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Dr. Irene Barberis is an artist and Founding Director of Metasenta Pty. Ltd, an international arts research 'satellite' which functions between Universities, arts organizations and artists. Metasenta is supported by a number of Universities, the primary host being RMIT University, Melbourne, and the University of the Arts London. She has initiated many international arts projects in collaboration with artists and institutions in the UK, USA, the Middle East and the Far East.

Each of the Metasenta projects consists of exhibitions, publications and filmed documentaries. Some of the recent projects include: The Centres Project, London, The Chicago Project, Chicago, 'Across the Gulf', Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Artists in Leadership, Lucerne, and Moving Cultures, China/Tibet. Each project brings together multiple Universities, with projects having all outcomes within the year.

Born in London, Irene holds a PhD from Victoria University, Melbourne, has initiated and directed two University galleries and helped in the setting up of an independent Arts School. Apart from Directing Metasenta , she is currently working in the RMIT School of Art in research. As a painter, installation and new media artist, she has held over forty solo exhibitions in Australia and abroad, and participated in over seventy group exhibitions. She runs Metasenta Publications, an arm of Metasenta Pty.Ltd. which work with international artists and arts writers.


MA 1994; Ph.D 2000.


2009 Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London.

2008 Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Bahrain, Dubai, London, Belfast, Ireland, Edinburgh, Manchester, Chicago, New Harmony, New York, Los Angeles, (Metasenta Projects, RMIT University).

2007 Hong Kong, Guangzhou China, London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Manchester, United Kingdom. Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, USA.

2006 Research: Paris (residency), Barcelona, London, Hong Kong, Korea, Tokyo, Japan, Shanghai.

2005 Research, San Francisco, Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris.

2004 Research / Installation. Paris, Germany, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong.

2003 – 2004 Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts.

2001 Doctor of Philosophy: Victoria University, Melbourne.

2000 – 1996 Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University, Melbourne

Research Field Trip: New York, London, Oxford, Cambridge. Belgium, Paris, Chartres, Angers, Bourge, Le Man, Avignon, Ravenna, Venice, Perugia, Spoletto, Florence, Rome.

1992 – 1994 Master of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University.

1979 -1982 Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, Victorian College of the Arts, Paris, France.

Research, atelier installations, USA, Britain, Europe. Resided Paris – 1980 -1983.

1977 – 1978 Postgraduate Diploma of Painting, Victorian College of the Arts. Melbourne.

1975 – 1976 Graduate Diploma of Art and Design, Preston Institute of Technology.

1974 Study tour, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Edinburgh, Dusseldorfe, Basel, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam (with Australian Artist Robert Hunter).

1972 – 1973 Diploma of Fine Art, Prahran College of Advanced Education.


2001 Abstract and Figurative Elements of the Apocalypse and its Representations,

1996 – 2001 Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria, University, Melbourne.

1994 The Spiritual and the Mundane: Aspects of Scripture in the Modern World,

1992 – 1994 Master of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University

1978 Breakdown of Space / Build up of Colour, 1978-79 VCA. PG.Dip, Melbourne University

  • Metasenta Projects: Global Research Satellite/hub - Dr. Irene Barberis 2005
  • Founding Director of Metasenta Projects: Dr Irene Barberis
  • Founding Benefactor: Mr. Po Chung.
  • Coordinating Manager: Andre Liew.

Metasenta Projects is a research satellite, which sits in the School of Art, RMIT University and links into the Design Institute and the Global Cities Institute.

The Metasenta Projects are instigated by Dr. Irene Barberis and are in collaboration with International artists and Universities.

Current selected international projects

2009 Across the Gulf, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi.

2008 The Chicago Project, Chicago. Publication; The Chicago Project: Fold-out Futures, Volume 1+2 RMIT Publishing, RMIT University, Edinburgh College of Art, Design Institute, RMIT, University Co -Project Leader, with Professor Karen Forbes, Head ECA Painting and Drawing, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Moving Cultures: 2007 -2009. China, Australia, UK, Ireland, USA. (Twelve Universities, Four Associates) Global Cities Institute RMIT University. Western Project Leader, Eastern Project Leader, Professor IsadoraJiang

The DrawingSpace, Melbourne, International and National Artists, Activating Dormant Spaces, The Design, Institute, RMIT University. Instigator and Director: Irene Barberis

The Centres Project, 2008-2009: Co Curator Irene Barberis and Steven Ball RMIT University, Central Saint Martins, The University of Arts, London.

