Bruce Barber Archive

Bruce Barber Archive

Archive Collection Detail

Bruce Barber (1950- ) is an artist, critical writer and educator who studied and lectured at Elam School of Fine Art at the University of Auckland. He has been based in Halifax, Nova Scotia since the mid Seventies. Much of the Archive covers the years 1968-75, during which time Barber was a performance artist whose works often took place in non-art sites such as Whatipu Beach (1973) and Mt Eden Crater (1973). Since the 1980s, Barber has been involved in two major series, Reading Rooms and Squat Projects. This archive consists of works on paper (both his and others), exhibition catalogues, photographs, correspondence, notes, musical scores, posters and ephemera.

Creator
Bruce Barber
Title
Bruce Barber Archive
Date range
1968-2008
Linear meters
3.10
Finding aids
Folder Level Listing
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber, 2008
Accession no
RC2009/3
Restriction type
Open Access

Items In This Collection

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3 Situations Poster
3 Situations Poster
Production date
1971
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber, 2008
Accession no
RC2009/3/3/1
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Bucket Action Poster
Bucket Action Poster
Production date
1974
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber, 2018
Accession no
RC2009/3/12/9
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E [Comprehension] Poster
E [Comprehension] Poster
Production date
1978
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber 2019
Accession no
RC2009/3/12/6
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E [The Circle] Poster
E [The Circle] Poster
Production date
1978
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber 2019
Accession no
RC2009/3/12/7
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Lead Performance [Piece #1] Poster
Lead Performance [Piece #1] Poster
Production date
1973
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber 2019
Accession no
RC2009/3/12/5
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Like a Bat Out'a Hell [And then I watched this old man standing on the corner] Poster
Like a Bat Out'a Hell [And then I watched this old man standing on the corner] P...
Production date
1974
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber 2019
Accession no
RC2009/3/12/4
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Like a Bat Out'a Hell [Introduction] Poster
Like a Bat Out'a Hell [Introduction] Poster
Production date
1974
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber 2019
Accession no
RC2009/3/12/1
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Like a Bat Out'a Hell [Part 2 Performer B]
Like a Bat Out'a Hell [Part 2 Performer B]
Production date
1974
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber 2019
Accession no
RC2009/3/12/3
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Like a Bat Out'a Hell [Performer A] Poster
Like a Bat Out'a Hell [Performer A] Poster
Production date
1974
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber 2019
Accession no
RC2009/3/12/2
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Pavilion K Poster
Pavilion K Poster
Production date
1974
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber 2008
Accession no
RC2009/3/12/8
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Poster for Six New Zealand Artists
Poster for Six New Zealand Artists
Production date
1974
Credit line
Bruce Barber Archive, Auckland Art Gallery, E.H. McCormick Research Library Collection, gift of Bruce Barber, 2008
Accession no
RC2009/3/7/1