The driver for Phil Barton’s practice is the sixth great extinction ushering in the Anthroprocene Era crystalised by Gustav Metzger’s 2015 Worldwide Call for Action to Remember Nature. This forms the basis for his final major project on for his MA in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London which he completed in July 2020 with Distinction. You can see his research paper here: Phil Barton’s Submitted Research Paper
Phil is an Eco Artist whose practice is rooted in a lifelong commitment to working with the natural and built environment by brining together communities and organisations from all walks of life to take practical action. Using print, lens-based media, installation and scientific evidence, he works to foreground the assault both on our natural life support systems – trees, climate, ecosystems – and on the other-than-human who share this precious planet with us.
He builds his creative practice on a 35 year career as a social entrepreneur in local environmental regeneration during which he established and built a number of not for profit organisations including Keep Britain Tidy, Groundwork, the Mersey Basin Trust, the National Centre for Business and Ecology and the Community Technical Aid Centre in Manchester.
Phil is based in Rusholme, Manchester UK where, jointly with, and inspired by, his life partner Helena Kettleborough, Phil has established . You can contact him by e-mail at:
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