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Personal Details

Home address: 15 Eaves Ave, Hebden Bridge, W. Yorkshire , HX7 6DJ
Telephone: 07796 203540
Email: sally@sallybarker.org
Website: http://www.sallybarker.org
Date of Birth: 05/12/62


1974-81 Bradford Girls Grammar School
1981-82 Percival Whitley College, Halifax.
1982-85 Humberside College, Hull , B.A. (Hons), Fine Art.
1985-86 Manchester Polytechnic, M.A. Painting.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Solo Exhibition at South Square Gallery, Bradford
2011 Inspired by Landscape 1, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford work from the Watershed Landscape Project
ongoing The Sally Barker Empire,www.sallybarker.org/empire
2001-2 The Sally Barker Gallery , 291 gallery, London.
1993 Fort Custer, Archbishop Tenison School, London.
1990 Greenwich Theatre Gallery, London.
1989 North East London Polytechnic.

Group Exhibitions

2012 This is Not an Empty Space, Melbourne Works, Hebden Bridge.
Landmarks, Water St Gallery, Todmorden.
Sculpture show at South Square Gallery, Bradford
Structures, Rose and Brown, Saltaire, Bradford
2011 Artsmill Open, Artsmill Gallery, Hebden Bridge
Six Inch Cube, South Square Gallery.
Finalist BBC series 2 Show Me The Monet with exhibition at RCA
Bradford Open, Cartwright Hall
judge for The Young Open, Cartright Hall
2010 Nexus, Exeter Phoenix Gallery
Urban Fragments, Collier Bristow Gallery, London
2009 BITE, commission for cultural event and exhibition for City of Culture bid, Carlisle
Ice, Cuppola Gallery, Sheffield.
Sculpture show, South Square Gallery, Bradford
Salon, Temporary Artspace, Halifax
the drawing shed – ACE funded drawing project with artist Sally Labern
Pick & Mix, Leytonstone Woolworths, London
The Animal Gaze– symposium & exh, London Metropolitan University
2008 SCOPE art fair, London, with foldgallery
Realise, The Arthouse, Yorkshire
Fred 2008, Cumbria.
Window, foldgallery, Cumbria
2007 Artgene Open, Barrow in Furness
Fred 2007, Cumbria.
Upstaging Nature, Lookout Post, London
c.art.ed in Ansdell, Lancashire.
Artists Books, John Holden Gallery, MMU, Manchester
Saltburn Gallery, window.
2006 A-mart,Ale & Porter Arts, Bradford on Avon
Plinths & Pedestals, South Central, Bath
Fred 2006, Cumbria
Britishness, Another Product Show, Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Contemporary Prints 4, London Print Studio.
2005 Snowcase, fold gallery, Cumbria.
Deptford X, London.
Fred 2005, art interventions in Cumbria.
Contemporary Prints 3, London Print Studio.
25, Exposure Gallery, Swansea
Drawing 200, The Drawing Room, London.
Catapults & High Jinx, comic show,The London Print Studio.
2004 Chaim Soutine, tattoo project, London & Tank Magazine.
Stuft, Red Gallery, Hull.
London Underground, Toomey Tourell Gallery, San Francisco.
The Straight & Crooked Way, RCA curators course show.
Not Always The Same, Hammersidi Gallery, London, then Mjelby Arts Centre, Halmstad, Sweden.
Cranes in Trees, Commission for Chiltern Sculpture Trail.
2002 Manchester v. London, LCCA, London.
2001- 3 Looking With/Out, Courtauld Institute, London.
2001 Century City, Tate Modern.
Art Mart, 291 Gallery, London.Work on britart.com site & in their touring multiples shop.
Adrift at Stubnitz, Rotterdam Harbour.
Record Collection, VTO Gallery, International 3, Manchester & the Forde Gallery, Geneva.
A Project, Milch gallery, London.
City Racing , a partial account 1988-1998, I.C.A. London.
1999 e/E residency @ backspace, video screenings.
1998 Real Life, Galleria S.A.L.E.S.,Rome.
Showgirls, billboard poster project, Sheffield.
Internet project with ‘everything’ magazine.
Participating in eBC live multimedia channel, I.C.A.
1997 Shift, Cubitt Gallery, London.Teela visits Braziers workshop.
1996 Kiss This, Focal Point, Southend.
1995 Glass Shelf Show, multiples, ICA, London.
1994 Sally Barker, Paul Hodgson & James Pyman, City Racing,London.
Supastore Boutique, Laure Genillard, London.
City Racing, Gruppe Grun Gallery, Bremen.
Modern Art, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
1993 Identikit, Copenhagen Place, London.
Floccinauchinihilipilification, City Racing, London.
1992 Hit and Run, Tufton Street, London.
1990 Works, with Paul Noble and Emma Barker, Union St., London.
1988 Two painters, with Paul Noble, BICA Gallery, Brighton.


