Small is Beautiful 41st Edition

30 November, 2023 - 06 January, 2024

Two new drawings (Hands, Series 2 Nos.2 & 5) will be part of the 41st edition of the annual 'Small is Beautiful' exhibition at Flowers, Cork Street and can also be seen online at

Jean Muir portrait at the new NPG

20 June, 2023 - 20 June, 2023

At the opening party of the new National Portrait Gallery in London, Glenys's portrait of Jean Muir was displayed alongside Andrew Logan's Zandra Rhodes. These will be on permanent display for the foreseeable future.

Small is Beautiful XL

24 November, 2022 - 07 January, 2023

Imprint I and II will be part of the 40th edition of the annual 'Small is Beautiful' exhibition at Flowers, Cork Street and can also be seen online at

Small is Beautiful XXXIX

25 November, 2021 - 08 January, 2022

Bird, second series No.21 and Bird, second series No.16 will be part of the 39th edition of the annual 'Small is Beautiful' exhibition at Flowers, Cork Street and can also be seen online at


Small is Beautiful XXVIII

28 November, 2020 - 10 January, 2021

Drawings - Faces I and II will be part of the 'Small is Beautiful' exhibition at Flowers, Cork Street.

British Library Oral History, National Life Stories Project

01 April, 2019 - 01 April, 2020

Glenys has recently been interviewed by Frances Cornford for the British Library Oral History - National Life Stories Project 'Artists' Lives'. The interview can now be heard at the British Library and a transcript can be viewed online at the Sound and Moving Image Catalogue, just search C466/331 at

50 Years

07 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020

Flowers Gallery celebrates its 50-year anniversary with an exhibition of works from artists represented by the gallery within their lifetime.

The exhibition includes works by Glenys Barton, John Bellany, Prunella Clough, William Crozier, Anthony Earnshaw, Nancy Fouts, Noel Forster, Terry Frost, Josef Herman, Derek Hirst, Michael Kidner, John McLean, Paul Neagu, Eduardo Paolozzi, Jack Smith, Richard Smith and Michael Wolf. 

This selection of paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture celebrates their contribution to the gallery programme, and the wider enduring legacy of their work.

Small is Beautiful XXXVII

28 November, 2019 - 04 January, 2020

Faces I,II and III will be part of the 37th edition of the 'Small is Beautiful' exhibition at Flowers, Cork Street.

22 Hands - British Ceramics Biennial

07 September, 2019 - 13 October, 2019

Ceramic artist Duncan Hooson and Performance artist Stephanie Buttle have come together to create 22 Hands, an exhibition, performance, workspace and intervention for the British Ceramics Biennial extended anniversary programme.

This site-specific commission is set to reference, highlight and animate the V&A’s Wedgwood Collection of Gleny’s work. This will take place on site at the World of Wedgwood, home of the world renowned Wedgwood factory and the award winning Wedgwood Museum, Stoke-on-Trent.

Read more about this exhibition at

Image credit: Fiskars UK Ltd.


12 July, 2019 - 31 August, 2019

All female group exhibition of ceramics, tapestry and printmaking. Featuring 'Lady with Three Faces' and 'Gliding Hands' at Flowers East Gallery 82 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP

Women Power Protest

10 November, 2018 - 31 March, 2019

Marking a century since the first women won the right to vote, 'Women Power Protest' brings together modern and contemporary artworks from the Arts Council Collection and Birmingham’s to celebrate female artists who have explored protest, social commentary and identity in their work.

Showcasing pieces by celebrated artists including Susan Hiller, Lubaina Himid, and Mary Kelly, as well as sometimes controversial artists such as Sam Taylor-Johnson, Sonia Boyce, and Margaret Harrison, also including Head by Glenys Barton, the exhibition will not shy away from difficult subjects, nor underplay the genius behind these artworks.

Inspired by the bold work of feminist artists and activists, Women Power Protest will raise awareness, provoke debate and ask just how much has changed for women?

The exhibition will take place in the Gas Hall.

Illuminating women: Photographs by Mayotte Magnus at The National Portrait Gallery

08 September, 2018 - 24 March, 2019

In 1977, the National Portrait Gallery staged a landmark exhibition, featuring nearly ninety portraits of eminent British women photographed by Mayotte Magnus. It was the first photographic exhibition in the Gallery’s history to focus exclusively on female achievement. In September, a new display will revisit a selection of key portraits from Magnus’s 1977 exhibition, alongside more recent acquisitions. The portraits were taken in the sitter’s homes or place of work, and are rich in narrative and composition. The display celebrates a range of creative women, including artists Liliane Lijn and Glenys Barton, authors Marina Warner and Margaret Drabble, actresses Glenda Jackson and Judi Dench and Nobel Prize recipient Nadine Gordimer.

Read more about the exhibition at Hyperallergic:

Flowers Contemporary III

19 January, 2019 - 23 March, 2019

Flowers Gallery is delighted to present its first exhibitions in 2019, Flowers Contemporary I, II & III, taking place across both London locations, and the New York gallery. The exhibitions bring together works by gallery artists, representing a wide range of themes and concerns.

Tattoo Head I, will be part of Flowers Contemporary III, at 529 West 20th Street, New York.

Small is Beautiful - Joan

29 November, 2018 - 05 January, 2019

Joan. Clay Drawing III and Joan. Clay Drawing IV will be part of the 36th edition of the annual 'Small is Beautiful' exhibition at Flowers, Cork Street.