Across the Gulf: Bahrain, Dubai Abu Dhabi, Metasenta Projects, American University in Dubai.

Current Long Term Project: Irene Barberis and the Victorian Tapestry Workshop.

Solo exhibitions

2009 Writings on the Wall, Delaweb Contemporary Art Space, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Apocalypse: Room of Light, SOAG RMIT University, Melbourne

2008 Drawing Revelation – Slow Release and Pink Mesh Holes, Project Space, Down Time, RMIT, Melbourne.

Installation: Rubber Constructions, JDMF. ECA Studio, Chicago, USA.

2007 LuxInTenebrisLucet: with Godwin Bradbeer, SOAG, RMIT University, Melbourne.

20,000 Colours: The Artistic Gene; Four Generations of Women. Albury City Museum and Library, NSW.

2006 room of breath, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney

breath; skin; light: Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

splats: four foil dresses and a pink cross /END frieze - Atelier show, Cite Internationale des Arts.

2005 set of verbs/ visions and dreams, Square Gallery, RMIT City Campus Melbourne

Barberis from Lewitt, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney

2004Lightlines; a Kinaesthetic Experience: reflections from the Frankston Public Art Project, in conjunction withSteve Wright, of Steensen Varming Pty. Ltd. Span Gallery, Melbourne

Lineage of Light: Reading Wheels Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney

Crosses Stars + Circles, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland

Don't Take my Breath Away # 6plastique: Salle 3A, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Cut it Out! It’s a Wonderful World, Salle B, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Line of thought #2, Atelier 8113, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris France.

2003 #4 plastique: pink, Helen Maxwell Gallery, ACT

#5plastique: specula, Span Galleries, Melbourne

2002 Plastique.withS!X designers, Span Galleries, Melbourne

Breath - Four Corners, Artists Commune, Contemporary Gallery, Hong Kong

2001 October Paintings – 2001, compositional fragmentation / reflected everyday. Gallery Three, Span Galleries, Melbourne

Breakdown of Space and the Build up of Colour 1978 – 2001, Built Pictures, SPAN Galleries, Melbourne.

2000 Seven Exhibitions. Abstract and Figurative Elements of the Apocalypse and its Representations, Span Galleries, Melbourne.

  • Gallery One: Abstract and Figurative Elements of the Apocalypse
  • Gallery Two: Mosaics, Manuscripts, End Signs and Equations
  • Gallery Three: Windows and Wood Cuts
  • Gallery Four: Emblems and Allegories
  • Gallery Five: Reading Revelation and Glow in the Dark Wall Drawing (taped work), Factory / Studio Space: A:Polymerous Still Life; 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Front Space: Info - Overflow + Aftermath.
  • Apocalypse Circles, St. John's Southbank, Melbourne.

1999 Star Painting, From the Apocalypse, Figurative and Abstract Elements, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne.

Saying it with Flowers, with Wilma Tabacco, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall, Melbourne. Albury Regional Art Gallery, Albury, NSW The University Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania. Geelong Regional Art Gallery, Geelong, Victoria Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria.

1998 Saying it with Flowers (Wilma Tabacco), Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide.

Apocalypse Circle Series, and Ten Black Flowers, Linden Gallery, Melbourne.

1997 Red Horse / Revealed Geometry, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne

Line of Thought, Victoria University, Victoria University Gallery

1996 Charpentes, Latrobe Street Gallery, Melbourne.

1995 Four Exhibitions, The Spiritual and the Mundane - Aspects of Scripture in the Modern World. Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne.

  • Space One: Symbols and Types, Heavenly Jerusalem, (wall drawing)
  • Space Two: The Spiritual and the Mundane
  • Space Three: Wheels Within Wheels.
  • Space Four: Separated Gatherings.
  • Transitional Installation: Micrography / Ten Pieces, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne.

1992 These Women - Where Honour's Due, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne.

1991 Recent Paintings, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne.

Geometer God, Luba Bilu – wall and window work, Melbourne.

