Samuel Walsh has exhibited his work in many important open selection exhibitions throughout Ireland. He has been a consistent exhibitor at the annual Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts Exhibition in Dublin since first showing in 1982. He was an invited artist in 2005, 2008 and 2013. His work was selected for the Exhibition of Visual Art (EV+A) in Limerick in the 1980s and 1990s, and for the Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin in the same decades. He has shown his work in Íontas, the small works exhibition in Sligo; the Claremorris Open; SADE, Cork; and An Oireachtas, Dublin.
In Ireland, Walsh has been selected for a number of important group exhibitions including:
1985, 'The Bursary Show', Arts Council touring exhibition.
1987, 'The Silent Image', Boole Library, University College Cork.
1991, 'Irish Art of the Eighties', Modernism and Abstraction, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.
1992/2018, Boyle Arts Festival, Co Roscommon.
1992, 'Inside Out', Arts Council touring exhibition.
1994, 'Reconnection', (With Michael Warren), Limerick City Gallery of Art.
1996, 'NCAD 250 Drawing 1746-1996', RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
1997, 'Lingua Oculorum', Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick and tour to Co. Limerick & Cork.
2000, 'the emporer's wardrobe', Original Print Gallery, Dublin and tour to the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.
2001, 'As I see myself', Hunt Museum, Limerick.
2002, 'Line|Exploration', (selected by Maria Simmods-Gooding), Lavit Gallery, Cork.
2003/2017, CASe, Lavit Gallery, Cork.
2004, 'In the Time of Shaking', Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
2004: 'When we were away...', (with Mike Fitzharris), Limerick Printmakers Gallery, Limerick.
2005, 'Unseen', South Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
2005, 'Drawings & Works on Paper from the IMMA Collection', Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
2006, 'Tribute to Beckett', Vangard Gallery, Cork.
2007, 'Mike Fitzharris Selects', Lavit Gallery, Cork.
2007, 'Catching a Likeness', National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
2010, 'Made in China', Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare.
2011, 'Fine Lines', Limerick City Gallery of Art.
2011, 'Collecting for Ireland', Hunt Museum, Limerick.
2012, 'Rich Terrain', Roscommon Arts Centre.
2013, 'I go to seek a Great Perhaps', Limerick City Gallery of Art.
2014/2019, 'Curator's Choice', Hunt Museum, Limerick.
2014, 'Synergy', Bourne Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick.
2014, 'The Artist's Eye', (selected by Donald Teskey), Hunt Museum, Limerick.
2014, 'Collecting & Curating', Limerick City Gallery of Art.
2015, 'Drawings', Limerick City Gallery of Art.
2015, 'Impressions of W.B.Yeats', Hamilton Gallery, Sligo.
2015, 'Celebrating 30 Years', Limerick City Gallery of Art.
2015, 'Visions of Now', Limerick City Gallery of Art.
2016, 'on paper', SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin.
2016, 'From Edge to Edge: One Hundred Years of County Clare Art', Glór, Ennis, Co Clare.
2017: 'Buzz & Hum', (with Richard Gorman), Limerick City Gallery of Art.
2017: 'Collector/New Order', SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin.
2018: 'Buzz & Hum', (with Richard Gorman), Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co Cork.
2018: 'Art in Churches', St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick.
2019: 'Visible Reminders of Invisible Light', Hunt Museum & tour of venues in Ireland and Limerick City Museum.
2019: 'Press Play', Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.
2019: 'In Living Memory', Emo Court, Co Laois.
2019: 'Atlantic', Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre, Co Donegal.
2020: 'The Moyard Collection', Station House Gallery, Clifden, Connemara, Co Galway.
2020: 'Limerick Connections', Limerick City Gallery of Art.
Walsh first showed work at the 246th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, ENGLAND in 2014. He has shown his work internationally and in particular in international drawing exhibitions. He has also represented Ireland in exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA:
1984/1986/1988, 'Rajz/Drawing', Pecs, HUNGARY.
1988, 4th International Triennial of Drawing, Wroclaw, POLAND.
1990, 'Images of Ireland', Brussels, BELGIUM.
1991, 'Parable Island', Liverpool, ENGLAND.
1992, 'The Abstract Irish', New York, USA.
1995, 'forme et fonction', swell galerie, Pont-Aven, FRANCE.
1997, 2nd Taunton Open Drawing Exhibition, ENGLAND.
1999, 6th Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, ENGLAND.
2001, 15th International Triennial of Drawing, Rijeka, CROATIA.
2003/2006, International Drawing Competition, Wroclaw, POLAND.
2003, 'Irish Art', Walton Gallery, London, ENGLAND.
2003, '14 Artists 1 Place', Helena, Montana, USA.
2004, IV International Biennial of Drawing, Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC.
2005, 'Obsession', Centre International d'art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, FRANCE.
2005, 3rd International Drawing Biennale, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
2005, 'D'ici et d'ailleurs', Centre International d'art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, FRANCE.
2006, 'Convergence', Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkudbright, SCOTLAND.
2007, 'Céad in China', 411 Galleries, Shanghai and tour to Hangzhou & Beijing, CHINA.
2007-2008, 'Made in Ireland', Embassy of Ireland, Beijing, and tour to various venues in CHINA.
2009, 2nd Bangkok Triennale International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok Art & Culture Center, THAILAND.
2009, 'Drawing Éire', 411 Galleries, Shanghai and tour to Hangzhou & Beijing, CHINA.
2010, 'An Éire of the Senses', Expo Pavilion, Shanghai and tour to various venues in CHINA.
2011, 'Drawing Connections', Siena Art Institute, ITALY.
2012, '6x6', Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA.
2015, NordArt, Kuntswerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf, GERMANY.
2015/2016/2022, 'In Residence', Oliver Sears Gallery in London, ENGLAND.
2015, Laureates of the International Biennial of Drawing, Gallery of the City of Pilsen, Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC.
2019, 'Youyi', Hangzhou Library, Hangzhou, and tour to Shanghai and Beijing, CHINA.
2021, Art Beijing International Art Exposition, NAE Centre, Beijing, CHINA.