Roxy Walsh

Staff details

Position Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Practice (Studio Practice)
Department Art
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Roxy Walsh

Roxy Walsh is an artist and a writer moving from a painting practice engaged with fiction and biography towards autofiction and ekphrasis.

The work, whether watercolour or text, uses figurative, symbolic, and abstract means. The more recent work in painting is architectural and abstract: concerned with materiality more urgently than with content. The writing reverses that priority whilst remaining deeply engaged with visuality and feeling. Dependent Rational Animals was a collaborative project with Sally Underwood, a sculptor based in Berlin.

I have worked as a studio tutor (0.5) on the BA Fine Art and History of Art at Goldsmiths since 2008. Since 2021 I have been co-programme leader for the Fine Art element of the course (0.75). Teaching and admin days are Wednesday to Friday.
I have supervised two PhDs to completion (listed below), both of which have been a pleasure.

Academic qualifications

  • MA Creative Writing, Birkbeck 2022
  • MA Fine Art, Manchester Polytechnic 1986
  • BA Fine Art (Painting) Manchester Polytechnic 1985

Teaching and Supervision

Katharina Ludvig
The Hole: Notes toward an insurrectionary poetics of the wounded text (submitted 9/23)

Francisco Sousa Lobo
Crisis of Meaning, Crisis of Form, (2016)

Publications and research outputs


Walsh, Roxy and Underwood, Sally. 2015. Outwith. In: "Without", Art Exchange, University of Essex, United Kingdom, January - February 2015.

Walsh, Roxy and Underwood, Sally. 2015. Without. In: "Without", Chandelier Projects, April - May 2015.

Walsh, Roxy. 2012. Roxy Walsh: The Lady Watercolourist. In: "The Lady Watercolourist", The MAC Belfast, United Kingdom, 14/09/12 - 13/10/12.

Walsh, Roxy and Underwood, Sally. 2012. IGLOO. In: "IGLOO, Sally Underwood and Roxy Walsh", Fishmarket At.. Grosvenor Centre, Northampton, United Kingdom, 16th July 2012 - ongoing.

Walsh, Roxy. 2011. Second Sex. In: "Second Sex", Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim, Germany, Jan 14th - Feb 12th 2011.

Walsh, Roxy. 2009. Small Moments of Fantastic Things. In: "Small Moments of Fantastic Things", Galerie Antje Wachs, Germany, 19th September - 31st October 2009.

Walsh, Roxy. 2009. The Other Side. In: "The Other Side", Crypt Gallery, United Kingdom, 8th - 17th May 2009.

Walsh, Roxy. 2007. Felix Culpa. In: "Felix Culpa", Domobaal Gallery + Touring, United Kingdom, 2006-2007.

Exhibition Catalogue

Walsh, Roxy. 2005. Sense of Place.

Walsh, Roxy. 2005. Catrin Huber Catalogue essay.

Art Object

Walsh, Roxy and Underwood, Sally. 2014. Annunciation.

Walsh, Roxy and Underwood, Sally. 2013. Dependent Rational Animals.

Walsh, Roxy. 2005. The Signature Quilt.


Walsh, Roxy. 1994. R.S.V.P.Drawings of Daphne, 10 block-printed hand-finished cards.


Walsh, Roxy. 2005. Infallible, In Search of the Real George Eliot. ARTicle Press. ISBN 978-1873352830

Walsh, Roxy. 1997. Better After Death Catalogue. Wild Pansy Press. ISBN 978-1900687058

Walsh, Roxy and Ostrow, Saul. 1996. Wish You Were Beautiful Catalogue. Wild Pansy Press. ISBN 978-1900687010

Book Section

Walsh, Roxy. 2005. The Signature Quilt. In: , ed. Towards Understanding Community: People and Places. AIAA. ISBN 978-0230542648

Walsh, Roxy. 2002. Illustrated discussion. In: , ed. SPEAKING AND LISTENING. , pp. 104-114 ISBN 978-0863399862

Walsh, Roxy. 1996. Speak To You Later Catalogue. In: , ed. Speak To You Later Catalogue.

Edited Book

Walsh, Roxy, ed. 2006. Felix Culpa Solo Catalogue. ISBN 978-1873352540

Professional Activity

Walsh, Roxy. External examiner for MA Painting, Royal College of Art.


Walsh, Roxy. 2003 - 2005 Infallible, In Search of the Real George Eliot.

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