CAREER DETAILS
Art schools
1931 Central Technical College, Brisbane
1933-1935 Sydney Technical College Sydney (National Art School) Sculpture - Raynor Hoff
1933-1937 Royal Art Society School, Sydney
Night classes - Dattilo-Rubbo and Sydney Long
1937-1945 Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney
Drawing and painting - Henry Cornwallis Gibbons
Art prizes
1939 Sydney Water Board Sculpture Competition
First prize for interior wall plaques
Second prize for exterior panels
Commissions
1939 Sydney Water Board , Sydney
Twelve plaques for interior Rates Halls
1941 Mitchell Library, Sydney
Sixteen bronze panels for western doors - Aboriginal theme
1944-1947 Official War Artist - New Guinea, New Britain
1948-1950 War Memorial, Canberra
Production of three 6-metre dioramas, eight sculptures and eighty drawings
1959 Electrolytic Zinc Co.
Four bronze panels for Head Office, Melbourne
Group exhibitions
1940 NSW Travelling Art Scholarship exhibition
Life size sculptures - one of which is now used as a model by students at Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney
1944 "Contemporary Art Society" Melbourne
1950 "Society of Artists" Sydney
1959 "Blake Prize" Sydney
Joint exhibitions
Park Street Gallery, Sydney
Proud’s Gallery, Sydney
“Art Event 75? University of Sydney
"Art China 2012" Beijing, China
"Reality in Flames Modern Australian Art and the Second World War" Australian War Memorial Canberra 2014
Solo exhibitions
1970 Strawberry Hill Gallery, Sydney
1972 Rigby Gallery, Adelaide
1973 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1975 Russell Davis Gallery, Melbourne
1976 The Print Room, Sydney
1984 The Print Room, Sydney
2001 “A Retrospective? Manly Art Gallery, Sydney
2002 Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2004 “The Convict Series? Chowder Bay, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
2013 Eva Breuer Art Gallery Woollahra Sydney
Public collections
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
National War Memorial, Canberra
Mitchell Library, Sydney
Shoalhaven Regional Gallery
Private collections
Dr Jean Houston, New York
Philip Adams AO, Scone
Drs David and Penny Smith, Newcastle
r Malcolm and Sheila Walker, Bathurst
Publications
Ralph Trafford Walker Line Drawings"
Hand-printed in Italy by Gabriele Mazzotta, Editore. S. P. A. Milan, 1980
Works published in
1947-48-49 "As You Were" War Memorial, Canberra
2003 "Artists in Action" War Memorial, Canberra
Citations
"Australian Painting 1788-2000" Bernard Smith 1962, updated 2001 Oxford University Press
Travel
1978 Nine month study tour of Italy and Greece.