Julian Walker, Collection: Liverpool City Museum, May 1941For Liverpool, I have considered the warehouse in terms of its role in creating the wealth of the city and what this wealth created and what happened to it. The City Museums acquired the collections of the 13th Earl of Derby in 1851 and Joseph Mayer in 1867. From the Shell Guide to England, 1970 'Liverpool became famous for its ivories, gold and jewelry (sic), plant collections, fossils and the Derby colection of birds. The original museum building perished in May 1941, with valuable material'. I would like to research the identity of this lost material. I feel there is an element of these obejcts being brought together by the destructive experience they were subejcted to, as if this extreme event made a single entity out of what was previously separated by taxonomy. 

Julian Walker

Julian Walker, Collection: Liverpool City Museum, May 1941

For Liverpool, I have considered the warehouse in terms of its role in creating the wealth of the city and what this wealth created and what happened to it. The City Museums acquired the collections of the 13th Earl of Derby in 1851 and Joseph Mayer in 1867. From the Shell Guide to England, 1970 'Liverpool became famous for its ivories, gold and jewelry (sic), plant collections, fossils and the Derby colection of birds. The original museum building perished in May 1941, with valuable material'. I would like to research the identity of this lost material. I feel there is an element of these obejcts being brought together by the destructive experience they were subejcted to, as if this extreme event made a single entity out of what was previously separated by taxonomy. 

1999 / Artists

Julian Walker

b. 1954 London

1999 PhD Fine Art, University of East London
1991-92 PG Fine Art, Central St Martins School of Art and Design, London
1986-91 Diploma Art and Design, City of London Polytechnic
1973-77 MA English Literature, St. Andrews University

Previous Exhibitions:

1998 Worcester Collected, Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery
1998 Mr & Mrs Walker Have Moved, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
1998 Souvenirs, Museum Street, London
1997 Residency at Natural History Museum, London
1997 The Magpie Instinct, Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton
1996 The International Occasional Museum of Collecting, International Collecting Conference, Leicester University
1996 Evidence, IK0N Gallery touring, Birmingham
1996 Terms of Exchange, VisionFest, Liverpool