Approved: 16.08.2006

Barbara Ash

Archived
Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My main work is installation and object-based. I'm interested in cultural conditioning & hierarchies.
Areas of work
Primary education
Secondary education
Adult education
Community arts
Exhibiting
Lecturing
Public art
Residencies
Radio/TV
Collections
Rabas Museum, Hredle, Czech Republic
Sainsbury Collection, Bristol
Canterbury Council, Kent
International

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  • Location: Bristol & (Bangalore, S. India), South West
 

Biography

Concepts My main work is installation and object-based. I'm interested in cultural conditioning & hierarchies. Areas of work Primary education Secondary education Adult education Community arts Exhibiting Lecturing Public art Residencies Radio/TV Collections Rabas Museum, Hredle, Czech Republic Sainsbury Collection, Bristol Canterbury Council, Kent International Sculpture Park, Horice, Czechoslovakia Rabas Museum, Hredle, Czechoslovakia

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1995 - MA, (R.C.A) Royal College of Art, London 1991 - Post-Graduate Sculpture, Cyprus College of Art 1989 - BA Hons, Fine Art, Middlesex Polytechnic Solo exhibitions 2009 - "Homogenous (the beauty of bland)", Jawahara Kala Kendra Art Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India 2009 - "Sugar & Spice", Kashi, Kerrala, South India 2008 - "Dance footloose on the earth", 1 Shanthi Rd Residency/Gallery Space, Bangalore, S. India 2006 - "Sculpture in the Workplace - ten years of sculpture", One Canada Square - curated by Ann Elliott for the Canary Wharf Public Art programme, London 2004 - Play Things, Walcot Chapel, Bath 2003 - Cornucopia (site-specific installation), Gloucester Cathedral, U.K 2002 - “Teddy bears picnic” , Installation @ Spike Island Art Centre,, Bristol, U.K 1999 - The Lost world of Feelings, Picton St Gallery, Bristol 1993 - "Set in stone", Henry Moore Fellowship show , Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, Kent Group exhibitions 2011 - "Dolls" curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Rob Dean Fine Art, London, U.K 2011 - "Dolls" curated by Marta Jakimowicz, Sumukha gallery, Bangalore & Chennai, India 2011 - New York Expo, Pier 94, Hudson River, New York 2009 - Art in Rajasthan, Bougainvillea Gallery, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India 2008 - "It ain't what you do", St Ives Society of Artists, Cornwall, U.K 2007 - "Adam's Rib, Eve's Air in her Hair", SOHO20, Chelsea, New York, USA 2006 - 154th Annual Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2006 - Beauty & the Beast, Curated by Peter Dickinson for Hotbath Gallery, Stourhead Gardens, Wiltshire 2006 - Re-worked, Washington Gallery, Cardiff 2005 - 153rd Annual Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2005 - Centenary Show, Royal British Society of Sculptors, University of Leicester 2005 - Inside Annual Show, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London 2004 - 152nd Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2004 - Farmprojects, Site Specific Exhibition, Bourton House Gardens, Cotswolds 2004 - Shrewsbury Open, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shrewsbury 2002 - Buckenham Galleries, Suffolk 2002 - Crawford Open 3, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland 2002 - Open studios, Spike Island, Bristol 2002 - Thompsons Gallery , Stow-on-the-Wold 2001 - Fresh air 2001, Cirencester 2000 - Workplace, Year of the Artist show, Bristol 1999 - Open studios, Spike Island, Bristol 1998 - Artery show, Leigh court mansion, Bristol Artist talks 2008 - Artist slide-show/talk to fine art students, Bangalore University, India 2007 - Artist slide-show/talk, Sandarbh Residency Programme, Rajasthan, India 1992 - Fellowship talk on practice, Canterbury College of Art, Canterbury, U.K Workshops 2008 - National Art Camp, Neerja Modi, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India 2007 - Sandarbh Site-specific Workshop, Partapur, Rajasthan, India Residencies 2010 - Spike Sculpture Residency, Spike Island, Bristol 2009 - 6 month Residency , Partapur/Udaipur, Rajasthan, India 2009 - International One month Site-specific Residency/5 month Residency in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, Partapur 2007 - Artist-in-Residence, Bangalore Artists Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India 2007 - International Sculpture