Lyndal Walker’s work interrogates the construction of images, gender roles and our relationship to time. Her work emerges out of an ambivalent relationship to consumer culture. She is fascinated by our voraciousness but also finds it deeply morbid. She seeks and celebrates ways that we can live and express ourselves within capitalist culture and the inevitability of death.
Walker’s photographs and installations have been exhibited at Australian Galleries including The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, The Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Internationally, her work was presented at the 2010 Ping Yao Photography Festival in China. She has also exhibited at galleries including La Panaderia in Mexico City and Transmission in Glasgow. In 2001, she had a solo exhibition at Modern Culture in New York.
Her work has been published and written about in publications including Frieze, Art and Text and Beaux Arts Magazine as well as numerous Australian newspapers and magazines. In 2009 her practice was featured in a profile for the ABC’s ‘Art Nation’.
Walker’s work has been short-listed for prizes including ‘The Citigroup National Portrait Prize’ at the Gallery of NSW, The Bowness Prize at Monash Gallery of Art and the Josephine Ulrick Prize at the Gold Coast Art Gallery.
In 1994 Walker was one of a group who began ‘1st Floor Artists And Writers Space’ which ran until 2003. She was also one of the founding members of ‘Citylights’ a 24-hour public gallery in light boxes.
Since 2004 Walker has been a member of ‘The Hotham Street Ladies’ who do food inspired projects ranging from recipe books to installations and cake decoration to street art. In 2010 their ‘Miss Havisham’ cake was disqualified from the Royal Melbourne Show cake decorating competition as it was deemed to be in ‘bad taste’.
Walker has lectured at Universities including Monash, RMIT and the Victorian College of the Arts. She has written catalogue essays and social commentary and presented a paper on her practice at the 2010 ‘Fashon in Fiction’ Symposium at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has also curated exhibitions including ‘Girls Girls Girls’ in 2008 and 'Snow-dropping in the concept store' in 2004.