Group Exhibitions

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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:


2023:  'Art in the Hubs', M: Tek1, Monaghan, Longford, Cavan, & Louth,

2022: 'The Works We Thought We Had', Limerick City Museum.

2022: 'Drawing Room', Crawford Gallery, Cork.

2022-2023: 'In & Of Itself', Contemporary Abstraction in the age of Images, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

2020: 'The Moyard Collection', Station House Gallery, Clifden, Connemara, Co Galway & Townhouse Showroom, Merrion St., Dublin.

2020'Limerick Connections', Limerick City Gallery of Art.

2019: 'Visible Reminders of Invisible Light', Hunt Museum & Limerick City Museum and tour of venues in Ireland.

2019: 'Press Play', Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.

2019: 'In Living Memory', Emo Court, Co Laois.

2019: 'Atlantic', Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre, Co Donegal.

2018: 'Buzz & Hum', (with Richard Gorman), Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co Cork.

2018: 'Art in Churches', St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick.

2017: 'Buzz & Hum', (with Richard Gorman), Limerick City Gallery of Art.

2017: 'Collector/New Order', SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin.

2016, 'on paper', SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin.

2016, 'From Edge to Edge: One Hundred Years of County Clare Art', Glór, Ennis, Co Clare.

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.

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.

2013, 'I go to seek a Great Perhaps', Limerick City Gallery of Art.

2012, 'Rich Terrain', Roscommon Arts Centre.

2011, 'Fine Lines', Limerick City Gallery of Art.

2011, 'Collecting for Ireland', Hunt Museum, Limerick.

2010, 'Made in China', Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare.

2007, 'Mike Fitzharris Selects', Lavit Gallery, Cork.

2007, 'Catching a Likeness', National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.

2006, 'Tribute to Beckett', Vangard Gallery, Cork.

2005, 'Unseen', South Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

2005, 'Drawings & Works on Paper from the IMMA Collection', Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

2004, 'In the Time of Shaking', Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

2004: 'When we were away...', (with Mike Fitzharris), Limerick Printmakers Gallery, Limerick.

2003/2017, CASe, Lavit Gallery, Cork.

2002, 'Line|Exploration', (selected by Maria Simmods-Gooding), Lavit Gallery, Cork.

2001, 'As I see myself', Hunt Museum, Limerick.

2000, 'the emporer's wardrobe', Original Print Gallery, Dublin and tour to the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.

1997, 'Lingua Oculorum', Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick and tour to Co. Limerick & Cork.

1996, 'NCAD 250 Drawing 1746-1996', RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.

1994, 'Reconnection', (With Michael Warren), Limerick City Gallery of Art.

1992/2018, Boyle Arts Festival, Co Roscommon.

1992, 'Inside Out', Arts Council touring exhibition.

1991, 'Irish Art of the Eighties', Modernism and Abstraction, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.

1987, 'The Silent Image', Boole Library, University College Cork.

1985, 'The Bursary Show', Arts Council touring exhibition.


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:


2021, Art Beijing International Art Exposition, NAE Centre, Beijing, CHINA.

2019, 'Youyi', Hangzhou Library, Hangzhou, and tour to Shanghai and Beijing, CHINA.

2015, NordArt, Kuntswerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf, GERMANY.

2015/2016/2023, 'In Residence I, II & III', Oliver Sears Gallery in London, ENGLAND.

2015,  Laureates of the International Biennial of Drawing, Gallery of the City of Pilsen, Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC.

2012, '6x6', Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA.

2011, 'Drawing Connections', Siena Art Institute, ITALY.

2010, 'An Éire of the Senses', Expo Pavilion, Shanghai 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.

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.

2006, 'Convergence', Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkudbright, SCOTLAND.

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.

2004, IV International Biennial of Drawing, Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC.

2003/2006, International Drawing Competition, Wroclaw, POLAND.

2003, 'Irish Art', Walton Gallery, London, ENGLAND.

2003, '14 Artists 1 Place', Helena, Montana, USA.

2001, 15th International Triennial of Drawing, Rijeka, CROATIA.

1999, 6th Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, ENGLAND.

1997, 2nd Taunton Open Drawing Exhibition, ENGLAND.

1995, 'forme et fonction', swell galerie, Pont-Aven, FRANCE.

1992, 'The Abstract Irish', New York, USA.

1991, 'Parable Island', Liverpool, ENGLAND.

1990, 'Images of Ireland', Brussels, BELGIUM.

1988, 4th International Triennial of Drawing, Wroclaw, POLAND.

1984/1986/1988, 'Rajz/Drawing', Pecs, HUNGARY.