Title/Artist: 'Ants' by Jack Forbes-Walker
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year Created: 2023
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Size (W)x(H): 40cm x 50cm
Artwork Description: There’s an Indigenous proverb, Leave working ants alone. I was told this as a kid growing up.
Jack Forbes-Walker is a proud descendant of the Biripi people of the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Raised and born on Awabakal Land in Newcastle and currently based in West Footscray, Jack has been honing his technique and telling stories through his painting. Traditionally Jack uses acrylic on canvas as his medium but has also worked with clay making plaques and bowls combined with traditional Aboriginal design.
Through his paintings stories are told about the past, present and future. The inspiration for his painting is develop through stories being passed on, personal experience and surrounding nature.
In 2021 and 2022 Jack placed in the Australian Multicultural Community Services Art Challenge. Jack was a participant in the High Tees Artist in residency program 2022. Most recently Jack present works at the ‘Show your west-side’ exhibition.