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Bernard Walsh

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PositionLecturer in Textiles & Senior Tutor
Department Art
Email b.walsh (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7674
Bernard Walsh

Bernard Walsh is an artist and a writer, whose practice has evolved through a continuous play with words, still and moving images, to create a sense of himself being revealed through performance, audio-visual installation and publication. He is particularly interested in exploring versions of reality, and representations of lifestyle that might exist through television, cinema, and the Internet. 

Academic qualifications

  • 1996-97 Central St Martins School of Art MA Fine Art
  • 1994-96 Central St Martins School of Art PG dip Print and Photo Media
  • 1981-84 Trent Polytechnic BA Fine Art
  • 1980-81 Trent Polytechnic BA (1st year) Theatre Design
  • 1979-80 Manchester Polytechnic Art and Design Foundation

Professional projects

Bernard has taken part in public talks and exhibitions as part of the 6th International Conference on the Arts in Society in Berlin, The International Image Conference in Los Angeles and the Space Between Conference in Perth, Western Australia, among others.

He has contributed design for a number of publications including Routledge U.S.A. Autumn CatalogueThe Eight Technologies of Otherness, and The Book of Sodom, as well as designed sets and costumes for the theatre. Theatrical design includes 'Glorified Readings' with performances in San Francisco, Berlin, Clerkenwell Literary Festival and Freedom Arts Festival at ICA, London. 

Featured publications

  • Bring Me Sunshine; publication by Bernard Walsh; publication designed and published by Ditto Press, London 2016
  • Jack in the jungle; publication by Bernard Walsh, drawings by Tom of Finland; publication designed and published by Ditto Press, London, 2014
  • Loughton to Lambourne; publication, including essays by Bernard Walsh, and Keef Winter, photographs by Leila Pereira, editor Leila Pereira, published by Allotrope Press edition thirteen, London UK, 2014
  • Journal of Creative Practice, volume 5 - Writing Between the Disciplines; publication, including essay and images: Bernard Walsh’s World Series, by Bernard Walsh 2012
  • Erosion: limited edition publication, free internet download produced by Hostel, Stockholm, Sweden @ www.hostel gallery.com; including 2 essays: The Withered Bough and Supermarket, by Bernard Walsh., 2012
  • Invitation: exhibition by Alison Jones and Annie Whiles, York College Gallery; exhibition publication, including an essay by Bernard Walsh, 2012

Publications

Show/Exhibition

Invitation
Whiles, Annie; Jones, Alison and Walsh, Bernard. 2012. Invitation. In: "Invitation", York College Gallery, United Kingdom, 10th January-9th February 2012.

Invitation
Jones, Alison; Whiles, Annie and Walsh, Bernard. 2011. Invitation. In: "Invitation", York College Gallery, United Kingdom, 10/01/2012 - 9/02/2012.

Virtuous Dress: video installation
Walsh, Bernard. 2004. Virtuous Dress: video installation. In: "Fashion and Modernity", CSM, London, United Kingdom.

Remember, Remember The 5th of November
Anderson, Wendy; Hirst, Nicky; Smith, Terry and Walsh, Bernard. 2003. Remember, Remember The 5th of November. In: "Remember, Remember The 5th of November", Pugh Pugh Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

What do you do
Walsh, Bernard. 2002. What do you do. In: "Some More Videos", Pugh Pugh Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Eros: photomontage
Walsh, Bernard. 2002. Eros: photomontage. In: "Artists Editions", Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom.

The End is Nigh
Hirst, Nicky; Hays, Dan; Wilson, Jane and Louise; Emin, Tracey; Lucas, Sarah and Walsh, Bernard. 2001. The End is Nigh. In: "The End is Nigh", C.S.K.X. Studios, London, United Kingdom, 1-23 March 2001.

Trafalgar Square, Majesty
Walsh, Bernard. 2000. Trafalgar Square, Majesty. In: "Real Places", Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Germany, 26 May - 2 July 2000.

It's What She Would Have Wanted
Walsh, Bernard. 1999. It's What She Would Have Wanted. In: "It's What She Would Have Wanted", Three Mills Film Studios, London, United Kingdom, 4 - 13 December 1999.