2012 – ongoing Artist at Swallownest Court, Rotherham, working with adults with mental health issues.
2012 – ongoing Artist mentor at Artists In Mind (AIM), Huddersfield. Developing and delivering the inSide project with artists with mental health issues in secure units, prisons and hospitals
2010 – ongoing Freelance artist in schools: working throughout pre-school, Foundation, KS1 & KS2, and with various Special Schools inc. EBD, PMLD, SLD, autism, MLD, visually and hearing impaired.

Includes collaborative work with teachers, after school clubs and lunchtime clubs as a visiting artist embedding creativity into the curriculum. I have recently worked with the Calderdale Extended Schools Programme.

2012 Artist in residence for Exploring Landscapes Pennine Lancashire. One of six artists forming a residential hub for creative consultation and engagement at Foxhill Bank Nature Reserve and Urban Park, Oswaldtwistle.
2010 – 2011 “Watershed Landscape Project-” commission, to make a new body of work in response to the upper landscape of the South Pennines.


Exhibition of the resulting work at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford with gallery workshops and talks. Installed geo-caching at Lister Park, Mytholmroyd and on Widdop Moor, collaborating with Watershed poet Andrew McMillan.

2010 – 2011 Artist working with “Proper Job Theatre Co”, creative consultation with local children producing “a play in a week”.
2010 – 2011 Body Drawing Days papering out rooms- exploring drawing using the whole body.
2010 Artist working for LOCA on new playground for Greenhead Park, Kirklees, with creative play consultant & landscape architect : devised and ran consultation engagement with community groups, followed by the design, fabrication and installation of interactive sculptural play elements in the park, focusing on loose parts provision and natural play.
2010 Ravenscliffe SEN High School, Halifax. Drawing workshops resulting in whole school, performance, with several creative practitioners.
2009 – 2010 Part-time tutor for Calderdale Adult Learning – working with adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities – running courses in art and drama/movement.
2009 The Avenue Special School, Reading, working with ASD, pmld, mld students and staff. Students exploring their environment and physical space through drawing, movement and making sculpture.
2005-2009 Artist commissions working closely with a landscape designer to run projects with community groups, producing permanent artwork for London parks and connecting them to their local environment.

One project won the Local Government New Street Design Awards 2009, in the children’s play category.

1990 – 2009 Freelance artist in galleries and museums including:

  • Serpentine Gallery
  • National Maritime Museum (The Big Draw)
  • Geffrye Museum
  • Ragged School Museum
  • Chisenhale Gallery
  • Redbridge Museum
  • V&A Museum
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Tower of London
  • Salford Museum
2000 – 2009 Tutor at Tower Hamlets College teaching art, public art, ceramics, gardening & drama/movement to ALDD students.

Responsibilities included:

  • tailoring sessions to individual students’ needs
  • care of a personal tutor group of 12 students
  • discussing and documenting individual learning plans with students
  • supervising support workers
  • setting up and organising the smooth running of the space/room
  • organising materials, tools and all learning aids
  • maintaining registers and following up absences
  • writing risk assessments for on and off site work
  • carrying out enrolment and baseline assessments
  • course and programme evaluation
  • devising and setting up new courses
  • liaising between home and college with help of support workers
  • documenting student work for portfolios, proof of target attainment, self reflective practise and display


2002 Sponsored by Bosch & John Downes Memorial Trust Award.Work in private collections in the UK & USA.
Numerous radio interviews
Finalist on “Show Me The Monet “ BBC2 art programme
work in several poetry books


CABE “spaceshaper” training

introduction to BSL

disability awareness training

neuro-diversity awareness training


child protection training

sensory awareness in ASD

paramedics first aid.

Holding 2 current CRB checks and 5m public liability insurance

Personal Statement

In 2009 I relocated to Calderdale from London where I had lived for 22 years.