David HarkerArtist, Maker, Curator
Influenced by and having an influence on texts written by Poet and Writer, Tamar Yoseloff, my recent work collectively titled, Nowheres, is a series of landscape images which initially I thought I had selected at random. Having collated and arranged them I see that they represent man-made construction in the context of nature, in some cases barely evident and others overwhelmingly so.
In some cases the images provide places for a character to inhabit, in others they are a starting point for poetic reflection. The images are not illustrations but reflect something of the environment described in the texts. Each text and each image is discrete and self-contained, but also shares common ground with the others.
The notion of environment is wide-ranging: a spatial landscape; a scrubland, as in AL 151; a natural form in its immediate environment, as in Torquay Palm; or a historical document, as in the ruins of Bolus Head.
The drawings are presented as fragments rather than traditionally-framed landscapes. This reflects the continuing and open-ended narrative contained in the texts.
April 2016 Drawings and Prints, Travelling Through, Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AE - October 2015- February 2016- British Psychotherapy Foundation, Mapesbury Road, London NW5; September 2015- Drawings, Barbican Centre, Level 2, London - May-June 2015 Drawing the Line, Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, London WC1 2014 - Species of Trees and other Landscapes, Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London 2013 - Species of Trees, The Attic , High Street, Pinner 2012 - Landscape, Place and Memory, The Attic Gallery, High Street, Pinner, Middlesex 2012 - Paintings, Free Space Gallery, Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 2009 - Wall Drawings, Westbourne Grove Church Artspace, Westbourne Grove, London 2006 - Drawings, Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London Fields, London 2005 - Drawings, Withers LLP, 16 Old Bailey, London 2004 - Fields of Marks, Clerkenwell Green Association, London EC1 2003 - Harding House Gallery, Lincoln 2002 - Ft Gallery, Highbury, London 2000 - Burgh House, Hampstead 1999 - Barclaycard Head office, Northampton
2016 Open exhibition, St.Marys, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex ; 2015 November Secret Art Sale, Heath Robinson House, West House, Pinner ; April - On Landscape, Materia Gallery, Rome, Italy ; 2014 November-December - Cafe Gallery Projects, Southwark, London ; October -Open Exhibition, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich SE21 ; West House, Pinner, Middlesex; 2013 Cafe Gallery Projects, Southwark,Park, London ; 'Off the Ground' Rowan Arts Projects, Holloway, London- Islington Exhibits and Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, Islington 2013 - Species of Trees and other Landscapes, 20thcQuarters, Highgate, London 2012 - 125 th Anniversary, James Wigg Practice, Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London 2012 - 'Cabinet', Islington Arts Factory, Parkhurst Road, London 2012 - February Art Fair, Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London N7 OSF 2012 - Free Space Collective, New Space Gallery, Kentish Town, London NW5 2012 - Group Exhibition, Large Glass, 392 Caledonian Road, London N1 1DN 2012 - Islington Arts Factory Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London 2012 - The Duration of Surface, The Attic, High Street, Pinner, Middx 2011 - Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy 2011 - Drawing Crowds ( www.drawingcrowds.co.uk ), The Stone Space, Leytonstone E11 1HG 2011 - Incognito, St.James Schools, Kensington, Olympia, London 2011 - People and Portraiture, Oxford House Gallery, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG 2011 - Postcard Exhibition, Transiberian Arts Centre see http://trans-siberianartscentre.blogspot.com/ , Moscow-Bejiing 2011 - Summer Exhibition, Free Space Gallery, Batholomew Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 2010 - Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, Artworks Project Space, 114 Blackhorse Lane, London 2010 - Incognito, St.James Independent Schools, Kensington Olympia 2010 - Open Exhibition, Cafe Gallery Projects, London 2010 - Square up the Decade, druck dealer, Marktstrasse 102, Hamburg 2009 - Anima Mundi, Primo Piano Gallery, Lecce, Italy 2009 - Square up the Year, NO:ID Gallery, London 2009 - Square up the Year, NO:ID Gallery ( www.noidgallery.net ), 31 Commercial Road, London E1 1LG 2008 - Miniatures, The Art Works Galleries, Newcastle 2008 - Poole Drawing Open, The Study Gallery, Poole Centre for the Arts, Poole 2007 - Group Exhibition, Rowley Gallery, Kensington Church Street, London W4 2007 - Group Exhibition and Art Auction, The Building Centre, Store Street, London W1 2007 - Postcards From The Edge, James Cohan Gallery , New York 2007 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open Exhibition, RBSA Gallery , St.Paul's Birmingham 2007 - Sefton Open, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Merseyside 2006 - Group Exhibition, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St.Albans 2006 - Group Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London 2006 - Group Exhibition, Seven Seven Gallery, London Fields, London 2006 - Open Exhibition, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St.Albans 2005 - Polish Art Foundation Drawing Biennale, Polish Art Foundation, Victoria, Australia 2004 - Candid Galleries, Candid Arts, Islington, London 2004 - Eastern Open, Kings Lynn Art Centre, Kings Lynn 2004 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London 2004 - Open Exhibition, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire 2003 - Forea Gallery, Harrow, London 2003 - Fovea Gallery, Harrow, London 2003 - first-art, South William Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 2002 - Florence Trust Summer Show, Florence Trust Studios, Highbury, London 2002 - Gallery gf2, Soho, London 2002 - Glasgow Art Fair 2001 - Art and Design Gallery, Hertfordshire University 2001 - Art Fair, Battersea, London 2001 - Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Hampshire 2001 - Florence Trust Studios, Highbury, London 2000 - Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans 1999 - University College, Northampton 1997 - Group Exhibition, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, Uxbridge
2015 - The Poetry School - Crossing the Line Workshop - at The Poetry Society, London - 2014 - Education Workshops - 'Make Art' for 7-8 yrs and 11-14 yrs at Islington Arts Factory 2011- The Big Draw, Kentish Town Health Centre, Batholomew Road, Kentish Town, London NW5
Forthcoming 2017 Stiwdio Maelor, Machynlleth, Wales; 2012 - Artist Residency, The Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Ireland 2012 - Portrait Project Artist Residency see www.davidharker.wordpress.com , Kentish Town Health Centre, Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London 2010 - International Artists Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Almeria, Spain 2009 - Artist in Residence (see http://davidharker.blogspot.com), The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln 2000 - Artist in Residence, University of Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
2016 - Purchase of Artwork by British Psychotherapy Foundation for Permanent Collection 2014 - Drawing Commission for Queen Elizabeth School, Barnet ;2011 - Contemporary Art Collection ( Purchase of Artwork), Kentish Town Health Centre, Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town
2015 - E17 Designers 'Book-ish Fair, London E17 - 2014 - Seven Sisters Stories - Rowan Arts Projects - Drawings from 'Species of Trees' Series selected by the 'Seven Sisters' see http://www.sevensistersstories.com/gallery/trees-by-david-harker - 2013 Keats House, Hampstead, Craft and Vintage Fair; 2013 - Dandy Lion Arts, Crafts and Vintage, The Oxford, Kentish Town, London NW5
Competitions, Prizes and Awards
2014- Grant Award, Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England - 'Species of Trees and Other Landscapes' 2012 - Grant Award, The Eaton Fund for Artists, PO Box 172, Lewes BN7 9FF 2011 - BP Portrait Award (longlisted - reached second round of selection process), National Gallery , London 2010 - Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Awards, Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Trust, Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H OBL 2009 - Arts Council Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England, London 2007 - Drawing Center Viewing Program, Drawing Center, New York 2007 - Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Awards, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, Westminster London SW1H OBL 2007 - Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York 2004 - Jerwood Drawing Prize - Shortlisted, Jerwood Space, London; 1999 First Prize, Barclaycard Drawing Award
