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
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
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