Walker’s practice consistently engages with the natural world. An explorer at heart, Walker has informed her visual language through extensive travel and an inbuilt desire to constantly engage with the world around her. Poetry, philosophy, photography and music are all vital components of her process. She brings this multifaceted approach to her classes. Emma has been teaching for over ten years. Her teaching style is energetic and highly motivated. Her classes are challenging and designed to get you thinking, experimenting and producing.
Emma studied at the National Art School in Sydney where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is represented by Arthouse Gallery in Sydney and her work is featured in numerous public and corporate collections including Macquarie Bank, The Australian Club, Grafton Regional Gallery, Lismore Regional Gallery, Tweed Regional Gallery, Bond University, Lowensteins Arts Management and Gold Coast City Gallery, in addition to private collections in Australia, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and The United States. In 2014 Walker won the prestigious JADA drawing prize.
"Emma Walker is one of Australia's most convincing and original painters. Her work is as audacious as it is poetic; the one quality leavens the other, so that just as delicate reverie sets in, you're pulled up by a less immediately seductive note, an act of painterly boldness or some other form of tough, enlivening aesthetic decision… these are intelligent paintings - intelligent in their understanding of ambiguities, of space, and of colour." Sebastian Smee, Art Critic, Boston Globe