born Melbourne, 1969

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Andrea Barker, Recent Work Handmark Gallery. Hobart, Tasmania
2012 Obidome - Contemporary Buttons. Gallerie Pousse. Ginza, Tokyo Japan
2010 Porcelain, Andrea Barker Guldagergard International Ceramic Research Centre - Denmark
2008 Spoons East / West Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Andrea Barker Recent Porcelain Yufuku Gallery Tokyo, Japan
1994 Solus Andrea Barker Ceramics with ‘Heat’ paintings by Jane Dyer. Meridian Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Tasmanian Women’s Art Prize Finalist
2020 Women’s Art Prize Tasmania Finalist
2018 ‘Penumbra’ exploring light and shade in design Rosny Barn, Hobart
2017 ’In house’ Designed; made. Moonah Arts Centre. Hobart Tasmania
2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale Taipei, Taiwan
Design Tasmania Produce Produce Exhibition. Rosny Barn. Hobart Tasmania
2015 Hobart City Art Prize Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Hobart Tasmania
Design Tasmania Produce Produce Exhibition Launceston Design Centre, Tasmania.
2014 Important Exhibition of Australian Ceramics - A Tribute to Janet Mansfield OAM. Mossgreen Gallery
2011 International Ceramic and Glass Art in the 21st Century Seto City Art Museum, Japan
2010 Attention Fragile Porcelaine Contemporaine. History and Porcelain Museum Chateau De Nyon, Switzerland
2007 Celebration - the use of Ceramics in important events. Manly Art Gallery and Museum
The 4th World Ceramic Biennale Korea
2006 ‘Une Memoire Ceramique’ Chateau de Nyon - History and Porcelain Museum, Nyon Switzerland
2005 International Ceramic Symposium exhibition Seto City Cultural centre, Aichi Japan
2004 Coloured Porcelain St. Joseph Galerie, The Netherlands
Artist-in-Residence 2003 exhibition Seto City Cultural Centre, Aichi Japan
2nd Walker Ceramics Imperial porcelain exhibition Skepsi gallery, Melbourne
2003 10th AustralianNational Ceramics Conference Exhibition Bendigo pottery
1st Walker Ceramics Imperial porcelain exhibition Skepsi gallery, Melbourne
2002 Some Ceramics (Andrea Barker, Shane Kent, Victoria Howlett, Sony Manning) Stephen McLaughlin Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Craft Victoria and Deucher - Menzies annual auction and exhibition Craft Victoria, Melbourne
International Triennial of Contemporary Porcelain Château de Prangins Nyon, Switzerland
Ab Ovo 2 person exhibition (A.Barker and C.Barrett) Span Galleries, Melbourne
1999 1999 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award Shepparton Art Gallery
1998 Gasworks outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Gasworks Park, Port Melbourne
1994 A Christmas Exhibition Meridian Gallery, Fitzroy
1993 A Christmas Exhibition Meridian Gallery, Fitzroy
Artworks 5 The Fifth Australian Sculpture Triennial, 101 Collins St Melbourne
Three Person Sculpture Show Meridian Gallery, Fitzroy
1992 A Christmas Exhibition Meridian Gallery, Fitzroy
Mixed Emotions Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne
Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award Auckland, New Zealand
1991 Out of One Studio Group Exhibition of Nine Ceramic Artists, Blackwood St Gallery
Melbourne Festival of Craft Exhibition Meat Market Craft Centre
1990 Fourteenth Annual Walker Ceramic Award Victorian Arts Centre Final Beginnings Graduate Exhibition, Meat Market Craft Centre

professional employment history

2017-19 Organising committee member The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 2019
2019 Curator Making : The Quiet Voices. The Waterfront Pavillion, Mawson Place. Hobart
2006-11 Lecturer Diploma of Arts (Ceramics) Box hill Institute of Tafe, Melbourne
2008 Artist in residence Guldagergard International Ceramic Research Centre – Denmark
Ceramics teacher Contemporary Sculptors Association Abbotsford, Melbourne.
2007 Curator & speaker ‘Land and Water’ Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park, Melbourne
Curator & speaker ‘Relationships’ Ceramic exhibition Yarra Sculpture Gallery Abbotsford, Melbourne
2005 Invited artist International Ceramic Symposium – World Expo Aichi Japan
Lecturer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander department. Tropical North Queensland Tafe, Cairns Qld
2003 Artist in residence Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Centre, Aichi Japan
Demonstrator 10th Australian National Ceramics Conference, Bendigo Victoria
1999-03 Lecturer Fine Arts Dept (Ceramics) Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Melbourne
1996-01 Lecturer Visual Arts Dept (Ceramics) NMIT Epping Campus, Melbourne
1998 Ceramics teacher Intellectually disabled , Footscray community Arts centre, Melbourne
1996 Assistant photographer Archaeology Excavation Wadi Eth Themed project, American Centre of Oriental Research , Amman Jordan
1993-95 Art / Craft teacher Melbourne Remand Centre
1991-92 Resident Ceramic Access Workshop, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne


Guldaagerard International Ceramic Research Centre, Skaelskor Denmark
History and Porcelain Museum, Nyon Switzerland
Seto City Cultural Centre, Aichi Japan
Taiwan Ceramic Museum, Yingge, Taipei, Taiwan
Victorian Ceramic Group
World Ceramic Expositions Foundation, Korea

Grants & Awards

2019 Winner Clunes Ceramic Award
2007 Honorable Mention The 4th International Ceramic Biennale, Korea
2002 Overseas Studio Residency Tokyo, Japan Australia Council for the Arts. Feb.-May
2001 Grand Prize ‘ Poisson d’Or ’ International Triennial of Contemporary Porcelain Nyon, Switzerland