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Inga Walton

A Moment with Marilyn – Part 2

June 1, 2016 |

Inga Walton  

“I was full of a strange feeling, as if I were two people. One of them was Norma Jeane from the orphanage who belonged to nobody. The other was someone whose name I didn’t know. But I … Read More

A Moment with Marilyn – Part 1

May 3, 2016 |

by Inga Walton  

“In private life she was not in the least what her calumniators would have wished her to be. She was very quiet, had great natural dignity (I cannot imagine anyone who knew her trying to take … Read More

Splendours of the Mediaeval World

May 3, 2016 |

by Inga Walton  

The recent and extensive exhibition Medieval Power: Symbols & Splendour (11 December, 2015-10 April, 2016) was curated specifically for Queensland Museum by Naomi Speakman (Curator of Late Medieval Europe), and her colleague Dr. Michael Lewis (Head … Read More

The Forever Princess

February 2, 2016 |

by Inga Walton

(re-edited article originally published in Trouble October 2009)  

A long time ago, in a film franchise not too far away, the Museum of Science in Boston and Lucasfilm conjured up an exhibition …

It is fair … Read More

David Bowie: The Man Who Fell to Melbourne

January 12, 2016 |

Inga Walton (originally published Trouble isn 128, October 2015)

  “We keep talking about Bowie, and actually we’re talking about ‘the myth of Bowie’. I’m not sure he even knows who he is anymore, rather like some actors … because … Read More

Masayoshi Sukita: Photographing the Starman

January 12, 2016 |

Inga Walton (originally published Trouble isn 94, September 2012)

  “It’s very hard for me to accept that Sukita-san has been snapping away at me since 1972, but that really is the case. I suspect that it’s because whenever he’s … Read More

Memento Park: An Audience with the Comrades

December 7, 2015 |

Inga Walton  

When your Socialist utopia crumbles under the weight of decades of anger and seething resentment on the part of the brutalised proletariat, what becomes of the visual representations of that oppression? Any despotic régime worthy of a … Read More

Days Like This: Mary Tonkin

August 1, 2015 |

Inga Walton  

One of Australia’s most accomplished and vigorous landscape artists, Mary Tonkin works primarily from her family farm at Kalorama, surrounded by the Dandenong Ranges National Park. Established by her Grandfather in the 1930s, the farm supplies rare … Read More

Brethren in Sincerity:
The Pre-Raphaelites

July 1, 2015 |

Inga Walton

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood … had on their side three things that the English public never forgives: youth, power and enthusiasm.

– Oscar Wilde, The English Renaissance of Art (1882)


The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB), … Read More

Eikōn – The Windows of Heaven

December 2, 2014 |

Eikōn:Icons of the Orthodox Christian World Art Gallery of Ballarat

Inga Walton


The honour paid to the image passes on to the prototype. Now what in the example the image is by reason of imitation, in the divine case … Read More