barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham




Lady Barber’s personal lace collection is the starting point for mixed-media textile artist Jacqueline Lawrence’s series of sensitively observed works.

For hundreds of years, lace has provided a decorative aspect to things of practical use. This function- as well as lace’s intricate detail and imaginative design- have fascinated Lawrence, who has also sought to imbue her own work with vintage lace’s varied tones by experimenting with natural and artificial processes. A selection of Lady Barber’s lace will be included in the exhibition Portrait of A Lady.


Marble, Bronze, Wood, Steel

Saturday 28 June, 1.30 - 4pm

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Understanding Art Part V

Women & Art

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The Collection

Here you can view highlights from the Barber Institute's collection of paintings.

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MAY 2013

James Jebusa Shannon (1862–1923)

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