Elastic escaping from the Edwardian Cloakroom, Bristol, July 2016


My practice explores concepts of restraint, constraint, resistance and adaptation articulated through film, animation, print and drawing. Follow me on @barbara_dougan.

As Barbara Taylor, I have had a long career in the visual arts including as the national Programme Director for enquire and Director of Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery - for project archive click here. I currently work as a freelance artist, curator and consultant

I am the curator for grove, a project space for artists.

I am Editor of the engage Journal, the international journal of visual art and gallery education.

I am the evaluator for the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award. This annual award is hosted by a gallery or museum and enables an artist to carry out education work and create a public commission. In 2016 the Award was hosted by Aspex in Portsmouth, with artist Alison Carlier.