In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Murray Walker (b. 1937 ) is a distinguished printmaker, a significant and recognised painter, a pioneering assemblage sculptor and collage artist, a ceramicist, a prolific tapestry designer and a nationally renowned and widely published authority on Australian colonial arts. His art is tough, challenging, at times unpalatable and frequently unfashionable. There is a visual curiosity, excitement and intensity in his art and a certain 'compression' where something that initially looks simple and directly engages the eye, on further viewing, becomes immensely complex, cerebral and in need of close and prolonged contemplation. Once you allow yourself to enter the world of Murray Walker you will be surprised, amused, horrified, delighted and inspired. Murray Walker recycles, copies, steals and reclaims that which came before him to create a new reality, one which distinctly bears his hallmark, but retains traces of earlier makers. As an artist, he is a boundary rider, one who embraces street art, graffiti and folk crafts, yet remains an old-fashioned maker of beautifully crafted pictures that are anchored in the conventions of the old masters. AUTHOR: Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA is an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, who works internationally as an art historian, art critic and curator. He studied at the universities of Melbourne, Moscow, London and Oxford and has served several terms as visiting scholar at Harvard University. In 2004 he was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, in 2005 he was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Australian art and art history and in 2008 was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. He has published over thirty books and over two thousand articles and catalogue essays dealing with various aspects of art. In 2013 his massive Australian Art: A history was published by Melbourne University Publishing and in 2015 his monographs on John Wolseley (Thames and Hudson), Inge King (Macmillan) and S.T. Gill (National Library of Australia) were published and in 2022 his books on Erwin Fabian and Joyce Evans appeared in print. illustrated in colour throughout