Featured Paintings

Land Weaver Collection

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Earth Matters Exhibition poster

Ash, Mud & Tears

May – June 2023

Ballina Regional Community Gallery
An exhibition of new works by artists, Jude White and Michelle Walker who explore the impact of the 2019/20 Summer fires, a pandemic and catastrophic flooding in 2022 on their lives and the Northern Rivers community.

Michelle Walker

Artist statement

Through my art, I create images that say visually what I feel about where I’ve lived and what I’ve learned from life. Nature has been a great teacher through the cycles of life, death and transition.

I layer colours, play with space and shape, and contrast the solid with the translucent to replicate the layered nature of our experiences, our connections to where we have been and those who’ve come before us.

Symbols, icons and motifs such as the meandering line or the hatch mark are often occur my works. My interest resonates with journeying through the landscape (travels), marking time and recoring life’s experiences (reflections). My morning walks with Lulu (our dog) on our farm are a constant in my day and have become a part of my practice —being in and observing nature and my own emotional responses.

From my studio

Latest News

Creating in Community

“Community hones us” is a quote from Jennifer that emerges as she and Michelle talk about how community plays important roles in each of creative lives. The formal and informal communities that support us in our growth artistically can take many forms, and it's up to...

How to Build a Body of Work

In this episode, Jennifer and Michelle talk about the concept of a creative's body of work and how they each go about it for their artistry – whether it’s for an exhibition or a new CD of music and songs – there are phases and tips for embarking, sustaining and...

Running an Online Challenge Part 2

Having covered the planning and preparation phases of running an online challenge in Part 1 (Episode #27), Michelle and Jennifer dive into the delivery and follow up phases in this episode. From tips on how to manage all the daily activities and communications with...