Barbara Campbell has been a performance artist since 1982. Her performances have been shown in galleries, museums and public spaces around Australia, in the USA and globally online.
She graduated with a Master of Visual Arts by research from Sydney College of the Arts in 1998 and she currently teaches a course there in experimental drawing. Barbara has been artist-in-residence at many institutions in Australia including ABC Radio as well as studios in New York, LA and Paris.
The Department of Performance Studies at Sydney University produced a survey exhibition of her performances with an accompanying catalogue, Flesh Winnow (Power Publications: 2002) and she is now an Associate Artist with the Department.
She was awarded the NSW Women and Arts Fellowship in 1994 and in 2004 she received an Australia Council Fellowship to develop and produce her online durational performance work, 1001 nights cast which finished on March 17, 2008.