1990 2No.Plans, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne.

Wall Drawing, Build a picture milk cartons, Room Four, Linden, St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne.

1988 Miniatures, From TheDouce Apocalypse, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne.

1986 Transitions; Angels lifting still lives into heavenfigurative and abstract constructions, United Artists, Melbourne.

Building Pictures: Ritz St Kilda – Majestic Studios, St Kilda.

1983-4Mirrored Melbourne, two pieces-1000 images, Public Art Billboard Project, Victorian Ministry for the Arts

1979 100 paintings from the everyday - and other materials, Pinacotheca, Melbourne.

1977 Fractured realism and coloured edges; Victorian Ministry for the Arts, Billboard, City Square, Melbourne. (Two Pieces, 12ft x 20ft, painted on wood)


2007 INAROOM. London, Manchester, Chicago - JDMF Gallery, Guangzhou, San Francisco

Cross Situations: Los Angeles, Cross, London, St Annes Road, Chicago,

2006 my world my life, Melbourne, Australia

2006 INAROOM. Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Hong Kong

Cross Situations#10 Twelve Locations, Barcelona

2005 Cross Situations#8 Twelve Locations, San Francisco

Cross Situations#9 Twelve Locations, Los Angeles

2004 Cross Situations #2, Twelve locations, Frankfurt, Germany

Cross Situations #3, Twelve locations, Paris, France

Cross Situations #4 Twelve locations, London, Brighton, United Kingdom

Cross Situations #5 “‘Train Across’ the Interior of China”, China

Cross Situations #6 Twelve locations, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Israel

Cross Situations #7 Twelve locations, Sydney Australia

2003 Cross Situations#1.Twelve Locations, Melbourne, Australia

2000 – 2003 Cut it out it’s a wonderful world, Melbourne, Paris

2000 – 1990 The Spiritual and The Everyday, Melbourne

1985- 1990 Building Pictures; Ritz St Kilda, Majestic Studios, St Kilda, Melbourne

1985 -1976 The cluttered Life: continuum. studio installations:

Piles of Paris Pieces/ new compositions; Studio installations and paintings, Paris

Pieces of the everyday 1976, 48 pieces; Still lives and paintings, Melbourne

100 pieces 1977 - 1979, Maples Lane Studio, Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1974 wall and canvas; used-masking tape and grided canvas pieces, Prahran house, St Johns Street Prahran, Melbourne


2006 Converging Perceptions of Hospitality and the Apocalypse: Dr. Irene Barberis, Dr. Elizabeth Presa, St. Johns Lutheran Church, South Bank, Melbourne

2005 Intersections - reading the space: San Francisco Jewish Museum, USA

Intersections - reading the space, Irene Barberis, Parastou Forouhar, Jane Logemann, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne (travelling)

Metaspace, Gertrude Street Galleries, Studio 11, Irene Barberis / Parastou Forouhar (with performance piece and film), Melbourne, Australia

1998 Saying it with Flowers, with Wilma Tabacco, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall, Melbourne

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Group exhibitions

2008 Centres Project: Transcentric (Co Curator) Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London

Rolled up, Rolled Out: (Curator), SOAG, RMIT University, Melbourne

Fast Forward, Seventh Gallery Melbourne, ECA space, Edinburgh

2007 Fold out Futures Chicago Project, Chicago, USA

Drawing 2007 - Biennial Fundraiser, London, United Kingdom

Living Elvis RMIT Storey Hall Gallery, RMIT University

Small Tapestries, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

2006 skin + peel with Dr. Elizabeth Presa, St Johns Luthern Church, Southbank, Melbourne

FLOAT, Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne

Summer Show, EsaJaske, Gallery Artists, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2005 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize (finalist), Bendigo Regional Gallery, Victoria

Expiration: Project Space, RMIT University, Melbourne

2004 Group Show; Selections from Sol Le Witt Personal Collection, LeWitt Gallery, Suffield Academy,

Connecticut, USA

Group Show / Span Galleries for Melbourne Art Fair 2004

Precious Platters, Australian Jewish Museum, Melbourne

White Tube, White Tube Gallery, Hong Kong

Fluoresce, Area Gallery, Melbourne

2003 Return Nature: Pastoral. Nanjing, Shenghua Arts Centre, China

Gallery Artists- Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2001 Colour, curated by Professor Jenny Zimmer, Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne

A Studio in Paris. S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW (travelling to Paris, France)

Death and Decoration; Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne University of Tasmania, Launceston University Gallery, Tasmania; Mildura Art Centre, (2001-2002) Country Arts, South Australian tour.

