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David Barnes

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David Barnes

Welsh photographer David Barnes' (b.1974) long-term photography and film/ video practice has been exhibited and published internationally since 2001.

David Barnes

Biography

Welsh photographer David Barnes' (b.1974) long-term photography and film/ video practice has been exhibited and published internationally since 2001. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and commissions including major project production grants from the Arts Council of Wales in 2010 & 2013.

Collections of his work are held in private and public collections including the Visual Arts collection of the National Library of Wales, Ffotogallery and The Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery. He continues to develop and exhibit funded projects throughout the UK.

Barnes is a member of the European Centre for Photographic Research (University of South Wales, Newport, Wales).

Portfolio Photographs 1998 - 2016

“Walls and fences are only hurdles. Trees re-make themselves in the waters at night-time and cats and dogs and foxes and swans are further reflections, in their singular ways. Tools both create and wreck, endlessly, always recurring. Where would we be without all these drugs ? Look what appears on the shore.......”

Niall Griffiths - King Tide. 2012

David Barnes' photography and film/ video practice has been exhibited and published internationally since 2001. He has been a recipient of numerous awards and commissions including major project production grants from the Arts Council of Wales in 2010 & 2013. Collections of his work are held in private and public collections including the Visual Arts Collection of the National Library of Wales and The Ffotogallery. He continues to develop and exhibit funded projects throughout Europe. His latest exhibition in solution, on show at Ffotogallery’s Turner House from 15 October – 3 December 2016, captures some of the particularities, and peculiarities, of South Wales’ life. This new Ffotogallery commission, supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Caerphilly County Borough Council, reflects Barnes’ work over the last four years. As a continuation of his long-term preoccupation with life and history in the region, in solution explores the competing forces that can shape social identity and cultural change.

Publications

Exhibitions: 

2014 King Tide, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK

2013 King Tide, European Chronicles, Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography, UK

2013 King Tide, Espace Transit, Boutographies Photography Festival, Montpellier, France

2012 King Tide, Lorient Arts Festival, France 

2011 King Tide, Ffotogallery, Turner House, Cardiff, UK