Jimmy Galvin is first generation of Irish immigrants living and working in Bristol in the UK he is an autodidact Artist, Composer and Curator.
He sites his main influences as Igor Stravinsky/Diego Velasquez/Barnett Newman/Lucio Fontana/Edith Sitwell/ Glen Gould/Carl Andre/John Coltrane/Yukio Mishima/Jimi Hendrix/Martin luther King/Visconti/Joris-karl Huysmans/ Michelangelo Antonioni/ Samuel Beckett/Erik Satie/ Ludwig Wittgenstein/Edith Sitwell/ Marcel Proust/ Marcel Duchamp/ Nicolas De Stael / Frank Sinatra / Thomas Chatterton and Joseph Beuys.
His work has been exhibited alongside many leading artists including Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Julian Opie, Antony Gormley, Gillian Ayres, Marc Quinn, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Gavin Turk and Mark Wallinger amongst others.
Exhibited The Thinker at The Royal West of England Academy 1994
Exhibited solo show of paintings at Bristol Old Vic 2000
Curated SUBMERGE exhibition of paintings at The Paintworks Gallery Bristol 2008
Curated and exhibited THE ART OF DEMOCRACY at The Bristol Gallery Bristol 2010
Exhibited at Glastonbury festival 2010
Curated and exhibited COMPULSION at Bath Octagon Gallery 2010
Curated TREMOR a major art show with confirmed artists such as Yoko Ono, Brian Eno, Bryan Ferry, Tim Head, Jamie Reid amongst others that was due to happen at The Royal West of England Academy Bristol 2012 but due to funding issues the show could not go ahead.
Exhibited in group show SIGHT OF SOUND /View Gallery/Bristol/2013
Exhibited in group show HUMAN RIGHTS ?/ LECCE/ ITALY 2013
Exhibited in group show HUMAN RIGHTS ? / ROVERTO/ ITALY 2014
Exhibited and donated art work for group show at The Brazilian Embassy/ 2014 / Trafalgar Square /London where the art was auctioned and sold by Bonham’s on behalf of the charity The Street Kids of Brazil
Exhibited and donated artwork for MACMILLAN CANCER TRUST/LONDON/ 2014
Exhibited and donated artwork for leading London charity FREEDOM FROM TORTURE /2015/
Exhibited in group show for London gallery LIGHTS OF SOHO/ Soho/London/ 2015
Composed the music for highly acclaimed Tel Aviv Artist Rivka Rinn for her installation SWAN LAKE IN THE DESERT that was exhibited at IL PONTE CONTEMPORANEA
Exhibited in group show THE LIGHT WITHIN Rise Gallery/London/2017
Will be contributing artwork for ARMS AROUND THE CHILD charity art auction / London/2017/auction by Christie’s exhibiting alongside David Bryne, Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk and Terry O’neill amongst others.
Delivered installation and screening of films for the Worldwide charity UNESCO in Bristol /2016
Recent shows include/ Human Rights?Lecce/Italy/Sept 2013/
Human Rights?Migrantes/Rovereto/Italy/Oct 2013/
Human Rights? Memento/Dalla Guerra Alla Pace/ Rovereto/Italy/ July 2014/
Curated shows/ Compulsion/Submerge/The Art of Democracy/TREMOR/
Contributed Art work that was auctioned by Bonhams @ The Brazilian Embassy /London / July 10th/2014/ for the ABC charity trust/
Composed music for the BBC1 Short film/ Goya The stolen masterpiece/
LIFE/DEATH=USUAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
Freedom From Torture/ London /2015/ Oxo Tower
Antony Gormley/ Julian Opie/Howard Hodgkin/Marc Quinn/ Gillian Ayres/ The Chapman Brothers/ Jimmy Galvin and others
Auction of Art works by Christie’s for the’ Freedom From Torture ‘ charity trust
PEACE/ A USERS MANUAL
The Art of Futebol /The Brazilian Embassy/ London /2014
Rob and Nick Carter/ Richie Culver/Inkie/Nasser Azam and Jimmy Galvin
Each Artist was asked to make a work of art using a football that was signed by a famous Brazilian footballer such as Pele, Renaldo, and Ramires etc The completed art works were then auctioned and sold by Bonham’s for ‘The Street Kids of Brazil ‘charity.
Solo piano concert/ St. George’s concert hall /Bristol / January /28th /2016
Jimmy Galvin will be playing a solo piano concert in his hometown at the prestigious St. George’s concert hall
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Macmillan Cancer Trust/ London /2014
Jake and Dinos chapman, Mark Wallinger, Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, nasser Azam and Jimmy Galvin.
Power to the People /sold by auction for The Macmillan Cancer Trust.
Mix/ curated by Lee Button for Incandescent Artists/ London 2015
Damien Hirst/ Sir Peter Blake /Bansky and Jimmy Galvin
DEATH DISCO is new work created for VANITAS @ LIGHTS OF SOHO GALLERY/ BREWER STREET/LONDON/W1/
MAY 23rd -JUNE 26TH
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
MAJOR ART CHARITY ART AUCTION FOR LEADING CHARITY “ARMS AROUND THE CHILD”
WITH SIR PETER BLAKE, DAVID BRYNE, TERRY O’NEILL, HELENA CHRISTENSEN, ROB AND NICK CARTER, MR BRAINWASH AND JIMMY GALVIN AMONGST OTHERS.
LIFE,DEATH (AND THE REST FESTIVAL) @ ARNOS VALE CEMETERY/BRISTOL/2018/ARTS COUNCIL FUNDED /
I DELIVERED AN INSTALLATION “DEATH DISCO” WITH MY ART WORK AND PIANO MUSIC.
Jimmy was asked to perform one of his solo piano compositions A million Seconds
Make Eleven Days live on the BBC arts programme ‘Loose Ends “(Radio 4) 22nd
September 2018 the show has an audience of a million listeners