Ben Barbour b.1976

Ben graduated with a BA hons degree in fine art, first class, from the Slade School of fine art in 1998, specialising in drawing and painting, and was awarded the Mary Ritchgitz prize in 1998 by the Slade committee for the best oil painting. He has a secondary PGCE in art and design from the Institute of Education, 2006, and a postgraduate diploma in drawing from the Prince's Drawing School, 2007.

Ben was given the Richard Ford award to travel to Spain to draw from works in the Prado, Madrid, in 2007. Residencies include ‘Taking part', a community portrait project funded by the Arts Council, England, at Orleans House Gallery, 2007, and a residency at the Viewtube with Leaside Regeneration to produce drawings from the Olympic Park construction site, 2009. He is currently developing a community arts project with The Guardian and Amref involving students from fifteen primary schools in Katine, Uganda.

Ben Barbour