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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. 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. In 1994 she represented Ireland in the 26th Festivale de la Peinture, Cagnes sur Mer, France. She has exhibited internationally in Denmark, Mexico & Boston University, USA. In spring 2000 the West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen held a 10-year retrospective of her work.She took part in C2, an exhibition of contemporary art in the Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork. She exhibited in the Kinsale Arts Festival, July 2011 in Point to Point, curated by Gemma Tipton. In January 2015 Walker had her first solo show with the Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin titled The Boxing Diaries about her two sons engagement with the sport. In Spring 2018 Sarah had a solo exhibition entitled Tree Drawings on the Sky of her tapestry designs at the gallery. She took part in In Residence II, an exhibition hosted by the gallery in Fitzroy Square, London. In October 2021 the gallery will exhibit 'Walter Leonard Cole, 3 Mountjoy Square', an exhibition of paintings accompanied by a book telling the story of Walker’s grandfather Walter Leonard Cole, T.D.3rd Dáil, Alderman and close companion of Arthur Griffith, and his magnificently restored house on Mountjoy Square, an underground meeting place for the Dáil and Treaty negotiations.

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