Artist Graeme Walker with one of his works Under the Micrscope at his new Exibition at the Jambana art gallery in Casino.
Artist Graeme Walker with one of his works Under the Micrscope at his new Exibition at the Jambana art gallery in Casino. Doug Eaton

Exhibition of art

RENOWNED local Indigenous artist Graeme Walker launches his solo exhibition, Design and Colour in Motion, tonight at Jambala Art Gallery.

While Mr Walker is already a well-known artist in the area, this will be his first major solo exhibition, and he couldn't be more excited or humbled.

"I'm feeling quite good about it," he said. "It's going to give people a chance to see all my art under one roof."

Mr Walker said his work is quite varied, and that to get the full impact you'd have to come and see the whole exhibition.

He said that he's not a theme artist and finds it very hard to work along strict lines, but rather the inspiration just comes naturally.

"A lot of it relates to part of my culture and life itself," he said.

I find it very hard to describe my art; it's very diverse. It just comes naturally, based on what I see.

"I don't stay on one particular colour scheme (or theme)."

Mr Walker said he paints out of a little studio at his home in Casino, where he was born and bred. He said he'll go off to his shed and paint any time of the day or night.

"Depends on what mood you're in, I could get up at 2am and start painting," he said. "My sleeping pattern is well out of sync."

"As for my reason as to why I do it, I find it's very good therapy. And I get a lot of self satisfaction out of doing my art. It can calm my emotions - then it comes out in colour."

Design and Colour in Motion

Where: Jambala Art Gallery, Casino

Launched: Tonight from 6pm

Runs: Until December 21, closed for Christmas break, reopens in early January

Time: Weekdays 9am-4pm

Phone: 6662 6672



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