OLIVER RAYMOND BARKER

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BIOGRAPHY

Born Wales, 1980
Lives and works Cornwall, UK


Bourneville College of Art : Foundation in Art & Design
Birmingham Institute of Art & Design : BA Photography


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 /
Tea Building, London E2: Pic.up prints, Pic.London
UNSEEN photo festival, Amsterdam: CO-OP, LAPC

2017 /
Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn: Forest Obscura                                 Four Corners Gallery, London: London Pinhole Festival
St John on Bethnal Green, London: Photo Pioneer I Photo Primitive

2016 /
Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, South Korea
Penwith Gallery, St Ives: Photo Pioneer I Photo Primitive

2015 /
The Exchange, Penzance: Winter Print Fair
Back Lane West, Redruth: Cross Currents
The Exchange, Penzance: The Clubhouse AGM Book Show
Centre for Contemporary Art & the Natural World, Exeter

2014 /
Penwith Gallery, St Ives: Making Time
Syson Gallery, Nottingham: Strange business
Crypt Gallery, St Ives: Prints from the Studio
Environment & Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter: Natural Alchemy
Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall: Natural Alchemy

2011 /
Polwheveral, Cornwall: Gather – Resurgence magazine 45th Birthday
Kestle Barton, Helston, Cornwall: In Abundance
The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall: Phenomena of nature


PUBLICATIONS

2017 /
Anatomy of Stone: Artist publication, hand printed & bound, unique

2016 / 
Photo Pioneer I Photo Primitive : Exhibition catalogue        

2015 / 
Geumgang Nature Art Biennale,  Breathing Art: Exhibition catalogue
Natural Alchemy: Artist publication, hand printed & bound, Edition of 5.
Dark Mountain, Techne /Issue 8: Featured Artist

2014 / 
Making Time, New Photographic Constructions:  Exhibition catalogueDark Mountain / Issue 5:  Featured Artist

RESIDENCIES & SYMPOSIUMS

2018 /
The Photographers Gallery, London: Planetary Processing, Peer Forum
Cove Park Arts, Scotland: Backpack Obscura residency

2017 /
Dartington Hall, Totnes: In Other Tongues Symposium, invited speaker
London College of Communication: Shadows Symposium, invited speaker

2016 /
Dartington Hall, Totnes: Art.Earth, invited speaker
Gonju, South Korea: International Nature Art Seminar, invited speaker  

2015 /
Back Lane West, Redruth: Cross Currents residency

2014 /
University of Exeter: Research and creative industries symposium, invited speaker
Back Lane West, Redruth: Natural Alchemy project residency

2013 /
University of Exeter: ESI Creative Exchange programme


COMMISSIONS

Goonhilly Village Green 2019 : Upcoming
Meijburg Art Commission 2018 : Nominated finalist
Geumgang Biennale 2016 : Forest Obscura
Late @Tate St Ives, Autumn 2014: Cameraless Photography


GRANTS & AWARDS

Cultivator Creative Investment Grant: 2017/18
Creative Skills Development Grant: 2011


RECENT WORKSHOPS
UNSEEN photo festival, Amsterdam
Cove Park Arts, Cove, Scotland
Cornubian Arts & Science Trust, Helston, Cornwall
Newlyn & Exchange Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
Kestle Barton, Helston, Cornwall
Tate St Ives, St Ives, Cornwall