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  •   One year on from the residency of The Tower of Babel project at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Barnaby Barford will present his new body of work ME WANT NOW at David Gill Gallery in London. The installation of sculpture and drawing explores ‘me first’ culture, debating our values in an increasingly polarised political landscape, and is the first exhibition of...
  • In Search of Happiness Talk, 31 March 2017, 15:00, Ceramic Art London at Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA. Barnaby Barford has been invited to speak about the inspiration and driving force behind his work as part of the CLAYTALKS@CAL programme at Ceramic Art London. He will outline how and why he is investigating the aspirations of our society, from his ‘The...
  • Public Artwork commissioned by London Borough of Waltham Forest The 4m x 2m tall stainless steel sculpture commemorates British Xylonite's Halex Factory which stood on this site in Highams Park between 1897 and 1971. Employing upwards of 1000 people at anyone time, it was hugely influential and the local area literally grew up around it. The factory was run by British Xylonite practically...
  • Barnaby Barford: The Tower Of Babel Visit the Tower of Babel Website A major sculptural installation created for the V&A by artist Barnaby Barford, The Tower of Babel tells an array of stories about our capital city, our society and economy, and ourselves as consumers. Standing an imposing six metres high, the Tower comprises 3000 bone china shops, each one unique, each depicting a real...
  • I am very excited to have received The Tower of Babel book from the printers! The book explores the whole project with some behind the scenes photos that haven't been published before. I'm really happy to commemorate the project and all those who helped make it happen.  A limited number of signed copies are available to buy using the paypal link below.  The Tower of Babel...
  • Barford’s ‘Future’ light sculpture (2017) consists of 6,500 individual hand-made porcelain pieces. Each piece is tattooed with fragments of a word drawing by Barford, saying ‘Future’. The energetic word drawings are abstract pictures made by repeating the same hand-written word, twisting its meaning as it is repeated over and over. In burnt red and orange hues the piece is reminiscent of a...
  • I am so happy to announce that the ME WANT NOW book, published by David Gill Gallery for my exhibition last year, is now available to purchase online. I want to thank Herman Lelie and Stefania Bonelli for producing such a beautiful book, as well as Brett Gorvy and Professor Alard von Rohr-Demmin for their written contributions and lastly Martin Slivka for documenting the work so fantastically....