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Barbara Ash

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Lives in

Works in


Royal College of Art, London, 1995, M.A
Cyprus College of Art, Cyprus, 1991, Post-Grad
Middlesex University, London, 1989, B.A (hons)

digital, surrealism, performance, installation, pop, mixed-media, feminism, 3D, sculpture, fibre-glass, kitsch, figurative, exhibition/performance

Curriculum Vitae

Issues in work - hierarchies, cultural perceptions, "beauty" industry, homogenization, innocence/sexuality....






Sep 93 - July 95                      Royal College of Art, London. (Exchange to Lisbon Art College, Portugal) M.A (R.C.A) in    Sculpture


Jan - July 91                            Cyprus College of Art, Post-graduate sculpture course, Cyprus


Sep 85 – July 89                     Middlesex University, London. B.A (Hons) Degree in Fine Art






July 2010                                   Artists Grant (Arts Council of England) for “Dolls” project in India & U.K


June 10                                    Spike Associates Melluish Bursary towards project-development in India


June 06                                    Travel Award to visit Dublin galleries, Ireland (Arts Council of England)


May 05                                    Artists Grant (Arts Council of England) awarded for solo show “Playthings”


Mar 01 – May 01                    Year of the Artist Award (Arts Council of England) working with Belevue Special School, London


Sep 92 – Sep 93                      One year Henry Moore Fellowship (Henry Moore Foundation) at Canterbury College of Art 





May 2012                                “Drawing across”, Arts council project; internet exchanges with women from the criminal justice system


April 2011                               “Art Adventures in India”, Slide presentation on practice in India, Spike Island, Bristol, U.K


June – July 2010                     “Big girl's blouse,” Site-specific Sculpture Residency, Spike Island Art Centre, Bristol, U.K


Nov- April 2009                      “Sandarbh,” Six month International Residency at Partapur/Udapuir, Rajasthan, India


Aug 07 – Jan 08                      Artist Residency, Bangalore Artists Centre & 1 Shanthi Rd Studio Gallery, India               


Jan 2008                                  Bangalore University, India, Lecture/slide-show on practice


1991-2007                               Spike Island, Studio-holder, Membership secretary & Management & Education committee


Sep 92 – Sep 93                      Henry Moore Fellowship in Sculpture, Canterbury College of Art


July – Sep 89                          Sculpture Residency at Portland Clifftop Sculpture Park, Dorset







Sept 12                                    “Virion”, Biennial project exhibition shown via a network of public screenings, Australia


Oct 10                                     “Green World Art Festival,” Collaborative project, Orissa, India


Dec 08                                     “Neerja Modi,” National Painting workshop, Jaipur, India


Nov 07                                    “Sandarbh,” Ten day site-specific workshop in rural Rajasthan, India


Aug 2007                                International Sculpture Symposium, Hai Phong, Vietnam


Nov 06                                    International Sculpture Symposium, Gwalior, India


Aug 06                                    Lapidea, International Sculpture Symposium, Germany


Aug 04                                    International Sculpture Symposium, Sprimont, Belgium


Feb 95                                     International Ice and Snow Festival, Central House of the Russian Army, Moscow, Russia


July 93                                    International Sculpture Symposium, work in the collection of the Rabas Museum, Czechoslovakia









Aug 09                                    “Sugar & Spice,” Kashi Art Gallery, Kerrala, India


April 09                                   “Homogenous (the beauty of bland),” J.K.K Art Centre, Jaipur, India


Jan 08                                      “Dance footloose on the earth,” Installation @ 1 Shanthi Rd Studio-Gallery, Bangalore, India


Jan – Mar 06                           “Sculpture in the Workplace -Ten years of sculpture”, Canada Square, London.     Curated by Ann Elliott


May05                                    “Play Things,” Installation @ Walcott Chapel, Bath, U.K


August 03                               “Cornucopia,” Installation in the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, U.K


April 2002                               “Teddy bears picnic,” Installation @ Spike Island Art Centre, Bristol, U.K


Nov 99                                    “The Lost World of Feelings,” Installation @ Picton Street Gallery, Bristol, U.K


Sep 93                                     “Set in stone,” Henry Moore Fellowship Show, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, U.K







Dec 2012                                    "Interstices", curated by Neelima Jeychandran, parallel event - Kochi Biennale, Kerala, India


