Barra is an Award winning artist based in Sligo, he is predominantly self taught. He regularly exhibits in group shows including the Sculpture in Context, RHA, RUA and Cairde Visual - Sligo Open Submission. 

Barra has been involved in various other art and art installation projects including ice carving at The Ice Hotel in Juckasjari, North Sweden and at the Aronsborg Hotel, in Stockholm, Sweden. He is Co-Founder and Co-organiser of Cairde Sligo Arts Festival’s annual open submission show, Cairde Visual.