BIOGRAPHY

Born 1964, Birmingham
2005 Painting and Drawing course at Accademia Italiana, Florence, Italy
2003-04 PGCE, Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, UK
1993-96 BA (Hons) Art and Design, University of Central England, Birmingham
Lives in Birmingham, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
‘Shock and Awe’, mac birmingham, Birmingham
2015
‘Sub Urban: New Drawings’, James Hockey Gallery, University of Creative Arts, Farnham
2014
‘Pause’, C&C Gallery, London
2013

‘As Seen’, Tiwani Contemporary, London
‘Here and Now’, Wallner Gallery, Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham
2012
‘Pursuit of the real’, part of ‘Deptford X Fringe’, Giffin Street, London
‘Bread and Roses’ (with Kymia Nawabi), Fehily Contemporary, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
2009
Louder than words’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2007
‘Louder than words’, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham
2006
‘Louder than words’, Unit 2, London Metropolitan University, London
2005
‘Testimony’, Suffolk College, Ipswich, touring to Queens Hall, Hexham
2002
‘Private Face’, East Midlands African-Caribbean Arts, The Art Exchange, Nottingham, touring to Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham and 198 Gallery, London
2000
‘Communication’, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
‘Diaspora Platform’, Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina, Venice, Italy
2016
‘Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora’, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2015
‘SALON’, The Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
Ten’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Figur|e|ation’, galleryELL, online gallery: http://galleryell.com/exhibitions/figureation/
‘New Art WM Annuale 2015’, ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham
‘One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People’, A Hayward Touring and Arts Council Collection exhibition, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, touring to Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, The Atkinson, Southport and Towner Gallery, Eastbourne (catalogue)
2014
‘For the Record’, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
2013

‘PAPER #10: End of the Line’, Paper Gallery, Manchester
‘Luminous Language’, Launch F18, New York, USA
2012

‘BERLIN / BIRMINGHAM / BEYOND’ (Allotment 10 plots), Clarke Gallery, mac Birmingham, Birmingham
2011
‘The Mostyn Open 2011’, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, 
Llandudno
2010
‘The Meaning of Style’, New Art Exchange, Nottingham
2009
‘Birmingham Seen’, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
‘Rotate’, Contemporary Art Society, London
‘East International 2009’, Norwich Galley, Norwich
2008
‘Art of Birmingham II: 1940 – 2008’, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
‘Hair: Community Stories from Birmingham’, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
‘Open West Midlands 08’, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
‘Hawkins & Co’, Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool
‘Say it as it is’, Signal Gallery, London
2006
‘Families’, Oxford House Gallery, London
‘Birmingham Artsfest 06’, Birmingham
2004
‘Royal Birmingham Society of Artists’, Birmingham
2003
‘True Stories’, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, touring to Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
2002
‘Intervention Project’, Birmingham
‘Front of House’, Birmingham
2000
‘Black Artists Exhibition’, Q-Arts, Derby
1999
Community Arts Project, Ingoldby Estate, Birmingham
‘Central Collective’, Roundhouse Gallery, Birmingham
1998
‘Group show’, Woodbridge Gallery, Birmingham
1996
‘Group show’, Custard Factory, Birmingham
1995
Women’s Festival, University of Central England, Birmingham

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2015
Artist Residency, James Hockey Gallery, University of Creative Arts, Farnham
2013

Artist in Residence, Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham
2011
Artist in Residence, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
2008
Artist Residency Programme, The Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa (research and production)
Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, West Midlands
2007
Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, West Midlands
2006
Mentoring and Artist Residency, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa
2005
Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, West Midlands (R&D)
2002
Creative Ambitions Award, Arts Council England, West Midlands (R&D)
Collide Programme, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham
2001
Creative Ambitions Award, Arts Council England, West Midlands
2000
Communication/Collection Residency, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011
‘Barbara Walker’, review, Debora Kuan, Modern Painters (London), December
2009
‘Louder than words’, preview, Robert Clark, The Guardian Guide (London), 10 October
‘Rotate’, review, Martin Herbert, Time Out (London), 3 September
2008
‘Hawkins & Co’, Sandra Gibson, Nerve (Liverpool)
‘A slice of reality’, (review, ‘Say It As It Is’), Judith Amanthis, Morning Star (London), 15 January
‘Violence’, editor Katy Deepwell, n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, Volume 21 (London)
2007
‘Louder Than Words’, review, The Birmingham Post (Birmingham), 3 July
2006
‘Louder Than Words’, review, Samuel Jones, Demos (London), 1 December
‘Revealing the human’ (review, ‘Louder Than Words’), Judith Amanthis, Morning Star (London), 27 November
‘Louder Than Words’, essay, Dr Eddie Chambers, catalogue
2005
‘Testimony’, review, Hexham Courant (Hexham), 5 August
2003
‘True Stories’, review, The Birmingham Post (Birmingham) 17 September
‘True Stories’, essay, Wanjiku Nyachae, catalogue
2002
‘The subject of painting: works by Barbara Walker and Eugene Palmer’, essay by Dr Gen Doy, Visual Communication, volume 1, no 1 (London)
‘Private Face’, essay, Dr Eddie Chambers, catalogue
‘Private Face’, review, The Guardian Guide (London), 17 June
‘Private Face’, review, The Birmingham Post (Birmingham), 17 June
‘Private Face’, review, Metro Newspaper (London), 28 May
2000
‘Making Connections: Birmingham Black International History’, pub. Birmingham City Council (Birmingham)

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

The Usher Gallery, Lincoln