Window on Lindow

Invitation to private view of Window on Lindow, 6.30 to 9.00 on Friday 6th January at The Guild for Lifelong Learning, Bourne Street, Wilmslow SK( 5HD. The exhibition opens today and is on until 31st March

WINDOW ON LINDOW    An exhibition by Phil Barton 3rd January – 31st March 2023   at    The Guild for Lifelong Learning, Bourne Street Wilmslow SK9 5HG EXHIBITION CATALOGUE This exhibition initiates a wider project by Phil Barton towards a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Lindow Man’s discovery in August 1984. The Lindow Moss area includes […]

Phil Barton seclected as AA2A resident at UCLan

Black & white image of petrified bog pine

I am excited to be selected to work at the UCLan ArtSpace during the current academic year. AA2A is a national scheme facilitating established artists going in to work in University arts departments alongside students. You will find details of my project and to follow my progress on this page of the AA2A website. I […]

Reimagining Joya

ART & ECOLOGY EXHIBITIONREIMAGINING JOYA: BRINGING JOYA RESIDENCY EXPERIENCES TO THE THAMES-SIDE STUDIOS GALLERY Introductory video “Cultural activities in abandoned and denuded places are the key to landscape restoration and combatting climate change” (Simon Beckmann, Co-Founder & Curator of Joya AiR)Reimagining Joya is an exhibition inspired by the experiences and artistic responses of a group […]

Dark Skies, Wild Seas residency publication

Screenprint og sea, sand and cliffs with 'Remember Nature' written on the sand

In December 2021, 18 like-minded creatives gathered in the quiet Šishing village of Coverack, Cornwall, on the Lizard peninsular for an aŽt-science crossover oppoŽtuniy curated to inspire aŽt practitioners, researchers and thinkers alike. Home to a stunning beach, beautiful harbour, and a warm communiy spirit, Coverack was the base for researching, discussing, sharing and collaborating. […]

The Sea

The Se exhibition poster

A new group show at Fronteer Gallery in Sheffield runs until 18th August. One of my set of Cornwall screenprints – “Deep Time: Rock, Sea, Sky – Hartland Quay” (2022)  – is included. One of a series of prints on the theme of “Deep Time: Rock, Sea, Sky” made in response to residencies in Cornwall last […]

Phil to exhibit in Flora Flora group show at Fronteer Gallery

Exhibition flyer for Flora Flora at Fronteer Gallery 6th - 30th Aptril 2020

Phil will be exhibiting one of his series of Superseeded prints, Hostile Environment (Beech Tree)  (2021). “During the third lock-down in 2021 I experimented with carborundum, embossing and overprinting when printing from plant material.” says Phil. “Part of my exploration of the UK National Tree Seed Project with whom I went on seed collecting expeditions in […]


   As world leaders gather in Glasgow for crunch talks about the future of our planet, a group of local artists are heeding radical artist Gustav Metzger’s call for all artists to take action, remembering damaged nature. The action will take place in the town square and members of the public are invited to join […]

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 […]