St Ives Scrap Sculptures

Barber Home – family Join artist Benny Semp and become a St Ives sculptor using our downloadable activity pack, inspired by our exhibition Cornwall as Crucible. Learn about the materials and techniques used by artists Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo and turn your household scrap materials into amazing Cornish-inspired sculptures! This family activity pack links … Read more

Photography Workshop with Kate Green

Barber Home – online workshop Inspired by our online exhibition Sights of Wonder, Birmingham photographer Kate Green hosted a relaxed and informal photography workshop via Zoom. Exploring Francis Bedford’s 1862 photographs, the workshop outlined how to take better photos with your camera or smartphone, working with light and composition techniques. Kate also discussed photography for … Read more

Zine-making with Sarah Taylor Silverwood

Barber Home – make a zine We’re thinking about families… and families come in all shapes and sizes! Inspired by Adriaen van Ostade’s drawing The Child and The Doll, join artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood to make a zine and reflect on time spent with your family, whoever and wherever they may be. Anyone can make a … Read more

Embrace the Strange with LYNNEBEC

Barber Home – online workshop Barber Home and LYNNEBEC collaborated for a surreal Dada-esque movement workshop. Inspired by Jean (Hans) Arp’s ‘Man Seen by a Flower’ (1958) the workshop offered a space to explore our own physicality in the current nonsensical landscape. Responding to Arp’s working processes, LYNNEBEC embraced the strange and celebrated chaos by using chance and risk … Read more

Degas Dancers with Becca Randall

Barber Home – Degas dancers Explore movement and learn about ballet poses inspired by artist Edgar Degas. Contemporary dancer Becca Randall has produced three video workshops inspired by the Barber’s bronze ballerina sculptures, Dancer Ready to Dance and Grande Arabesque. The whole family can take part – warm up, try the creative dance game, and … Read more

About Barber Home

Welcome to Barber Home This programme began in April 2020 and has enabled the Barber to remain ‘open’ as a place for people to engage with creativity and learning during a challenging year – and provided an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with artists and partners. It consists of live Zoom events, online student workshops, … Read more