Symposium, Hai Phong, Vietnam 2006 - "Lapidea", International Sculpture Symposium, Mayen, Germany 2006 - International Sculpture Symposium, Gwalior, India 2004 - International Sculpture Symposium, Stone Museum, Sprimont, Belgium 1993 - International Sculpture Symposium, Hredle, Czechoslovakia 1992 - International Sculpture Symposium, Created sculpture for International Sculpture Park, Horice, Czechoslovakia Public commissions 2010 - Interactive sculpture commission in collaboration with a digital artist, Stuart Mitchell, Bristol Children's Hospital, Bristol 1996 - Public commission, Battersea Park, London 1992 - "Peace pavement", Canterbury Festival, Collection of Canterbury Council 1992 - Public commission, Sainsbury collection, Bristol Projects 2012 - "Drawing across", Project involving artists & women from mental health/criminal justice system, Via internet 2012 - "Virion" Biennial exhibition, Network of public screenings, Australia & Berlin 2008 - "Self-empowerment", Bhimsor Primary & Kotada Village-women's self-help group, Rajasthan, India 1995 - International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Created sculpture @ the park of the Central House of the Russian Army, Moscow Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - Artist's Grant, Arts Council of England , Manchester 2005 - Artists Award, Arts Council, South West 2005 - Training Award, Arts Council, South West 2001 - Year of the Artist Residency, Arts Council of England, Belvue Special School, London 1991 - Henry Moore Fellowship, Henry Moore Foundation, Canterbury College of Art Educational experience - early years 2004 - Arts Week, Sculpture Workshops with Nursery children, Teyfant Primary, Hartcliffe, Bristol Educational experience - primary 2008 - Recycled materials Sculpture workshop, Combe Down Primary, Bath 2006 - Brunel 200 project, Chester Park Junior School, Bristol 2006 - Collaborative sculpture project for the Natural History section, South St Primary, City of Bristol Museum 2005 - Arts Week, Sculpture Workshops, Coombe Down Primary, Bath 2005 - Arts Week, Sculpture Workshops making permanent pieces for outdoor siting, Cheddar Grove Primary, Bristol 2005 - Progressing Creative Learning Project, Sculpture Workshops in collaboration with story-teller, Cabot Primary, St Pauls, Bristol 2005 - Sculpture Workshops resulting in permanent wall piece for front of school, St Bernards, Shirehampton, Bristol 2004 - Sculpture Workshops creating permanent outdoor piece for grounds, Fonthill Primary, Southmead, Bristol 2004 - Sculpture Workshops creating permanent piece for school entrance, Elmlea Primary, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol 2004 - Sculpture Workshops towards permanent artwork for school foyer, Dunmail Primary, Southmead, Bristol 1992 - Stone-carving workshop, Kilmersdown Junior School, Bath Educational experience - secondary 2010 - "World without prejudice" multi-media collage workshops ran by the Equality & Human Rights Commission, Meriton Teenage Parent Unit , Bristol 2009 - "Fantastic creatures" sculpture workshop, Meriton Teenage Parent Unit, Bristol 2008 - Day of the Dead/Mexican Art workshop, Meriton Teenage Parent Unit, Bristol 2008 - Two week artist residency, Heston Community School, London 2004 - Workshop @ Site Specific Sculpture Exhibition, "Curiouser & Curiouser", Bourton House Gardens, Cotswolds 2002 - Artist in Residence, Brentside High School, London 2001 - Artist in Residence, Gravesend Grammar, Kent 1998 - Workshop Artist, Gravesend Grammar, Kent 1997 - Workshop Artist/leader Children's Sculpture Workshops, Spike Island, Bristol Educational experience - special needs 2009 - Indian Art workshop, Belvue Special School, London 2008 - Indian Art workshop, Belvue Special School, London 2006 - Collaborative sculpture workshop, Belvue Special School, London 2006 - Workshops Brunel 200 Project, Commission for Temple Meads, Art & Power, Spike Island, Bristol 2001 - Year of the Artist Residency, Workshops and commission, Belvue Special School, London Other 2010 - "Magic Day" - Family learning project, Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Bristol 2010 - "Open circle" - Family learning project, Compass Point Children's Centre, Bristol 2009 - Education project work, Freelance work, Various places in U.K 2008 - "Magic Day" - Family learning project, Lawrence Weston College, Bristol 2005 - Weekly art sessions with over 60s, Malcolm X Centre, St Pauls, Bristol