mark, print, place

This body of ceramic work looks at the mark we make, our print , more than just a trace, and our relationship to the natural world, our environmental and psychological impact, using the intimate to reflect a global perspective.   The red and black  ceramic “fingerprint” work involves thousands of pieces of squeezed clay,  each capturing a fingerprint, a 3D mark.  It has been… Read more »

breathe, inflate, deflate

An ongoing series of work looking at breathing, exchange of gases, our relationship with trees, destruction of the rainforest. Materials : latex, stone, trees and branches as site and material.  Fossilised tree, created by the volume of material weighing down, creating stone through time.The delicacy and intimacy of latex, made in silky sheets, cut, stitched , stretched , like skin.  Body, tree,… Read more »

drawing with trees

this is current work, digital sketches.I have been working with this tree,with its huge bump- it seems both a benign pregnant- like bulge, and a more sinister, tumorous growth. Some of these ideas may become “real”, real painted and manipulated barbed wire swarming out of the belly button type hole in the bulge, real latex cast Nipple Flowers spilling out,… Read more »

The Watershed Project – final exhibition

“Inspired by Landscape” Bradford 1 Gallery , Centenary Square, Bradford Saturday 22nd June – Saturday 24th August   Sally Barker, Andrew McMillan, Char March, Angie Rogers, Anna Turner, Simon Warner

Suspended and Stitched (Madonna and Child)

stone, latex, wire initially made for installation at Contemporary Sedimentary, my solo show at South Square Gallery, Thornton in 2014. Recently the piece has been part of the Seaswim , Head Above Water , an ACE touring exhibition at Peninsula Arts , Plymouth ; Strange Cargo , Folkestone and Crescent Art Gallery, Scarborough.

Deptford X

The Sally Barker Empire appropriated Deptford via The Deptford X Open, 2006.… Read more »

Bespoke Mountain – SCOPE Art Fair

I remade “Bespoke Mountain” for SCOPE art fair – continuing the focus of this piece discussing belonging and place through the materials, I built this “Bespoke Mountain 2” with the stone from the farm walls where I grew up. This added another layer, as I was in a sense building with the stuff of my childhood, making something in the present and for the future, using materials from the past.… Read more »

Bespoke Mountain – Fold Gallery

Whilst foldgallery was closed throughout the freezing months of January to March 2008, several artists were invited to make work for the window. For this I built “Bespoke Mountain”, continuing ideas about the landscape and belonging that had permeated recent pieces. Using materials foraged from around the town: rubble, concrete, stone, supplemented with stuff from the builders merchants I created a mountain on top of a table, a sculpture growing out of its environment. The idea that I build with the materials from a location is integral, not simply to locate the sculpture to its venue, but also to locate myself.… Read more »

Constructing the Landscape

I have just shown a Bespoke Mountain in Carlisle, part of the cultural event organised by the artists collective, freerange artists, to support the city’s bid for Capital of CultureOn the corner of Castle St. & Finkle St, opposite the castle, is a thinly bedded out planter. A tractor hood rests on the soil and getting closer, looking through the windows, a landscape of glass, wood, stone and slate and tiny people reveals itself.… Read more »

The Watershed Landscape Project

I was the first year artist on the three year project called “The Watershed- Inspired by Landscape” – a Heritage Lottery funded commission to make a new body of work in response to the moorland landscape of the south pennines and to develop a new visiting audience (WLP is currently a finalist in the National Lottery Awards for best environmental project).… Read more »