Barbara A Morton is a published author, artist, curator, and book maker. In 2014 she established Entropie Books to publish small editions of her poetry, literature, artist books, and pamphlets. Her artistic and literary practice incorporates the arts of poetry, printmaking, bookbinding, typography, papermaking, and chine-collé to present her literary texts and abstract geometric drawings in an exact and deliberate visual form.
The environment, the home of the text, is critical. Likewise, typography ~ how the text resides upon the page ~ is crucial. Resisting uniformity of design each published title is hand-crafted and intuitively considered to achieve an equilibrium of artistic form and literary content.
Her writing is also published widely in national and international journals and anthologies including, The SHOp, The Stinging Fly, Burning Bush II, Abridged, The Yellow Nib as edited by Professor Ciaran Carson, and the American Academic Journal of Literature, Culture and the Arts ~ An Sionnach. Haiku are published frequently by both The British Haiku Society and The Irish Haiku Society. Her poetry is included, alongside Seamus Heaney, in the Anthology of Northern Irish Poets, A Trail of Silver Papers. She is recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Writers’ Bursary, and in 2011, under the adjudication of poet, Alan Jude Moore, was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. In 2013, her poetry was highly commended by Imtiaz Dharker at the Poetry on the Lake festival. Leave, was awarded second place prize by Dublin County Libraries at the inaugural Redline Book Festival Poetry Competition in
Fair Wind and Following Seas ~ Contributor and Curator ~ exhibition at the Edinburgh College of Art Library 12 October 2021 ~ 30 November 2021
White Porcelain Bowls ~ Artist's Book Exhibition and corresponding digital installation at Red Line Book Festival South Dublin Libraries October 2021
The Word Itself is a Musical Sound The Flux Review V1 ~ Virtual Exhibition London
White Porcelain Bowls April ~ May 2021
Dust. And Noise
Postcard 150 x 100 mm Postcards for Perec
We’re travelling through Dalmatia.
Heavenly weather. We’ve met
stacks of French people!
We eat remarkably good cheese.
Curated by Linda Parr at the Centre for Print Research ~ University of West England
Snowdrops The Herbarium. Curated by Linda Parr
Bower Ashton Library, UWE, Bristol, UK 23rd April to 23rd May 2021.
sharp fragments are not welcome here FLOW
Visual Arts Scotland Winter Exhibition 2020
White Porcelain Bowls Contain Solo Exhibition
Symphonies of Yellow St Andrews University Library
Bridport International Poetry Prize heimlich
sharp fragments are not welcome here Limited-Edition Artist’s Book ~ Entropie Books
sharp fragments are not welcome here Limited-Edition pamphlet ~ Entropie Books
random. and various. objects. lined the narrow Limited-Edition pamphlet ~ Entropie Books
pathway ~ equidistant ~ centrally placed
Entropie Books Solo Exhibition
Edinburgh College of Art University Library
The Woman with the Rectangles Limited-Edition book ~ Entropie Books
Array Limited-Edition book ~ Entropie Books
Their House is in Order Limited-Edition book ~ Entropie Books
The Word Itself is a Musical Sound Meffan Museum and Gallery
Abstract Geometric Drawing & Text Winter Exhibition Purchase Prize award
Dust. And Noise x 2 Birnam Arts Gallery ~ Group Exhibition
Entropie Gallery 13 Newport-on-Tay