Approved: 16.08.2006

Barbara Steele

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Having spent many years as a textile artist, both in Canada and the United Kingdom, I then studied for a BA and Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art. This study changed my working practice and I now work across different media depending on the concept, the subject matter, the project. My current art practice encompasses site specific art and studio based work. The sited work links issues between art and

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  • Location: Chudleigh, South West
  • Activities: Studio practice
  • Categories: Book Works, Installation, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
  • Tags: artist, installations, photography, bookworks, site specific, painting
 
 

Biography

Having spent many years as a textile artist, both in Canada and the United Kingdom, I then studied for a BA and Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art. This study changed my working practice and I now work across different media depending on the concept, the subject matter, the project. My current art practice encompasses site specific art and studio based work. The sited work links issues between art and the environment, art and place, involving the audience to add their reflections about the surroundings. The studio based works can link directly with the installations through artists bookworks, photography and prints (A Sense of Place series), or they can be a separate subject matter such as the Water Series or Identity Series of paintings and works on paper. However within this range of media the work is interlinked in many ways, with concerns about identity of place and personal identity; memories and secrets; disclosure and concealment; reflections, surfaces, layers.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2004 - Post Graduate Diploma Fine Art, University of Plymouth, Exeter 2003 - Post Graduate Certificate of Education, University of Plymouth, Seale Hayne 1999 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Plymouth, Exeter

Solo exhibitions

2015 Barbara Steele: Watermark, Topsham, Devon

2005 - Barbara Steele: Artist's Bookworks, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

2005 - 'Reflections' at Dartington, Japanese Garden at Dartington Hall, Devon

Group exhibitions

2013 International Art Forum, Brittany, France

DAN at Northcott Theatre, Exeter

DAN at Gloss Gallery, Exeter

Art on the English Riviera, Torquay

2010 - Six Days of Art, Mallands Barn, Newton Abbot and Launch Exhibition, Rille Estate, Buckfastleigh

2009 - Structure:Time, The Picture House, Exeter

2009 - Ten Artists Walk a Farm, West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter

2008 - TRAIL, Tomorrow's Teignmouth Gallery, Teignmouth

2007 - Coombe Farm Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Coombe Farm Gallery, Dittisham

Devonartworks 2007, Studio of Ian & Barbara Steele, Chudleigh Devon

Organic Arts, West Town Farm, Ide,

The Great Create, National Trust Greenway, Galmpton, Devon

Two Devon Artists: Ian and Barbara Steele, Town Mill Galleries, Lyme Regis

2006 - Artists' Open Studios: Barbara Steele, Chudleigh, Devon

Barbara Steele: Paintings & Works on Paper, Camelford Gallery, Camelford

Embodiments, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset

Forest Dreaming Part 4, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Exeter, Devon

2005 - Bound/Unbound, Dartington Art Gallery, Devon

Embodiments, Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport, Dorset

2004 - Diversity, Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset

Reflections at St Pancras, St Pancras Church for Exeter Autumn Festival, Exeter Response to Eden, Eden Project, Cornwall and Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

2003 - Reflections at Rocombe, Open Studios at Rocombe Farm, Devon

2002 - Responses at Brimblecombe, Brimblecombe Cider Farm

Educational Outreach Projects, Spacex Gallery, Exeter