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Hardcore Since ‘64

Henry Jock Walker

18 August – 15 September 2017

Henry Jock Walker has had a studio in the Fontanelle Studios in Bowden for over five years. In the studio there has been times of extreme intensity and times of the very opposite. Walker thinks and works through an expanded studio framework, regularly working in public spaces and altering processes into performance. The majority of Walker's projects are site specific and are created on site, with his Fontanelle studio creating an important space in between. Hardcore Since '64 is and exhibition and performance to create time and space to really further flesh out an open idea of studio and look thoroughly through the lens of the many events that have occurred, and the relationships formed on and off site, through the material gathered over the last five years. This project is a kind of endurance performance/workshop/artist talk to filter through, catalogue, document, play and display within the maelstrom of the last five years in and out of the Fontanelle studio.

During Henry Jock Walker’s durational performance Sister had extended 7 day opening hours between 9.30-4pm, 20-29 August.

REHEARSAL- Tuesday 8 August - Sunday 13 August 9.30am-3pm

PERFORMANCE: Sunday 20 August- Tuesday 29 August. Open 9:30-3pm

Thursday 31 August – 15 September Sister Gallery Open Thurs-Sun 1-5pm

CLOSING EVENT Friday 15 September 6pm-9pm

ALL WELCOME to observe or participate during the REHEARSAL and PERFORMANCE.

Henry Jock Walker's practice commonly explores possibilities of surfing, painting and performance through collaboration, and socially inclusive events. Henry Jock Walker has developed a national nomadic practice, utilising his Toyota Hiace van as an ever-changing exhibition/studio/performance site and mobile core of operations.

Henry has been prolifically performing and exhibiting nationally for ten years, showing in leading artist run spaces and contemporary art organisations. Including solo exhibitions at First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Egg and Dart Gallery, Thirroul, Sawtooth ARI, Constance, and Penny Contemporary Tasmania, Witch Meat ARI, Brisbane, Bus Projects, TCB, Rearview Gallery and West Space, Melbourne, Felt Space, CACSA Project Space and Fontanelle, Adelaide. Henry was a founding co-director of the mobile ARI tarpspace. Henry's Mobile Studio: was project/performance as a lap around Australia for twelve months, the eclectic out come was presented at the Next Wave Festival 2014. Henry studied at the Art School of South Australia 2006-2008, partly studying abroad in San Diego, California. Henry successfully completed his honours in 2011 at the Victorian College of Art, Melbourne.

Images by Che Chorley and Sam Roberts.