Anna Walsh

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Joined Artfinder: April 2016

Artworks for sale: 48

United Kingdom

About Anna Walsh

 
 
  • Biography

    My mother and grandmother were artists, therefore becoming an artist myself seemed inevitable. I was brought up with a love of nature and animals, spending much time in the country, including the west coast of Ireland where my dad is from and on my aunties farm in Worcestershire; so despite living in a small flat in south London, where I moved after completing my MA at Camberwell college of arts, this is what inspires me the most in my artistic career.

    Living in the city but having a strong affinity with nature creates a certain dynamic in my work. I am interested in the human/ animal relationship and how we interact with some breeds: creating icons out of some and despising others. Using animals as symbols is an age-old tradition in art; they represent so much more than just a physical form.

    I love the painterly qualities of Holbein, Van Dyck, Delacroix and Stubbs and am also influenced by the concepts and approaches of artists such as Walton Ford, Marcel Broodthaers and Peter Blake, as often popular culture is as inspirational to me as traditional styles. Although oil painting is my main medium, I also love drawing, watercolour, collage, book making, printmaking, photography and using digital mediums.





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  • Education

    2000 - 2001

    The London Institute (now Univeristy of the Arts), Camberwell College of Arts

    1995 - 1998

    University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

  • Upcoming Events

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    Event: The Thames The ARTery of London

    Dates: Dec. 4, 2016 - Dec. 18, 2016

    Venue: Devon House, St Katharine's Way, St Katharine Docks, London

    Exhibition of contemporary art and sculpture exploring the themes of the River Thames in London

    Event: Open Exhibition

    Dates: Nov. 27, 2015 - Dec. 18, 2015

    Venue: Peckham Platform, Peckham High Street, London SE15

    Open exhibition to local artists

    Event: London

    Dates: June 1, 2015 - Sept. 1, 2016

    Venue: We Built This City, Carnaby Street, London

    On going show of work for sale on the theme of London by a selected group of artists and designers

    Event: Expedition No.2: To The North!

    Dates: Dec. 1, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014

    Venue: A secret Club, Aarhus, Denmark

    Each invited artist was given a different part of the 'story' of the exhibition to 'the north' to illustrate.

    Event: Dogs of London Interactive Magnetic Map

    Dates: Sept. 7, 2014 - Sept. 21, 2014

    Venue: Volte Face, Great Ormand Street London

    As part of London Design Festival 2014, we made an interactive installation of a magnetic map based on my Dogs of London piece. (with Garudio Studiage)

    Event: Expedition No1: The Eastern Forest

    Dates: April 1, 2014 - Sept. 21, 2014

    Venue: A secret Club, Aarhus, Denmark

    an exhibition on the theme of an explorer in 'the Eastern Forest'.

    Event: Doggy Delights

    Dates: Jan. 7, 2013 - April 1, 2013

    Venue: Bakehouse, peckham London

    Dog based paintings and prints

    Event: ABCDogs & Strigiformes

    Dates: July 17, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2012

    Venue: Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW

    Through classification humans attempt to make order from nature:
    Animal - Mammal - Carnivora - Canidae (Dog Like Mammals) - Canini (related to wolves).
    Dogs: Terriers, Hounds, Working, Toy, Sporting, Utility, Pastoral. Terriers: Jack Russell, Yorkshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, West Highland
    … the list goes on!
    For this exhibition I have classified the dogs into an alphabet and alliterated the titles with a background colour to add a sense of poetry.

    Strigiformes are the order of birds to which owls belong.
    These are unique pieces using mix media and taxidermy materials to create engaging and transfixing paintings, capturing the enigmatic air of mystery which surrounds these nocturnal birds.

    Event: Super Duper Nova, Collage Exchange

    Dates: Jan. 18, 2012 - Feb. 10, 2012

    Venue: Cinema, Øst for Paradis, Aarhus, Denmark

    Invited artists were given specific items to make a collage with. Also featured in the Super Duper Nova zine alongside over 20 international artists, designers and illustrators.

