Barbara Steele


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.

Location Chudleigh, South West
Activities Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Book Works, Installation, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Tags artist, installations, photography, bookworks, site specific, painting

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  • Barbara Steele: Watermark

    02/03/2015 – 28/03/2015
    The Cafe, 76 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0HQ, daily 9.30-4.30

    A photographic exploration along the waterline of the boats moored at Exeter Quay.

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