Currently based at OUTPOST studios, Norwich, UK.

Secretary for OUTPOST steering committee, 2018 - current.



Visual and research based practitioner currently concerned with the creation and reproduction of space, Barkus creates a broad artistic practice that reflects upon specific research themes. Using his practice to question how space can be cultivated, both physically and as a part of a lived experience, Barkus builds environments that allow these themes to be questioned by a viewer. Initiated with research into local histories and stories, as well as an awareness of Space, Architecture, Landscape, and Boundaries, influence how and why the work is produced.


MA Fine Art, Merit, Norwich University of the Arts, 2018

BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1:1 First Class degree, Norwich University of the Arts, 2015

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Merit, University of Northampton, 2012

Current Exhibitions

2020 // MK Calling 2020 - MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, February - November

Group Exhibitions

2019 // OUTPOST Studio Holders Show - OUTPOST Studios, Norwich, July

2018 // Masters Degree show - Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, September

2018 // HOUSEGROUNDPLAN - Nunns Yard, Norwich, April

2018 // We Came Here to Conquer - Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, September 2017 - March 2018

2017 // The Great Anxiety of our Times - Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, May

2015 // Printmaking in the Post Print Age - China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China, September

2015 // NUA Graduate Show - Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, July

2015 // NUA15 Free Range - Truman Brewery, London, July

2015 // BIOMORPHOSIS - John Innes Centre, Norwich, April


2020 // SQUEEZE IT! - 27 April - 3 May 

2018 // OUTPOST steering committee, Secretary (2018 - Present)

2017 // Introduction to Contemporary Printmaking, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

2016 // British Art Show 8 event group, Norwich

2015 // Norfolk Contemporary Art Society Prize, Finalist, June

2015 // Jennifer Davey memorial award for Fine Art, Winner, February

2015 // The Jeff Koons Collaborative, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

2015 // Fine Art Publication Editorial board, Norwich University of the Arts

2014 // No Working Title, Tate Modern, London, April

2013 // Zabludowicz Project, Zabludowicz Collection, London, April

2012 // National Scholarship Award 2012-13

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