John Walter

9 January – 19 February 2017

John Walter is an artist based in London. He graduated from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford in 2001, the Slade School of Fine Art in London with an MFA in 2003, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the USA in 2012, and is currently completing his PhD in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at The University of Westminster in London.

Recent exhibitions include Dark Side of the Moob, Vogue Fabrics, London, 2016; Alien Sex Club, Ambika P3, London and Camp & Furnace, Liverpool, 2015; Courtship Disorder, White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London, 2015. Trance Time, MODEL Gallery, Liverpool, 2014; Turn My Oyster Up, Whitstable Bienniale, 2014; The Rococo Riots, Vitrine Gallery, London, 2013 and The Oil Baron’s Club, Smart Gallery, Aberdeen, 2012. His work has been supported by funding from The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England. He was awarded the Sainsbury Scholarship at The British School at Rome 2006-8. His work is held by a number of public collections including The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Artist website

John will also have a talk to discuss his practice and time at ESW, find out more here.


Micro Residencies

The Micro Residency programme is an annual open-submission residency opportunity for artists. It is primarily research based and is set up to foster experimentation, innovation and to support artists in the development of new work. Four six-week residencies are selected by a panel of invited arts professionals.

Selected artists receive:

  • £300 stipend
  • Studio
  • Accommodation
  • Support from the technical team
  • Support from the programme team
  • Access to all workshops / equipment / available spaces
  • 1 year’s Membership of ESW
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John Walter, SPOOLBASE, 2014

John Walter, SPOOLBASE, 2014

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