    Event: Dogs of London

    Dates: Sept. 20, 2011 - Oct. 29, 2011

    Venue: Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW

    Dogs of London 'Map' and individual prints. Tongue in cheek social observations of the different areas of London, who lives there and what dog they may own, in beautifully illustrated form.

    Event: Budget Budgies

    Dates: June 21, 2011 - June 29, 2011

    Venue: Butterfly Walk Shopping centre, Camberwell, London

    Special edition of 'Budget Budgies' commissioned by Camberwell Arts week (with Garudio Studiage).
    Drawings of budgies spoting the similarities between budgie breeding and budget high street brands, creating a wonderfully exotic display of feathered friends

    Event: Fantasy Zoo

    Dates: Nov. 27, 2009 - Dec. 1, 2009

    Venue: The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, London

    Garudio Studiage chose 30 of their favourite artists to receive an imaginary budget of £10,000 to ‘buy’ animals anywhere they can find them and create the zoo of their dreams. My work included life size drawings of a tiger, an Arab foal, a husky dog and a mainecoon cat.

    Event: Dogs of London / The Night Watch

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2009 - Dec. 10, 2009

    Venue: Commercial Road Library Exhibition Space, London Metropolitan University, Commercial Road, London E1

    A selection of work from Dogs of London and Night Watch themes

    Event: A Unicorn Compendium

    Dates: Oct. 22, 2009 - Dec. 16, 2009

    Venue: Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW

    Paintings, prints and a life size drawing looking at the unicorn myth.

    Event: The Night Watch

    Dates: Nov. 7, 2008 - Dec. 18, 2008

    Venue: Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW

    Humans have long been fascinated by owls, they display so many anthropomorphic characteristics, we cannot help but see them as endearing charicatures of ourselves.Their voices have a mournful human quality, encouraging humans to place their nocturnal fears and fantasies on the shoulders of the owl. I made unique pieces using mix media and taxidermy materials to create engaging and transfixing paintings, capturing the enigmatic air of mystery which surrounds these nocturnal birds

    Event: Acrylic Kitten

    Dates: June 25, 2008 - June 29, 2008

    Venue: Ada Street Gallery, Ada Street London E8

    A celebration of the world of cats and kittens through art and design curated by Garudio Studiage.

    Event: The Three Legged Fox and other stories

    Dates: April 28, 2008 - June 6, 2008

    Venue: Adrem Dream Space Gallery, Dufferin Street, London, EC1V

    Group exhibition featuring new work by the collective Garudio Studiage, including collaborative work and individual pieces.

    Event: The Red List

    Dates: March 1, 2007 - April 10, 2007

    Venue: Broomfield Gallery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex

    The Red List is a list of Threatened Species put together by the IUCN (The World Conservation Union), who have created a system for assessing whether a species is threatened and, if so, the severity of the risk - Critically Endangered, Endangered or vulnerable. I painted one animal or plant from 11 different categories of species, (Primates, Ungulates, Elephants & Rhinos, Rodents, Bats, Dolphins & Whales, Reptiles & Amphibians, Invertebrates, Fish, Birds, and Plants) each of which is on the list.

    Event: Zoo-a-logical

    Dates: Oct. 3, 2005 - Nov. 3, 2005

    Venue: Knapp Gallery, Regent's College Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS

    Group show based on research at London Zoo. My piece was 'Souvenir of a Tiger' ; a tiger made from 2000 badges pinned to canvas to represent the decline of the different sub- species of Tiger.

    Event: 2 x 2 to Alphabet Zoo

    Dates: Sept. 30, 2005 - Nov. 11, 2005

    Venue: Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW

    This series of paintings were inspired by the story of Noah's ark. I painted a mammal from each letter of the alphabet, using the pair format to create interesting and unusual compositions. The bright coloured backgrounds add a contemporary twist . They were all oil on canvas, some of them mixed with enamel paint.

    Event: Home

    Dates: Oct. 1, 2004 - Nov. 1, 2004

    Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

    My 'Toys Are Us' photographs of My Little Ponies were included in this group exhibition on the theme of 'Home'.

    Event: The Reading Room

    Dates: April 3, 2004 - May 2, 2004

    Venue: Sherborne House, Dorset

    exhibition of artists books, including my piece 'Latent'( made with Envelopes, rubber stamps, cyanotype print on paper which fades on contact with u.v. light (to be saved by placing in water for 1 minute).

