Kate Walters


Curriculum Vitae Kate Walters (link is external) (link is external)


1977/8 Foundation course, Byam Shaw, London.
1978/81 B.A. Hons Fine Art, 2.1. ( film, video, 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.

Exhibitions / Projects

2019 Tremenheere Galleries

2019 Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh

2018 Exhibition of new works at Borlase Smart project space, St Ives, March

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 opening October – January 2017.

2016 ‘Becoming the hollow bone’, Jam on the Marsh, Romney Marsh, July.

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.

Juried shows

2020 Beep Painting Prize, Swansea

2019 Procreate Project, Mimosa House, London

2018 The Ghost Tide, London, October

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.

Curatorial projects

2018 Bridport Arts Centre, Drawing down the Feminine, Feb 3rd – mid March.

2016 Drawing down the Feminine, Newlyn Art Gallery (March 2016); The Plough Arts Centre (May-June 2016).

2013 Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, (curator),Being at the Edge.

2013 Freedom From Torture: Drawing the Line, originator & curator of fund-raising show to be held at Millennium, Cornwall, November.

2013 The Arthouse Pavilion, Tower Hamlets, curator and organizer of group from SW England & Germany .


Drawings and paintings are in private collections in the U.K., Middle East, Australia and Europe and the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art.


2020 Emergency funding from Arts Council England

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 Travel Bursary from a-n to explore Orkney and Outer Hebrides
2015 Fallen Animals University of Aberdeen presenting paper
2014 Minding animals University of Innsbruck presenting talk on own work
2012 Award from the Juliet Gomperts Trust – for production of work for Newlyn show in 2012.
2011 Pari Centre for New Learning, Siena, conference on Art, Science & the Sacred.
2008/3 Short-listed for The Jerwood Drawing Prize (2 works selected in 2008).
2008 Burton Sweet Prize, Black Swan Open, Somerset, joint winner.
2004 &7 Recipient of major awards from Arts Council England, South West.
2005 Awarded travel bursary to Venice Biennale by Arts Council & Creative Skills


Feature for Shetland magazine by Alex Purbrick August 2018

Review of residency/work on Isle of Iona by John Maclean 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’

The Guardian Preview Exhibitions, by Skye Sherwin 1.12.12 -

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.


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.
2016 -19 Residency /research at Tremenheere Gardens

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