PRACTICE Opening Event on Thursday 9th November 5pm – 8pm.

Venue: PR1 Gallery, University of Central Lancashire, Victoria Building, Adelphi St, Preston PR1 7HD and then showing Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, also open Saturday 11th + 18th Nov 10am – 4pm. PRACTICE will run from 10th November until 24th November 2023. Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, also open Saturday 11th + 18th […]

Day of Action to Remember Nature 2023

A day of Action to Remember Nature will be taking place between 10.00 and 16.00 at The Whittaker Art Gallery in Rawtenstall, Lancashire on 4th November 2023. Phil Barton is being supported by The Whittaker to develop a Day of Action and has issued a call for local artists and environmentalists to join him in […]

Land.Art Workshop at Reimagining Joya 2.30 – 4.30 Saturday 10th September at Thameside Studios Galery

Printing workshop participants working around a table

Land:Art Workshop                        2.30 – 5.00 on Saturday 10th September Please book on Eventbright. In this workshop on the banks of the Thames, we will explore creativity using materials found in settings on the margins of cities, country, waterways and open spaces around us. Using collage, printing, paint, glue and making, participants will be encouraged to […]

Patterns of Enquiry

Flyer for Patterns of Enquiry exhibition at Espacio Gallery, London March 8th - 13th including images by participating artists.

“As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge”.  Bridgette Riley Patterns of Enquiry brings together ten artists who met whilst pursuing postgraduate studies at Central St Martins on the MA Fine Art, MA Art & Science and MA Contemporary Photography courses.   The exhibition marks their […]

Oxford Road Requiem – Be-Coming Tree Performance

On 31st October I took part in a simultaneous performance with twenty other artists from Europe, Asia and Africa on the theme Be-Coming Tree. You can see a five minute film of my performance here. More about Be-Coming Tree.

Artists Responding To Zine

I’m delighted to be included in Issue 3 of “Artists Responding To” Zine which is just out, alongside 23 passionate international artists with a point to make. I write about the value of urban trees, including examples of my work on this issue from the past three years. Find out more and order the Zine […]

Becoming Pear Tree

Lighted candles in glass jars suspended from a pear tree

On 1st August Phil carried out a one hour performance on zoom on the subject ‘Becoming Tree’ simultaneously with 18 other artists from across the world – from Delhi to Finland, Slovenia to New York and Colombo to Cornwall. Watch the video of Phil’s performance. The mass performance was organised by Arts of the self […]

Becoming Tree, 10.00 am on 1st August 2020

Join 20 artists for a simultaneous live performance on the theme Becoming Tree starting at 10.00 BST tomorrow, 1st August. You can find out more on Facebook I’m looking forward to taking part with Becoming Pear Tree!