Glenn Barkley

Glenn Barkley is an artist, writer, curator and gardener based in Sydney and Berry, NSW, Australia. His work operates in the space between these interests drawing upon the history of ceramics, popular song, the garden and conversations about art and the internet.

Major exhibitions include ‘The Urn of Bitter Prophecy’, Sullivan + Strumpf (2021); ‘Regarding George Ohr’, Boca Raton Musuem of Art, Florida USA (2017); ‘yetmorecontemporaryart’, Artspace, Sydney (2017); the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: ‘Magic Object’, Art Gallery of South Australia (2016); ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’, Westspace, Melbourne (with Angela Brennan) (2016); ‘Watching Clouds Pass the Moon’, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery, NSW (2016); and ‘Glazed and Confused: Ceramics in Contemporary Art Practice’, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW (2014).

Barkley was previously senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2008–14) and curator of the University of Wollongong Art Collection (1996–2007).

He was a finalist in the 2017 Sidney Myer Ceramics Award and is held in numerous collections both nationally and internationally, including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Shepparton Art Museum and Artbank, Sydney.


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