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Barbara Walker



My practice is informed by the social and political realities in which I inhabit.  I am particularly concerned with the ways in which these social and political realities in turn manifest themselves through cultural praxis as such as they underpin the contemporary society around us.





1996    BA, Art and Design, University of Central England Birmingham, 1st Class (Hons), UK


 2004    PGCE, Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, UK



Solo Exhibitions


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, 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



Group Exhibitions:


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)


2008   Fragments, The Bag Factory Residency, Johannesburg, South Africa


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


2008    Newcastle Gateshead Arts Fair, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 


2008   Hair: Community Stories from Birmingham Exhibition, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK.


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


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 Galley, Birmingham, UK


2002    Intervention Project, Birmingham, UK


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


1999    IngoldbyEstate, 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




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, 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)





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


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


2008   Sovereign European Art Prize. Nominated by Judith King


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


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


2002   Art Council, West Midlands, Creative Ambitions Award (R&D).


2002   Collide Programme, Birmingham City Council.


2001   Arts Council, West Midlands, Creative Ambitions Award


2000   Millennium Awards





The Collection, Lincoln, UK


Private Collections - South Africa, USA, UK





2010   ABCD Commission, Wolverhampton City Council.UK


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


2003   True Stories, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK



Professional Experience:


2009    Visiting  Artist ,Lincoln University, Lincoln, UK


2008   Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa


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


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


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



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