Ruth Barker

Glass, Blinded To The Room

The Freud Museum, London
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Glass, Blinded To The Room (2016) is an installation on Anna Freud's writing desk, at the Freud Museum, London. The work combines items from the museum's remarkable collection, with objects from the artist's own studio desk, and printed paper. Photography by Elizabeth Wewiora.


The work follows a research residency at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust hospital in 2014, and a subsequent two year period of focus on the life and work of Anna Freud. Glass, Blinded To The Room  was commissioned as part of the national touring exhibition Tall Tales, curated by Wewioraprojects. Tall Tales is a national touring programme bringing together the work of 17 international women artists who employ the playful use of storytelling techniques in the making of their work.

ARTISTS: Alinah Azadeh; Ruth Barker; Nicky Bird; Jacqueline Butler; Sharon Campbell; Beth Collar; Alison Erika Forde; Sarah Forrest; Rachel Goodyear; Oona Grimes; Margarete Berger-Hamerschlag; Lila De Magalhaes; Laure Prouvost; Ma Qiusha; Lauren Sagar; Mirjam Somers; Nina Yuen.

The exhibition tour launchds in London, in Spring 2016 at Freud Museum London, Swiss Cottage Gallery & Library and the Tavistock Clinic and then tours to Touchstones Rochdale and Rochdale Central Library, Lancashire, culminating at Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) in Scotland.


Information about upcoming exhibitions as part of this tour will be announced on this website's News page.  For full information about the programme and this year’s exhibitions please check: