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David Harker

Artist, Maker

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a spatial landscape; a scrubland, as in AL 151; a natural form in its immediate environment, as in Torquay Palm; or a historical document, as in the ruins of Bolus Head.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.










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Location London
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Digital, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking
Tags Drawing, Landscape, Portrait, Place, environment, mark making, graphic art, painting, arts in health, illustration

News & Events

  • Drawings and Prints

    01/04/2016 – 30/04/2016
    Traveling Through, Lower Marsh, London

    Exhibition, Artist Talk and Workshop

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  • Mapesbury Road Drawing Project

    Project and exhibition of drawings of exterior and interior of 37 Mapesbury Road, London. See

  • Drawings

    Exhibition of Drawings and Prints at Barbican Library Foyer, Barbican Centre, London EC1 from 2-26 September 2015 including Artist talk on 22 September 2015.

  • The Poetry of Lost Landscapes

    A review by 'Write Out Loud' of the launch of 'Nowheres', a collaboration of image and text. Review can be found at

  • On Landscape#2

    18/04/2015 – 16/05/2015
    Materia Gallery

    Group Exhibition

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  • Drawing the Line

    27/04/2015 – 27/06/2015
    Poetry Society

    Exhibition of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Poetry Reading and Workshop

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  • Group Exhibition

    30/09/2014 – 12/10/2014
    Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich, London

    Work selected for an Open Exhibition

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  • Species of Trees and Other Landscapes

    04/07/2014 – 18/07/2014
    Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London N7 0SF

    An exhibition of Paintings, Prints and Drawings including a series of workshops and a Poetry reading. The exhibition will showcase my Species of Trees project and series of landscape imagery.

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  • Paintings, Prints, Drawings

    13/12/2013 – 20/12/2013
    The Attic Gallery, 26 High Street, Pinner, Middlesex

    An exhibition of work produced in 2012 and 2013 including Faces of Health portrait project and 'Species of Trees'. New work will be shown which will also form part of an exhibition in 2014.

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