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The Return Journey by Barbara Marks

21st April 2018 · 12:00am - 11:59pm

In person | Virtual event

 The Return Journey by Barbara Marks

The Return Journey

Setting out, coming home

Researching the energy gates with painting on paper and collage



through the train window

Setting out, coming home

glimpses of my father’s life

his experience as a Japanese Prisoner of War

building the Burma Railway

an installation using photos, excerpts from his war time diary

and pictures of the Japanese figures he carried home


with etchings of Chinese Mountains

a small retrospective


The exhibition is inspired by:

The Return Journey, a calligraphy by Master Zhixing Wang

The Iching Hexagram 24. Returning

the Tao Te Ching, the Book of the Way

The installation is inspired by:

my father, Reg Marks

Barbara Marks trained at Bradford School of Art and then studied Textile Design at the Central School of Art and Design in Holborn.  The view from her studio during these years was of Red Lion Square ad Conway Hall.  In the 90s she took part in an art symposium in the Czech Republic and Dunkirk which inspired her to go back to study fine art at Middlesex University and at Kingsway College, where she discovered a deep love of etching.  Barbara shows internationally and her work forms part of many private collections.

Gallery Opening Hours

The exhibition takes place in The Brockway Room, the main corridor and the corridor to the side of the Main Hall.  The exhibition in the corridors is open seven days a week between 9am and 10pm, whilst opening hours for the exhibition in The Brockway Room vary.  See below for specific opening times;

Thu 31 May, 6pm-10pm

Fri 1 Jun, 9am-10pm

Sat 2 Jun, Brockway Room closed

Sun 3 Jun, 9am-2pm

Mon 4 Jun, 9am-10pm

Tue 5 Jun, 5.30pm-10pm

Wed 6 Jun, 9am-5pm

Thu 7 Jun, 5.30pm-10pm

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