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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...
  • WrathThe sharp shape of a mirrored star sits at the centre of this intense piece. Using the hot, flame colours of red and yellow, the impression of a bomb-blast is immediately apparent. Barford has taken the intensity of anger, when it spills into violence, and has represented it in a cacophony of colour loaded with exploding emotion. “The bomb is a master motif of our time,” says Barford. “A...
  • Rays of Sunshine Charity Art Auction 7th September 2017, 18:30 (GMT) Christie's, 8 King Street, London, SW1Y 6QT Barnaby Barford has donated his work 'Courage' 2017, pictured above, to the Rays of Sunshine Charity Art Auction at Christie's.  The evening sale includes work by Barnaby Barford along with modern and contemporary artists such as; Grayson Perry, Edmund de Waal, Howard...
  • 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...