Memory Box Drawings

 

In 2012 Barker was exploring the process of re-interpreting her old faded childhood photographs as linear graphite drawings onto cloth, which was then washed, partially stitched, painted and displayed in found memory boxes.

‘In this body of work I reference my Northern roots, filtering my findings to narrate a voyage through the lost historical cultural coordinates, The Girls Friendly Society, Walking Day, the Sunday School day trip, the Church School. By utilising familiar old group photographs and leaving them faceless, I play on our need to be represented, to be there.’

Selected for AIRM  Art in Romney Marsh 2012.  Installation in St Mary in the Marsh.

Awarded Pure Art Group Drawing Prize 2012-2013

September 1959
September 1959

Graphite, thread, acrylic, cloth, wooden memory box. 28 x 47 cms. 2012

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June 1961
June 1961

Graphite, thread, acrylic, cloth, wooden memory box. 28 x 47 cms. 2012

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April 1965
April 1965

Graphite, thread, acrylic, cloth, wooden memory box. 28 x 47 cms. 2012

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July 1967
July 1967

Graphite, thread, acrylic, cloth, wooden memory box. 28 x 47 cms. 2012

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January 1975
January 1975

Graphite, thread, acrylic, cloth, wooden memory box. 28 x 47 cms. 2012

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December 1984
December 1984

Graphite, thread, acrylic, cloth, wooden memory box. 28 x 47 cms. 2012

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