Bernard Walsh

Staff details

Position Senior Lecture and 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Performance

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Art Object

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

Article

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

Walsh, Bernard. 2011. Catalogue Essay.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book Section

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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