2001 - BA(Hons)Fine Art, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire 2000 - Printmaking, University of Granada, Andalucia, Spain 1992 - Illustration, Chelsea School of Art and Design, London 1987 - BSc(Hons) Urban Land Economics, Sheffield Hallam University, Pond Street, Sheffield
2016 New Reflections magazine, British Psychotherapy Foundation 2015 Selected Artist for Axisweb Artist Collaborations feature https://www.axisweb.org/features/spotlight/five2watch-collaboration/ ; Nowheres, David Harker and Tamar Yoseloff, A collaborative project of Text and Images; Another Brick in the Wall, Article about Nowheres by John Field at ;http://johnfield.org/2015/06/07/david-harker-tamar-yoseloff-nowheres/;Write Out Loud, The Poetry of Lost Landscapes http://www.writeoutloud.net/public ;Selected Artist for axisweb the big draw https://www.axisweb.org/features/spotlight/five2watch-the-big-draw/ ; Species of Trees and Other Landscapes - London Grip, Art and Culture Magazine - 2013 Species of Trees with contributions from Writer and Art Critic Ciara Healy and Poet Tamar Yoseloff ; Optima Magazine, Hertfordshire and Middlesex 2012 - Faces of Health A Portrait Project by David Harker, Kentish Town Health Centre, London 2010 - a-n magazine 2009 - an (Artist Newsletter) Magazine, 'Snapshot' p.8 2009 - Anima Mundi, Primo Piano Gallery, Lecce, Italy 2004 - 'Fields of Marks' The Work of David Harker by Cherry Smyth 2001 - Florence Trust Summer Exhibition, Florence Trust, London
David Harker on Artlyst http://www.artlyst.com/david.harker and at Tower Hamlets Shadwell Printmakers
2016 Artist and Poet Question and Answer session at Travelling Through prints and drawings exhibition, Lower Marsh London SE1 with Tamar Yoseloff, Paul Carey-Kent and Ciara Healy 2015 Drawings and Prints - Artist Talk - Barbican Centre, Level 2 ; E17 Designers, E17 Art Trail, Walthamstow, London E17; 2013 - Keats House Fair, Keats House, Ten Keats Grove, Hampstead 2013 - Member of, Craft Makers Association, 28 Grafton Terrace, London NW5 4JJ 2012 - Administrator, Islington Arts Factory, Parkhurst Road, Holloway, London 2012 - Content Systems Management, www.wordpress.com, online 2012 - Marketing Assistant, Create(Arts)Ltd, Salisbury House, London Wall, London EC2M 5QQ 2012 - Radio Interview, Artists Lounge Arts Show, On Portraiture, Radio On FM, 101.4FM, 1 Lyric Square, Hammersmith 2011 - Print Collection, , Smiths Row Gallery,, Bury St.Edmunds 2010 - Open Studios, Harrow Open Studios, Harrow 2010 - Radio Interview, XStream East Radio - at - http://www.blog.nquentinwoolf.com/?p=572 , St.Georges Town Hall, 236 Cable Street, London E1 OBL
Exhibition of Drawings and Prints at Travelling Through, 131 Lower Marsh, Londonin April 2016
Project and exhibition of drawings of exterior and interior of 37 Mapesbury Road, London. See
Exhibition of Drawings and Prints at Barbican Library Foyer, Barbican Centre, London EC1 from 2-26 September ...
A review by 'Write Out Loud' of the launch of 'Nowheres', a collaboration of image and text. Review can ...
You can hear the sound
Which is made
When a pin hits the ground
The soft swish of
A drape ...
The man in marbella and the yard
For months the yard had remained empty. The owner had decamped to Marbella ...
Two paintings made at different times for different reasons.
Exhibition, Artist Talk and Workshop
Exhibition of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Poetry Reading and Workshop
Work selected for an Open Exhibition
An exhibition of Paintings, Prints and Drawings including a series of workshops and a Poetry reading ...
An exhibition of work produced in 2012 and 2013 including Faces of Health portrait project and 'Species ...
A5 Artist Book containing 7 tree images from original drawings by the artist, an essay by Arts Writer ...
Nowheres is a book containing a collection of my landscape images alongside poems and prose. Having an ...
Tree prints based on my drawings. Printed on canaletto luscio archival paper or cotton rag on A4 sized ...
|Activities||Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions, Studio practice|
|Artforms / type of project||Digital, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking|
|Tags||Drawing, Landscape, Portrait, mark making, graphic art, painting, arts in health, illustration, printmaking, digital|