We are Australian, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra, ACT. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania. Glen Eira Art Gallery, Melbourne

2000 Death and Decoration, Plimsol Gallery, University of Tasmania, Tasmania

We Are Australian, Volvo Gallery, Sydney; venues Australia wide, Regional, Commercial Galleries

Seventh Melbourne Art Fair 2000, SPAN Galleries Stand, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, Victoria

1999 Exposure - Artists Portraits of Artists, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

Paper Works: Australian Artists, National University, Seoul University, Korea

Overview, Linden Gallery Melbourne

1998 Web, Warp, Weft, Woof, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne

Nature-Traditional and Contemporary Visions; Gympie Regional Gallery, Queensland

1997 Invitee, The 1997 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria

Latrobe Artists; Group Exhibition, Latrobe Street Gallery , Melbourne

Notations - 40 Artists, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne

Cuts Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne

The Embellished Egg, Mornington Peninsular Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

The Wandering Jew, Myth and Metaphor; Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla, Victoria, Horsham Art Gallery,

Migration Museum, Adelaide South Australia, Shepparton Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

1996 The Wandering Jew; Myth and Metaphor, Australian Jewish Museum, Melbourne, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Vic, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld, Albury Arts Centre, NSW

The Art of Collecting #2, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

Mono Prints, selection of gallery artists, Latrobe Street Galleries, Melbourne

1995 Best Face Value for Autumn, Woolongong City Art Gallery, NSW

'9 x 5' Invitation Exhibition, Robert Lindsey Gallery, Melbourne

Selections from the State Galleries, S.B.S. Building, Sydney, NSW

The Wandering Jew: Myth and Metaphor, The Australian Jewish Museum, Melbourne

1994 Unpeeled Art (painting and Installation), Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria

An Increase in Assets, Acquisitions over the Last Five Years, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria

Love and Ruin, St. Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne

Girls Own, Boys Own - Football Exposure, Linden Art Gallery, Melbourne

Who's Who and Who's Hot, Kirkaldy Davies Gallery, Melbourne

1993 -94 Arrangement, Australian Still Life 1973 - 1993, Museum of Modern Art at Heidi, Melbourne

Selections from the Heidi Collection, Heidi Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne.

1993 One Flesh - Two, collaboration with Adrian Page, Launceston Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania

Vitae: A.I.P. #7', Fifth Sculpture Triennial, RMIT Faculty Gallery, Melbourne

1992 Food in Art, Gallery at Tolarno, Melbourne

Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Luba Bilu Stand, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld

Inherited Absolute, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Review 1992, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne

One Flesh - One, collaboration with Adrian Page, Gallery at Tolarno, Melbourne

1991 Freedom of Choice, Heidi Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne

Recent Lithographs, Muka Studios, Auckland, New Zealand

Mandorla Prize Exhibition, New Norcia, Western Australia

St Kilda Scapes, Council Chambers, City of St Kilda, Melbourne

Review 1991, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne

Youth Prints, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne

1990100 Artists Against Animal Experimentation, Deutcher Galleries, Melbourne

Between the Lines, an installation publication, No 2, The Lounge, Melbourne

1989 Artists, Trees and Toys, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Mandorla Prize Exhibition, New Norcia, Western Australia

1988-89 Images of Religion in Australian Art, Murdoch Court, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1988 Two Australian Artists / Cultural Exchange, Pun Yu, China

Two Australian Artists / Cultural Exchange, Guangzhou, China

First Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Luba Bilu stand, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

1987 United Artists at Mori Galleries, Mori Galleries, Sydney, NSW

Young Australians, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1986 Portia Geach Portrait Prize Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1985 6 Drawing, Tasmania School of Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

1984 Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Victoria

1983 Figures and Faces Drawn from Life, Heidi Park and Art Gallery

New Art Selections from the Michelle Endowment, Victorian National Gallery, Banyule Gallery, Melbourne

1982 Group Exhibition, members of the Cite' Internationale des Arts, Cite' Internationale des Arte, Paris, France

1982 Placed; from the everyday Installation, collaboration with Gary Goldstein (Israel) Studio 111, Paris France

Preston to Phillip, A survey, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne

1981 Group Exhibition, "many many things”, Cite' Internationale des Arte, Paris, France

1979 Still Life Still Lives, “48 pieces, beauty and detritus” -Glenfiddich Company, Sydney Opera House, NSW, Ballarat Regional Fine Art Gallery, Victoria.

