Author Archives: john r walker

About john r walker

Have been exhibiting for 30 years . Utopia Art Sydney is my sole outlet. Apart from painting representations I have had a long interest in deep time , history in general and the representation of representation.


We are off to the Badja.     Dear Troppos, merry Christmas, have a good and happy time! John Walker and Anne E Sanders

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Copyright and Fair Use.

In his introduction to his translation of the Analects of Confucius, Pierre Ryckmans likened that ‘literary classic’ to a coat hook that has over the centuries acquired so many layers of coats that it can no longer be seen-has become … Continue reading

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Labors damaging legacy to the visual arts

The following quote is from an article published in London’s Financial Times on October 4. The article is further confirmation that the previous Labor government’s gratuitous interference in the art market has had a devastating effect on sales and its … Continue reading

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Shameless self promotion ….. while the pollies have been silenced

I am taking this opportunity to launch me own website : Hope you enjoy. I would like to thank  Andrew Hunter of KeyChange Solutions for his patience and terrific design input.

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A review of the government’s new model Indigenous Art Academy

On Friday 9th August Nicolas Rothwell published this article in The Australian on the state of indigenous art in Australia.  Nicolas’s  article details how, over the past 6 years, the old free market indigenous art sector has largely been replaced … Continue reading

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The Review of the Resale Royalty Scheme: or a classic case of what Niskanen spoke about. Conclusion

On Thursday 8th august the Australian ran this article by Nicolas Rothwell about the toxic debacle that is the reality of the governments Artists Resale Royalty scheme. The article concluded with an examination of the circular nature of the government … Continue reading

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On Mr Rudds multitude of policy positions, or syntax without semantics.

  “ they exert every variety of talent on a lower ground…and may be said to live and act in a submind”…… VS Naipaul  “The Air Conditioned Bubble” Writing in 1984 about the republican convention of 1984 (the triumphant beginning … Continue reading

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