Filter This series: Critical writing and lectures.

Scope and Content

This series is comprised primarily of texts by Walker consisting of draft versions of articles, essays, exhibition reviews, catalogue introductions and lectures. Series also contains published writings in newspapers, journals and exhibition catalogues. Additional material includes correspondence, administrative records, photographs, slides, image proofs, publishing agreements, requests for rights of reproduction, financial records, draft theatrical scripts, other personal writings and ephemera.

Subjects detailed:

• Lectures in Ireland 1984-1988: Including Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Documenta 7 & 8, National Gallery, NCAD, Wexford Arts Centre, Ennistymon ’84, Limerick Exhibition of Visual Art 1984
• Université de Nice 1990
• Boston Museum
• Strasbourg 1987
• USA 1985
• Irish Times: press clippings
• Writings on artists
• Radio interview: with Joseph Beuys on RTE Radio 1, undated
• National College of Art and Design
• Plays: ‘The Three Parties’ written under the name ‘Dorothy Cole’
• Mexico: regarding artist Phil Kelly
• Lectures 1978-2001: Irish and International
• Irishtown: proposals by Walker for an Irish products outlet
• New York Art World
• James Joyce and Cinema
• Star Bridges, Bridges of Leaps Project: Mostar/ Limerick 1998: at which Walker was to deliver a lecture
• Kerry Arts Week
• Scoip 1997: selected by Walker
• DHL Art Lift Awards: speech by Walker
• Irish American Cultural Institute: Walker part of selection committee for the O’Malley Award
• Lectures Tour USA April 1993
• The Irish Discovery
• The Landscape in Irish Painting of the 20th Century: book by Walker
• The Sunday Times
• Irish Times & Art Monthly: writings on Francis Bacon, Rosc ’77, Brian King, Irish art and architecture, correspondence and press clippings.
• Press Clippings 1959
• Press Clippings 1967-1971
• Press Clippings 1970-1973
• Press Clippings 1972-1976
• Press Clippings 1974
• Press clippings 1980s
• L’imaginaire Irlandais - a season of contemporary Irish Culture in France: essay by Walker in festival catalogue, details of exhibitions/events
• Contemporaire ’84
• Encyclopedia of Ireland: draft manuscripts and contract between Walker and Gill Macmillan for involvement in book, texts on artists Eileen Gray, Sean Scully, Louis Le Brocquy, Patrick Scott.
• Museo Nacional de Belles Artes (MNBA), Argentina: correspondence about writings for MNBA publications
• Towards the Housing of Art in the 21st Century: an event held in Edinburgh in August 1983 at which Walker was a speaker
• International Association of Art (IAA)-UNESCO: Report by Walker at the 2nd conference on the professional training of the artist
• The Arts in Ireland: writings and correspondence
• Vogue
• Bank of Ireland Catalogue 1976
• Interface ’83: Symposium International d’Art Performance. Walker invited to participate as a speaker
• Dutch Arts Policy: a lecture by Walker on arts policy in Ireland
• Television programmes: writing by Walker on ‘Art and the Tradition of Hospitality;’ correspondence with Making Waves Company re programme called ‘Nation Building’, the Story of Modern Ireland through its Architecture
• Hibernia Supplement ’68
• Catalogue introductions 1980-1990: including L’imaginaire Irlandais, Beuys, Jonathan Wade, Ewa Gargulinska, Patrick Scott, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Rosc ‘80; correspondence with artists Alannah O’Kelly, Ciaran Lennon, Kathy Prendergast, Theo McNab, Eilis O’Connell, Jochen Gerz and Helen Comerford; correspondence with Anne Crookshank
• Dorothy’s Dublin 1988: Walker’s writings for special edition press supplement to mark the Dublin City Millennium
• New European Artists Portfolio: Walker’s contribution featuring Robert Ballagh and Dublin. Also review of Robert Ballagh by Ciaran Carty.
• 12 Artists in Dublin: catalogue introduction
• Argentina: text of talk on the subject of Les Levine delivered at ‘Art and the City’ festival Internacional de Arte Cuidad de Medellin
• Studio International Magazine 1980s
• Dublin International Writers Conference
• Irish Independent 1980s: reviews by Walker.
• International writing: published articles
• Documenta 8: German and Dutch newspaper clippings
• Hibernia: published reviews
• Various International: texts for articles, talks and lectures
• Modern Art in Ireland: material relating to book written by Walker and published by Lilliput Press in 1997. Includes annotated drafts, an introduction by Seamus Heaney, correspondence and editorial notes from other publishers, documentation on the book launch.

Administration and Biographical

Series located in boxes DW/08/CW - DW/13/CW in the Main Library


Arranged to series level.

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