Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a painter living and working on the Beara Peninsula, West Cork where she also runs her own gallery. She grew up in Dublin where she studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design. In 1991 she moved to live permanently in Beara. She exhibited with the Fenton Gallery in Cork from 2000 until 2009 and with the Hallward Gallery in Dublin from 1990 until 2006 in a series of solo shows. She has exhibited in numerous selected shows around Ireland including EV+A, the RHA annual exhibition and the Victor Treacy Award Exhibition. In 1994 she represented Ireland in the 26th Festivale de la Peinture, Cagnes sur Mer, France. She has had two solo exhibitions with Galerie Orange, Helsingor, Denmark and exhibited in Boston University, USA. In spring 2000 the West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen she had a 10-year retrospective of her work. In 2005 she had a solo show in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and took part in C2, an exhibition of contemporary art in the Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork. In June 2010 she was an invited artist in Case at the Lavit Gallery and also had a solo exhibition with the Morris Gallery in Skibbereen, Co. Cork. She exhibited in the Kinsale Arts Festival, July 2011 in Point to Point, curated by Gemma Tipton. In January 2015 Sarah had her first solo show with the Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin titled The Boxing Diaries about her two sons engagement with the sport. She took part in In Residence II, an exhibition hosted by Oliver Sears Gallery in Fitzroy Square, London, in October 2016 where she exhibited a tapestry hand-made to her design in Connemara. In Spring 2018 Sarah will have a solo exhibition of her tapestry designs in Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.

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