Monday 27 April 2009

TODAY artist talk: Ruth Barker

Monday 27th April
Main Lecture Theatre- ECA
3- 4pm
All welcome

Ruth Barker is a Glasgow-based artist originally from the North of England. Barker exhibits at a national and international level, and was commissioned to design the first British war memorial to commemorate non-combatants killed in warfare: The Choir Loft is now permanently sited at the Blackpool Cenotaph in England. Barker’s work is known for exploring ideas of mortality and language through a predominantly text-based practice that operates in both gallery context and the public sphere. Her recent work has been increasingly performance-based; using the structures and images of mythopoeic narrative to recite memorised poetic scripts, sometimes of considerable duration and with complex literary structures.

Ruth Barker is also the editor of Public Art Scotland (PAR+RS), and a co-founder and curator for Washington Garcia Gallery, Glasgow. She has been a board member of Glasgow Sculpture Studios, is currently a Researcher / Host for The Common Guild, and takes an active role in Glasgow's art community. In this talk she will discuss her various hats and how she chooses to wear them.

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