Barnsley Brick Project

31 Jul 2018 – 14 Oct 2018

Event times

Monday to Friday
9am to 4pm

10am to 3.30pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays
11am to 2.30pm

Cost of entry

Free admission

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  • To plan your journey to Experience Barnsley using public transport please visit www.yorkshiretravel.net or call 0871 2002233.
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Bricks are all around us yet we seldom stop to look at them or think about where they came from.


Years ago, Barnsley had many of its own brickworks that made the bricks that helped construct the buildings we see around us and the industries they were home to. Each of these local brickworks stamped their name or the name of the village where they were made into the brick. In most cases, this is now the only sign that the brickworks ever existed.

In this unique exhibition, artist Patrick Murphy explores the history of this almost forgotten Barnsley industry and reveals more about contemporary brick manufacture in the area. The exhibition will also feature a body of new work produced by the artist and Barnsley communities focusing on a collection of contemporary ‘art’ bricks using new words, phrases and drawings that explore 21st century Barnsley.

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Patrick Murphy


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