Artist Showcase | Walter R. Lui

Clan group: Kantok
Language group: Meriam/Eastern Islands 

Walter Lui was born in Mackay, Queensland in 1972. He currently lives and works in Cairns, Queensland.

Using different media, including linocut and screen printing, drawing/ illustration, carving/engraving, woodburning and painting, Walter creates semi-traditional works that have a particular focus on the Coming of the Light as the ‘starting point’ in the history New Caledonia where he has family cultural connections.   

His work has been represented in several group exhibitions and is held in the collections of the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; and Cairns Art Gallery, Queensland.


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Group Exhibitions | Highlighted Works

2021 FNQ Contemporaries
5 Feb – 13 Mar 2021

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Walter R. Lui, Cultural Influence, 2020, pencil on paper, Collection of the artist


13 Dec 2019 – 2 Feb 2020

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Walter. R. Lui, Whichway, 2019, watercolour, Purchased Cairns Art Gallery Foundation, 2020



Collection Works

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