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Steven Barrett

I re-create film stills and portraits of celebrities out of glitter. I've always been fascinated by celebrities, particularly those with mass appeal, and cult status. I love the whole pop-star thing, popular musicals and film icons. I use glitter because it is fun. It allows me to create work in my own way. Glitter compliments the glitzy, glam lifestyles that we associate with the rich and famous. My pictures literally sparkle, revelling in camp and kitsch . With additional lighting, the effects are incredible.
Commissions are welcome.

Born Southampton 1969


1987-1988 Foundation. Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design.
1997-2000 BA Fine Art. Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London.


2000 It’s Only a Game Show! The Farnham Maltings Gallery, Surrey.
2003 Please Let Me Win the National Lottery, The Windows Gallery, Central St.
Martins College of Art, London.
2003 Inconsequential Manic Fixations, The Shoe Shop, London.
2003 Recent work, ‘InSpire’, The Crypt at St. Peters Church, London.
2005 Recent work, The Box, London.
2005 Hinge & Brackett and other Stars! first Out, London.
2006 Recent Work, Igloo, London.


1999 150 X 110. Knapp Gallery, London.
1999 Dislocation. Notting Hill Arts Club, London.
1999 Strip: Football Revealed. Stroud House Gallery, Gloucestershire.
1999 South London Open. Sun & Doves Gallery, London.
2000 Wigs, Diamonds and a Frozen Turkey. House Gallery, London.
2000 Lucky Dip. The Foundry, London.
2000 Peepshow. The Custard Factory, Birmingham
2000 St-ART, Brentwood Town Centre, Essex.
2001 Artlink International Young Art 2001, Sotheby’s Tel Aviv, Israel.
2001 Artlink International Young Art 2001, Elizabeth Foundation for the arts, NewYork, USA.
2001 Chalk & Cheese, Identity UK, London.
2001 Glitterati, Gallery Fresh, London.
2001 Artschool, Global Multimedia Interface, Leicester Square, London
2001 Artlink Collection, Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London.
2001 Advent 01: Envelope Art, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham.
2002 Family, Nine month touring exhibition beginning at De Montfort Hall,
Leicester, and touring to Leicester City Libraries.
2002 Body Politic, The Green Room, Manchester.
2002 London Biennale, 291 Gallery, London.
2002 Flash Trash, Henshaw Arts & Crafts Centre, Knaresborough.
2002 Bathos, Space Station Sixty-Five, London.
2002 Snowcase, Fold Gallery, Cumbria.
2002 Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
2003 Colour by Numbers, Wine Gallery, London.
2003 Roadshow, Touring exhibition (Grizedale Arts, Lickey Hills, Bleaneau
Ffestiniog, and Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee).
2003 9th Wexford Book Exhibition (International), Wexford, Ireland.
2003 Phoenix Open Weekend, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.
2003 13, Lauderdale House, London.
2004 Passing Time, Sherborne House, Dorset.
2004 The Shoplifters Variety Club, Lauderdale House, London.
2005 Glittering Icons & Celtic Dreams, Lauderdale House, London.
2005 Summer Salon, Hackney Museum, London.
2005 Pride in the House, Lauderdale House, London.
2005 Girls Will Be Girls, Graham’s Fine Arts, London.
2005 Pride, London Friend, London.
2005 Bankside Art Weekend, Clink Street Stduio’s, London.
2005 Metroyouth Community Arts Project, Metroyouth Centre, London
2005 Gold, Lauderdale House, London.


2002 Consumer Savvy, (a-n) Magazine, July, pg. 40
2003 An Artist Writes…Dragonfly Review, October/November Issue 2, pg. 13
2003 Artist Shows Manic Fixations, by Michael Holland, Southwark News, Issue 622, Oct 30, pg. 22
2004 Shop Worker Art, by Geoff White, Hornsey & Crouch End Journal, Oct 30, pg. 3
2005 All That Glitters, Pink Paper, Issue 871, July 14, pg. 20
2005 All That Glitters, South Bank Sparkle, Diva, Issue 112, September, pg. 18