BROAD APPEAL

My exhibition 'Broad Appeal' opened on Fri 13th April. Big love to old friends and new who came to view the works and to celebrate with me. It was busy! Big thanks to Outre Gallery for letting me be a part of their Small Wall Project, and to Pete Kelk for hanging the show so well. To legend Tim Haynes for photographing and framing the works and to Pete for extra artwork photos and pics on the night. The show runs until April 22nd. If you're in Melbourne city do pop in. The entire catalogue of works is now online if you are unable to make it.

Outre Gallery, 249 Elizabeth St, Melbourne     www.outregallery.com

 'Broad Appeal' Acrylic on plywood 44 x 55cm 

'Broad Appeal' Acrylic on plywood 44 x 55cm 

 Photo by Pete Kelk

Photo by Pete Kelk

 Pleasure Seekers Acrylic on plywood 28 x 28cm

Pleasure Seekers Acrylic on plywood 28 x 28cm

 Textploitation 28 x 19cm Acrylic and varnish on plywood

Textploitation 28 x 19cm Acrylic and varnish on plywood

Broad Appeal Neryl Walker
 Down Time Acrylic and varnish on plywood 28 x 28cm 

Down Time Acrylic and varnish on plywood 28 x 28cm 

 'How Does Your Garden Grow' Acrylic and varnish on plywood 17.5 x 17.5 cm

'How Does Your Garden Grow' Acrylic and varnish on plywood 17.5 x 17.5 cm

 What Does This Button Do? Acrylic on plywood 28 x 28 cm

What Does This Button Do? Acrylic on plywood 28 x 28 cm

BROAD APPEAL

I’ve been super busy of late working on commercial projects and painting towards my solo exhibition as part of Outre Gallery’s Small Wall Project.

'Broad Appeal' opens April 13th - 22nd. It looks to celebrate women and the power inherent in women owning their sexuality, rather than being objectified by it.

The term ‘broad’ originated in the 1930’s and was popularised in the 40’s and 50’s as slang for an independent, assertive/aggressive woman. Someone who sings loud, parties hard, has a strong will and a sarcastic sense of humour.

Broad Appeal_Neryl Walker

I'll be exhibiting a selection of original paintings on plywood. If you have been after some original Neryl artwork for a while, now is your chance!


If you live in Melbourne I'd love you to join me for the opening on:

Fri 13th April at 6pm. (Yes Friday the 13th, hopefully a good omen) :)
Outre Gallery
249 Elizabeth St
Melbourne

Please sign-up to Outre to receive the show preview and RSVP to the opening night: http://eepurl.com/bPzJED

And follow me over on instagram for some sneak peeks.

In other news the shop is taking a little break for a couple of weeks. You can still place orders but they won't be processed and posted until April 10th. Thanks for your understanding and patience.

NSFW GROUP SHOW AT SPOKE ART SAN FRANCISCO

I was recently asked to be a part of a group show, NSFW at Spoke Art in San Francisco. The show featured over 40 female and femme identifying artists who explored the topic of female sexuality. The varied works included painting, embroidery, neon and prints. Some of the artists involved were Miss van, Laura Berger, Jessica Hess, Petite Luxures, Jessica So Ren Tang, Winnie Truong, Robin Eisenberg, Meryl Pataky, Sabrina Elliot and more. Dasha Matsuura curated the show and you can read her interview about the show in Juxtapoz magazine here. Plus another interview here.

 #butfirstcoffee  SOLD

#butfirstcoffee  SOLD

It was such a fun show and so great to be a part of an all femme group. I had the pleasure of going to San Francisco for opening night and meeting some of the artists and the lovely Dasha. Head to www.spoke-art.com to see the full list of artwork available for sale or email SF@spoke-art.com. The show finishes on Aug 26th at Spoke Art Gallery -816 Sutter St, San Francisco. I have one original left #todolist (acrylic painted on plywood, box framed with Australian hardwood) plus a limited edition giclee print #balance. (See below) Run of 50 only so be quick to snaffle one.

 #foodporn   SOLD

#foodporn   SOLD

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 #todolist Acrylic on plywood, box framed with a hardwood frame.

#todolist Acrylic on plywood, box framed with a hardwood frame.

 Limited edition print #balance available at www.spoke-art.com

Limited edition print #balance available at www.spoke-art.com

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Neryl Walker print Spoke Art
 Some of the artsits on opening night of NSFW group show at Spoke Art SF.

Some of the artsits on opening night of NSFW group show at Spoke Art SF.

'JUNGLE GIRLS' PRINT LAUNCH

It's exotica hour in the jungle! Can't you hear the bongos and bird calls? This is a print taken from a large original painting on canvas.

Giclee prints available from A3+ up to A0 poster size (holding A2 size in third pic). Printed on 300gsm natural Cotton Rag Art Paper using archival inks. Limited edition of 100 and each edition is hand numbered and signed.

Head on over to the shop for a peek.

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NEW 'NIGHT-TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME' PRINT LAUNCH

Just as Ray Charles sang, Night-time is the Right Time, baby, to be with the one you love.

New limited edition giclee prints have just hit the shop.

Night-Time is the Right Time_NerylWalker

Printed on 300gsm natural Cotton Rag Art Paper using archival inks. Limited edition of 100. Each edition hand numbered and signed.

I'm loving this print up big. It prints from A3+ up to A0 size (holding above). Head to the shop for more details.

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PRETTY HANDY iMESSAGE STICKER APP!

I am super excited to announce the launch of my very own iMessage sticker app!

'Pretty Handy' includes 35 static and animated iMessage stickers that you can text to your mates. Only US 99c or AUD $1.49 for the pack.

