Education and Training
1977/8 Foundation course, Byam Shaw, London.
1978/81 B.A. Hons Fine Art, 2.1. (film, video, photography, tape-slide,) Brighton Polytechnic.
1984/5 PGCE Art and Design, Brighton Polytechnic.
1996-2000 Part-time post-graduate Diploma of Fine Art, Falmouth University.
1999-2006 Classical Shamanic Training in Cornwall.
Awards, Research, News and Conferences:
2023 Short-listed for Trinity Buoy Warf Drawing Prize, London.
2023 Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Artist’s Book Fair, showing new drawings made in found books. February 18th & 19th.
2022 Selected for The Synesthesia Project run by Dateagle Art, London.
2022 On-line exhibitions with Cultivate: Impart & Burst
2022 The Flux Review, featured Artist, March
2020 Emergency funding from Arts Council England
2019 Presentation on Art and Shamanism to Fine Art students at Falmouth University
2019 Performance at TheBigHerstoryProject, London, working with co-creators/’hollow bone’ shamanic drawing
2019 Exhibition and presentation at Mental Health & Illustration Conference, University of Worcester
2019 Talk at Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, and various locations in Shetland, about Shetland Notebooks and related work
2018 Gave presentation at Embodied Drawing Symposium in Plymouth, April.
2017/18 Award for further research on Shetland, from Cultivator (ACE, EU, Cornwall Council)
2017 Work selected for conference ‘FiLiArt: Feminism, Class and ART‘ London, October
2017 Invited artist for Performance at Ca’ Zanardi , Venice Biennale, September.
2016 -19 Residency /research at Tremenheere Gardens
2016 Awarded Travel Bursary from a-n to explore the Outer Hebrides and Orkney
2016 Alumna Award, Brighton University.
2015 Invited to attend Venice Biennale by The Press Room; wrote articles/responses for Pressroom .org and The International Times. Shamanic performance at The Arsenale.
2015 Dark Sound Symposium Falmouth University, gave presentation on generative absence and darkness in my work.
2015 Fallen Animals conference Aberdeen University gave presentation on falling into the bodies of animals and/in my work.
2014 Presented workshop at Minding Animals International Conference, University of Innsbruck, Austria.
2013 Selected for’Engage’ Summer School in Padua and gave presentation on surviving as an artist; enabled by funding from VASW
2013 ‘Go and See’ bursary from a-n to visit Venice Biennale Opening, May (included writing a blog
2012 Major award from Juliet Gomperts Trust (for development of work for Newlyn Art Gallery).
2011 Royal West of England Autumn Exhibition, prize winner.
2011 Pari Centre for New Learning, Siena, conference on Art, Science & the Sacred.
2010 Drawing Research Network Conference, Brighton, workshop given on drawing and consciousness.
2008/3 Short-listed for The Jerwood Drawing Prize (2 works selected in 2008).
2007 Recipient of second major award from Arts Council England, South West.
2004 Recipient of first major award from Arts Council England, South West.
2000-2006 Studying classical shamanism.
Recent, current & future Solo/Joint shows:
2024 Arusha Gallery, Fitzrovia, London; provisional opening date May 6th 2024.
2023 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition, London, September 2023 (3 works/books of drawings).
2023 The Unspeakable, at Studio Kind, opening February 24th. Trauma paintings, drawings, books and writing. Talk and workshop on March 18th.
2022 Arusha Gallery, LOVE PAINTINGS opening June 23rd with supporting essays by Amy Hale & Joseph Suart
2020 Newlyn Art Gallery, Little Picture Room, February.
2019 Tremenheere Gallery, Cornwall.
2019 Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh
2018 Exhibition of new works at Borlase Smart project space, St Ives.
2017 Herrick Gallery, Mayfair, with Julia Maddison
2017 Terre Verte Gallery, with launch of ‘Iona Notebooks’
2016 Cornwall Media Resource Redruth, Easter 2016, with Karen Lorenz, Drawings & Animations
2016 Dean Clough, Halifax, solo show.
2016 ‘Becoming the hollow bone’, Jam on the Marsh, Romney Marsh.
2016 Newlyn Art Gallery, Little Picture Room.
2015 With Closed Eyes, Millennium (now Anima-Mundi), Cornwall
2014 New Schoolhouse Gallery, York.
2012 Solo Show,’The Secret Worth A Thousand’ Newlyn Art Gallery, December 1st 2012 – February 9th 2013
2011 Mysterious Tissue: Of Flesh and Stars, Millennium, St. Ives.
2010 Truro Cathedral, The Body pours out Prayers (with talk).
2009 Surface Gallery, Nottingham (with talk).
2008 Seeing the Shadow, Goldfish Fine Art, Penzance
2007 Approaching Rapture, Goldfish Fine Art
2006 Seeing with the Single Eye, Goldfish Fine Art, Penzance.
2005 Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.
