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Julian Walker

Home | Introduction and recent projects | Births, Chimneys and Lightermen - Collecting Greenwich Peninsula, 2008 | Words and Forgetting, 2007 | Encounters with Objects, EV+A, Limerick 2006 | Art out of place, Norwich, 2005 | Sample, 2003 | Treat Yourself, 2003 | The Best in Heritage, 2002 | Hygiene, 2002 | Art & Work Award 2002 | Unit 2 Gallery, 2002 | Lies & Belonging, 2001 | Walking On Eggshells, 2000 | In The Picture, 2000 | New Contemporaries 99 | Projects 1995 to 2001 | Mr and Mrs Walker have moved, 1998 | Curriculum Vitae | Smaller Individual Works | Work data: size, date, medium | Writing | Reviews | Catalogue Texts | Gone Away, 2010 | Work in progress | Drawing | The British Library | Do Bees Like Van Gogh? | Transmission: Provenance - talk Nov 2004 | Considered alterations | Educational work | Books on language


New website currently under construction


Walking tours of Central London now published by Rama/Past Preservers, for use with iPhone and iPad.  Use your iPhone to take you on a two-hour walking tour of central London, following the story, locations and the words of those who survived the Great Plague of 1665 

Now available      The Great Plague.

Coming soon - Dickens's Underworld, Shakespeare's London, and Horrible London Part 1, and many more.

Rama app The Great Plague



Births, Chimneys and Lightermen - Collecting Greenwich Peninsula, 2008

Website for Julian Walker, visual artist, writer, educator
museums, collections, things, words, & places

(copy & paste to your own email rather than using a direct link) 
Studio One, Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex.  IG1 4XA


Recently showing at:  Shifting Boundaries
Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
7 May to 12 June, 2011

Current project:
Forging Links
based in the Sandwell area, encompassing West Bromwich, Smethwick, Wednesbury, Tipton, Rowley Regis and Oldbury.  
A project to involve the local community in exploring and curating the  archives of the area's industrial past.    

The Sandwell Foghorn

Forging Links website

Books on language
Discovering Words
Shire Books
Publication date: September 2009
Discovering Words in the Kitchen
Shire Books
Publication date: May 2010

Evolving English Explored
British Library
Publication date: November 2010

Team Talk: Sporting Words and their Origins
Shire Books
Publication date: October 2011
Words and Forgetting - catalogue
with essays, available from:

King’s Lynn Arts Centre
29 King Street
King's Lynn
PE30 1HA

Tel: 01553 779095

Currently showing:
Medicine Now
at the Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
Collection: Some Items Held
is in Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Valentines Mansion

Educational work
Current Education Programme at The British Library: workshops on language, literature, reading, the history of the book, art history, general history, treasures of the library.

Workshops in schools on:  The history and curiosities of the English language.  Art and place.  Collecting, and making museums.   Natural History.  Objects and history.  Books and reading.  Writing and reading. 

Creative Partnership projects on history, museology and natural history.

See Educational Work page for more information.


Collection: Items held
for Art Out of Place, Norwich Castle Museum, 2005, Julian Walker
A site-specific installation, commissioned by Arts Council East for CAN05, a pilot for future biennial festivals of contemporary art at Norwich


detail of Words and Forgetting, 2007


Still from Encounters with Objects, for the Hunt Museum, Limerick, EV+A, March  2006.


Collecting Edmonton, 2009


 Collection: Liverpool Museum, May 1941, Julian Walker
A site-specific installation for New Contemporaries, shown as part of the Liverpool Biennial, 1999

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