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Babs Smith is an Artist based at Ebor Studios, Littleborough. She was the winner of a Graduate Scholarship on the University of Salford Art Collection Graduate Scholarship Scheme in conjunction with Castlefield Gallery Manchester. She was the Winner of the People’s Choice Award at Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival. She was selected for the Neo Print Prize and the Salford Open in 2018 and has been recently nominated for a Create Art & Design Award UOS. Babs has shown work alongside the Acquired Exhibition at Salford Museum & Art Gallery and in the Superlative Artistry of Japan where her work is currently housed at Salford Museum. Her work is in the Salford Museum and Art Gallery Collection and the Salford Universities Collection. Babs has undertaken a number of public commissions and has her work housed at the National Outdoor Centre, North Wales, and the Autism and Criminal Justice System, Salford, and DCC Datat in Manchester. She is currently exhibiting a dual location exhibition in Augmented Reality with musician Sophie Cooper. Critical Threshold is currently on show in both Berlin and New York.



University of Salford 

Fine Art BA (Hons)

2017 – 2020


Solo Exhibitions

2022 Gallery Frank Ebor Studio, Littleborough, Rochdale, Gtr Manchester.

2023 Watergrove Reservoir and Gallery Frank Rochdale Gtr Manchester.



Group Exhibitions

2023 The Alumni Strikes Back - Hosted by Short Supply Mcr, Paradise Works, Salford Manchester, UK

2023 Exquisite Corpse - Hosted by Bla-Bla Projektraum, Soldiner Straße 103, 13359 Berlin, Germany.

2023 Exquisite Corpse - World of MOCO, at 211 State Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA2023

2023 Rogue Women - Rogue Artists Studio, Openshaw, Manchester.

2023 Cityscape - City Life, International Group Exhibition, Devonshire House One, Mayfair Place, London, UK. 

2022 Sixty Plus 10, The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, Rossendale, UK

2022 Littleborough Arts Festival, Greater Manchester, UK

2021  Blue (online) The X Collab Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston Upon Thames, UK

2020  Made It. (Online) Short Supply Mcr, UK

2020  Connections, (Online) Hanover Project, Preston, UK

2020  A Postcard to the Future, Glynn Vivien Art Gallery, Swansea, UK.

2020  Flat Instance, Mirabel Studios, Manchester, UK. 

2020  Lockdown and Light Online Exhibition.

2020  The Superlative Artistry of Japan, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Salford, UK.

2019  Hotbed Press 20 x 20 Print Exchange, Worldwide.

2019  A Postcard From Rochdale, Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale, UK

2018  Acquired, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Salford, UK. 

2018  Hotbed Press 20 x 20 Print Exchange, Worldwide.

2018  The Salford Open, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Salford, UK.

2018  Salfood Artwork Competition Exhibition, University of Salford, Salford, UK.

2018  Neo Artists 30 x 30 Print Exchange, Bolton, UK.

2018  Collage etc. The Whiskey Jar, Northern Quarter, Manchester, UK.

2017  Hotbed Press 20 x 20 Print Exchange, Worldwide.

2017  The Haworth Life Drawing Series Exhibition, The Old Fire Station, Salford, UK.

2015  Host, The Gallery, Bank Quay House, Warrington, UK.

2014  Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Warrington, UK.



Residencies and Collaborations

2023 March - June - Linking Schools Project in response to A Tall Order. Project work exhibited at Touchstones Rochdale in August 2023 

2021 Response in Residency & Collaboration to Vista, an exhibition of paintings - The Sky is Not the Limit, 285 Deansgate, Manchester, UK,

2019  Artist in Residence, The National Mountain Sports Center, North Wales, UK.

2019  Group Residency, Merz Barn, Ambleside, UK.



Awards & Prizes

2020 – 2021 Graduate Scholar, Salford Art Collection, Paradise Works, Salford, Manchester UK.

2020  Salford University Student Awards Art & Design Nomination. Salford. UK. 

2020  Commission, Smart DCC, Manchester. UK. 

2019  Commission, The Autism & Criminal Justice System, Salford, UK.

2019  Salford University Graduation Gift Artwork Prize, Salford, UK. 

2018  Salfood Artwork Competition Exhibition, Allerton Restaurant, Salford,UK.

2018  C&O Wines Competition 1st. Altrincham, Manchester, UK.

2014  The People’s Choice Award, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival. Warrington, UK.





University of Salford.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

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