Self-knowledge is at the heart of being a modern artist. Paint the places that you know instinctively and ignore nothing that might deepen your knowledge and understanding of those places. John R Walker
J R Walker Podcast interview with Sean O’Brien at the S H Ervin Gallery, May 2008
Walker’s emergence as a force in contemporary landscape painting is celebrated by the exhibition John R.Walker: Journey Through Landscape at the S.H. Ervin Gallery – a survey of nine years’ work that shows the artist growing more ambitious in scale and handling as his relationship with a particular environment becomes more intimate. John McDonald SMH 7 June 2008
The National Trust S H Ervin Gallery presented a major survey of a decade of John R Walker’s landscape work in 2008. Regarded as one of Australia’s foremost painters, the exhibition included paintings, gouaches on paper, artist books and ink studies, with major loans from important public and private collections.