Barbara Campbell-Allen OAM
With more than four decades’ experience, and having received an Order of Australia (OAM) medal in 2019 for her contribution to ceramics in Australia, sculptor Barbara Campbell-Allen OAM is both a master of her craft and a patient witness to the technical challenge of forging sculptural works out of living materials.
The mission of so many Australian artists is to bring us into the landscape. Barbara Campbell-Allen goes further. The sensuality of her textures engage our desire to know through touch. Her ability to paint with fire and sculpt with clay is the bedrock of her invention.Through years of immersion her material and her subject have become one and morphed into their own entity.
Campbell-Allen breathes life into her metier by making entities that are both visceral and sentient. Each piece emanates both presence and a deep sense of place. Supporting artists: Marika Varady and Judith Ringger. Limited Edition Book available through Rochfort Gallery.