Michael Barry

b. Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 1954.
Michael Barry is an artist and educator. He studied fine art at the University of Cape Town and is currently pursuing a PHD at Nelson Mandela University where he heads up the Department of Arts and Culture. Barry was an active member of the Imvaba Arts Association. He continues to be involved in numerous cultural development projects around Port Elizabeth. 

Art Education

2012: Masters, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
1981: Bachelor of Art, Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
1985: Higher Degree, Education, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Group Exhibitions (South Africa)

2017: Just Painting, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth.
2016: #TheVoices, National Arts Festival, Albany Museum, Grahamstown.
2015: Art State, Gallery NOKO, Port Elizabeth.
2014: Redefinition of the status quo – collector’s edition, Gallery NOKO, Port Elizabeth.
2013: Collective 2013, artSPACE Gallery, Durban.
2012: A4 Ideas, Boomtown, Port Elizabeth.
1981: Young South African Photographers, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.

Public Commissions

Route 67, Nelson Mandela Bay Arts Journey, Port Elizabeth.
2013: Kite boy and Skipping girls, Helenvale Urban Renewal Programme, Thusong Centre, Port Elizabeth.
The Sunday Times 100 year celebration public art work, Queenstown.