Oxford Pioneers - celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Oxford Gallery

10 November, 2018 - 03 January, 2019

Oxford Ceramics Gallery

A new collaboration between Oxford Ceramic Gallery and Amanda Game that brings together works by 27 exceptional UK artists as a way of marking the pioneering work of Oxford Gallery (1968-2001)

Small is Beautiful - Disc Dance XIV No1

13 December, 2017 - 06 January, 2018

Disc Dance XIV No 1 will be part of the 35th edition of the annual 'Small is Beautiful' exhibition at Flowers, Cork Street.

Small is Beautiful - Gliding II

07 December, 2016 - 07 January, 2017

Gliding II will be part of the 34th edition of the annual 'Small is Beautiful' exhibition at Flowers, Cork Street.

Sculpture at Regent`s Place

05 October, 2016 - 06 January, 2017

Glenys has joined other British artists inspired by dance, music and performance in an exhibition of work now on display at Regent's Place. On loan from Flowers Gallery, these pieces combine with the venues on-site works to provide a sculpture trail throughout campus, all artworks are free to view and can be seen within and from the public spaces.

Ceramic Portrait of Baroness Joan Bakewell goes on display

17 November, 2016 - 17 November, 2016

The ceramic portrait of Baroness Joan Bakewell will be unveiled at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Face Value - A reflection on contemporary portraiture

16 June, 2016 - 04 October, 2016

Group exhibition featuring 'Shami Chakrabati I' and 'Joan Bakewell II' at the Collyer Bristow Gallery, London.

Viewing is by appointment, Monday to Friday, during office hours. For enquiries please email:

Joan III now at the NPG

31 March, 2016 - 04 September, 2016

Newly acquired portrait of Baroness Joan Bakewell, the broadcaster, journalist and writer, has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. 

The ceramic half-length sculpture is part of an ongoing series of portraits of influential women.

It is on display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery. Admission free.


Wedgwood International Seminar 2016

27 April, 2016 - 10 May, 2016

As an invited guest to the Wedgwood International Seminar, Glenys was able to visit the Wedgwood Museum and see the displays of her work.

Time at Yagul on display at the V&A

07 January, 2015 - 03 February, 2016

Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics.

Currently displayed in Gallery 146

Small is Beautiful New York and London

19 November, 2015 - 02 January, 2016

New York

09 December - 09 January 2016


Pieces from the Daniel's Mirror and Elodie's Hands series will be part of the 33rd edition of the Small is Beautiful Exhibition, this year, for the first time, taking place simultaneously in Flowers New York and Cork Street London.

FiveSixSevenEight featuring Glenys Barton

20 August, 2015 - 10 October, 2015

Here Art Center. N.Y

Explores the relationship between visual art and dance.

Curated by Dan Halm

The British Figure

09 July, 2015 - 29 August, 2015

Group exhibition featuring 'Blue Dancer' at Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road, London.

Small is Beautiful - There Will be Time

20 November, 2014 - 10 January, 2015


There Will be Time IV and There Will be Time VI will be part of the annual end of year exhibition at Flowers New York

National Portrait Gallery purchase portrait of Glenys Barton

01 May, 2014 - 30 December, 2014

The image by Mayotte Magnus is a modern bromide print from an original negative, size: 355mm x 453mm.

Jean Muir on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London

01 February, 2013 - 01 February, 2014

Currently displayed in Room 37a.

Small is Beautiful XXXI - Who's afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue

03 December, 2013 - 04 January, 2014

Red Angel and Red Angel Head will be part of the annual end of year exhibition at Flowers Kingsland Road

Medal for British Art Medal Society, c/o Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum.

01 October, 2012 - 01 December, 2013

Glenys Barton's medal "In Profile" on sale through BAMS magazine "The Medal" from Autumn 2012 for three editions (approx. 18 months)

Angela Flowers at 80

04 December, 2012 - 09 February, 2013

Group exhibition featuring 'Choir Heads II-IX'

"Sculptors' Drawings" Pangolin London & Kings Place Gallery

31 August, 2012 - 12 October, 2012

Glenys Barton's work currently on display.

British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the modern age

31 March, 2012 - 12 August, 2012


V&A exhibition featuring work by Glenys Barton 

Works by Glenys Barton

08 October, 2010 - 30 April, 2012

currently on show at:

The Financial Services Authority
25 The Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HS

'The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons'

12 October, 2011 - 08 January, 2012

Glenys's work 'Glenda and Gudrun I'  is on display at

The National Portrait Gallery, London in "The Actress Now"

display in Room 41 & 41a.

Small is Beautiful XXIX

01 December, 2011 - 07 January, 2012

Glenys will be showing 'Disc Dance III' 2011 and 'Disc Dance VIII'  in this exhibition at Flowers, London 

Best of Silver: Selected Sculptures in Silver

21 April, 2011 - 07 May, 2011

Group exhibition featuring work by Glenys Barton

Pangolin London

Kings Place90 York WayLondonN1 9AG



(0)20 7520 1480


Current Solo Exhibition: Glenys Barton

20 November, 2010 - 20 February, 2011

Cartwright Hall 

Lister Park



t. 01274 431212

'Small is Beautiful'

15 December, 2010 - 08 January, 2011

currently showing at:

Flowers Central 

21 Cork St 


W15 3LZ

+44 (0) 20 74397766

What a Relief

02 July, 2010 - 24 July, 2010

Glenys's work features in this group exhibition at



82 Kingsland Rd 

London E2 8DP 

+44 (0)20 7920 7777

Glenys Barton Sculpture

11 January, 2010 - 19 March, 2010

One Canada Square,
Canary Wharf,
London, E14 5AB

Curated by Ann Elliott

Monday - Friday 5.30am - midnight

Saturday and Sunday 7am - 11.30pm

Info : 020 7418 2257