Indigenous Art 2021 Artist, K. Gail Walker
Welcome to Woodland Cultural Centre’s Indigenous Art 2021 Exhibition.
Established in 1975, this is one of the longest running multi-media exhibitions that provide artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting. WCC is pleased to announce the return of this annual Juried Exhibition and we can’t wait to share the selected works with the public. Indigenous Art 2021 will be running September 11 – November 20, 2021.
Meet Artist, K. Gail Walker
My work often reflects and explores the sense of home and ancestry. I am currently living in the Long Point Biosphere Reserve, an area of global ecological significance. It is located in Norfolk County, on the north shore of Lake Erie in the heart of Carolinian Canada. Hosting more endangered species per-capita than the rest of Canada, it is home to the greatest number of plants and animals and the highest densities of wildlife in all of Canada. My world is surrounded by birds and their habitat . . . and so, this is reflected in my work. Whimsical mixed media creatures have surfaced lately, somewhat genetically modified.
Found objects, stone, leather, bone, bits of driftwood, wire are combined with fired clay . . . all work very much inspired by life in Norfolk County.
I have been making and creating since high school in the early 70’s. I then enrolled in a Fine Arts Program at the University of Waterloo and completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree. The following decades were spent painting with watercolours and then transitioning to making jewellery, using silver and semi-precious stones.
Working with clay is a relatively new medium for me.
K. Gail Walker’s Featured Artwork
Humble , 2021
11” x 20” x 12” / 27.9cm x 50.8cm x 30.5cm
Mixed media – fired clay, wire
The Burden, 2021
9” x 20” x 11” / 22.9cm x 50.8cm x 27.9cm
Mixed media – fired clay, stone, metal
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