Artists in our core collection range from Banksy and Damien Hirst to the Chapman Brothers and donated works of artists who have previously been exhibited in the House. The art both stimulates and engages our members, contributing to the idiosyncratic character of the House, as well as serving an important purpose to the charity within the House of St Barnabas. Sales directly support our Employment Academy and our art programme endeavours to draw members and the public to the House, allowing people to discover the Club and the crucial work the Employment Academy carries out.
The Map Of My Entire Life, 2012
Artist: Rob Ryan
Dimensions: 330 x 180 cm
‘I used to live in one of those little houses down there and I still remember every road and field and every brick and stone. Every single thing that you can see was a part of the map of my entire life. The raging battle ground of all my victories and defeats from up here just looks like a pretty pattern. Every single minute was a struggle but not one second goes by when I don’t wish that I was back down there….. Mixing it up on good old planet earth!’