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Education

2000 - 2001

The London Institute (now Univeristy of the Arts), Camberwell College of Arts

1995 - 1998

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: The Thames The ARTery of London

Dates: Dec. 4, 2016 - Dec. 18, 2016

Venue: Devon House, St Katharine's Way, St Katharine Docks, London

Exhibition of contemporary art and sculpture exploring the themes of the River Thames in London

Event: Open Exhibition

Dates: Nov. 27, 2015 - Dec. 18, 2015

Venue: Peckham Platform, Peckham High Street, London SE15

Open exhibition to local artists

Event: London

Dates: June 1, 2015 - Sept. 1, 2016

Venue: We Built This City, Carnaby Street, London

On going show of work for sale on the theme of London by a selected group of artists and designers

Event: Expedition No.2: To The North!

Dates: Dec. 1, 2014 - Dec. 14, 2014

Venue: A secret Club, Aarhus, Denmark

Each invited artist was given a different part of the 'story' of the exhibition to 'the north' to illustrate.

Event: Dogs of London Interactive Magnetic Map

Dates: Sept. 7, 2014 - Sept. 21, 2014

Venue: Volte Face, Great Ormand Street London

As part of London Design Festival 2014, we made an interactive installation of a magnetic map based on my Dogs of London piece. (with Garudio Studiage)

Event: Expedition No1: The Eastern Forest

Dates: April 1, 2014 - Sept. 21, 2014

Venue: A secret Club, Aarhus, Denmark

an exhibition on the theme of an explorer in 'the Eastern Forest'.

Event: Doggy Delights

Dates: Jan. 7, 2013 - April 1, 2013

Venue: Bakehouse, peckham London

Dog based paintings and prints

Event: ABCDogs & Strigiformes

Dates: July 17, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2012

Venue: Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW

Through classification humans attempt to make order from nature:
Animal - Mammal - Carnivora - Canidae (Dog Like Mammals) - Canini (related to wolves).
Dogs: Terriers, Hounds, Working, Toy, Sporting, Utility, Pastoral. Terriers: Jack Russell, Yorkshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, West Highland
… the list goes on!
For this exhibition I have classified the dogs into an alphabet and alliterated the titles with a background colour to add a sense of poetry.

Strigiformes are the order of birds to which owls belong.
These are unique pieces using mix media and taxidermy materials to create engaging and transfixing paintings, capturing the enigmatic air of mystery which surrounds these nocturnal birds.

Event: Super Duper Nova, Collage Exchange

Dates: Jan. 18, 2012 - Feb. 10, 2012

Venue: Cinema, Øst for Paradis, Aarhus, Denmark

Invited artists were given specific items to make a collage with. Also featured in the Super Duper Nova zine alongside over 20 international artists, designers and illustrators.

Event: Dogs of London

Dates: Sept. 20, 2011 - Oct. 29, 2011

Venue: Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW

Dogs of London 'Map' and individual prints. Tongue in cheek social observations of the different areas of London, who lives there and what dog they may own, in beautifully illustrated form.

Event: Budget Budgies

Dates: June 21, 2011 - June 29, 2011

Venue: Butterfly Walk Shopping centre, Camberwell, London

Special edition of 'Budget Budgies' commissioned by Camberwell Arts week (with Garudio Studiage).
Drawings of budgies spoting the similarities between budgie breeding and budget high street brands, creating a wonderfully exotic display of feathered friends

Event: Fantasy Zoo

Dates: Nov. 27, 2009 - Dec. 1, 2009

Venue: The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston Road, London

Garudio Studiage chose 30 of their favourite artists to receive an imaginary budget of £10,000 to ‘buy’ animals anywhere they can find them and create the zoo of their dreams. My work included life size drawings of a tiger, an Arab foal, a husky dog and a mainecoon cat.

