Barry Morris, also known as ‘Badge’ is a visual artists from North Wales.
"I’ve always had trouble sleeping and as a child I was plagued by nightmares. Insomnia has led to an inability to tell dream and reality apart. As I got older the nightmares stopped but the insomnia didn’t. I find myself constantly thinking and unable to switch off. I began to explore fears in an attempt to understand and confront them; this investigation has become a reoccurring theme in my work.
My work has developed from investigative paintings of the imagined anatomy of porcelain dolls to cyanotypes of found x-rays. My latest body of work: ‘We share the same skies’ comprises of pencil and ink drawings, with the delicate tones of the pencil work providing a stark contrast to the darker subject matter. Exploring the superstitions, fears and symbolism associated with birds, humans and death".
2015: 'We Share the Same Skies' Llandudno Library.
2013: 'We Share the Same Skies' Bocs, Caernarfon.
2009: 'The Abyss Gazes Also' Nineteen, Llandudno.
2012: 'Part Human' Denbigh Library. [Joint Exhibition with Pea Restall]
2012: 'Part Human' Rhyl Library. [Joint Exhibition with Pea Restall]
2015: 'Young Wales' Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy [Main Prize Winner]
2014: 'Helfa Gelf Artists' Theatre Clwyd, Mold
2014: 'Skin' [as part of the Young Gold Teeth Collective] Gallery on the Corner, London
2014: 'The Open Exhibition 2014' Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy [Highly Commended]
2013: 'The Wolves are Running' Oriel Wrexham, Wrexham.
2013: 'Agored/Open 2013' Galeri, Caernarfon.
2013: 'Duplicate Editions' Exeter Phoenix, Exeter.
2013: 'A Taste of the Open Studios Network' Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon.
2013: 'Paint, Pencils and Pixels' Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.
2013: 'Open Exhibition 2013' Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon.
2013: 'Open Exhibition 2013' Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, Bangor.
2013: 'NWOSN Exhibition' Oriel Ynys Môn, Anglesey.
2012: ‘Papergirl’ Incline Gallery, San Francisco.
2012: ‘Ysbryd Nos’ Bocs, Caernarfon.
2012: ‘Trails of Thread’ Rotunda Gallery, Llandudno Library.
2012: 'Neo Print Prize' Neo:Gallery22, Bolton.
2012: 'Photernative' Oriel Colwyn, Colwyn Bay.
2012: 'Artefacts of Failure' Quad, Derby.
2012: 'Red Door Postcard Competition' Red Door 44, Swansea.
2012: 'Papergirl Calgary' Epcor Centre for Performing Arts, Calgary, Alberta [Canada].
2012: 'Trails of Thread' Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno.
2012: 'Trails of Thread' Adain Avion, Llandudno.
2012: 'Gwyl Arall Art Exhibition', Caernarfon.
2012: 'Papergirl Bristol' The Looking Glass Arts Space, Bristol.
2012: 'Picture Postcard Show' Electric Picture House, Cheshire.
2012: 'Skull Appreciation Day' The College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum,
2012: 'Engedi: The Easter Story' Engedi, Colwyn Bay.
2011: 'Helfa Gelfa Exhibition' Community Gallery Rhyl Library, Rhyl.
2011: ‘Glyndwr Summer Show @ Willow’ The Willow Gallery, Oswestry.
2011: 'Photernative: Helfa Gelf' Camera Obscura, Llandudno.
2011: 'North Wales Open' Theatre Clwyd, Mold.
2011: 'Open Exhibition' Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor.
2011: 'Book About Death:Life' Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Clinton, South Carolina,
2010: 'Book About Death' SAL Gallery/C.W Post Campus of LIU, Brookville, New York, U.S.A.
2010: 'Helfa Gelf Preview Exhibition', Community Gallery Rhyl Library, Rhyl.
2010: 'Book About Death' The Tabernacle, MOMA Wales.
2009: 'Creative Circles' North Wales School of Art & Design, Wrexham.
2009: 'Wrexham Open' Oreil Wrexham.
2009: 'Bangor Open' Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor [Prize Winner - Judge’s Choice]
2008: 'Wrexham Open' Oriel Wrexham.
2008: 'Degree Show Exhibition 08' Venue Cymru, Llandudno.
2008: 'Open Exhibition' Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor.
2007: 'Open Exhibition' Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor.
2006: 'Diploma Foundation in Art & Design from Coleg Llandrillo' Oriel Dafydd Hardy,
2006: 'Diploma Foundation in Art & Design from Coleg Llandrillo' MOSTYN, Llandudno.
c.a.s.c artist studio and project space - Contemporary Art Studio Cymru 2011 - 2015
Oriel Scala Artist Co-operative 2010 - 2012
Helfa Gelf Open Studio Trail:
2014: c.a.s.c artist studio and project space
2013: c.a.s.c artist studio and project space
2012: c.a.s.c artist studio and project space
2011: Gwrych Contemporary Artists
2010: Oriel Scala