Samuel Walsh has exhibited his work in many important open selection exhibitions throughout Ireland. He has been a consistent exhibitor at the 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, 'Inside Out', Arts Council touring exhibition.
1994, 'Reconnection', (With Michael Warren), Limerick City Gallery of Art.
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 I', 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: '12 Oak Vessels'; Liam Flynn & 'Unknown Territory'; Samuel Walsh, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.
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: 'Visible reminders of invisible light', Hunt Museum and other venues. Limerick.
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, 2nd & 3rd International Drawing Competition, Wroclaw, POLAND.