Event: Dogs of London / The Night Watch

Dates: Nov. 1, 2009 - Dec. 10, 2009

Venue: Commercial Road Library Exhibition Space, London Metropolitan University, Commercial Road, London E1

A selection of work from Dogs of London and Night Watch themes

Event: A Unicorn Compendium

Dates: Oct. 22, 2009 - Dec. 16, 2009

Venue: Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW

Paintings, prints and a life size drawing looking at the unicorn myth.

Event: The Night Watch

Dates: Nov. 7, 2008 - Dec. 18, 2008

Venue: Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW

Humans have long been fascinated by owls, they display so many anthropomorphic characteristics, we cannot help but see them as endearing charicatures of ourselves.Their voices have a mournful human quality, encouraging humans to place their nocturnal fears and fantasies on the shoulders of the owl. I made unique pieces using mix media and taxidermy materials to create engaging and transfixing paintings, capturing the enigmatic air of mystery which surrounds these nocturnal birds

Event: Acrylic Kitten

Dates: June 25, 2008 - June 29, 2008

Venue: Ada Street Gallery, Ada Street London E8

A celebration of the world of cats and kittens through art and design curated by Garudio Studiage.

Event: The Three Legged Fox and other stories

Dates: April 28, 2008 - June 6, 2008

Venue: Adrem Dream Space Gallery, Dufferin Street, London, EC1V

Group exhibition featuring new work by the collective Garudio Studiage, including collaborative work and individual pieces.

Event: The Red List

Dates: March 1, 2007 - April 10, 2007

Venue: Broomfield Gallery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex

The Red List is a list of Threatened Species put together by the IUCN (The World Conservation Union), who have created a system for assessing whether a species is threatened and, if so, the severity of the risk - Critically Endangered, Endangered or vulnerable. I painted one animal or plant from 11 different categories of species, (Primates, Ungulates, Elephants & Rhinos, Rodents, Bats, Dolphins & Whales, Reptiles & Amphibians, Invertebrates, Fish, Birds, and Plants) each of which is on the list.

Event: Zoo-a-logical

Dates: Oct. 3, 2005 - Nov. 3, 2005

Venue: Knapp Gallery, Regent's College Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS

Group show based on research at London Zoo. My piece was 'Souvenir of a Tiger' ; a tiger made from 2000 badges pinned to canvas to represent the decline of the different sub- species of Tiger.

Event: 2 x 2 to Alphabet Zoo

Dates: Sept. 30, 2005 - Nov. 11, 2005

Venue: Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace, Westbourne Grove Church, Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RW

This series of paintings were inspired by the story of Noah's ark. I painted a mammal from each letter of the alphabet, using the pair format to create interesting and unusual compositions. The bright coloured backgrounds add a contemporary twist . They were all oil on canvas, some of them mixed with enamel paint.

Event: Home

Dates: Oct. 1, 2004 - Nov. 1, 2004

Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

My 'Toys Are Us' photographs of My Little Ponies were included in this group exhibition on the theme of 'Home'.

Event: The Reading Room

Dates: April 3, 2004 - May 2, 2004

Venue: Sherborne House, Dorset

exhibition of artists books, including my piece 'Latent'( made with Envelopes, rubber stamps, cyanotype print on paper which fades on contact with u.v. light (to be saved by placing in water for 1 minute).

 

Biography

My mother and grandmother were artists, therefore becoming an artist myself seemed inevitable. I was brought up with a love of nature and animals, spending much time in the country, including the west coast of Ireland where my dad is from and on my aunties farm in Worcestershire; so despite living in a small flat in south London, where I moved after completing my MA at Camberwell college of arts, this is what inspires me the most in my artistic career.

Living in the city but having a strong affinity with nature creates a certain dynamic in my work. I am interested in the human/ animal relationship and how we interact with some breeds: creating icons out of some and despising others. Using animals as symbols is an age-old tradition in art; they represent so much more than just a physical form.

I love the painterly qualities of Holbein, Van Dyck, Delacroix and Stubbs and am also influenced by the concepts and approaches of artists such as Walton Ford, Marcel Broodthaers and Peter Blake, as often popular culture is as inspirational to me as traditional styles. Although oil painting is my main medium, I also love drawing, watercolour, collage, book making, printmaking, photography and using digital mediums.





 
 
 
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