Barbara Freeman - artist portfolio


Curriculum Vitae

Barbara Freeman was born in London and studied at St. Martin's and Camberwell Colleges of art, with postgraduate study at the University of Leeds. She has taught as a part-time and visiting lecturer in many colleges, and has lived and worked in Belfast for the past nineteen years. She is well recognised as a member of the Arts and Environment Project commissioning new work for the rebuilding of the Royal Group of Hospitals, and as a trustee of The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 ‘FROM ETCHING TO DIGITAL PRINT - a creative jounney’
starting at the Strule Arts Centre. Omagh and touring through 2012
2011 ‘ON THE SQUARE’ visual/sound instalation at the F.E. McWilliam
Gallery, Banbridge. Co Down. Also at An Gailearai. Co. Donegal
2010 THE BACH SERIES prints and drawings The Alley Arts Centre, Strabane
2009 NEW WORKS - Four artists Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
2006 NEW PAINTINGS Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast.
SELECTED PAINTINGS 1996-2006 Gordon Gallery, Derry.
NEW PAINTINGS Vanguard Gallery, Cork.
2005 THE BANKS OF THE BANN collaboration with composer Paul Wilson at the Miillennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown.
2004 TIME FRAMES collaboration with composer Paul Wilson at the Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast. Also a new series of paintings.
KHAZARIA a book of combined images and text with writer David Brett.
2002 CEILP collaboration with composers from Foinn Chonallacha at An Gaileari Donegal. Also at The Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast,and then touring to other venues in Ireland.
NEW PAINTINGS at the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival and the Boyle Festival of Northern Irish Arts.
2001 PAINTINGS Hart Gallery, London.
2000 MILLENNIUM IMAGES - Ireland / America, Seattle U.S.A. (invited artist).
1999 PAINTINGS AND PRINTS AFTER XENAKIS Rubicon Gallery and the Original Print Gallery, Dublin.
PAINTINGS Keller Galerie, Weimar, Germany ( European City of Culture )

THE CITY DREAMING large drawings at The Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
IN PARALLEL Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast collaboration with four composers for the Sonorities Festival at Queens University.
PAINTINGS AND PRINTS Hart Gallery, London.

1997 TWO INSTALLATIONS Moon Gallery, Berry College, Georgia, U.S.A.
PAINTINGS AND PRINTS Context Gallery, Derry.
1996 INSTALLATIONS AND PAINTINGS Model Arts Centre, Sligo, Ireland. in association with Concorde Contemporary Music Ensemble.
1995 PAINTINGS Fenderesky Gallery at Queens, Belfast.
PAINTINGS Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.


Selected Group Exhibitions


TWO PLACES Ormeau Baths Gallery and Limerick University +
Visual/sound collaborations curated by Sean McCrum


HEAL Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast +
WORKS ON PAPER Fenderasky Gallery, Belfast

2006 PRINTMAKERS Gordon Gallery, Derry.
2005 CONTEMPORARY IRISH ART Boyle Arts Festival, Ireland.
WORKS ON PAPER Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast.
2004 CULTURAL LANDSCAPES print exchange between Northern Ireland and U.S.A.
NEW IRISH PAINTING Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.
WORKS ON PAPER Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast.
SMALL WORKS OF ART The Saint Patrick Centre, Downpatrick.
2002 WORKS ON PAPER Fenderesky Gallery,Belfast.
REPONS paintings after Boulez Eigse Carlow Arts Festival (invited Artist).
ARTISTS FROM ULSTER Boyle Arts Festival, Ireland.
THE REALLY BIG PRINT SHOW Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.
2001 THE LAST LINES OF WAITING collaboration with composer Paul Wilson Fenderasky Gallery, Belfast.
2000 EXPERIMENTAL PRINT Seattle Pacific University, Washington, U.S.A.
FONTANA MIX after John Cage Claremorris Arts, Ireland.
1999 SHADOWS (sculpture) Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast.
1998 ACADEMY WITHOUT WALLS R.H.A. Banquet Exhibition, Dublin.
PAINTERS PRINTS Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast.
1996 IMPRESSIONS Galway Arts Centre, Ireland.
1995 TRIBUTES Queens Council on the Arts, New York, U.S.A.
IONTAS Sligo Art Gallery, R.H.A, Dublin, Ormeau Baths Gallery, The Orchard Gallery, Derry.


