Henry Jock Walker will call on the materials, community and environment of surf culture to occupy the gallery during July. Taking advantage of The Egg & Dart’s street frontage, Re-Entry Ding Repairs merges the art gallery with surf shop symbolism. Each breaks down the other, the language of surfing pushing at the codes of gallery speak. A chronological grid of Walker’s wet suit paintings will mass on a gallery wall through the month. Each daily painting is the outcome of a ritual dawn shred and yogi so as Jock says, check the Ding Repairs daily sched.
Henry Jock Walker's practice commonly explores possibilities of surfing, performance and painting through collaboration and socially inclusive events. He has developed a national nomadic practice, utilising his Toyota Hiace van as an ever-changing exhibition and performance site. Walker both celebrates and questions the place of contemporary art in Australia through public studio practice, thinking and working with urban and regional communities. He was a founding co-director of the mobile ARI tarpspace. Walker studied at the Art School of South Australia with honours from the Victorian College of the Arts, partly studying abroad in San Diego, California.
Opening night 6th July, 6-8pm
Link to Exhibition Catalogue here