Arabella Walker is from the maternal line of Wulli Wulli the Auburn Hawkwood people and an emerging female contemporary Aboriginal artist; her practice conveys significant topics of First Nations histories with a focus on the challenge of being an Aboriginal woman living in the Colony. Walker deals with this challenge by weaving Indigenous ways of knowing and being into knowledge of culture and protocols, connections, and traditions, through a variety of media. Walker’s work expresses ideas, cultural knowledge and histories, stories, and cultural connections. This is shown through media, such as acrylic paints, video projections, and installations form an interdisciplinary dialogue. My creative process communicates a cultural intent in ways that words can’t.
Emerging from a dance background, Walker incorporates multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary practices within her artistic process. She achieves this by using explosions of colour and energetic mark making that washes over her as a form of contemporary expression. Arabella Walker seeks research connected to personal history; further development of her creative self; community connection and First Nations culture.