Selected Publications and Reviews


BARBARA FREEMAN : WORKS ON PAPER 1966 - 2006 ed. by the artist and
David Brett, Black Square Books,Belfast

2005 THE BANKS OF THE BANN exhibition catalogue with essay by David Brett and C.D. of sound by Paul Wilson.
2003 REVIEW Circa Art Magazine, no. 102.
2002 CEILP exhibition catalogue with introduction by Cathal O Searcaigh.
2001 DIFFERENTIAL AESTHETICS edited by Dr.Penny Florence and Nicola Foster, Ashgate 1998 MIXED MEDIA edited by Michael Wright, Royal Academy of Arts.
1998 WORK IN PROCESS Circa Art Magazine, Winter issue.
1997 IN PARALLEL exhibition catalogue with essay and notes by David Brett, and C.D. with music by composers Alcorn, LeFanu and Wilson.
1996 TRANSCRIPTIONS exhibition catalogue. Black Square Books.
REVIEW Circa Art Magazine, no. 73.
THINKING LONG Contemporary Art in Northern Ireland by Liam Kelly. Gandon Editions.
1995 A CRAZY KNOT print collaboration with Seacourt Print Workshop.
PRECISE MOMENTS profile of Barbara Freeman, The Georgia Review, Athens, U.S.A.
PIANO DUETS Marilyn Crispell and Georg Grawe Leo Records C.D. cover etc.
1979 NOVEKVO STRUKTURAK Muveszet, Budapest.
GROWTH STRUCTURES Visual Art, Mathematics & Computers/Leonardo edited by Frank Malina, Pergamon Press.


Public Commissions

2008 Two large digital panels for the Imaging Centre, The Royals Hospitals. +
2007 Large digital panels for the new Maternity Unit, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald
2006 Three digital panels for the Decontamination Unit. The Royal Hospitals, +
2005 Ten prints for the new Muckamore Abbey Hospital. County Antrim.
2002 The Narrative of Pain research project with staff and patients at the Royal
Hospitals, Belfast


Awards and Residences

2002 Residency at The Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester. New York, U.S.A.
2000 Residency at The Centrum Foundation, Seattle, U.S.A.
Residency at The Virginia Centre For The Creative Arts,U.S.A.
1999 Guest Artist The Keller Galerie, Weimar, Germany.
1997 Residency at Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojaca, Spain.
The Cill Rialaig Project, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
1995 Abbey Fellow, The British School at Rome.
The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland awards 1992, 1998. 2004, 2006.


Public and Corporate Collections

AerLingus, New York, Claremorris City Council, Ireland,
The Boyle Civic Collection, Ireland. Royal Court of Justice,Belfast. National Museum of Fine Arts, Hungary. National Museum of Art, Macedonia. West Yorkshire County Council. The Office of Public Works and IAWS, Dublin. Norwich Union, Dublin. S.K.C.,Dublin. Lincoln Buildings, Belfast. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Northern Bank, Belfast. Life Association of Ireland. Contemporary Irish Art Society. Allied Irish Bank Computer Centre. Trustee Savings Bank. Dep. of the Environment.N.I. University of Cork. Mestna Galerie, Koper, Slovenia. University of Debrecen, Hungary. Greater London Council. Leeds City Council. University of Bradford. Cartwright Hall, Bradford. University of Leeds.


Co-founder of ‘Black Square Books’ with David Brett - whose aim is to +
publish monographs and other writings on the visual arts mainly in Ireland,
North and South.