TRINITY: V&A MUSEUM
June 2023 - April 2024 /
Trinity publication currently on show as part of the exhibition Energy: Sparks from the Collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum - a new display exploring the theme of energy in photography from the 1840s to today.
FOTOGRAFI MAGAZINE : FEATURE
Feature on my work in the latest edition of Norwegian magazine Fotografi. I speak to Pal Otnes, Curator at the National Museum of Photography and Editor of the magazine about my practice and the alternative approaches that I use in my work.
SPONTANEOUS FERMENTATION: SET KENSINGTON
June 2023 /
‘As humans we exert our dominance as a species through control; defining ourselves through our ability to orchestrate fellow inhabitants. Rarely taking the time to recognise the other beings at play and their complex actions that make life, death, growth and transformation possible.’
Spontaneous Fermentation will show a mixture of sound, sculpture, material explorations, living and photographic works. Addressing non-human collaborators and breaking down the traditional view of the artist. Microbial growth, fermentation, light waves, decomposition, sound waves, vegetal growth are all forms of potential artistic creation. Processes and actions that happen almost entirely without humans and yet we often insist on claiming their results as our own. This exhibition pays recognition and homage to our collaborative counterparts.
BEYOND SILVER : LAPC EXHIBITION
January - February 2023 /
‘Metals and minerals are of the earth - extracted, purified, dried, cut, mould, extruded, dissolved and filtered. Photographic images are of the earth, they are metals and minerals, polished, coated, sensitised, exposed, developed, washed, fixed, displayed. We rely on the sensitivity of these metals to depict the world around us, the earth that they come from...’
The London Alternative Photography Collective present “Beyond Silver”, an exhibition that explores the relationships between analogue photography and metallurgy. The exhibition will consider the use of silver in photography, as well as shining a light on many of the other metals that are used within photographic image production, in both historical and contemporary practice. In addition to silver, the exhibition will include works which utilise lesser known metals in photography including iron, copper, tin, aluminium, platinum and palladium.
January 2023 /
New artist film created by Cato Lauvli whilst working on location in Norway.
TRINITY : PROMONTORY OF THE SANCTUARY
November 2022 /
Alongside his curation of the show at Atelier Noua in Norway Chris Littlewood has written a brillinat new text for the catalogue...
‘ Suppose photography is the effect of light and time rendered on a substrate. In that case, camera obscuras and camera-less techniques such as photograms are arguably its purest form. Not even film grain comes between a subject and its representation. While this might offer experimental possibilities for some artists in studio settings, what distinguishes Raymond Barker's technique is the transportable nature of his setup.‘
ATELIER NOUA, NORWAY
October-November 2022 /
Trinity on show at Atelier Noua in Bodo, Norway.
C4 JOURNAL REVIEW
October 2022 / Eugenie Shinkle of C4 Journal reviews my book Trinity...
‘More than three decades after it was first penned, art critic Ingrid Sischy’s indictment that ‘beauty is a call to admiration, not to action’ continues to draw a line between those who understand the photograph as a way of documenting concrete social struggles, and those who use it to pose questions about the medium and the nature of representation itself. Oliver Raymond Barker's Trinity suggests new ways of thinking about how politics is done, and how this doing might be represented.’
STILLS GALLERY PODCAST
August 2022 / On this new episode of Photography Down the Line, I speak to director of STILLS gallery Ben Harman. We discuss making work post-lockdown, living and working in Cornwall and my book Trinity'.
TRINITY AT TATE MODERN
May 2022 /
As part of OFFPRINT book fair I will be talking at Tate Modern with artist and academic Eugenie Shinkle. Come along to find out more about my process, the book and future plans for my work.
December 2021 /
Trinity has launched! It is now available for purchase directly from publisher Loose Joints. Sign up to my newsletter for more information about events and talks that will be coming up...
Spring 2021 /
Working in partnership with filmmaker and researcher Rachael Jones, Moving Landscapes commissions three artists, Kitty Hillier, Rosanna Martin and Oliver Raymond-Barker, to make new works and develop rich engagement materials in response to walks in the Cornish landscape.
GRAIN PORTFOLIO AWARD / FORMAT
Summer 2020 /
Trinity selected for the GRAIN Projects Portfolio Award at Format International Photography Festival.
TRINITY PUBLICATION TOUR
Summer 2019 /
Trinity will tour a number of venues over the following months including IED Madrid, PhotoIreland, Organ Vida Festival, RAW Phototriennale and Ningbo Photobook festival as part of the Kassel Dummy Award
KASSEL DUMMY AWARD
Trinity has been shortlisted for the 2019 Kassel Dummy Award.This new publication brings together work created with the Backpack Obscura whilst on residency at Cove Park arts centre in Scotland. Designed by Loose Joints the book is currently limited to an edition of 10.
Two texts have been commissioned to accompany the images - one by Nick Hunt, author of Where the Wild Winds Are and the other by Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at The V&A Museum. Both can be read here.
BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL
6-30 June 2019 / Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
Exhibiting at Belfast Photo as part of London Alternative Photography Collective. Group show with work by Melanie King, Hannah Fletcher, Simone Mudde, Almudena Romero, Dafna Talmor & Edouard Taufenbach.
May 2019 / Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
New comission to make a temporary site specific work for Goonhilly Village Green. Eight regionally connected artists have been commissioned to create new work for the project which will take place on 18th May 2019, on Goonhilly Downs.
October - March 2019 / The Photographers Gallery, London
Planetary Processing is a gathering of artists for whom photography is a mode of speculation on geological, celestial and bodily systems. Taking the form of a six-month artist-led Peer Forum, Planetary Processing is funded by Artquest and hosted by The Photographers' Gallery, London.
UNSEEN PHOTO FESTIVAL
September 2018 / Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
London Alternative Photography Collective will be exhibiting at the Unseen Photography Fair CO-OP in Amsterdam. The exhibiting artists will be Melanie King, Almudena Romero, Diego Valente, Hannah Fletcher, Simone Mudde, Ramona Guntert, Dafna Talmor and Oliver Raymond-Barker. The theme drawing together works from each artist is a certain strangeness which is encountered in the natural world, with some artists using natural materials to create photographic prints.
May 2018 / Goonhilly Satellite Station
Delivering workshops for schools at Goonhilly Satellite station on The Lizard as part of Groundwork. Supported by funding through Arts Council England, Groundwork is organised by CAST (the Helston-based Cornubian Arts and Science Trust) in partnership with Kestle Barton, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and Tate St Ives.