What do you do?: video
Walsh, Bernard. 1998. What do you do?: video. In: "Pandemonium: London Festival of Moving Images", The Lux Centre, Hoxton Square, London, United Kingdom.

On the Blink, Turnaround, Kids and Twins
Walsh, Bernard. 1997. On the Blink, Turnaround, Kids and Twins. In: "C.S.M. M.A. Fine Art Show", Central St Martins School of Art, London, United Kingdom.

Dancing Davids
Walsh, Bernard. 1996. Dancing Davids. In: "C.S.M. Post-graduate Print and Photo Media Degree Show", Central St Martins School of Art, London, United Kingdom.

The Wedding
Walsh, Bernard. 1993. The Wedding. In: "Annual Exhibition", Manchester City Art Gallery, United Kingdom.

Busby Babes and Two Soldiers
Hirst, Nicky; Leo, and Walsh, Bernard. 1992. Busby Babes and Two Soldiers. In: "CSKX Exhibition", Zero Goodsway, Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom.

Performance

BERNARD WALSH - In God We Trust?
Walsh, Bernard. 2017. BERNARD WALSH - In God We Trust?. In: "Cabaret 2", The Old Nun's Head, London, United Kingdom, 19 February 2017.

Reading/Book Launch
Walsh, Bernard. 2016. Reading/Book Launch. In: "Bring Me Sunshine Reading/Book Launch", Camden Arts Centre, United Kingdom, 5 March 2015.

Trafalgar Square
Walsh, Bernard. 2000. Trafalgar Square. In: "Bernard Walsh website", bernardwalsh.co.uk, United Kingdom, Website launched March 2016.

No title
Walsh, Bernard. No title. In: "VILLA 1: THIS HOUSE IS A TRIADIC FASCIST AND MADE OF INDUSTRY GLASS", The George and Dragon, Blackheath, London, United Kingdom, 24 February 2012.

Conference or Workshop Item

World Series
Walsh, Bernard. 2011. 'World Series'. In: Sixth International Conference on the Arts in Society. Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany 9-11 May 2011.

“You talkin’ to me”
Walsh, Bernard. 2010. '“You talkin’ to me”'. In: The International Image Conference. University of California, Los Angeles, United States 2-3 December 2010.

Virt(u)ous Dress
Walsh, Bernard and Harris, Jane. 2004. 'Virt(u)ous Dress'. In: The Space Between. Perth, Australia 5/1/2004.

Every Now and Then
Walsh, Bernard. 2003. 'Every Now and Then'. In: Writing In The Context Of Art. Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom.

Majesty: a conference paper
Walsh, Bernard. 2000. 'Majesty: a conference paper'. In: Where is the Centre?. Westfalischer Kunstverein, Muenster, Germany.

Snake in the Grass/Raising Dirt: a conference paper
Greenhill, Joanna and Walsh, Bernard. 1999. 'Snake in the Grass/Raising Dirt: a conference paper'. In: Disciplines, Fields and Change in Art Practice. UCE, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The Alternative Tool/No Man is an Island
Walsh, Bernard and Greenhill, Joanna. 1998. 'The Alternative Tool/No Man is an Island'. In: Making into Writing. University of Plymouth, Exeter, United Kingdom.

What Do You Do?
Walsh, Bernard. 1997. 'What Do You Do?'. In: Eight Technologies of Otherness. ICA, London, United Kingdom.

Art Object

Interior Worlds
Walsh, Bernard and Williams, Gerard. 2004. Interior Worlds.

Article

Bernard Walsh's World Series
Walsh, Bernard. 2012. Bernard Walsh's World Series. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 5, ISSN 1753-5190

Catalogue Essay
Walsh, Bernard. 2011. Catalogue Essay.

She
Walsh, Bernard. 2011. She. The Yellow Wallpaper – Crafts Council – OnView Online exhibition,

Best in Show
Walsh, Bernard. 2008. Best in Show. Best in Show,

Something
Walsh, Bernard. 2007. Something. it's a soft hard world: an exhibition by stephen nelson, pp. 5-9.

