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Byron Bay, NSW
Anthony Walker is an award-winning visual artist of Aboriginal descent, a member of the Yiman, Gangalu and Gurreng Gurreng peoples (Central Queensland). Through his work, he engages with the natural environment and seeks to raise awareness about the preservation of native flora and fauna.
Anthony Walker is an award-winning artist from the Yiman, Gangalu and Gurreng Gurreng peoples of Central Queensland. Through his work, Anthony engages with the natural environment and expresses his inner connection to the land and sea. Having originally trained as a Park Ranger, Anthony also seeks to raise awareness about the preservation of native flora and fauna. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast and currently residing in Byron Bay, Anthony draws inspiration from the landscape and coastlines of Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales, as well as his grandparents’ Country.
Anthony Walker’s work has been critically acclaimed for its light-hearted design and blend of colour and movement. Achievements include: participating in Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Leadership Program (National Gallery of Australia), undertaking a curatorial residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), winning the Gold Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, and having a solo exhibition at Melbourne’s Koorie Heritage Trust Centre.
Anthony previously served as the Indigenous Arts Development Officer for Arts Northern Rivers, and the Aboriginal Arts Development Officer for Regional Arts NSW.
Anthony also operates the Aboriginal Contemporary Design Studio MILBI DESIGNS, sharing original artworks, limited edition prints, and artisanal gifts.