Barbara Walker

Info - CV
© 2016 Barbara Walker. All rights reserved.

C.V.


Email: ba.walker@btinternet.com
Blog: www.june96.wordpress.com

Education:

1993-96
BA, Art and Design, University of Central England Birmingham,1st Class (Hons), UK

2003-04
PGCE, Wolverhampton University, UK

Solo Exhibitions:

2017
Vane Contemporary Art, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (forthcoming)

2016
Shock and Awe,curated by Lynda Morris and Craig Ashley, mac Birmingham,UK

2015
Sub Urban: New Drawings, curated by Richard Hylton, James Hockey Gallery, University of Creative Arts, Farnham, UK

2014
Pause, C&C Gallery, London, UK

2013
As Seen, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK

2013
Here and Now, Wallner Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham,UK

2012
Pursuit of the real, Deptford X Fringe. London, UK

2011
Show and Tell, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK

2009
Louder Than Words, Vane Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2007
Louder Than Words, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, UK

2006
Louder Than Words, UNIT 2, London Metropolitan University, London, UK

2005
Testimony, Queens Hall Gallery, Hexham, Northumberland, UK

2005
Testimony, Suffolk College, Ipswich, UK

2002
Private Face, EMACA, Nottingham, UK

2002
Private Face, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, UK

2002
Private Face, 198 Gallery, London, UK

2000
Communication, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK

Two person Exhibitions:

2012
Bread and Roses, (with Kymia Nawabi), Fehily Contemporary Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2008
Fragments, (with Katharina Rohde), The Bag Factory Residency, Johannesburg, South Africa

Group Exhibitions, selected:

2017
Vicennial, Vane Contemporary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

2017
Diaspora Pravilion - International Curators Forum, at Palazzo Santa Marina. Curated by David A Bailey and Jessica Taylor, Venice, Italy

2017
Untitled:Art of the Conditions of our time, curated by Paul Goodwin andHansi Momodu-Gordon, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK

2017
Everything Exist Now, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery,UK

2016
Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora, Royal West of England Academy,Bristol, UK

2015
Salon 2015, Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum and art Gallery, UK

2015
Ten, Vane Contemporary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

2015
‘Figur|e|ation’, galleryELL, online gallery: http://galleryell.com/exhibitions/figureation/

2015
Annuale 2015, Article Gallery, Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street,curated by Rachel Bradley and Mona Casey, UK

2015
One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People’, Curated by Jennifer Higgie. A Hayward Touring and Arts Council Collection exhibition, Leeds Art Gallery, touring to Nottingham, Drogheda, Southport and Eastbourne, UK

2014
For the Record, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2013
End of the Line, Paper Gallery, Manchester, UK

2013
Manchester Contemporary, Paper Gallery, UK

2013
Downtime, Curated by Paul O'Kane, Ort Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2013
Luminous Language, Launch F18, New York, USA

2012
Berlin / Birmingham / Beyond, Elly Clarke Gallery, mac Birmingham as part of Allotment 10 plots, UK

2011
Mostyn Open 11, Llandudo, Wales, UK. Selected by Richard Wentworth, Karen Mackinnon and Anders Pleass.

2010
The Meaning of Style, The New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK

2009
Birmingham Seen, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham UK

2009
Feminist At practices: rewind, remix and pump up Volume!, Axis Online Curated Selection. Curated by Katy Deepwell, UK

2009
East International 09. Selected by Raster Gallery and Art & Language, Norwich, UK

2009
Rotate, Contemporary Art Society (with Vane Contemporary), London, UK

2008
Art of Birmingham II 1940 -2008, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2008
Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fair, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2008
Open West Midlands 08, Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Selected by Richard Billingham, Dr Rachel Garfield and Alistair Robinson, UK

2008
Hawkins &Co, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool, UK

2008
Say it as it is, Signal Gallery, London, UK

2006
Families, Oxford House Gallery, London, UK

2006
Birmingham Artsfest 06, Birmingham, UK

2004
Royal Birmingham Society of Artist, Birmingham, UK

2003
True Stories, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

2003
True Stories, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2003
True Stories, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2003
Human Condition, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2002
Intervention Project, Birmingham, UK

