Glenn Barkley

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work sits at a juncture between ceramics history, horticulture and curating. It is based on organic plant forms but seen through the lens of ceramics history - it has distinct conceptual and formal relationships with English and European porcelain; folk art traditions and studio pottery of the 20th century.

Many of these traditions had observation of the natural world incorporated in their making – the language of ceramics has a visual parallel in the garden – the pod, the leaf, the stem, the seed, the flower, the branch, the root – are a lingua franca depicted, or mirrored, within a broad ceramics history.

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Glenn Barkley, experimental bed, experimental bed, 2016, earthenware, various dimensions, 17707 

experimental bed, 2016
earthenware
various dimensions
17707

Selected Stock

Glenn Barkley
Everythinghaschangednothinghaschanged, 2017
collage and synthetic polymer paint on paper
75 x 56cm
19650

Glenn Barkley
Hovel pot, 2017
collage and synthetic polymer paint on paper
26 x 30cm
19652

Glenn Barkley
Garden garniture, 2017
earthenware
Set of 5 pots. from left to right: 61 x 26 x 27cm, 71 x 29 x 28cm, 75 x 45 x 47cm, 70 x 24 x 24cm, 63 x 27 x 25cm
19933

Glenn Barkley
hereweenacttheopeningoftheworld (4 P.P.) & wecanclimbandsitonmemory (4 P.P.), 2017
earthenware
37 x 10 x 11cm each
19634

Glenn Barkley
promiseofaman & sipping cup, 2017
earthenware
9.5 x 14 x 9.5cm
19911

Glenn Barkley
rootdownbeastieboysvvoulkoscordagewarepot, 2017
earthenware
36 x 44.5 x 39.5cm
19921

Glenn Barkley
ourvegetablelove plaque, 2015/2016
earthenware
26.5cm diameter (irreg.)
17703

Glenn Barkley
Melbourne word bowl, 2016
earthenware
25.5 x 24.5 x 14cm irreg.
17706

Glenn Barkley
Love in the ruins melancholic bowl, 2016
earthenware
10 x 15cm irreg.
18303

Glenn Barkley
themorningcantcomesoonenough (butitsalrightimalrightimalright), 2016
earthernware
100 x 100cm
17910

This is a selection only, for further information contact the gallery.