Glenn Barkley is an artist, curator, writer and gardener based in Sydney and Berry, NSW. He is Co-founder and Co-Director of The Curators Department, Sydney and of kil.n.it experimental ceramics studio Glebe, Sydney. He was previously senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2008–14) and curator of the University of Wollongong Art Collection (1996–2007).
Recent notable exhibitions include Glazed and Confused: Ceramics in Contemporary Art Practice at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (2014); Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object (Curated by Lisa Slade) (2016); The Garden of Earthly Delights: Westspace Melbourne (with Angela Brennan) (2016) and Watching Clouds Pass the Moon, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (curated by Ineke Dane) (2016).
He held his first solo exhibition with Utopia Art Sydney, itsalright in 2016 and he is a finalist in the 2017 Shepparton Art Museum Sidney Myer Ceramics Award.
Hs work is held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand and USA and the collections of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank, QUT Brisbane and Wollongong City Art Gallery.