Photo: Barbara Walker in Birmingham, West Midlands

Barbara Walker

Artist, Researcher

Biography Barbara Walker is an artist based in Birmingham, England. Her practice is inspired by the social, political and cultural realities that inform her life and the lives of those around her. Working primarily in drawing and painting, her work addresses issues such as class, representation, power, and belonging. She has undertaken several residencies and has had a significant number of solo exhibitions of her drawings and paintings, in the UK. Her work has also been included in international exhibitions. read full statement

Location Birmingham, West Midlands
Activities Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Community arts, Public art
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Public Art, Research

News & Events

  • Annuale 2015

    20/03/2015 – 15/04/2015
    ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street

    The Annuale is a new platform for the exhibition of work by early career and established artists working in the region and takes place for the first time at ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham School of Art,

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  • One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People

    06/03/2015 – 24/05/2015
    Leeds Art Gallery

    Leeds Art Gallery presents a new Arts Council Collection exhibition exploring paintings of the figure, curated by Jennifer Higgie, writer and editor of Frieze.

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  • Pause

    12/06/2014 – 13/07/2014
    C&C Gallery

    C&C Gallery are pleased to present Pause: works by Barbara Walker, an artist working from the perspective of her own and her family’s experience of growing up as an Afro-Caribbean in Birmingham UK and

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  • For the Record

    27/01/2014 – 29/06/2014
    Birmingha Museum And Art Gallery

    FOR THE RECORD Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery This exhibition brings together works by female artists from two major art collections: City of Birmingham and The Arts Council

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