Imaging Centre, Level 2, Royal Victoria HospitalCommissioner:
The Royal Hospitals’ Trust
This is one of two commissions undertaken by Barbara Freeman for the Imaging Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital. The artwork features scanned images of cells and plants and is produced as a Giclee print on aluminium
Barbara Freeman studied in London at St. Martin’s and Camberwell Colleges of Art, with postgraduate study at the University of Leeds. She has lived and worked in Belfast for the last twenty years.
She has had over forty solo exhibitions of paintings, prints and installation works in Ireland, Britain, the United States, Hungary, Germany and former Yugoslavia. She has had residencies in Hungary, Slovenia, Macedonia, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and U.S.A. and was Abbey Fellow at the British School at Rome. She has taken part in numerous group shows most recently in ‘New Irish Painting’ at the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.
Over the last four years her work has often involved the use of electronic and digital media. She has collaborated with composers and musicians to form visual/sound installations, the last being ’Two Places’ at the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast and the University of Limerick simultaneously.
She has completed several commissions for hospital environments and a research project entitled ’The Narrative of Pain’ which involved working closely with patients to develop a series of images to visualise their unique experience of pain and thereby to give the power of expression back to the sufferer.