Ken Barker

Ken Barker Bio
Ken Barker originally from the UK, studied at Southampton College of Art, is an artist who creates rich textures using collage and acrylic paints on both paper and canvas. Ken combined his passion for art with a career as one of Australia’s leading freelance textile designers. From 1994 he concentrated on establishing himself as a full-time artist.

“For me art is both a visual and a spiritual experience. My art reflects life with its basic structure, interrupted by the unexpected and spontaneous happenings of life.”

“I am interested in textures and surfaces of weather beaten walls with peeling paint, and graffiti. These walls are silent witnesses of the past and canvases for the future.”

Ken

Background
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Resides
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Education
1963 – 1966 Certificate of Art & Design, Graphic Design, Southampton College of Art, UK

Awards
Mosman Art Prize (Highly Recommended Twice)
Hunters Hill Art Prize (Highly Recommended)
Maleny Art Exhibition (First Prize, Contemporary Art Abstract)
Maleny Art Exhibition (Highly Recommended)

Commissions
Sheraton on The Park, Sydney, NSW
Regency Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW
Peppers Salt Resort, Kingscliff, NSW
Hayman Island Resort, Whitsundays, QLD
Fantasea Cruises, Airlie Beach, QLD
Madison Plaza Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sheraton Hotel, Subang, Malaysia
Royal North Shore Hospital Private, St Leonards, NSW
David Jones, Sydney, NSW

Private Collections
UK and Australia