Bio

Justine Walker lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand. She has a MFA (2010) and BFA (Hons) (2006) from Massey University, Wellington and a BSc (1994) from Victoria University, Wellington.

Her work is featured on CIRCUIT! Artist Film and Video, Aotearoa, New Zealand. And is soon to have her first international solo show at SEVENTH, Melbourne (2017).

Walker’s previous solo shows include For Sale: baby shoes, never worn at Toi Poneke, Wellington (2016) and Is this Enough? at Blue Oyster, Dunedin, New Zealand (2009). She has also been included in numerous group shows at artist run spaces and public galleries including Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington; Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery Wellington; High St Project, Christchurch, NZ; and The Engine Room, Wellington. Her work is held in public and private collections including Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, NZ.

Qualifications

MFA, Massey University Wellington, 2010
Massey Scholar, Massey University Wellington, 2006
BFA (Hons), Massey University Wellington, 2006
BSc, Victoria University, Wellington, 1994

Featured on

CIRCUIT! Artist Film and Video, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Upcoming Shows

Group show of new work at MEANWHILE, Wellington, July 2017
Solo Show of For Sale: baby shoes, never worn, SEVENTH, Melbourne, August 2017
Solo Show of new work at play_station, Wellington, October 2017

Solo Shows

For Sale: baby shoes, never worn, Toi Poneke, Wellington, 2016
Spinning in My Mothers Garden, MFA Graduation Show, Wellington, 2010
Is this Enough?, Blue Oyster, Dunedin, 2009
Best in Show, Art Box, Wellington, 2006

Group Shows

Enjoy Recipes Illustrated, Enjoy, Wellington, 2010
Role. Play, Enjoy, Wellington, 2009
The Pretty Show, High St Project, Christchurch, 2008
Hey Student! Film Archive, Wellington, 2008
Watch This Space, Virtual Gallery Launch, St Paul Street Gallery, 2008
Double, Blue Oyster, Dunedin, 2007
Secret Life of Plants, Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington, 2007
Koru Lounge, Wellington, 2006 – 2007
Exposure ’06, Massey graduating show, Wellington, 2006
The Drawing Show, The Engine Room, Wellington, 2006
Space Invaders, The Engine Room, Wellington, 2006
Protagonettes: Timebased and Photo Media, Wellington, 2005

Awards

Finalist, Wellington Reginal Arts Review, Expressions, Upper Hutt, 2016
Finalist, Parkin Drawing Prize, NZAFA Gallery, Wellington, 2014
Finalist, Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Awards, Waikato Museum, 2009
Finalist, National Drawing Award, Artspace, The Physics Room, Enjoy, 2008
Finalist, Mazda Emerging Artist Awards, Auckland, 2005 & 2006

Publications

Feminisms in Contemporary Art Project Spaces, Essay by Kari Schmidt included in Love Feminisms Edited by Alice Tappenden & Ann Shelton
Enjoy Recipes Illustrated, Edited by the Enjoy Trust, Enjoy, Wellington, December 2011
Spinning in My Mothers Garden: a Search for Subjectivity, MFA Essay by Justine Walker, Wellington, 2010
Requiem for set, Essay by Rachel O’Neill, in Role. Play catalog for the show of the same name, Enjoy, Wellington, September 2009
Mark Amery, The secret life of plants in The Dominion Post, April 13 2007

Collections

The Film Archive, Wellington

Interviews

Art exhibition shines spotlight on childlessness with Ben Irwin for NewsHub on TV3

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