In The Night 2020

Oil painting on linen
70x 82 cm

Painted with the artist's hands.

Silent Scream 2018

Nara Walker made this work while she was housed in the women's shelter – Reykjavik, Iceland.

Silent Scream re-creates the inability to speak out about domestic abuse, capturing the multitude of feelings as visual dialogue.

The work reflects on society and the artist's personal experience with domestic violence from her ex-husband.

My Shadow and Self (self portrait) 2020

Oil painting on linen

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Nara Walker


Nara Walker was born in 1990 in Australia; she works as a multidisciplinary artist. Audiences have been plentiful and from across the globe, exhibiting at renowned galleries such as 'Woman Made Gallery' (USA), 'Mine Sanat Galerisi' (Turkey); with her work held in collections including 'The National Parliament Library of Tbilisi' (Georgia); and as a finalist in awards including 'The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize' (the UK, 2015). Her work is purely driven by life experience, which has seen Walker's major studies in painting at Griffith University (BFA Honours, Australia) move towards embracing her ability to move as one with art and life. With this in mind, Walker's first appearance as a performance artist was during the Venice Biennale (2015). Her ongoing personal fight saw her go through the Icelandic justice system; to date, there is a case titled 'Nara vs Iceland' at the European Court of Human Rights.

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