Keith and Elizabeth Travelling Fellowship Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne.

1978 Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne.

Eight Women Realists, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, Coventry Gallery Sydney, NSW Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Qld.

1976 Drawing, Some Definitions, Ewing and George Paton Galleries, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland.

Instigator and co-curator museum exhibitions

2007 20,000 Colours, The Artistic Gene, Four Generations of Women, Albury City Museum

2005-6 Intersections - reading the space, Jewish Museum of Australia

2001-2005 Travelling Exhibition: Australian Jewish Museum, Melbourne, Australia, San Francisco Jewish Museum, USA

Director: Metaspace ©; International, flexible installation and exhibition space

Director: Metaview ©: International projects – film, performance, installation

Director: Metasenta Publishing; ©: International projects

Director/curator: Victoria university gallery

1999 Director / Curator, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne

1998 Director / Curator, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne

1997 Curator, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne

Curated exhibitions: Victoria university gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

Exhibitions specifically installed by Irene Barberis.

1999 Susan Hewitt and Fran Van Riemsdyke at Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne

Sterographics, John. R. Neeson

Drawing, Central Park, New York. Mary Tonkin

Real Abstraction, Wilma Tabacco, Jan Murray, Robin Kingston, Craig Easton guest curator, Wilma Tabacco

Exposure: Artists Portraits of Artists; Warren Brenninger. In collaboration with Linden Gallery, St. Kilda, Melbourne

Exposure: Artists Portraits of Artists, (38 Artists), Linden Gallery

Curated in collaboration with Anne Harris, Director: Linden Gallery Melbourne.

Star Painting 1999 from the Apocalypse, Abstract and Figurative Elements: Irene Barberis

Melbourne's Marvellous Tapestries, Gareth Sansom, Dale Hickey, Jimmy Pike, Ginger Riley, Victorian, Tapestry Workshop at Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne.

1998 Notations - 40 Artists, Installation Irene Barberis

Victoria University, The Heart of the Machine: Loy Lichtman & Megan Evans

Complicity: A Theorem and its Corollary- Mark Stoner

Far Away, Guest Curator, Professor Jenny Zimmer

Verisimilitude: Godwin Bradbeer

Hidden and Revealed x 3 Adrian. L. Page

Walk and Wave: Kevin Wilson and Nicole Vevoeden - Cash

1997 Selections From The Victoria University Collection

Line of Thought - Victoria University (96’-97): Authors, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne

Paper Installation Piece, Line of Thought: Irene Barberis

Digital Landscapes, Barbara Grossman, Victoria University - Multi Media - Life, Dept. Electrical Engineering

Cuts, Installation, Wilma Tabacco and Irene Barberis

Photoworks; Ponch Hawkes, Women in Science and Engineering.

Notations - 40 Artists, Installation Irene Barberis


Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney

Span Gallery, Melbourne

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Awards and commissions

2008 Funding: Metasenta Projects, RMIT University

2007 ‘City Centre’, Shortlisted for International Public Art Project. Bury City Centre Manchester, United Kingdom

2006 Museums Australia, Jewish Museum – Honourable Mention for Intersections – Reading the Space.

2006 Frankston “new circular lighting Project”

2005 Frankston Bayside, new glass Sculpture work "Ellipse"

Finalist, Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia

2004 Frankston Commission, Eight Works – A Kinaesthetic Experience”, major sculptural work, Pivot

2003 Arts Victoria, New Work Development Grant

Selection- finalist, Docklands Lighting Project, ARM architects (5 shortlist)

