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Title Basic Vocabulary (I) - Teapot
Collection fineart.ac.uk
Artist David Barker
Approach figurative/ illustrative
Nationality British
Description This print was intended as the first in a series of prints to be titled' Basic Vocabulary'. The series was to explore the descriptive similarities between common place objects and the chinese character(s) for that object.
In this case the right hand character ‘hu' or ‘pot' appears to be the perfect pictogram for a pot, clearly showing the handle, lid and spout. The left hand character ‘cha' or ‘tea' defines the pot as a ‘teapot'.
Due to the pressure on time the remainder of the series did not develop beyond the drawing stage. A second edition of the print was published by Daler-Rowney Ltd. In 1995 to celebrate the launch of their ‘system 3 ‘ water-soluble screen printing inks and was allied to the production of a video by school staff to support the launch of the range of inks and allied products in Europe. Copies of the print were placed in the offices of Daler-Rowney agents throughout Europe.''
David Barker
Cultural Context Sino-European
Location Current Site Private Collection
Measurements Dimensions 690 x 440 mm
Material water-based inks on paper
Biography Currently Senior Lecturer in Fine and Applied Art, at the School of Art and Design, University of Ulster at Belfast. Current teaching responsibilites include BA (HONS) Fine and Applied Art, BA (HONS) Combined Studies, MA Fine and Applied Arts, Mphil Dphil Research Degrees. He is also Reader in Printmaking.
1995: Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers
1997: Honorary Professor, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Peoples Republic of China
2002: Visiting Professor, China National Academy of Fine Arts
Education 1967: Studied at Goldsmiths' College, University of London, Art Teachers Diploma
1966: Studied at Goldsmiths' College, University of London, Diploma in Art and Design
Awards 2000: AHRB Small Research Grant
1995: British Council Travel Award ( Canada)
1992: British Council Travel Award ( Japan )
1986: Arts Council Travel Award ( Singapore)
1981: Arts Council of Northern heland Major Travel Award ( China)
1973: Alice Berger-Hammerschlag Travel Award ( Sweden)
Other Activities Professional activities:
Visiting Lecturer, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
Member of the Advisory Board, ' Printmaking Today'
Member, Chinese Print Circle, British Library
Member of the International Exchange Committee, China National Academy of Fine Arts
University Assessor, Limavady College of Further and Higher Education
Lecturer for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Institution University of Ulster
Rights Owner David Barker
Rights Status UK HE use only
Style Period Period traditional / contemporary
Technique screen print
Work Type original print



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