I live in Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire and moved there from Essex in November 2020.
A member of London Independent Photography, November 2018 to date. A member of Lenses of Croydon/Croydon Photography Forum, April 2020 to date.
Current Exhibitions and Instalations
I am exhibiting 6 photographs from my ‘Reimaginings’ series of abstracts in this solo exhibition. These can be viewed during the barber’s opening times.
I am taking part in an in-house exhibition at the offices of Jupiter Asset Management in Victoria, London. The exhibition is of abstract photography and two of my images are being shown alongside work of 9 other photographers. The exhibition was curated by J Nash of Sullen Riot Curation.
21st March 2023 to 2nd April 2023
This is an exhibition by the Crouch End Satellite Group of London Independent Photography. It’s at a favourite location of mine, The Original Gallery, Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Crouch End, London, N8 9JA. I am showing 4 Saul Leiter inspired photographs.
**22nd May 2023 to 12th June 2023
Location: Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s Street, HX7 7BY. I will be taking part in an exhibition with two other members of Mill Town Arts. I will be showing my ‘Withens Clough Grid’ photographs and a few others to be decided.
April 2019 Exhibition Name: ‘Factual Enigma’ Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG. 3 of my architectural images were exhibited in an exhibition by the Central London Satellite group of London Independent Photography. Curated by Krystina Stimakovits.
June 2019 Exhibition Name: ‘Thought Atlas’ Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG.
3 architectural photographs were exhibited in an exhibition by independent artists and photographers. Curated by Heloise Bergman.
November 2020 Exhibition Name: ‘LIP Chronicles’ On-Line. An image of mine, taken since lockdown, was shown in this exhibition and published in the ‘zine of the same name.
October 26th 2021 to October 31st 2021 Exhibition Name: ‘Strange Familiars’
This was held at Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG. 4 of my in-camera double exposure images were exhibited in an exhibition by the Central London Satellite group of London Independent Photography. Curated by Jenny Nash.
October 13th 2021 to November 19th 2021 Exhibition Name: ‘Sight Lines’
Exhibition held at Nathan’s Barbers, 8 New Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8AD. This was my first solo exhibition, showcasing some of my architectural images. Hosted by ‘Xpresso Arts, Random Acts of Culture’.
November to 31st December 2021
Virtual Exhibition: London Independent Photography’s 33rd annual exhibition.
The following image of mine, taken in August 2021, was shown in this exhibition. See: https://www.lipchronicles.org/action#
15th March to 27th March 2022 - Crouch End Exhibition
This was held by the Crouch End Satellite Group of London Independent Photography at The Original Gallery, Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Crouch End, London, N8 9JA. I exhibited 4 square architectural images.
2nd June to 26th June 2022 ** Exhibition Name: Calderdale Tales. ** Location: Artsmill Gallery, 46 Market Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6AA.
I showed one image in this exhibition that celebrated life in Calderdale. Exhibits included individual artwork by other local creatives and artisans in this part of West Yorkshire.
20th June 2022 to 18th July 2022
** Exhibition Name: Hebden Bridge Open Studios 2022, Town Hall Exhibition. ** Location: Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St. George’s Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY.
I showed a 50x50 cm abstract image in this exhibition. The exhibition coincided with Hebden Bridge Open Studios that was held across town between 1st and 3rd July 2022. 85 local artists and makers opened their studios and/or showed work in the Town Hall Exhibition.
18th August to 3rd September 2022
**Exhibition Name: ‘Open Mind’
**Location: ‘Open Gallery’ 18, Rawson Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1NH. ** Opening Times: 11am to 4pm - Tuesday to Saturday. ** Gallery Website: www.OpenGallery.info
**I showed a new photograph called ‘Fraisthorpe Revisited’. Exhibits included individual artwork by other local creatives and artisans in this part of West Yorkshire.
My photograph was featured on the cover of the exhibition catalogue that is available to purchase on line.
5th February 2023 to 12th February 2023 Exhibition Name: ‘The Grid’ This was held by the Crouch End Satellite Group of London Independent Photography at The Original Gallery, Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, Crouch End, London, N8 9JA. I showed four framed and one unframed photos.The photographs were taken in Withens Clough, Cragg Vale, near to where I live.
Other news (newest first):
Installation in Brighton, East Sussex. March 2023 onwards. In 2022 I received a commission to take site specific photographs of a Mansion Block in Brighton. The first 15 photographs were hung in their newly renovated communal areas in March 2023.
Picturing High Streets - January 2023
My ‘Something Special’ image of a closed-up shop, you can see it on my Flickr page and @robin.maurice.barr on Instagram, was long-listed for an England-wide outdoor exhibition. More details to follow in March 2023 if I get further….
Two of my ‘Fraisthorpe’ double exposure photographs, previously exhibited at Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch, London, appeared in the front windows of Valli Opticians in the centre of Hebden Bridge as part of the 2022 Art Trail.
In August 2021 I was interviewed by my friend Heather Martin for her new series of ‘Artists’ Tales’ podcasts, launched in November 2021. See www.artiststales.net/. I am in series 1, episode 2.
I was interviewed in late 2020 by Tiffany (Tiff) Adepojo of Eastlondonlines, an independent local news website produced by journalism students at Goldsmiths, University of London. The interview by Tiff took place on Zoom and was published on 9th November 2020 and appears on https://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2020/11/croydons-photography-club-boosts-members-across-the-uk/
A photograph of mine was shortlisted by Rankin for his new Rankin’s 2020 SkyArts television series broadcast on 29th September 2020. It ran for 6 weeks. The series captured the spirit of 2020. That image also appeared in the book ‘Rankin’s 2020’ that was published in December 2020. https://www.2020rankin.com/the-book All profits from the book go to Mental Health UK.