Sally Walk

“My work primarily talks about pressure, tension and isolation and I am interested in human behaviour. Currently I am exploring the idea of disguised eccentricities. I am interested in how we as a society require a certain outward appearance to ensure success. I find this behaviour interesting.
I have also been exploring ‘Baroque’ art with its exaggerated forms and pattern and use this idea as a way of representing eccentricities in my sculpture. Baroque favours energy and movement with exaggerated decoration to create tension and strong contrasts.
Sculpture is my passion, ceramic (stoneware and porcelain) is my preferred medium. My current porcelain sculptures use repetition, and highly decorated and detailed surfaces to create a tension between the simple colour scheme and flamboyant form. I am also exploring the use of light from within.”


Sally Walk CV

Born in Caulfield, Melbourne in 1969, resides in Warragul, VIC, AUSTRALIA

 Qualifications

  • 1991 – Bachelor of Art (Ceramic Design), Monash University, Caulfield
  • 2005 – Graduate Diploma of Teaching, Secondary, Visual Arts, Monash University, Gippsland
  • 2015 – Master of Visual Art- Sculpture (completing in 2015), Monash University, Gippsland


Exhibitions

 2015

Solo Exhibition’Facade’ Briagolong Gallery, Victoria AUSTRALIA
Group Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition, Kerry Lowe Gallery, Sydney AUSTRALIA
Group Exhibition ‘Presenters’ – New Zealand Potters Conference, Whangarei NEW ZEALAND
Florence Biennale (selected artist), Florence ITALY
4th Changchun International Ceramics Symposium, Changchun CHINA

 2014

Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award (short listed artist) Surfers Paradise, QLD AUSTRALIA
Group Exhibition, “Contemporary Porcelain “, Kerrie Lowe Gallery,   Sydney  NSW AUSTRALIA
International Ceramics Association Group Exhibition, Li Zu Yuan  Ceramics Museum,Zibo, CHINA

 2013

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award (shortlisted artist) Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Cheongju International Craft Biennale (shortlisted artist) SOUTH KOREA
Group Ceramics Exhibition, “Fired Up” Kalakriti Gallery, Hyderabad, INDIA
Group Ceramics Exhibition (invited International artists) Wanju Mascabal Wood firing Symposium SOUTH KOREA
Art Teachers Art Inc. Group Exhibition, ?What’s Under the Bed?, Bradley Hall Gallery VIC AUSTRALIA

 2012

International Ceramics Association Group Exhibition ?Red Earth Gallery?   Vadodara INDIA
Resident Artists Exhibition, Seto Cultural Centre, Seto, JAPAN
Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Shortlisted artist, Toorak, VIC   AUSTRALIA
Art Teachers Art Inc. Group Exhibition ?Static? Bradley Hall Gallery VIC     AUSTRALIA
Art Gippsland, West Gippsland Arts Centre ?Highly commended? Best 3D   any medium?. VIC AUSTRALIA

 2011

 International Ceramics Association Exhibition at Shenzhen Cultural Fair, (Silver Prize) Shenzhen, Guangdong, CHINA
 Art Melbourne Solo exhibition, Melbourne, VIC AUSTRALIA
 Art Teachers Art Inc. Group Exhibition, ?Travelling Light?, Bradley Hall Gallery VIC AUSTRALIA

 2010

 International Ceramics Association Group Exhibition Qingdao, CHINA
 International Ceramics Association Group Exhibition, Zibo, CHINA
 Art Teachers Art Inc. Group Exhibition, ?Every Other Colour?, Bradley Hall Gallery, VIC AUSTRALIA 

 2009

 Residents Exhibition, Ceramic Sculpture, Vallauris, FRANCE
 Solo Exhibition ?Journey on Every Line?, The Dog and the Owl Gallery, VIC AUSTRALIA
 Art Teachers Art Inc. Group Exhibition, Bradley Hall Gallery, VIC AUSTRALIA

 2008

 6 degree Art Prize, short listed artist, Cube Gallery, Frankston, VIC AUSTRALIA
 Baw Baw Shire Art Acquisition Exhibition, invited artists only, West Gippsland Art Centre, VIC AUSTRALIA
 Art Teachers Art Inc. Group Exhibition, ?Dirty Dozen? West Gippsland Art Centre, VIC AUSTRALIA

 2007

 My Gippsland Exhibition (Sally Walk and Lois Brown), Town and Country Gallery, VIC AUSTRALIA
 Baw Baw Shire Art Acquisition Exhibition, invited artists only, West Gippsland Art Centre, VIC AUSTRALIA 

 Residencies

 2014 International Ceramics Association Forum in Zibo CHINA
2013 Wanju Woodfiring Mascabal SOUTH KOREA
 2012 International Ceramics Association Forum in Vadodara INDIA
 2012 Resident Artist at SETO Cultural Centre AIR in Seto JAPAN
 2010 Resident Artist and invited Australian representative to the International Ceramics Forum in Zibo and Qingdao CHINA
 2009 Resident Artist at AIR Vallauris, FRANCE
 1991- 1992 Resident artist at the Meat Market Craft Gallery, North Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIA 

 Acquisitions

 AIR Vallauris – International Artists Collection, FRANCE
Li Zu Yuan Ceramics Museum in Zibo CHINA
 Qingdao Art Museum in CHINA
 Seto Cultural Centre, Seto, JAPAN
 Uttarayan Art Centre INDIA
 Mascabal Museum, Wanju, SOUTH KOREA        

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