2000
Black Artists Exhibition, Q-arts, Derby, UK

1999
Ingoldby Estate, Community Arts Project, Birmingham, UK

1999
Central Collective, Roundhouse Gallery, Birmingham. UK

1998
Woodbridge Gallery, Birmingham, UK

1996
Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK

1995
Women’s Festival, University of Central England, Birmingham. UK

Residencies:

2017
Artist in Residence,Drawing Room, London, UK (forthcoming)

2017
Artist In Residence, Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina,Venice, (April)

2016 - 2018
Diaspora Platform,The International Curators Forum (ICF), in partnership with University of the Arts London (UAL)

2015
Artist in Residence, James Hockey Gallery, University of Creative Arts, Farnham, UK (August - October)

2013
Artist in Residence, Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham, UK (Feb - May)

2011
Artist in Residence, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK (April- July)

2008
Triangle Art Trust International Residency, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa, (research and production, Sept - Dec)

2005
Painting and Drawing course at Accademia Italianna, Florence, Italy (Sept - Oct)

2006
Mentoring and Artist Residency, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa (April)

2000
Communication/Collection Residency, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK (Feb - Mar)

Awards:

2017
Drawing Room Bursary Award, nominated by Sonia Boyce and Jonathan Watkins

2015
Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, ( research and development)

2010 -11
Arts Council England, West Midland Grants for the Arts, (research and development of new work)

2008
Arts Council England, West Midland Grants for the Arts (The Triangle Trust International Residency, South Africa)

2008
Ford Foundation, Grant for Residency at the Bag Factory Artist Studio, South Africa

2008
Sovereign European Art Prize. Nominated by Judith King

2007
Arts Council England, West Midland Grants for the Arts (mac exhibition)

2005
Arts Council England, West Midlands Grants for the Arts (R&D)

2002
Arts Council England, West Midlands, Creative Ambitions Award (R&D), mentored by Eddie Chambers

2002
Collide Arts Programme, Birmingham City Council. UK

2001
Arts Council, West Midlands, Creative Ambitions Award, UK

2000
Millennium Awards, Birmingham, UK

Collections:

The Usher Gallery,UK

Arts Council England,UK

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

Herbert Art Gallery& Museum, UK

Private Collections

Commissions:

2010
ABCD Phoenix Park Commission, Wolverhampton Art Gallery/Wolverhampton City Council

2009
The Meaning of Style, the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK

2003
True Stories, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

Bibliography (selected):

2017
Diaspora Pavilion in Venice, by Robbert Roos, Africanah.org (online)

2017
UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time, reviewed by Piers Masterson, This Is Tomorrow, Contemporary Art Magazine, March (online)

2016
No More “Poisonous, Disrespectful, and Skewed Images of Black People”: Barbara Walker’s Louder Than Words, by Celeste Marie Berner, NkA Journal of Contemporary African Art,: Volume 36-38, November, USA

2016
Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora, Pub (Bristol)

2016
Youth Speaks, Richard Hylton, (Farnham), March

2015
New Art WM Annuale 2015 Reviewed, Angela Kingston, (Birmingham), March

2015
One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People, Jennifer Higgie, (London), February (catalogue)

2014
Barbara Walker, interview with Yvette Gresle, Africanah.org, (online)

2014
Selected drawings by Barbara Walker, reviewed by Dr. Christine Checinska, Stuart Hall Library blog (London) July, (online)

2014
Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present, Eddie Chambers (New York), July

2011
‘Barbara Walker’, review, Debora Kuan, Modern Painters (London), December

2011
The Radar Magazine, Paul Green, (Birmingham), June

2010
The Meaning of Style, review, Amy Shaw, an Magazine, (Nottingham), March

2010
The Meaning of Style, review, Jeanie Robinson, Socialist Review, (London), 10 March

2010
Black culture's impact on society, (interview, The Meaning of Style), Riah Matthews, The Nottingham Post (Nottingham), 16 January

