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Vale Stephen Walker

Nick Mckim

Nick Mckim  -  Thursday, 19 June 2014

Tags: Arts, Antarctica

“The Greens pay tribute to one of our island’s greatest artists and sculptors, Stephen Walker AM,” Greens Arts spokesperson Nick McKim MP said today.

“Stephen's legacy will live on through his many sculptures which grace Hobart, and his passion for exploring the links between Tasmania and Antarctica.”

“His sculptured scene, the Bernacchi Tribute, on Victoria Docks has brought hours of delight to locals and tourists alike.”

“This sculpture, highlighting Tasmania’s place as gateway to Antarctica, is a wonderful, accessible demonstration of the ability of art to celebrate human endeavour and spirit, and our relationship with our natural surroundings.”

“Stephen's philosophy that his sculptures benefited from being ‘loved up’ by people interacting with and climbing over them helped break down out-of-date attitudes towards public art, and helped entrench its role in strengthening community spirit and enriching public life.”

“It was a great honour for Tasmania to have Stephen adopt our state as his home for the last 60 years, and his work will continue to inspire and bring joy to many for years to come,” Mr McKim said.