Anna Walsh

Anna Walsh

London, United Kingdom

About Anna Walsh

Anna Walsh is a British Artist whose work investigates the relationship humans have with animals and nature. She practices traditional style illustrations and techniques to convey an accurate representation, while drawing on popular culture and approaches to present a contemporary slant to her work. She mainly uses drawing, watercolours, oil paints and screen prints, as well as digital media and book arts. Although her work is heavily influenced by natural history illustrations, the content is somewhat less scientific and more concentrated on the social roles of animals in our lives.
She is a founding member of the art collective Garudio Studiage, for whom she designs and makes various products for sale, (which are sold in gallery shops and boutiques including The Museum of London, The British Library and The South London Gallery) or works on larger commissions alongside the other members. She has had several solo exhibitions at Westbourne Grove Church Art Space, and has work in collections such as Tate Gallery London Artists' Book Collection as well as various private collections.


Education

2000-2001 University of the Arts, Camberwell College of Arts - MA Book Arts
1995 - 1998 University of Wales Institute, Cardiff - BA (Hons) Art & Aesthetics

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Shows

2019 Lessons In Things
Newington Gallery, 155 Walworth Road, London SE17
April 11-April 14

2012 ABCDogs/ Strigiformes
Westbourne Grove Church Art Space, London W9

2011 Dogs of London
Westbourne Grove Church Art Space, London W9

2009 John Cass School of Art, Commercial Road Exhibition Space, London E1
Various works in mixed media

2009 A Unicorn Compendium
Westbourne Grove Church Art Space, London W9

2008 The Night watch
Westbourne Grove Church Art Space, London W9

2007 The Red List
Broomfield Gallery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex

2006 2x2 to Alphabet Zoo.
Westbourne Grove Church Art Space,London W9

Selected Group Shows

2016 The Thames The ARTery of London
Devon House, St Katharine's Way, St Katharine Docks, London

2015 Peckham open
Peckham Platform, Peckham Square, London

2015 We Built This City,
Carnaby Street London; alternative London souvenir shop

2014 Peckham Open
Peckham Platform, Peckham Square London

2014 Expedition No.2: To The North!
A Secret Club, Aarhus, Denmark

2014 Dogs of London interacive Magnetic Map
Volte Face, Great Ormaon Street
(For London Design Festival with Garudio Studiage)

2014 Expedition No1: The Eastern Forest
A Secret Club, Aarhus, Denmark.

2012 ‘GALERIE DE CHIEN’
The Canine Games, London

2012 Super Duper Nova, Collage Exchange
Cinema, Øst for Paradis in Aarhus, Denmark

2011 Peckham Open
Peckham Space, London SE15

2011 Now we Do Shellac
Sassoon Gallery, London SE15
Exhibtion of ‘nail art’ - artists work on false nails

2011 Camberwell Arts Week (with Garudio Studiage)
Butterfly Walk shopping centre, London SE5
‘Budget Budgies’ special edition for Camberwell Arts Week

2009 Fantasy Zoo (curated by Garudio Studiage)
Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church, London NW1
30 selected artists visualize their ‘Fantasy Zoo’.

2008 Acrylic Kitten (Curated by Garudio Studiage)
Ada Street Gallery, London
Group show celebrating post-modern kitsch appreciation through the world of cats and kittens.

2008 Garudio Studiage Presents....
Dreamspace, Adrem, Dufferin St, London EC1
Group show of work by members of artist collective ‘Garudio Studiage’.

2005 Zoo-A-Logical.
Knapp Gallery, London NW1.
Mixed media group show based on research on animals and conservation at London zoo.

2004 The Reading Room, Artist’s Books.
Sherborne House, Sherborne, Dorset.

2004 Home.
Mernia gallery, The Chocolate Factory, Southwark St, London SE1.

2003 The Horse In Art
Obsidian Art, Buckinghamshire.

2003 XIX (South London Open)
Cafe Gallery Projects, Bermondsey, London.

2001 Toys Are.
Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Group exhibition of artists using toys in their work.

2001 MA3.
Camberwell College of Arts, London,
MA Degree Show.

Work In Collections
Tate Britain, London, National Collection of British Art - Artist Book Collection
University of the Arts, London - Special Collection,
Various private collections.

Publications
Visual Families, Gestalten 2014