2022 Beep Painting Prize, Swansea ( & in 2023)
2021 Bathing Nervous Limbs, Arusha gallery, Edinburgh. Showing alongside Ithell Colquhoun.
2019 Procreate Project, Mimosa House, London
2018 The Ghost Tide, London, October (with performance).
2018 Drawing Explored at Tremenheere Gallery with the NSA.
2017 Critic’s Choice, NSA, selected by Nicholas Usherwood, Tremenheere Galleries
2017 ‘Perception’ at Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2014 Critic’s Choice, NSA, selected by Laura Gascoigne.
2015/14/11/06/02 Discerning Eye, London.
2014 BEEP, Elysium Gallery, Swansea.
2014 ‘Here and There’ Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado, and Elysium Gallery.
2012 ‘Revelation’, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield.
2011 Royal West of England Academy Autumn Open show
2010-11 Beasts Royal at Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London curated by Alice Herrick
2010 Ludlow Open, selected by Dr. Yvonne Crossley and David Roberts.
2010 House of Fairy Tales at Millennium, curated by Alice Herrick; live drawing’skyped’ to ICA.
2009/05 Artsway Open 09/05, curated by Peter Bonnell, Sway, New Forest, Hampshire.
2009 Birmingham, Visual Exhibition for Art of Ideas II curated by Stephen Snoddy.
2008/03 Jerwood Drawing Prize, curators included Anita Taylor and Emma Dexter.
2008 NSA Drawing Show, The Exchange, Penzance, selected by Kate Macfarlane
and Mary Doyle of The Drawing Room, London.
2006 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2005 NSA Critic’s Choice, selected by Prof. Norbert Lynton
Recent Selected exhibitions [Group] :
2019 The World as yet Unseen, curated by Dr. Penny Florence and Clare Cooper, Falmouth Art Gallery
2018 Dartington, Devon, Exhibition with friend and collaborator, Karen Lorenz
2017 Falmouth Art Gallery, ‘Limelight’ Falmouth, February
2012 The Individuation of Flowers, Kestle Barton.
2012 Plymouth City Museum Art Gallery
2013/2/11/10 London Art Fair, Islington with Millennium.
2010 ‘Blasphemous’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin
2013/2/11/10 Millennium, St. Ives, Winter Show.
2009 Double Vision at The Exchange Gallery, Penzance, (film), collaboration with Karen Lorenz.
2009 Cornish Connection, the NSA at the RWA, Bristol.
2022 Drawing Near. Fund-raising exhibition and events at Tremenheere Gallery for several humanitarian and environmental charities (£10,000 raised).
2018 Bridport Arts Centre, Drawing down the Feminine.
2016 Drawing down the Feminine, Newlyn Art Gallery; The Plough Arts Centre.
2013 Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, Being at the Edge.
2013 Freedom From Torture: Drawing the Line, originator & curator of fund-raising show at Millennium, Cornwall.
2013 The Arthouse Pavilion, Tower Hamlets, curator and organizer of group from SW England & Germany .
Recent employment and experience including teaching, residencies:
2020 – onwards teaching own workshops focusing on creativity and shamanism in Cornwall, Devon and Scotland.
2017/18 Residency on the Shetland Isles, Sumburgh Head.
2015/6 Glasgow School of Art becoming the hollow bone work
2015/16 Residency on the Isle of Iona, Autumn & January 2016
2013- ongoing Running workshops on drawing and the Feminine, methods and materials at Newlyn Art School and the Isle of Iona.
2014/15 Working with becoming the hollow bone/monotype/co-creating with Marc Almond, Glasgow School of Art, Jam on the Marsh, Fairfields Church.
2013/4 Mentoring artists privately; running workshops on drawing with the inner eye and hollow bone.
2013 von Calhau! Working with international artists in residence at The Exchange, two weeks, Jan.
2012/3 Talks and workshops at Newlyn Art Gallery in conjunction with my solo show there, also talks to primary age children before they made sculpture in relation to works/themes in my show.
January 26th 2013: Panel Discussion at Newlyn Art Gallery with Professor Penny Florence, Threadneedle Prize selector Laura Gascoigne and myself, exploring themes in the show.
2012/9/6 Appledore Visual Arts Festival workshop leader & demonstrator of practice.
