Henry Jock Walker’s practice commonly explores possibilities of surfing, painting and performance

through collaboration, and socially inclusive events. 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. Walker both questions and celebrates the place of contemporary art in Australia through public studio practice, thinking and working with many urban and regional communities.

Walker has been prolifically practicing, performing and exhibiting nationally for ten years, showing in leading artist run spaces and contemporary art organisations; including solo shows at First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Sawtooth ARI, Constance, Penny Contemporary, Tasmania, Witch Meat ARI Brisbane, TCB, Rearview Gallery, BUS Projects and West Space as part of the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Felt Space, Fontanelle, Sister Gallery and CACSA in Adelaide. Walker was a founding co-director of the mobile ARI tarpspace. Walker 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.


Our mission is to provide artists and non-artists with opportunities to create contemporary works that explore local ideas and new way of coming together in the public domain.

OSCA acknowledges we work on Kaurna Land – always was, always will be.

OSCA is funded by Arts South Australia. We also receive project support from the Australia Council, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Country Arts SA and the City of Onkaparinga.