Anna Walsh

Anna Walsh

British artist Anna Walsh draws inspiration from her rural upbringing in Worcestershire and her mother’s environmental activism. With a background in Art & Aesthetics and an MA in Book Arts, she explores human-nature interactions through cyanotype, fiction, and anecdotal narratives. A founding member of Garudio Studiage, her work is featured in the Tate Gallery and various private collections.
From: London, UK
Shows: Cyanotypes

Anna Walsh is a British, London-based artist. She was born in London (1975) to Irish/English parents but moved to Worcestershire in 1985, where she spent much time on her aunties farm, nurturing her love of animals and nature. Her mother was also an artist and campaigner for environmental issues and had a big influence on the topics she still explores.
She studied for a BA in Art & Aesthetics in Cardiff, then for an MA in Book Arts at Camberwell College, where she first experimented with the cyanotype process, graduating in 2001. She has lived and worked in South East London ever since, transferring her love of nature to city life.
Her work explores human interactions with the natural world; she is interested in fiction, hearsay and anecdotal information as well as that which is factual, and the intersections in between, as these are often the most interesting and revealing about us and our interactions with nature.
After a couple of decades of using various other processes and techniques, she returned to the cyanotype process in 2021, exploring the celestial and swans, following an artist’s residency on the theme of starlight.
She is a founding member of Garudio Studiage, an art collective that combines design, art and fashion with a pronounced sense of humour and irony. They design and make products which have been sold in places such as the Museum of London, the V&A, and the South London Gallery.
Anna Walsh has artwork in the Tate Gallery Special Collection (Artists’ Books) and various private collections, as well as exhibiting widely. Her work has been published in Antennae: The Journal of Art and Nature (2020), Visual Families (Gestalten 2014) and featured in The Londonist (2011), and she is a member of ArtCan.

“I love the natural hands-on process of the cyanotype, something I really missed when transferring to digital photography. It gives me the best of both worlds, to be able to take a picture that is instant and then turn it into a handmade unique print.”

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