Louise Wallace


  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom


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Louise Wallace (b. 1970 Belfast) is an artist, writer and educator. She is the recipient of several bursaries and Arts Council awards, most recently receiving SIAP funding (2022) and Arts and Humanities Research Council funding (2023). She has exhibited her paintings nationally and internationally including the SoHo20 Gallery (New York), Siemens Art Space (Beijing) RUA Red (Dublin) and was shortlisted for the BEEP Painting Prize (2022). She had her first institutional solo show Midnight Feast at The MAC Belfast (2023). Her work is in several private and public collections including Arts Council Northern Ireland, Ulster University and Boyle Civic Collection, Sligo. Wallace co-curated and exhibited in Penumbra, a survey of contemporary Irish female painting at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery (2020). Her essay 'Who Killed Marthe Bonnard? Madness and morbidity in Pierre Bonnard's 'The Bath'' was published in the Journal of Contemporary Painting (2018) and she was an invited speaker on the work of Mary Swanzy at IMMA, Dublin (2018). She is co-curator of the retrospective Catherine McWilliams, Selected Works 1961 - 2021 at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery (2023) and the author of 'Hope is Something Rooted; The Work of Catherine McWilliams' in the Irish Arts Review, Spring 2023. Paintings from the Midnight Feast series were published in the British Council journal 'Difficult Conversations' (2023). Wallace completed her PhD in 2005 at Belfast School of Art where she currently works as a lecturer in painting.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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