2009
Louder Than Words, preview, Robert Clark, The Guardian Guide, (London), 10 October

2009
Rotate, review, Martin Herbert, Time Out Magazine, (London), 3 September

2009
East International, review Martin Herbert, Art Monthly Magazine , September, ( London)

2009
East International, review, Matt Roberts, an Magazine, (Newcastle), September

2009
East Book, East International 09, pub (Norwich)

2009
Birmingham to Africa, Judith Amanthis, Morning Star (London), 1 April

2008
Scattergun approach reaps limited rewards (review Wolverhampton Open) Terry Grimley, The Birmingham Post,( Birmingham) 29 July

2008
Hawkins & Co, Sandra Gibson, Nerve (Liverpool)

2008
A slice of reality, (review Say It As It Is), Judith Amanthis, Morning Star (London),15 January

2008
Violence, editor Katy Depwell, n.paradoxa, international feminist art journal, : Volume 21 (London

2007
Political message gets personal, (review, Louder Than Words), Terry Grimley, The Birmingham Post, (Birmingham), 3 July

2006
Louder Than Words, review Samuel Jones, Demos, Friday, (London) 1 December

2006
Revealing the human, (review, Louder Than Words), Judith Amanthis, Morning Star, (London), 27 November

2006
Louder Than Words, essay Dr Eddie Chambers, November

2005
Testimony, review Hexham Courant (Hexham), Friday, 5 August

2003
True Stories, review, The Birmingham Post, (Birmingham),Wed 17 September

2003
True Stories, essay, Wanjiku Nyachae, catalogue

2002
The subject of painting: works by Barbara Walker and Eugene Palmer, essay by Dr Gen Doy, Visual Communication, volume 1, no 1 (London)

2002
Private Face, essay, Dr Eddie Chambers, catalogue

2002
Private Face, review, Metro Newspaper, (Birmingham), 28 May

2002
Private Face, review, The Guardian Guide, (London), 17 June

2002
Private Face, review, The Birmingham Post,(Birmingham), 17 June

2000
Making Connections: Birmingham Black International History, pub. Birmingham City Council

Professional / Educational Experience:

2017
Artist Talk, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK

2016
Selector(with Angela Kingston and Jason E Bowen),The New Art West Midlands, Birmingham, UK

2016
Selector(with Craig Ashley and John Butler), Coventry Open 16, The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, UK

2014
Selector(with Richard Hiorns and Zoe Lippet), West Midlands Open 14, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery,UK

2015
Artist Talk, Middlesex University, UK

2014
Artist Talk, Reading University, UK

2014
Artist Talk, Small Heath Upper School, Birmingham, UK

2014
Visiting Tutor, Lincoln University, UK

2012
Visiting Tutor, Wolverhampton University, UK

2011
Visiting Artist, Birmingham City University, UK

2010-11
Member of Turning Point West Midlands, Action Group, West Midlands, UK

2010
Creative Leap Programme, Mentor, Birmingham, UK

2010
Visiting Artist, Middlesex University, London, UK

2009
Talking Pictures, Artist Talk, London School of Economic and Political Sciences, UK

2009
Visiting Tutor, Lincoln University, Lincoln, UK

2009
East International 09 Panel discussion, Norwich, UK

2008
Visiting Artist, Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa

2008
Artist Talk, The Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

2007
New Art Birmingham Market, Selection Panel, Birmingham, UK

2006
Collide Festival 07, Professional Development Mentor, Birmingham, UK

2006
Artist Talk, UNIT 2 Gallery, London Metropolitan University. London, UK

2005-6
Visiting Tutor, Joseph Chamberlain, Sixth Form, Collage, Birmingham, UK

2004-5
Visiting Tutor, Halesowen, College, Birmingham, UK

2002-04
West Midlands Arts, Advisor, Birmingham, UK

1999-2008
Visiting Lecturer, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK