2010 The Shed Utopia Art Sydney

'Shed Interior'  2010  archival oil on polyester canvas  177 x 475cm.

‘Shed Interior’ 2010 archival oil on polyester canvas 177 x 475cm.

 

"The Enigma of Arrival"  2010  archival oil on polyester canvas  181 x 476 cm.

“The Enigma of Arrival” 2010 archival oil on polyester canvas 181 x 476 cm.

 

"Hinge"  2010  gouache on archival paper  55 x 75 cm.

“Hinge” 2010 gouache on archival paper 55 x 75 cm.

"Loading Dock"  2010  gouached on archival paper  55 x 75 cm.

“Loading Dock” 2010 gouached on archival paper 55 x 75 cm.

In June 2009, I visited the historic outlying property of Durham Hall. At the back of the old house, there is the remains of the original wattle and daub shack that was the first building erected c.1830s. It was subsequently extended and converted into a shed, held up over the years by an ancient overgrown wysteria vine. Wandering around in the interior of the shed in the filtered greenish light, I was struck by the piles of old tools, bottles and boxes covered in dust and grime and the fact that many of the tools’ usages were no longer comprehensible: a strange interior human landscape of visible metaphor for memory and history… I started work on a body of work called The Shed.              John R Walker 2010

"Ramp"  2010  archival oil on polyester canvas  181.5 x 254 cm.

“Ramp” 2010 archival oil on polyester canvas 181.5 x 254 cm.

"Little Hinge"  2010  gouache on archival paper  55 x 75 cm.

“Little Hinge” 2010 gouache on archival paper 55 x 75 cm.

"Shed Interior"  2010  gouache on archival paper  75 x 110 cm.

“Shed Interior” 2010 gouache on archival paper 75 x 110 cm.

 

 

"Dock"  2010  gouache on archival paper  55 x 75 cm.

“Dock” 2010 gouache on archival paper 55 x 75 cm.

 

 


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