Approved: 12.10.2006

Hilary Barry

Artist, Gallery educator, Teacher

Approved: 12.10.2006
  • Location: Kessingland, SUFFOLK, South East
  • Artforms: Environment, Painting
  • Tags: 2d, atmospheric, dreamlike, environmental, light, mountain, wet, event, inviting, layered, textured, tonal, emotional, environment, experimental



I either paint the human body or the landscape.  The imagery is retained from past memories often overlaid with more present recollections and thoughts.  Figures appear - they become the past, and then the future pushes forward, when today arrives, it is becoming the past.  It's a continuous process - a cycle, everyone in the world is constituted from pieces of time, therefore, I co-ordinate the past, present and future in the work.

I paint people who are temporary - they will eventually leave the world and become the past.  However, landscapes have longevity they continue to exist in the world after we have passed through.

We don’t have to understand everything we see in each painting.  The intention is for the work to be open-ended with space for interpretation by the observer.  The images evoke elements in life, and as in life, we do not always understand everything that we have seen or experienced

The painting and printing process also plays with time and its history is reconfigured into a democratic present.

CV & Education

  • Qualifications
  • M.A. Fine Art                Middlesex University, 2006
  • B.A. Fine Art                 Byam Shaw, London
  • Foundation:                  Bournville, Birmingham
  • Group
  • Nov 14 – Jan 15            Selected Group “Borders” Bernard Weatheril House, Croydon
  • Oct 14 – Dec                 Selected Group ‘Brynmawr Heritage Festival, Wales
  • June 2013                     Selected Group “Feminist Times” Online
  • March 2012                   Selected Group: 'It Is Green', Cultivate Gallery, Vyner Street London E2
  • July 2011                       Selected Group: 'Oh Open', People & Portraiture. Oxford House,
  • June 2011                      Group show: Curated Kings Hill Kent
  • March 2010                    Selected Group: 'BRICK', The Gallery in Redchurch Street,
  • August 2009                  Selected: Cork Street Open. Cork Street. London W1
  • May 2009                       Selected Group; 'CRAC', Hackney Empire. London E8
  • June 2008 -13                Group Show: Curated June Frickleton DMH, London WC2
  • April 2008                      Selected: ‘Artandaid’, Red Cross Exhibition, Hague, Neths
  • July 2007 -12                 Selected: Barnet Open, Artsdepot, London N12
  • March 2007                    Selected Group Show: ‘New Art’, Birmingham
  • March 2007                    Group Show: ‘Women’s Work’ - Arts Centre, Basingstoke
  • February 2007                Group Show: Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth
  • Solo
  • Oct 14 – Jan 15             “Landscape and Memory” Psychotherapy Centre, London NW5
  • July - Aug 2010             'Sanctuary', Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3
  • Sept 2009                       'Figures in a World', London Psychotherapy Centre, London NW5
  • Oct - Dec 2008               'Change', Cloisters. Pump Court Inner, Temple, London WC1
  • April 2007                       'What Lies Beneath', Pittstudio & Gallery, Worcester
  • Annual
  • Nov 2007 - 14                  Open Studio: Chocolate Factory. London N22