Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom
About Anthony Barrow
Anthony is a member of the Institute for Learning and the National Acrylic Painters Association. As well as being a professional artist and demonstrator he teaches art and runs his own classes throughout the Lancashire and south Manchester areas.
The context within which we experience an event will determined how that event is encoded and retained.(Oxford Companion to the Mind. - Richard L Gregory. -1987)
The media, with its appropriation of painted images from the past masters, has created a specific genre that provokes an audience into a stereotypical form of interpretation.
My work is concerned with the re-introduction of these images as paintings in a contemporary context, enhancing their ambiguity and giving them a true physical presence.
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2007. Certificate in Education, Wigan and Leigh College.2005. BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.
2013 Fight for Sight appeal on show from the 21-26 May at the, Menier Gallery, Southwark , London. http://www.eyeforart.org.uk/artists The painting “Iris” was sold and raised £400 for the Fight for Sight appeal.
2012 Figure in oils painting donated to the Willow Foundation “Stars on Canvas” appeal. I have been asked by them to provide a piece of artwork on a small 20 x 20 cm canvas being one of 300 well known names from the world of art, illustration, sport, music and entertainment. The canvases will be sold online in aid of Bob Wilsons charity set up after the death of his daughter. The charity provides special days out for seriously ill 14 to 40 year olds. The auction will be on eBay after the preview event to be held at Maddox Arts a London based gallery. www.willowfoundation.org.uk
2012 Wigan Rugby oil painting donated to the Joining Jack appeal auctioned at Ladys Night event at the DW Stadium, Wigan
2009 Marks and Spencer’s commission an acrylic painting of the new front of store area inside the Grand Arcade celebrating their 127year anniversary. The painting will be auctioned of to raise money for Derian House.
2009 Friends of Mesnes Park Wigan commissioned to paint a view of the park including the pavilion for display in the renovated café.
2008 Tote Sport commissioned me to produce eight portraits of celebrities using horsehair taken from the 2006 Grand National winner Numbersixvalverde. The finished paintings where exhibited at Aintree over the three days of the Grand National event they will then be auctioned of to raise money for the Alder Hey Childrens Hospital Imagine Appeal.
2012 Memories of Beauty, Astley Hall, Astley Village, Chorley.
2006 Once More with Feeling, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Reynolds Building, Sackville Street, Manchester.
2003 Solo Exhibition, Observer Gallery, Wigan.
2012 Turnpike Open Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
2012 Ashton Art Group Annual Exhibition, St Thomas Church Hall, Ashton-in-Makerfield.
2012 Skarts Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport.
2011 National Acrylic Painters International Exhibition, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead. (Prizewinner)
2011 Turnpike Open Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
2011 Astley Hall Biennial Open Exhibition. Judges Choice Award Winner.
2011 SKarts, Stockport Open Art Exhibiton. 2nd prize winner best painting.
2011 Little White Cube Opening Exhibition, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan
2010 The National Acrylic Painters' Association The Crypt, Gallery, St. Ives (prizewinner Daler Rowney Award)
2010 SAA Artist of the Year Competition, Business Design Centre Islington (winner 1st prize still life category)
2010 Revolve Gallery Open, Castle Street, Citheroe.
2010 Leigh and Wigan Artists Open, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
2009 People and Places, The Architects Gallery Ltd, The Powder Rooms 69-71 Broad Street Teddington TW11 8QZ2009 NAPA 25th International Exhibition, View Two Gallery, Mathew Street, Liverpool.2009 SAA Artist of the Year Competition, 1st prize Figure and Portrait Category, Business Design Centre, Islington, London.2009 Astley Biennial Open Exhibition, Astley Hall, Chorley.2009 Go Pink and Blue, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool. Charity event in aid of male and female cancer charities2009 Turnpike Open, Turnpike Gallery Leigh.2009 Revolve Gallery, Triangle Shopping Centre, Manchester.2009 Revolve Gallery @ G Casino exclusive one night only art event 2nd April.2008 St Peters RC High School, Orrell, Wigan. OK Studios artists exhibition.2008 SAA Artist of the Year Competition, Waterperry, Oxfordshire. (Ist prize. Winner of landscape/urban category)2008 Patchings International Art Exhibition, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham.2008 Leigh and Wigan Artists Open Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.2007 Wigan to Leigh Exhibition of artworks produced by local artists and art groups held at the Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.2007 NAPA 23rd International Exhibition, Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. (Prizewinner Daler Rowney best British painting category)2007 Looking Sideways.- OK Artists Studios Exhibition, Drumcroon Art Gallery and Education Center, Parsons Walk, Wigan. (27 Jul 24 Aug)2006 Past Present and Future, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh. (1st Prize)2005 Stockport OpenExhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire. (Winner of the Peoples Prize)2005. Show5, Degree Show, UCLan, Preston.2005 Nationwide Mercury Art and Music Student Competition, The Air Gallery, Dover Street, London.2005 Objects of Desire Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Lancashire.2005 The Grosvenor Museum`s 6th Open Art Exhibition, Grosvenor Street, Chester. 2005 Mind Where You Look Exhibition, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury and Oldham Art Gallery. 2005 Army Benevolent Fund Exhibition, The Minster Church of St John The Evangelist, Church St, Preston.2005 Art of Love Exhibition, Oxo Gallery, Oxo Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London. (1st Prize-winner)2004 Wrexham Open, Wrexham Museum and Art Gallery, Wrexham, Wales.2004 Sefton Open Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport. (short listed prize winner)2004 Stockport Artlink Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire. 2004 Channel 4, Big Art Challenge, Lowry Centre, Manchester. 2004 Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire. 2004 West Lancashire Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk2004 Manchester Academy of Fine Arts open exhibition, Salford, Manchester.2004 NAPA Open International Exhibition, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead.,