2002 Lighting Project, Geelong Arts Precinct, with Brecknock Consulting

1999 Victoria University Postgraduate Research Fellowship Australian Postgraduate Award, H.E.C.S Scholarship

1998 Victoria University Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Australian Postgraduate Award, H.E.C.S Scholarship

Airfare and Travel Grant, Victoria University

Nets Victoria, Exhibition Development Fund Grant, Saying it with Flowers

1997 Victoria University Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Australian Postgraduate Award, H.E.C.S. Scholarship

Invitee, The 1997 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria

1996 Australian Postgraduate Award, H.E.C.S. Scholarship

1995 Five Soft Sculptures, Art in Public Spaces, Melbourne City Council

Prepared Table, Lowther Hall, Anglican Girls Grammar School, Melbourne

Architect / Artist collaboration, Maggie Edmond (Edmond and Corrigan) - presentation only - The Women's Building, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Boxes, (design) Tokyo, Japan, Melbourne.

Daniel Joles, portrait commission, Melbourne

Visual Production, Bart mitzvah, Mount Scopus, College, Melbourne

Noel Counihan, Portrait purchase, Albury Regional Gallery, NSW

1994 Artist in Residence, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW

Esther; Concept and visual production collaboration with Alida Chase, (former member of the Australian Ballet Company, Netherlands Dance Theatre, Frankfurt Ballet Company)

Master of Fine Art: The Spiritual and the Mundane, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University

1993 H.E.C.S. Scholarship, Master of Fine Art, V.C.A. Melbourne University

Drina; A Modern Dance Piece, collaboration with Alida Chase, Studio 1. Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

Rubies and Carbuncles, a modern dance piece, collaboration with Alida Chase, Greenmill Choreographic project, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

1992 H.E.C.S. Scholarship, Master of Fine Art, V.C.A. Melbourne University, Melbourne

1991 Australia Council, Visual Arts / Craft Board, Artists Development Grant

Artist in Residence, (Lithographic), Muka Studios, Auckland, New Zealand

Prismatic Still Life (painting), Prism Paints, Melbourne

Eight Banners, collaboration with Elizabeth Gower, Melbourne Cricket Club, Great Southern Stand Arts Commissions, architect, Daryl Jackson, Melbourne

1990 Maggie and Mathew, portrait commission, Edmond and Corrigan

Artist in Residence, Mount Scopus College, Melbourne

Artist in Residence, Victoria College, Ceramic Department, Melbourne

Beltshazzar, costume drawing for Peter Corrigan, Theatre Works, Melbourne

1989 Children's Workshops, (invitation) Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Dr. Henry Kranz, portrait commission

Visual Production, Richmond A.O.G. Theatre Production, Melbourne

1989 Playbox Panel Painting, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

1988 Artist in Residence, (Kyneton), - not taken, Victoria

8' X 28', Factory work, commission for John Sands Collection, Melbourne

1987 Visual production, Cultural Exchange, Pun Yu Province and Guangzou, China

1986 Andrew Barton, Portrait commission, Victoria

1985 Artist in Residence, Melbourne Boys Grammar, Melbourne

Sybil Craig, Selected Drawing Prize, Mornington Peninsular Art Centre, Vic

1984 Two Billboards, Victoria's 150th Anniversary, Victorian Ministry for the Arts,Melbourne

1982 Portraits, commissions for subjects of Paris and Britain

Blue Print, blueprint for the British Embassy Church mural, Paris, France

Accepted for Master of Fine Arts, Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago, USA

Scholastic scholarship, value $6,000 USA(not taken up), Chicago Institute of Art. USA

1981 Sculpture Studio, six month residency, Cite' Internationale des Arte, Montmartre, Paris, France

1980 Dyson Grant, Art Gallery of NSW Sydney, NSW

1979 Glenfiddich Painting Acquisition, Sydney Opera House, NSW

Australia Council, Visual Arts Board Project Grant

Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

1979 Power Studio, Residency, Cite' Internationale des Artes, Paris, France, Sydney, University, Australia Council, Visual Arts Board Residency, Vence, France

1978 N.S Eckersley Scholarship, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

1977 Fractured and Cluttered – 12ftX 18 ft: Art in the Streets Project, Six Artists, Selected for installation City Square, Ministry for the Arts, Melbourne

1976 Glimpses, Visual Design, collaboration with Claire Robertson, Graeme Murphy, Australian Ballet Company, Melbourne

Glimpses, Visual Design, collaboration with Claire Robertson, Sydney Dance Company, NSW

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Sol Le Witt Collection, Chester, New York, USA

Le Witt Collection, Spoletto, Italy

Suffield Academy: Lewitt Gallery, USA

Murdoch Collection, New York, USA, Australia

Western Mining Corporation Collection, Australia

Monash University Collection, Melbourne.

