School of Art Friday Lecture: George Barber


  • 11.30am

  • Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Main Lecture Theatre (E22)
    74 Lauriston Place
    Edinburgh
    EH3 9DF

George Barber is a well-established video artist. His works have been shown at many international festivals, competitions, galleries, been broadcast on television and awarded major prizes and grants.  He has had solo shows at Young Projects Los Angeles, Waterside Contemporary, London, and Chapter Arts, Cardiff and had a film, ‘Dude Down’ at the London Film Festival in 2016. His Akula Dream’ showed there in 2017 as well as at Oberhausen, Germany.  He has had work shown at Kate Macgarry Gallery, The Whitechapel Gallery, Split Film Festival, Croatia, BFI Southbank, Royal Academy, Tate Britain, and Victoria & Albert Museum.  He has also had retrospectives at the ICA, and Dundee Contemporary Arts and his work is now held in the BFI National Archive. 

Other notable achievements have included, ‘The Freestone Drone’ at Tate Britain 2014, a retrospective at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2010, work in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s ‘Postmodernism’ exhibition. Also, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and an installation at Tate Britain entitled ‘Automotive Action Painting' (Film & Video Umbrella) 2006. 

George Barber will talk and show examples of his work and give a theoretical context and make links to general developments in the art world.