2015/11, 9 & 8 Invited exhibitor, teacher and demonstrator at Art in Action, Oxfordshire.
2010 Delivering presentation/workshop (on expanding consciousness through the act of
Drawing) at Drawing Research Network International conference, Brighton.
2010 House of Fairy Tales, facilitator in Dreams & Nightmares area at Port Eliot Festival (for children).
Essays and Reviews :
Essay by Amy Hale : https://www.arushagallery.com/usr/documents/press/download_url/181/love-paintings-essay-amy-hale.pdf
Essay by Joseph Suart : https://www.arushagallery.com/usr/documents/press/download_url/182/kate-walters-essay-joseph-suart.pdf
Feature for Shetland magazine by Alex Purbrick August 2018
Review of residency/work on Isle of Iona by John Maclean https:ionaartresidencies.wordpress.com/tremblingonthebrinkoftransformation Winter 2015/16.
Interview by Susan Daniel McElroy in catalogue for With Closed Eyes, Millennium, March 2015
An Open Letter To Kate: an essay by Professor Penny Florence on the occasion of the exhibition’The Secret Worth A Thousand’;
The Spectator, article by Laura Gascoigne, 29.12.12 -‘The Secret Worth A Thousand’ http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts/arts-feature/8800431/new-dawn-for-newlyn-school/.
The Guardian Preview Exhibitions, by Skye Sherwin 1.12.12 -http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/nov/29/exhibitionist-art-shows#/?picture=400201158&index=1
Galleries review by Pip Palmer December 2012 -‘The Secret Worth A Thousand’
Kate Walters by Richard Davey July 2011;
‘Becoming Sanguine’, an essay on Kate’s work by Professor Penny Florence, July 2009.
Galleries magazine, Nov. 08, illustrated review by Laura Gascoigne;
Proof, autumn 2008, Journal Extract and illustrated review by Stephen Lee;
Approaching Rapture – an essay by Rupert Loydell, 2007. Seeing with the Single Eye by Partou Zia, 2006.
Publications including catalogues and published books:
2019 Shetland Notebooks and Sketchbooks, published by Guillemot Press, March; Co-writer of chapter The Humanimal:falling into the bodies of animals, with Professor Penny Florence, in Fallen Animals, ed. Zohar Hadroumi-Allouche, published 2017.
Work featured in Dark Mountain Project US collection, published by Chelsea Green, Walking on Lava, 2017. Work included in Dark Mountain 13 to be published in April 2018.
Work featured on front and back covers of Earthlines magazine, March 2017;
Featured artist in Zoomorphic magazine, March 2017;
‘Iona Notebooks’ published by Guillemot Press May 2017
Works included in Guillemot Press poetry book. Work included in Dark Mountain publication 10 Uncivilized Poetics Autumn 2016;
Fresh Paint Magazine February 2016; Book Cover for Bird-Woman by Em Strang, Autumn 2016
Fresh Paint Magazine, selected by Alice Herrick of Herrick Gallery, Mayfair, February 2016
Speaking Out Catalogue, Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester, 2013
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery Catalogue for NSA exhibition’New Light on Newlyn’ 2012
Millennium Catalogue October 2011 with essay by Dr. Richard Davey.
Totem Body, fully illustrated catalogue, with essay by Jurgen Werner Kremer, 2011.
Ludlow Open Show, 2010.
‘Force of Nature’ catalogue of show: images and text by Kate Walters & John Keys, 2010.
Art in Action, fully illustrated catalogue, July 2011, 2009 & 2008.
Visual; fully illustrated catalogue published by Arts & Business, 2009
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2003 and 2008, illustrated catalogues;
What do you feel? Emotional Learning Cards, co-published by Institute of International Visual Arts and A Space. June 2008.
Approaching Rapture, fully illustrated catalogue, with an essay by Rupert Loydell.
Move, fully illustrated catalogue, Goldfish at Vyner Street, October 2007.
Illustrated feature in Sussex Life, September 2007;
Margins, Sherborne House, fully illustrated catalogue, July 2007;
Cover page of a-n magazine, February 2007;
Discerning Eye, illustrated catalogue, 2006
Seeing with the Single Eye, fully illustrated catalogue, 2006.;
Art Works in Mental Health, illustrated catalogue, 2003;
Art, Age & Gender, illustrated catalogue, 2003.
Drawings and paintings are in private collections in the U.K., Middle East, Australia and Europe and the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art.
Member of Newlyn Society of Artists (NSA).
Kate lives in Cornwall.