Samuel Walsh will represent Ireland in the Czech Republic from 15 October until 29 November, where as a previous prizewinner, he has been invited to exhibit as a Laureate of the Pilsen International Drawing Biennale to coincide with their current European City of Culture status.
Samuel Walsh is a member of Aosdána and is currently serving as a Toscaire. He was intimately involved with the creation of the ev+a exhibition in the 1970s/1980s and is the founder of the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing that is part of the collection of the Limerick City Gallery of Art. Walsh is currently showing work at Glór, Ennis, Co Clare created in response to time spent in Berlin over the last few years. The exhibition is entitled ‘In Berlin’ and will consist of drawings, studies and paintings. For an in-depth look at the artist’s practice, see ‘The Coercion of Substance’ an essay by Catherine Marshall in Irish Arts Review, Autumn 2011 and an interview with Brian McAvera in Irish Arts Review, Winter 2007.