Julian Walker

Curriculum Vitae

Home | Languages and the First World War | Introduction | Gone Away, 2010 | 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 | Interventionist embroidery | 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 | Current work | Drawing | The British Library | Do Bees Like Van Gogh? | Transmission: Provenance - talk Nov 2004 | Tablets and sculptures | Educational work | Books on language



Education and Training

St Andrews University, City of London Polytechnic, Central St Martins School of Art and Design:

M.A., Certificate & Diploma (Art & Design), postgraduate studies

Solo Exhibitions 1995 - present

Births, Chimneys and Lightermen: Collecting Greenwich Peninsula  Millenium Square, North Greenwich, 2008

Words and Forgetting, King's Lynn Arts Centre, 2007

Lies and Belonging, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, 2001

Walking on Eggshells, Yard Gallery, Nottingham, 2000

In the Picture, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 2000

The International Occasional Museum, Living in a Material World, Coventry University (with Julia Wilson), 1999

Worcester Collected, Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery, 1998

Mr & Mrs Walker Have Moved, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (with Anne Eggebert), 1998

Natural Mystery, The Natural History Museum, London, 1996-7

The Magpie Instinct, Booth Museum, Brighton, 1997

The International Occasional Museum of Collecting Leicester University, 1996

Four Defining Absences, Museum of Mankind, London, 1995

Selected Group Exhibitions 1995 - present

In Their Own Words, Sheffield hallam University, 2007

Objects in Waiting, Sheffield Hallam University, 2006

Passionate Collectors Public and Private, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, 2006 - 7

EV+A, Invited, Limerick, 2006

Art out of place, CAN05, Norwich Castle Museum, 2005

Treat Yourself, Science Museum/Wellcome Trust, 2003 - 4

Sample, Embroiderers' Guild, Williamson Art Gallery, Dutch Textile Museum, Hall Place, 2003

Eisteddfod, St David's, Wales, 2002

Hygiene, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, group show, 2002

Julian Walker & Suky Best, Unit 2 Gallery, London, 2002

Housework, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, 2002

Host, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, 2001

Up in Smoke, Nottingham Castle Museum & Gallery, 2001

ArtWorks for the World Health Organisation, Whitechapel Gallery; Charite, Berlin; Harfnurborg, Iceland, 2000-2

New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial & Beaconsfield, London, 1999

PVA Artists using digital media, Bridport, 1999

Souvenirs, Museum Street, London (with the British Museum), 1998

Evidence, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Touring Exhibition,1996

Terms of Exchange, Visionfest, Liverpool,1996

Quarrying, Towner Gallery & Museum, Eastbourne, 1995

Small Objects of Desire, City Gallery, Leicester, 1995

Identity, Towner Gallery & Museum, Eastbourne, 1995

Publications, Lectures, Residencies

"Treasure Chest", interactive guide to the John Ritblat Treasures Gallery at the British Library, 2004

Lecture at Sheffield Hallam University for Transmission series, 2004

"A New Map", a thinking families' guide to Painted Labyrinth: the World of the Lindisfarne Gospels, British Library, 2003

The Best In Heritage conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2002

"The Language of Encroachment" in Nature and Nation, ed. Eggebert & Gould, Hastings Museum/Arts Council

"Acquisitions at the British Museum" in Consuming Ancient Egypt, Cavendish Press

"Grave-goods and Teddy Bear Thieves", Inventory

"Acquisition, Envy and the Museum Visitor", in Experiencing Material Culture in the Western World, Leicester University Press

"The Real Thing", Museological Review

"A Shower of Material Objects", Kontura magazine, Zagreb

Guest Lecturer, Leicester University and University of Kent, British Museum, Norwich Castle Museum, University College London 

"Artists in Museums", Paper at Museums Association Conference, 1996

Artist in Residence, The Natural History Museum, 1997


2002, Art & Work Awards (RIBA, Wapping Arts Trust & Gatehouse), Joint First Prize

2002, Juliet Gomperts Trust, research grant

2000, Elephant Trust grant for Walking on Eggshells

1999, LabCulture bursary, SW Arts

1997, Elephant Trust grant for The Magpie Instinct

1992, Ramlosa student design competition, second prize

1991, Owen Rowley Award, first prize

Works in Public Collections

The Natural History Museum

London Metropolitan University

Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Royal Brompton Hospital

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The Wellcome Trust

The New Art Gallery Walsall


Educational work
British Library from 2004  -  workshops for groups from KS1 to University of the Third Age, on:  Sacred Texts; the relationship between reader, text and book; language change and the business of thinking; scientific thinking
Cathedral School, Southwark, 2005 - Year 5 workshops on language and making a herbarium (for Nature and Nation)
Briscoe's School, Basildon, 2006  -  Making Heritage, Making our Museum workshops for KS2 (for Lie of the Land)

link to TES workshop article