barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


The Barber Collective

The Barber Collective re-interpret the collection through interdisciplinary art, music and performance practice. Collaborating with artists, designers and musicians, the group of 16 – 21 year olds discuss, re-imagine and create. Enjoy this exhibition of work by the first cohort.

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Sir William Orpen (1878-1931)

A Nude Girl Seated on a Bed

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

La vieille aux loques (The Old Rag-Picker)

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Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898)

The Battle of the Beaux and the Belles

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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)

Merz V

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