Barbara Haycock

The professional career of Irish painter, Barbara Haycock, commenced in 1951 when she exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts Exhibition of that year, followed by works included in An tOireachtas 1952 and The Dublin Painter's Gallery in 1952.

The responsibilities of marriage and the raising of a large family had soon followed, and it was not until 1969 that she was able to resume exhibiting her work on a regular basis, having been by then invited to become a member of the Dublin Sketching Club. A twenty-year-long-plus commitment to the latter as a committee member was to follow. By that time, a growing market for her work had developed, fuelled by Irish, British and American art dealers and gallery owners. She herself mounted three successsful Solo Exhibitions during the 1970s and was featured in innumerable group and gallery shows, often organised for charitable fun-raising events, while continuing to undertake many private commissions.

She resigned as Hon. Secretray of the Dublin Sketching Club in 1991 in order to devote more time to the pursuit of an academic qualification as a historian and published writer under her married surname Walsh. With the coming of the millennium she was invited to create a small local art group and has since successfully encouraged neighbours and friends to explore their own latent talents.

Galleries & Exhibitions 1951-1991

Dublin Sketching Club (1969-1991)
Killakee Art Centre
Royal Hibernian Academy
An tOireachtas
Dublin Painters Gallery
Leslie Gallery, Dublin
Sir Thomas Brown Gallery, Dun Laoghaire
Goodwin Galleries, Limerick
Bective Gallery, Donnybrook
Millers, Clifden
Waterloo Gallery, Dublin
Limerick Municipal Gallery Exhbitions
Crawford Gallery, Bray
Art Gallery, Kilcock
H.Scharf, London
Marshall Field & Co., Chicago
Hacketts Art Shop, Dublin
Charity and Fundraising Art Exhibitions, St Andrew's Church, Dublin


Barbara Walsh has previously written and broadcast under the names of:
Baibre Breathnach - Barbara M. Walsh - B. M. Walsh - Barbara Haycock Walsh