Jon Barraclough is a maker of drawings, photographer, film-maker, typographer, facilitator and researcher. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire UK, currently resident in Liverpool and member of The Royal Standard artist’s collective. He works primarily in drawing and drawing devices, photography, performance, film and sound. He is a founder and co-publisher of DRAWING PAPER UK.

He is a passionate advocate of drawing - in it's widest possible sense. His current work themes include: drawing as human connection, drawing as a form of visual conversation, the questioning of authorship and ownership of creativity, the hidden and the secret, drawing as analogous to (and companion with) music or sound.

Selected Exhibitions/Events

2016
ART GYM, Tate Liverpool - drawing devices installation and workshops
IN THE FRAME, Tate Liverpool - sound work with group of adults with learning difficulties.
GREEN POINT OPEN, Green Point, New York City: pop-up exhibition of drawing devices.

2015
BAMBAMBAM: Group show at The Royal Standard, Liverpool
KEPLA Ordinant 6 - short film (with Jon Davies) screened at A Small Cinema, Liverpool
TATE Liverpool Participative Drawing Workshop for combined Youth Groups, Liverpool UK
TATE Modern Circuit – live, participative drawing event (with Thom Isom), London UK
TATE Liverpool Participative Public Drawing Workshop, Liverpool UK

2014
ROOM 2D: Drawing installation in The Carlton Arms Hotel, New York City.
INVESTMENT: Photographs for Tabitha Moses' exhibition Investment at The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
DIALECT: Ghost Duty: short film with Madeline Hall and Andrew Hunt (producer)
SPACE/SOUND#2: at the Bluecoat: live drawing performance with projections and film. With Madeline Hall and Deep Hedonia and musicians/producers. Liverpool UK
WHIRLIGIG: drawing performance with Cave Collective, Alex Wolkowicz, Cat Lauigan and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe at Le Petit Versailles, Houston Street, New York City: live drawing performance using turntables mirrors and lights
GREEN POINT OPEN, Green Point, New York City: pop-up exhibition of drawings

2013
SPACE/SOUND#1 at the Bluecoat - live drawing performance with Madeline Hall and Deep Hedonia plus musicians and producers. Liverpool UK
LINEOUT, Camp and Furnace: performative drawing with Madeline Hall and Deep Hedonia, Philip Jeck (artist and composer) Sense of Sound (choral ensemble). Liverpool UK
SNAKE CITY Liverpool Biennial, Camp and Furnace: drawing and sculpting day with artist and musician Chiz Turnross and composer Alex Germains. Liverpool UK

2012
LIVERPOOL ART PRIZE: Exhibition and Participative Drawing Studio at Metal, Edge Hill, Liverpool UK
LOST IS FOUND: Cornerhouse, Manchester UK - Group Show
Gloucester Canal and River Trust exhibition - group show curated by Fran Disley
THE SPECTACLE OF THE LOST: Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool. UK with Birds Ear View Collective
DRAWING STUDIO: at Cafe Valise with Metal, at Peterborough Festival, 2012
DRAWING SESSIONS#2: at Camp and Furnace, Liverpool

2011
Short Residency at Flux Factory, Queens, NYC September
ART IN ODD PLACES: 14th Street, Manhattan, NYC - Street installation in collaboration with Birds Ear View collective artist Alex Wolkowicz.
FREE MONEY, FREE ART, FREE BIRDS: Bird’s Ear View Collective - pop-up show at the Studio Gallery with artists Robert Peterson and Alex Wolkowicz, New York City

2010
TABULA RASA: installation/sculpture/sound piece at with Alex Wolkowicz Unity Theatre Liverpool, Liverpool UK

2009
BIRDS OF HOPE STREET: drawing installation with Alexandra Wolkowicz, Host, Liverpool UK
BIRDS EAR VIEW: (selected photographs) Brighton Photo Fringe 2009
I AM THE TRUE VINE: (short film/performance with choral music) Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor Festival, Critics prize-winner.

2008
Audio Vision Festival, Liverpool, with Alexandra Wolkowicz, films for The Smith Quartet performances Steve Reich Different Trains and Joe Cutler Daithas Dumka

2007
Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool (group show)

2005
When we were young (group show) Hope Street Gallery, Liverpool UK

2002
SHRINE:photographic installation at Unity Theatre, Liverpool UK
TRACE: group drawing/painting (with Jagjit Chuhan and Richard Creed) Stockport City Gallery UK

1998
This is all we got (two man show with Richard Creed) Liverpool UK

1996
Lines of Desire (touring, group drawing show) Liverpool, Birmingham, London Uk