Thanks to the New Colombo Plan grant, Linsey Walker was awarded the opportunity to experience a cultural trip to Japan as part of his Bachelor of Creative Arts degree.
During the trip, he experienced traditional and modern Japanese culture in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. This international opportunity greatly influenced his research for his Honours degree where he is researching ‘Aesthetic Wandering and The Nearly Never Nearby’ and allowed him to produce a body of work about wandering. It also resulted in the publication of the first issue of Walker's zine, a zine about wandering and travel.
'After this experience, I plan to return to Japan for a future photographic art project documenting the everyday life of Hokkaido in the Winter.'
Linsey has completed his Honours degree at USQ and was awarded the University medal upon graduation. Linsey continues with his passion of art and has started his PhD with USQ.