 24 page spread
2015 Protecht Catalogue, Artist interview
2015 Reyker, Artist Interview
2014 Artist in Residence Interview, Juxtaposed Gallery
2013 The Hold, Middle Ground Catalogue
2013 Art Monthly Australia, The Emerging Issue, The QCA School, Rex Butler