‘Having grown up in a country town, far from any city, Waller knows what it is to live with the land and its rhythms. His awareness is broad. By chance, in youth, Waller found nearby indigenous remains of great antiquity; then later, in adulthood, he became an art advisor at an Aboriginal community in central Australia, forging friendships with tribal painters and gaining insights into their work.’
— Dr Christopher Heathcote
There is a mighty theme in Australian art: our perception of our landscape. Styles may change, yet the rural environment has continued to fascinate so many local creators. This absorption is not limited to those working within a Western tradition, because setting down one’s understanding of country has driven Aboriginal art for millennia. Other differences aside, so many black and white artists have sought to portray their deep—at times, spiritual—experience of this land. How they feel implicitly connected to it.