Last Chance Saloon

As we run up to COP26 in Glasgow, I’m deighted to announce that a new exhibition opens today at Terre Verte Gallery on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Co-curated by gallery-qwner, Richard Sharland and myself, it features sixteen artists with environmental concern at the heart of their practice. It will run until Daturday 4th December. As […]

Superseeded Pop Up Exhibition

Poster for Superseeded pop up show

Come and join me on the banks of the bank of the Regent’s Canal this coming weekend for a pop up show! Located in a unique exhibition environment within a domestic houseboat, Superseeded inverts the houseboat into an immersive experience. Capturing and revealing our trees’ subtle intracacies, from of the emergence of the embryonic shoot […]

Not the three CSM MA Fine Art 2020 Degree Show announced!

Flyer for Finally, the MA Fine Art Courses replacement for their 2020 degree show

As lockdown approached in March last year, and Central Saint Martins shut its doors, final year students from MA Art & Sconce, MA Fine Art and MA Contemporary Photography, Practices and Philosophies all had to abandon their plans for their Degree Shows overnight and instead presented their graduation portfolios online from home. Now more than […]


Delighted to be included in thei pop up exhibition at Froneer Gallery in Sheffield! The show will include my piece “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til its Gone” protesting the current ruination of Manchester’s fine victorian and 20th century city center with pland and outsized towers dominating and dehumanising our wonderful city. Why not […]

Places to Intervene in a System Art Research Exhibition 20 – 22 August 2021

Five artists invite you to join us in an experimental exhibition.  Our work responds to the many challenges of humanity’s relations with the natural world which sustains us.  Our project grew out of a reading group at University of the Arts London on the theme of ‘human/ other-than-human’ theory.  In 1999 systems-thinker Donella Meadows, in […]

GROW exhibition at Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield

Delighted to be chosen to be part of this wonderful show of postcards from 100 artists inspired by all things botanic! The show is open until Saturday 22nd June. Full details on Fronteer Gallery’s website. The show features three cards based on my Lindisfarne Saltmarsh series printed with vegetation recovered from a saline lagoon beside […]

Winter Sculpture Park in Bexley

I’m pleased to announce that my sculpture [Re]Cycling Tree has been selected as part of this outdoor exhibition by Gallery No.32 taking place from 30th January and throughout February in on old orchard in South East London. “The aim of the project is to change the routine during lockdown. It is to tempt people out […]

2nd Becoming Tree Collective Performance

Introduction to 2nd Becoming Tree Simultaneous Performance. Shadow hand on cut tree rings.

I’m delighted to be taking part for the second edition of this international simultaneous performance at 10.00 GMT tomorrow. Details and zoom joining instructions are here. The 2nd Be-Coming Tree durational Live Art event encompasses 20 live-streamed performances with and about trees happening simultaneously across the globe. Viewed on the same screen via a shared […]

“Becomings” Exhibition

Thursday 12th March saw the opening of an exhibition of Central Saint Martins Masters Students’ work at APT Gallery in Deptford. Despite the Corona Virus uncertainties, visitors enjoyed an eclectic mix of work in a wide range of media including paint, print, sculpture, video and textiles. The exhibition runs until March 22nd. Further details.


Phil Barton will be exhibiting at APT Gallery Deptford as part of ‘Becomings’, an exploration of the work of Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art students. The work spans all media: painting, sculpture, printing, video and installation and reflects the innovative and experimental zeitgeist for which CSM students are internationally renowned. Private view: 18.00 – […]