Barbara Walker: Place, Space and Who
30th April - 12th April 2020
This Summer Barbara Walker will create a new installation, comprising of four large scale portraits drawn directly on to the gallery walls.
Place, Space and Who is a new commission by British, Birmingham-based artist Barbara Walker, which explores migration and the experiences of women living in Margate.
Walker will create a series of large-scale wall drawings directly onto the gallery walls, during a four-month residency in the space. From the 30th April 2019, visitors will be able to see the artwork evolve and grow.
Over 20 years Walker has developed a practice of drawing, painting and portraiture, often creating large-scale drawings directly onto walls. Growing up in Birmingham her experiences have directly shaped a practice concerned with class and power, gender, race, representation and belonging. Her figurative paintings and drawings are informed by the social, political and cultural realities that affect her life and the lives of those around her.
Further information about when you can see Barbara Walker creating this commission will be released soon.
During Turner Prize (28th September 2019-12th January 2020) open Monday - Friday 11am-6pm, with weekends and bank holidays open 10am-6pm. Christmas closure Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th December 2019. Reopen Friday 27th December 7 days a week until Sunday 12th January 2020
Image: 'Sub Urban: New Drawings' at James Hockney Gallery UCA Farnham © 2016 Barbara Walker. All rights reserved