You can place them into your texts or hold and drag the icons to place on photos or pictures. Hours of hilarity ensues!

Let your fingers do the talking! You can find it in the app store here. You can gift it to a friend too!

Pretty Handy App- Neryl Walker
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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016!

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season from Neryl down under! Thanks to everyone for supporting small business this year. It means so much to receive your orders and post prints out to all corners of the world. May your holiday season be fun filled and I hope Santa brings you what you wished for.

Neryl    xxxxxx

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LEILANI

Aloha! A new print is in the store and somehow I forgot to post it here! Following on from China Girl, this is Leilani, featuring all things Hawaiian. The name was inspired by the Hoodoo Gurus song of the same name, taken from their classic 80’s debut album, Stoneage Romeos. It’s still a fave of mine. Leilani is a Hawaiian name that means heavenly flower.

My great grandfather lived in Hawaii for sometime and came back to Australia to design and build his home inspired by his travels, complete with palm trees. It was a very unusual design for 1905. He named it Hale Mauka (house on the hill) and it still stands today.

She is available in A3 size up to A0 poster size. Shown below holding the A2 size. Head to the shop for more details.

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THE MRC CAULFIELD RACING CARNIVAL

I was recently asked to draw live fashion sketches at three Caulfield Spring racing carnival events - Guineas Day, Blue Sapphire Stakes Day and the Caulfield Cup. Catalina Sounds sponsored the event in the David Jones Fashion Stable. Myself and 3 other illustrators quickly sketched people's outfit of the day as a little memento for them to take home. It was hugely successful with the crowds. I drew some amazing outfits over the 3 days both on paper and digitally on the iPad Pro using Procreate app. Thank you Apple Australia and Matt from Pro Create for this welcome addition. One special feature of this app is the instant replay, a step by step of how each drawing was created on the iPad, which people loved.

It was a busy, fun filled few days so I will leave you with a few of my fave sketches. Many thanks to the Melbourne Racing Club and Catalina Sounds for having me and for Jacky Winter for making it happen.

Look out for me at Flemington at The Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day!

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 Loved Suzanne's style and her amazing vintage hat and hat box!

Loved Suzanne's style and her amazing vintage hat and hat box!

 Photo by the Melbourne Racing Club.

Photo by the Melbourne Racing Club.

 The gorgeous  Elyse Knowles,  the face of BMW Caulfield Cup wearing  Zimmerman .

The gorgeous Elyse Knowles, the face of BMW Caulfield Cup wearing Zimmerman.

Bree Laughlin looking stunning in Nicola Finetti.

 Gorgeous Rachel in white lace and black feathers.

Gorgeous Rachel in white lace and black feathers.

UP AND ATOM!

A fun new design to get you started in the morning (if hula hooping and dancing with maracas are your thang). Available to license. Please send all enquiries to mail@neryl.com.

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GIVEAWAY

I have reached over 6000 followers on Instagram so I decided it was time to say a BIG THANK YOU with a print giveaway.

Head over to my instagram account and follow these simple steps to go in the running to win one A3 limited edition giclee print of your choice, sent anywhere in the world. Worth over AUD$117.

1. Follow @nerylwalker and like this post

2 Tag a friend in the comments

Competition ends Sat 23rd July 5pm AEST (that's Australian time!) Winner drawn at random.

Easy!

Competition is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via direct message on instagram.

Good luck!!

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TIGER SNAKES AND SIX PACKS

StocksyGeneral Assembly and Frankie Magazine have teamed up with a group of local illustrators, designers and artists for an amazing night of art illustration, photography and mixed media. 'Tiger Snakes and Six Packs' - a celebration and exploration of all things Aussie. Opens this Thursday night in Melbourne and yes free beer will be involved! 

The artworks have been created using a gallery from Stocksy - a photographic stock library, and will be sold via silent auction on the night. Part proceeds going to the charity The Song Room - encouraging people through creativity.

Born Sandy Devotional

My piece 'Born Sandy Devotional' named after a Triffid song and album of the same name. For those non Australians the Triffids were an alternative 80's rock and pop band hailing from Western Australia, where I was grew up. I've always loved this album title. 

Artists include:
Inaluxe, Carla Hackett, Ellen Porteus, Alice Oehr, Neryl Walker, Megan Palmer, Luke Taaffe, Matt Dampney, Keil Tillman, Dave Homer, Kyme Farley, Electric Confetti, Lauren Nicholson, Joel Pringle

Opening at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion with: Kylie Lewis - Of Kin, Tess McCabe, Matthew Henry - Oak and Ink, Brianna Wettlaufer - Stocksy United and Nuno Silva - Stocksy United.

Thursday 2nd June
Donkey Wheel House
673 Bourke St, Melbourne
6-8pm


RSVP via:
https://generalassemb.ly/education/stocksy-general-assembly-present-art-creation-in-the-digital-age/melbourne/24497

https://www.facebook.com/events/1729110680694760/

Printing Sponsorship provided by the awesome Prism Imaging.

Hope to see you there!

stocksy- Tiger Snake sand Six Packs

JETSTAR

If you're lucky enough to be jetting off this month with Jetstar, then check out their latest inflight magazine. My two prints 'The Jungle Room' and 'Pineapple Mary' sitting pretty in an Hawaiian Island Style editorial. Complete with pineapples, flamingoes and tropical goodness, they look right at home. Check them in store at neryl.bigcartel.com. Photo by Ric Wallis, styling by @moniquesoames_thebigstyle  

Jetstar magazine_Neryl Walker prints
Jetstar magazine Hawaii

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