Beth Barlow artist
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Statement: indepth work within communities, negotiate new relationships where everybody's expertise is acknowledged and create works which are truly specific to the dynamics of particular communities.

Current Projects


Beautiful Things

takes forgotten or abandoned objects and makes them into artists boxed collages.

Does this increase or decrease their value?

The project then asks exhibition visitors to bid for a box. Bids are won on the value of their ideas rather than monetary value. So a bid to send a box up in a rocket might win out over "put it on my mantle piece"


Beautiful Things Visits Manchester April 24th-Friday 1st. MMU Link Gallery.

More project info here.

Project Shed

is based in Lower Kersal, Salford. The project sees Beth Barlow take up residency in an allotment shed in order to better understand and help build on ideas around giving and sharing.

News!!First family meeting on 22nd April and then resident in the shed each Wednesday after that.

More project info here.

Knit a Year

Has evolved from Beth Barlow silently knitting her moods to a community of knitters all knitting their moods together. Several exhibitions of the resulting strands, book clubs, online discursive seminars and other offshoot projects have emerged.

News!!The Studio Widnes hosting next Knit a Year in Halton exhibition from Friday 10th April-30th April 2015. Creative Yarns project book now available in full colour here.

More Project info here


Beth has been working with various agencies in her home town of Northwich to grow projects which will benefit the community and explore the culture of the area.

News!! Beth is soon to start work with Rudheath and Witton Together as a consultant exploring ideas for phase 2 of their Big lottery project. Working with Development Arts Northwich to co-ordinate a childrens festival with human gallery. Art Seed project starting soon.



Socially engaged art catalogue here or browse or order a 2010-15 portfolio from here.
If you are here to find out more about Art Boot Camps click here

Blast From The Past:the site will feature an example of Beth Barlow's past work selected from our web archive. This month enjoy a browse of:

Positive Youth Shelters

Project Pic Of The Month






Hazlehurst Knit a Year by Niki Carlin