For many years Walker’s photographs and installations have explored fashion and states of undress in order to contemplate identity, emotional states and the nature of time. Her portraits of both men and women dressing and undressing have challenged gender roles and power dynamics between model and photographer.
Changing Room extends her interests onto paravent screens, which are associated with fashion and undress and imply privacy and transformation. The images that appear on Walker’s screens refer to themes presented in paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. Time is represented uncovering truth but the standard personifications of an old man and young woman are revised in Walker’s images. The work is situated firmly in the contemporary world where the nature of truth has become increasingly slippery.
Lyndal Walker *1973 in Melbourne, Australia, is a grantee of the Australia Council for the Arts.
13.04. – 07.05.2017
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm