Currently based at OUTPOST studios, Norwich, UK.

Secretary for OUTPOST steering committee, 2018 - current.



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

Group Exhibitions

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

2018          HOUSEGROUNDPLAN - Nunns Yard, Norwich, April

2017/18    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


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 ArtWinner, 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

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