Moina Leahy Walker



A child star speed-skater recently agreed to dress up in a dinner lady's apron and headpiece for a top-of-the-class roller-skating performance in a shallow, empty, concrete paddling pool for a short film I was making. The pool was bright blue. The tiny skater gathered quite an audience. Joyful expressions pressed themselves to the surrounding railings.
Giving winter pools their deserved admirers is all I want to do. Giving baked beans a chance of a second career, taking an unloved, large toy cat to Broadway. Illuminating these undercover celebrations of the day to day is what I like; the knowing, waiting character of duvets, the milky light of the bathroom, the hair on the back of your neck that is always a step ahead of you.

I'm lactose intolerant and always trying to find ways to connect to the cheesy, creamy world. I think I am getting pretty close. Whether I am working with porcelain, Modroc or lambswool, many of my sculptures seem to put on the cloak of a cream cake. A large creamy toy cat named Charity has become my most loved drawing muse. One of her eyes can flash green.


Contact Details

The Goods Shed

07582 918479



Specialises in

Film, Music, Performance, Drawing, Painting and Sculpture


Recent Work