Barry Cawston’s photographic practice is very diverse. He tends to work in series, seemingly moving randomly between architecture, interiors, portraiture, landscape and social documentary but his style always remains recognisable and his photographs have an almost painterly quality that seems both contemporary and classical.
Recently these bodies of work have become larger and more detailed as he has undertaken projects which have taken up to a year to complete. These include 'Echoes from the Arboretum', 'Are We There Yet?' A Day trip to Banksy’s Dismaland and Weston-super-Mare, Russia ‘Far From Black and White’ and 'Disturbia', a collaborative project with artist Anthony Garratt. These projects have culminated in high profile exhibitions, published books and touring museum shows. Later this year Cawston begins his biggest project to date 'Threads, A Tale of Two Cities’ which will compare the two historical textile cities of Manchester in the UK with Kanpur in India which will combine elements of his architectural and social documentary themes.
The Yangtze River of Tears Art Karlsruhe 2019
Disturbia Concept Launch After Nyne Gallery London
Echoes Observatory Gallery London
Banksy’s Dismaland and Others Volklingen Hutte (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Germany May-Dec 2018 then touring Porto, Lisbon, and Madrid.
Threads A Tale of Two Cities Planned exhibitions TBC in Manchester and Kanpur Summer 2020
Russia Far From Black and White The Russia Museum November 2019. Touring Moscow, Los Angeles and NYC 2020/21