mark, print, place

Current work focusses on the mark we make and our relationship with the world on an environmental and psychological level, using the intimate to reflect a global perspective. Small scale work using squeezed clay  to capture thousands of fingerprints, some made to fit onto pieces of fossilised stone.  Site specific fingerprint work to be installed on two trees in Lytham for the Counterp-art event… 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

Contemporary Sedimentary

Solo show at South Square Gallery, Thornton Friday 8th June – Sunday 28th July South Square Gallery hosts my new solo show.   This series of new photographic and sculptural works involves a mix of organic and synthetic materials, including broken, stitched and hung stone, cast resin, latex, grass and neon Perspex. The work  explores our relationship with the landscape, bringing… Read more »

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 »