Recoding images and stray residues through the framework of the canvas, painter Tira Walsh courts experiential incoherence as one of her primary materials. Drawing on the affective space of film, special effects and her everyday experiences of the urban environment, Walsh treats each canvas as a ‘repository of negotiation’.
One of the most exciting painters to emerge from Auckland’s art schools in recent years, Tira Walsh has begun to accrue and impressive exhibition history. Walsh graduated with a Master of Creative Practice from Unitec in 2018. Her recent exhibition include; Urbanize, Never An Answer, 12 Abstract Painters, The Vivian, Matakana. Curated by Linda Tyler and Lucinda Bennett (2018); Drawcard, State Gallery, Mt Eden, Auckland (2018); My Hands are Visibly Soiled, Snowwhite Gallery, Unitec, Auckland (2018)andRoundhouse, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland (2017-2018).