Born in Co Cork in 1963, Louise Walsh graduated from the Crawford School of Art and Design in 1984. She received her MA Fine Art from the University of Ulster in1986.
Walsh’s practice is more often located in public spaces or contexts and is negotiated through the participation of various constituencies or communities.
Her public art commissions include Circuit, a series of sculptural and texts works situated around the entrance of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, an installation in public walkway Pier 4A, Terminal 1, Heathrow Airport, London, 1994 and Monument to the Unknown Woman Worker, Belfast, 1992.
Walsh took up a part-time lecturing position in Sculpture at Limerick School of Art & Design in 1989 and was appointed Lecturer in 1994.
She has taught and consulted extensively in Universities and Art Colleges in Ireland and the UK. She taught in a part time position in Sculpture at NCAD from 1996, and Walsh was appointed full time in 2002.
Research based primarily in the arena of public art with a focus on the production of sculptural interventions sited in publicly used space.
Walsh has a particular interest in developing artwork through dialogue, process based, participatory and collaborative as well as educational practices.
Irish Feminist Review Volume 3. 2007. Article by Louise Walsh Download pdf here
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A sculptural installation to be permanently sited in Harbour Square, Derry City in Northern Ireland, to commemorate women shirt factory workers.
This includes an oral history research project and publication.