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Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker is an art writer, occasional curator, and the Adelaide art critic for the Australian. She is the author of Deborah Paauwe: Beautiful Games (2004) and is currently finishing a biography of Anne and Gordon Samstag. She is the curator of Imagining Interiors, an exhibition of works of art based on contemporary and historical Gothic literature, which is accompanied by a display of rare early editions of Gothic novels.

Wendy Walker reviews ‘Misty Moderns: Australian Tonalists 1915–1950’ by Tracey Lock-Weir

November 2008, no. 306 01 November 2008
Curated by Tracey Lock-Weir, Misty Moderns: Australian Tonalists 1915–1950 at the Art Gallery of South Australia presented a re-evaluation of Max Meldrum (1875–1955) and the influential Australian tonalist phenomenon of the first half of the twentieth century. This recent exhibition was accompanied by an elegant publication in which Lock-Weir’s substantial essay (divided into readily digesti ... (read more)

Wendy Walker reviews 'Patricia Piccinini: Once Upon a Time ...' by Jane Messenger

June 2011, no. 332 24 May 2011
Encompassing installation, sculpture, drawing, photography, and the moving image, Patricia Piccinini’s fifteen-year survey exhibition of sixty-five works at the Art Gallery of South Australia coincides with the period of her exploration of issues surrounding genetic modification/manipulation in the biotech era. Piccinini’s investigations are, as the exhibition’s title suggests, cautionary ta ... (read more)