BARBARA ASH M.A (R.C.A)

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Royal College of Art, London, M.A (R.C.A) in Sculpture. (Exchange to Lisbon Art College, Portugal)

Cyprus College of Art, Post-graduate sculpture course, Cyprus

Middlesex University, London. B.A (Hons) Degree in Fine Art

 

AWARDS

British Women Artists' Annual, Judges Favourite; commended by Mary Allen, former Secretary-General of Arts Council England

Artist Grant for “Dolls” touring exhibition project in India & London, U.K (Arts Council of England)

Spike Island Associates- Melluish Bursary towards project-development in India (Spike Island Associates)

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

Year of the Artist Award in collaboration with Belvue Special School, London (Arts Council of England)

Henry Moore Fellowship; based for one year at Canterbury College of Art, U.K (Henry Moore Foundation)  

               

                                               

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE & RESIDENCIES

Elected a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, London, UK

Royal West of England Academy, shortlisted to become an Academician & invited to show at the Annual Open

Bristol School of Art, Lecturer in Sculpture, Stroud & South Gloc College

NIV Art Centre, Delhi, India - Artist Residency

Drawing across, internet drawing exchanges with women from the criminal justice system (Arts Council of England)

Art Adventures in India, Slide presentation on residency-work in India, Spike Island, Bristol, U.K (Arts Council of England)

Big girl's blouse, Site-specific Sculpture Residency, Spike Island Art Centre, Bristol, U.K

Sandarbh, Six month International Residency at Partapur/Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Artist Residency, Bangalore Artists Centre & 1 Shanthi Rd Studio Gallery, India         

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

Spike Island, Studio-holder, Membership secretary & Member of Management & Education committee

Sculpture Residency at Portland Clifftop Sculpture Park, Dorset

 

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS & WORKSHOPS

Melting Pot, Project management & participation of four woman touring show, Kashi Art Gallery, Kerala, India, Sublime Galleria, Bangalore, India, Kombank Art Hall, Belgrade, Serbia, Serbian Embassy, London &  the Nehru Centre (the Cultural wing of Indian High Commission), London & Gallery Beyond, Bombay

International Painting & Sculpture Workshop, Ranchi, Jharkand, India.

Love, hope & happiness;  Artist exchange project curated by Bernard Beiling, Germany

Kala Samanya International Festival, Guwahati, Assam, India

International Painting Camp, Alva’s Education Foundation, Mangalore, India

Virion, Biennial exhibition of public screenings of project-work, Queensland University, Perth Cultural Centre, Australia

Green World Art Festival, Collaborative multi-media project, Orissa, India

Neerja Modi, National Painting workshop, Jaipur, India

Sandarbh, Ten day site-specific workshop in rural Rajasthan, India

International Sculpture Symposium, Hai Phong, Vietnam

International Sculpture Symposium, Gwalior, India

Lapidea, International Sculpture Symposium, Germany

International Sculpture Symposium, Sprimont, Belgium

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

International Sculpture Symposium, sculptures in the collection of the Rabas Museum, Czechoslovakia

 
SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

Holding up half the sky, Five Forty Five gallery, Bangalore, India

Sugar & Spice, Kashi Art Gallery, Kerala, India

Homogenous (the beauty of bland), J.K.K Art Centre, Jaipur, India

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

Sculpture in the Workplace -Ten years of sculpture, Canada Square, part of the Canary Wharf Public Art Programme, London. Curated by Ann Elliott

Play Things, Installation @ Walcott Chapel, Bath, U.K

Cornucopia, Installation in the cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, U.K

Teddy bears picnic, Installation @ Spike Island Art Centre, Bristol, U.K

The Lost World of Feelings, Installation @ Picton Street Gallery, Bristol, U.K

Set in stone, Henry Moore Fellowship Show, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, U.K

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

The Marshwood Art Prize, Bridport Art Centre

The Discerning Eye, London

Unexplored territories, Cambridge

RWA Candidate Exhibition Show, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Roots & wings, curated by Michaela Wetheral, House of Blah Blah, Exchange House, Middlesborough

FLUX Exhibition, Old Truman Brewery, London

Lust for life - works inspired by Frida Kahlo, Menier Gallery, Chocolate Factory, London

Morphologies of the archive, Inaugural exhibition, Museum of Goa, India

Bells from the deep, Hundred Years Gallery, London

Journey 5, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta, India

The Drawing Box, International drawing project, Associazone Culturale, Bologna, Italy

Stature, Gallery Iliev, Cologne, Germany

Interstices, Kochi-Muziris Biennale collateral event, Kerala, curated by Neelima Jeychandran, UCLA.

pREpellers, Gallery Art & Soul, Artchennai Artfair, Chennai, curated by Kavita Balakrishnan

New York Expo, Sculpture & video presentation of work, New York, U.S. A. curated by Nelleke Nix

Dolls, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India, curated by Marta Jakimowicz, touring to ArtChennai Art Festival & Rob Dean Art, London

Innerscapes, installation & drawings at Alliance Francais, Bangalore, India

Second Bangkok Triennial, selected by Tetsuya Noda, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre, Bangkok.

Art in Rajasthan, Bougainvillea Gallery, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Adam’s Rib, Eve’s Air in her hair, SOHO20, New York, curated by Melina Messina, Brooklyn Museum

Beauty & the Beast, Stourhead, curated by Peter Dickinson for Hotbath Gallery/the National Trust, England

Re-worked, Washington Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

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

Royal British Society of Sculptors Centenary Show, University of Leicester & Royal British Society of Sculptors Annual Show, London

Off the Wall, Olympia, London

Shrewsbury Open, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury

Beauty & Corruption, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland. Selected by EugenieTai, Brooklyn Museum & Hugh Mulholland, Ormeau Baths Gallery.

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

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

Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall, London

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

Sub-tropical, Four Woman Show, Opus 39 Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

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

Vojanovy Sady, Open Air sculpture Show, Central Prague, Czech Republic

International Sculpture Symposium Exhibition, Horice, Czechoslovakia

Island life, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

Bristol Children’s Hospital, U.K Interactive Public Sculpture in collaboration with digital artist. Battersea Park, London. Public commission for the herb garden

Canterbury International Art Festival, Public commission for Canterbury Council Collection. J. Sainsbury, Public commission for the Sainsbury Collection

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Never a doll moment by Pratima Chabbi, Time Out, Bangalore, India

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

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

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

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

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

Lapidea 2006, Anneli Karrenbrock, Germany (Görres Publishing House)

crawford open 1 – 4, Peter Murray, Ireland (Gandon Editions)

Sculpture in Bristol, Douglas Merritt, U.K (Redcliffe Press)