Mar 2012                                    “pREpellers”, Artchennai Artfair, Chennai, touring to OED Gallery, Kerala, India in July


Mar 2011                                    New York Expo, Sculpture & video presentation of work, New York, U.S


Dec 2011                                 “Dolls,” Gallery Sumukha, India, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, touring to ArtChennai & Rob Dean Art, London


Sep 2010                                 “Innerscapes,” installation & drawings at Alliance Francais, Bangalore, India


May 09                                    “Second Bangkok Triennial,” Selected by Tetsuya Noda, Tokyo National University of                                                                                    Fine Arts. Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre, Bangkok, touring north/east Thailand until 2010.


April 09                                   “Art in Rajasthan,” Bougainvillea Gallery, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India


Jan 2007                                  “Adam’s Rib, Eve’s Air in her hair,” SOHO20, New York ~Curated by Melina Messina, Brooklyn Museum


Oct 06                                     “Beauty & the Beast,” Stourhead. Curated by Peter Dickinson for Hotbath Gallery/the National Trust


Jan 06                                      “Re-worked,” Washington Gallery, Cardiff, Wales


Dec 05                                     153rd Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol


July 05                                    Royal British Society of Sculptors Centenary Show, University of Leicester


June 05                                    Royal British Society of Sculptors Annual Show, London


Oct – Dec 04                           152nd Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol


Sep 04                                     “Off the Wall,” Olympia, London


July 04                                    Shrewsbury Open, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury


Dec 02-03                               “Beauty & Corruption,” Crawford Open 3, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland. Selected by                                                               Eugenie Tai, Brooklyn Museum & Hugh Mulholland, Ormeau Baths Gallery.


Oct 00                                     “Workplace,” Site-specific project for the “Year of the Artist” programme, Arts Council, Bristol


Sep 98                                     Artery Show, Leigh Court Mansion, Bristol


June 96                                    Sculpture presented on ArtLink@Sotheby's International Young Art programme


Nov 95                                    Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall, London


Oct 95                                     The Discerning Eye,” Mall Galleries, London


June 94                                    “Sub-tropical,” Four Woman Show, Opus 39 Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus


Apr 94                                     Interim Show, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London


Apr 93                                     “Vojanovy Sady,” Open Air sculpture Show, Central Prague, Czech Republic


June 92                                    International Sculpture Symposium Exhibition, Horice, Czechoslovakia


April 91                                   “Island life,” Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus








May 2010                                Interactive Public Sculpture in collaboration with digital artist for Bristol Children’s Hospital, U.K


July 98                                    Public commission for Battersea Park, London


Sep 92                                     Public commission for Canterbury International Art Festival, Canterbury Council Collection


Apr 92                                     Public commission for J. Sainsbury, Sainsbury Collection







Dec 2011                                 "Sculpture at Canary Wharf - a decade of exhibitions", Ann Elliot, U.K (Canary Wharf Group)


Nov 09                                    “Doll-girls”, by Marta Jakimowicz, “Deccan Herald”, national press, India


Aug 09                                    “The art of buying beauty”, by Surekha K in “New Indian Express”, national press, India


Aug 09                                    “Gender-specifics”, by Tanya Abraham in “The Hindu”, national press, India


Feb 08                                     “Mysterium Tremendum”, Rollie Mukherjee, article on artconcerns, online     contemporary art portal


Jan 7th 08                                 “Child-like in a metaphoric landscape”, Marta Jakimowicz, “Deccan Herald”, national press, India


Nov 06                                    “Lapidea 2006”, Anneli Karrenbrock, Germany (Görres Publishing House)


Feb 04                                     “crawford open 1 – 4”, Peter Murray, Ireland (Gandon Editions)


Sep 02                                     “Sculpture in Bristol”, Douglas Merritt, U.K (Redcliffe Press)




Work in private and public collections in England, Italy, India, Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Vietnam & Thailand.


Recent Exhibits

Barbara Ash participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2013 Holding up half the sky
Five Forty Five
Mar, 2011 Dolls
Gallery Sumukha - Bangalore
Aug, 2009 Sugar & Spice
Kashi Art Gallery
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Barbara Ash has Exhibited at these venues:

Five Forty Five Gallery Sumukha - Bangalore
Kashi Art Gallery

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