Cuckoo
Walsh, Bernard. 2007. Cuckoo. Cuckoo: exhibition by Annie Whiles,

Bloody Mess
Walsh, Bernard. 2006. Bloody Mess. Bloody Mess,

George Henry Longly
Walsh, Bernard. 2006. George Henry Longly. George Henry Longly,

Abstracted Garments
Walsh, Bernard. 2005. Abstracted Garments. Abstracted Garments: exhibition,

Away
Walsh, Bernard. 2003. Away. Away: exhibition by Caroline Broadhead,

Review of Michael Landy’s Breakdown and John Freyer’s allmylifeforsale.com
Walsh, Bernard. 2002. Review of Michael Landy’s Breakdown and John Freyer’s allmylifeforsale.com. Public Art Journal, 1(6), ISSN 1465-7376

A review of Janet Cardiff’s Missing Voice (Case Study B)
Walsh, Bernard. 2000. A review of Janet Cardiff’s Missing Voice (Case Study B). Public Art Journal, 1(3), pp. 69-71. ISSN 1465-7376

Book

Bring Me Sunshine
Walsh, Bernard. 2016. Bring Me Sunshine. London: Ditto Press. ISBN 978-0-9567952-6-7

Jack in the Jungle
Walsh, Bernard. 2014. Jack in the Jungle. London: Ditto Press.

Book Section

'Loughton to Lambourne End' by Yuki Nishimura
Walsh, Bernard. 2014. 'Loughton to Lambourne End' by Yuki Nishimura. In: Leila Pereira, ed. Loughton to Lambourne; publication, including essays by Bernard Walsh, and Keef Winter, photographs by Leila Pereira. Allotrope Press.

The Withered Bough
Walsh, Bernard. 2012. The Withered Bough. In: Jon Vogt Engerland, ed. Erosion. Stockholm, Sweden: Hostel Gallery, pp. 42-45.

Supermarket
Walsh, Bernard. 2012. Supermarket. In: Jon Vogt Engerland, ed. Erosion. Stockholm, Sweden: Hostel Gallery, pp. 45-47.

Bibliography 2 (Artists, Writers, Photographers)
Walsh, Bernard. 2009. Bibliography 2 (Artists, Writers, Photographers). In: Kathryn Faulkner, ed. Bibliography 2 (Artists, Writers, Photographers). UK: Kathryn Faulkner 2009, pp. 60-61.

Arrangement on a Shelf
Walsh, Bernard. 2005. Arrangement on a Shelf. In: , ed. Collect. The Crafts Council, pp. 30-31.

Virtuous Dress
Harris, Jane and Walsh, Bernard. 2004. Virtuous Dress. In: Gavin Carver and Colin Beardon, eds. New visions in performance : the impact of digital technologies. Lisse; Exton, PA: Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers, pp. 139-152. ISBN 9026519664

Sorcerers' Apprentice: reactive forms of body and cloth in performance
Walsh, Bernard and Harris, Jane. 2004. Sorcerers' Apprentice: reactive forms of body and cloth in performance. In: Gavin Carver and Colin Beardon, eds. New Visions in Performance, The Impact of Digital Technologies. Sets & Zeutlinger, pp. 139-152. ISBN 9026519664

The Withered Bough
Walsh, Bernard. 2003. The Withered Bough. In: , ed. Scenery. Venice: Nuova Icona, pp. 6-14. ISBN 8887632197

The Snake in the Grass / Raising Dirt
Greenhill, Joanne and Walsh, Bernard. 1999. The Snake in the Grass / Raising Dirt. In: Jacquie Swift and John Swift, eds. Disciplines, Fields and Change in Art Education. 1 ARTicle Press. ISBN 1-873352-92-1

Take Place
Walsh, Bernard. 1999. Take Place. In: Andrew Cross; Simon Grennan and Nicola Stephenson, eds. Public Sightings: The Public Art Programme of the UK Year of Photograpy and Electronic Image. PHOTOARTS 2000 (Photo 98), pp. 1-127. ISBN 0953571106