Georgina Barney

Born Nottingham, 1985.  Lives and works in Nottingham.  Selected member of PRIMARY contemporary art venue, Nottingham.


Education and Awards

AHRC Scholar, MPhil 'Curating the Farm', Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, 2009-2011

Arts Council England award, 'Research and Personal Development into the Arts and Agriculture', 2008

Arts Council England award, GB Farming, 2007 

1st Class BFA (Hons) Fine Art, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, 2003-2006

The Pirye Prize, 2005

The Egerton Coghill Landscape Prize, 2005

The Geoffrey Rhoades Commemorative Bursary (for highest marks in first year exams), 2004


Harper Adams University (Specialists in agriculture and land-based studies), 2008

Haringey Libraries, London, 2005


Exhibitions as curator and artist

Sheep Sketchbook: Revising the Pastoral Tradition, Embrace Arts, Leicester University and Leicester Cathedral, 2014

Sheep Sketchbook: Revising the Pastoral Tradition, Antenna Media Centre and SYSON Gallery, Nottingham, 2014

Curating the Farm: Exchange and Value, The Yard Gallery, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, 2010


Selected solo exhibitions and commissions

A Perfect Line, Blackbrook Gallery, Leicestershire, 2012

How is the Countryside Sold? (with Alice Carey), Commissioned by Radar Arts, Loughborough University and funded by the European Cultural Foundation, 2011 – 2012

Stations of the Cross, Christ Church Spitalfields, London, 2011

Farming Fiction (with Alice Carey), Sideshow 2010, Nottingham, 2010

I Engraft You New, Shakespeare Link Midsummer Sonnet Festival, Penlanole Farm, Powys, Wales, 2009

GB Farming, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, Cheltenham, 2007

Between Tides, Oxford University Press Bookshop, Oxford, 2005


Selected group exhibitions

Creating the Countryside: Thomas Gainsborough to Today, Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire, 2016

Green and Pleasant Land? Rural Life in Art, The Harris Museum, Preston, 2015

Travelling Light, Greenbelt Festival, 2014

Always Greener: Views of the Contemporary Countryside, The PM Gallery, London, 2012

Calendar Variations, Woodend Barn, Banchory, Scotland, 2011

Calendar Variations, The Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium, 2010

Designing Environments for Life, Dundee Contemporary Arts Visual Research Centre, Dundee, Scotland, 2010

The Heat is Rising, Modern Art Oxford, 2006

One Happy O’Clock, The British Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, 2005

Atomic Art Bomb, Modern Art Oxford, 2004

Montana Butch, The Great Eastern Hotel, London, 2004


Published texts and images

GB Farming, Georgina Barney, 2017

‘Disclosures II’, Histories of the Present, Nottingham Contemporary, 2011

'Rod Green' (photograph), TimeOut magazine, 2011 

'Land Girls' (with Alice Carey), Nottingham Visual Arts, 2012

'GB Farming', Nottingham Visual Arts, 2009

‘Art and Farming’ (with Edward Acland), Wwoof UK, 2009

‘Being Artist in Residence’, Harper Life, Harper Adams University College, 2009

‘Art and Farming in Britain: 10 Essays’ Farming and Countryside Education (online), 2008

‘Why Art and Farming’ (with Helen Thompstone), MailOut magazine, 2008; originally published by Culture East Midlands, also 2008



'Sheep Sketchbook: Revising the Pastoral Tradition', Tom Hackett, A-n Interface, 2014

'30 Under 30', Jennie Syson, Nottingham Visual Arts, 2012

‘Farming as an artform is the inspiration for Georgina’s work’, William Surman, Farmers’ Guardian, 2010

'Great British Farming', Helen Thompstone, A-n Interface, 2007

News feature, Commute Poetry, BBC East Midlands Today, 2006


Education and talks

Project Co-ordinator, Inclusive Youth Arts Programme, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester University, 2016-2017

School workshop, St Joseph's Primary School, Nottingham, 2017

School workshop, Jesse Gray Primary School, Nottingham, 2016

Teach First PGCE, Nottingham University, 2014-2015

Artist's talk, The New Dishley Society, The Blackbrook Gallery, Coalville, Leicestershire, 2012

Artist's talk, AAA (audiovisual artists anonymous), Brussels, Belgium, 2011

Artist's talk, Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj, Romania, 2011

Artist's talk, neon>campobase, Bologna, 2011

Artist's talk, Beacon Art Project, Lincs, 2011

Curator's presentation, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium, 2010

Teaching lecture, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, 2009

'Environmental Arts' training seminar for Farming & Countryside Education, 2009

Open workshop, Open Farm Sunday at the Allerton Trust, Leicestershire, 2009

Artist's talk, Meadow Arts ‘The Art of Location’ Symposium, Hereford, 2009

Lecture, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, 2008

Artist's talk, The Soil Association Annual Conference, Bristol, 2008

School workshop at Bill Quay City Farm, Newcastle with the Conservative Party Social Action Group, 2008