John R Walker is a major expressionist figurative painter who relies on his experiences and memories of landscape for inspiration. This exhibition was shown in early 2014 at Utopia, the artist’s Sydney gallery. Utopia and Walker have generously allowed the Moree Plains Gallery to exhibit a selection of key works from the Sydney show. Walker lives at Braidwood, south of Goulburn in New South Wales. Walker, talking about one of the pictures in the exhibition said, “Doughboy Hill is a high ridge on the western edge of the upper Shoalhaven Valley about 25 kilometres from Braidwood. It is big sky country – a place where the land feels like its melting into the sky; sky touching the high cold, intense bony structure of a place. From the higher points you can see the country that I have been painting in and living in for years now.”
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The Moree Quilters are known across New South Wales for their fine craftsmanship and finesse in design. Their biannual exhibitions at the Moree Plains Gallery attract big and enthusiastic audiences. The quilters have been working for 20 months towards this exhibition and have produced intriguing designs stitched with loving care.