Judge for 2019
Walter Magilton – A.G.R.A.F.
After a rural upbringing Walter trained as an art and craft teacher with specialist studies in sculpture and jewellery making.
His whole life has been dedicated to his art and to teaching art – particularly painting and drawing. He is a fellow of the Victorian Artists society and of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and has a Diploma of Fine Art (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). He has held many solo and group exhibitions in various Australian capital cities as well as five in London, has won many awards for his work including “Best of Show”.
He is often asked to judge art shows, act as an art critic and demonstrate to art societies. He is a versatile artist, works in a wide variety of subjects – portraits, landscapes, still life and in a wide variety of media including oil, watercolour, gouache and pastel. He shares his studio home in Warrandyte Victoria with his wife Denise Keele-Bedford an installation artist who also maintains a studio in Beijing. They have worked on a number of ‘Public Art Projects’.