Museum of Modern Art at Heidi Collection, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria, Michell Endowment

Albury Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Geelong Regional Gallery, Victoria

Newman College; Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia

Artbank, Australia wide

Art Purchase Program, Visual Arts Board, Australia

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria

B.H.P. Collection, Australia

Woolongong City Art Gallery, NSW

Mornington Peninsula Gallery Collection, Victoria

John Sands Collection, Melbourne

Bank Collections, Melbourne, Australia

Budget Collection

St Kilda City Collection, Melbourne

Muka Collection, Aukland, New Zealand

Private Collections, Australia

Private Collections, London, UK, Paris, France, New York, San Francisco, USA, Europe, Africa, Middle East

Academic positions and lectures

2008 Co- Head Drawing, RMIT SOA, RMIT University

Lecturer Hong Kong, Painting and Drawing

Apocalypse – Tapestry of Light, Artists Talk, VTW, Melbourne

2007 ‘SOL LEWITT: Vignettes’, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Co’ Head, Drawing Department, RMIT University, Melbourne

Director: MetaSenta Projects (International)

Initiator: Ducan of Jordanston, inaugural ‘Drawing Lab’ Workshop

Initiator / partnership ‘Chicago Project’, RMIT University and Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, and John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago USA.

2006 Director: MetaSenta Projects, RMIT University

Lecturer, RMIT Drawing, Melbourne, RMIT Drawing and Painting, Hong Kong. RMIT University

Fine Art Drawing, Melbourne Painting and drawing Program, Hong Kong

Lecture/workshops (for Intersections Exhibition and Education Program), National Gallery Victoria,

Jewish Museum of Australia, Presentation College (working with Year eleven Students from five schools - Jewish, Christian and Muslim for the exhibition 'Young Intersections, concurrent with Intersections - reading the space)

2005 RMIT University, Fine Art Drawing, Melbourne. Painting, Hong Kong

2004 RMIT University, Fine Art Drawing, Melbourne. Painting, Hong Kong

2003 RMIT University, Fine Art Drawing, Melbourne, Hong Kong

2002 RMIT University, Fine Art Drawing, Melbourne, Hong Kong

2001 RMIT University, Fine Art, Drawing, Melbourne, Hong Kong

RMIT Hong Kong Arts Centre, Drawing and Painting

National Gallery of Victoria, Lecture: Education Program

2000 RMIT University, Fine Art, Drawing, Melbourne. Painting, Hong Kong

1999 RMIT University, Fine Art, Drawing, Melbourne

RMIT, Hong Kong Lecturer, Painting Department

Monash University, Fine Arts, Drawing, Melbourne

Launceston University, Lecture: Launceston, Tasmania

Albury Regional Art Gallery, Lecture: Saying it with Flowers. Albury, NSW

1998 Preston Tafe Institute, Lecture, painting, Melbourne

Swinburne Secondary College, and Tafe Lecture; Painting, Melbourne

1997 Monash University, Drawing, Melbourne La Trobe Street Gallery School of Art and Design, Tutor; Painting and Drawing, Melbourne

1996 RMIT University, Fine Art, Melbourne

Monash University, Drawing and Painting, Melbourne

Geelong Art Gallery, Drawing Workshop, in conjunction with the Alan Davis Exhibition, Geelong, Victoria

RMIT University, Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, Melbourne

1995 Monash University, Drawing, Melbourne

1995 National Gallery of Victoria, Artist Talk, Education Services Department. Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria, Master Drawing Workshop, Education Services Department, Melbourne

Monash University Artist Talk, Caulfield campus, Melbourne

Ballarat University, Artist in Residence, Ballarat; Victoria

Australian Jewish Museum, Artist Talk, (x2), Melbourne

Australian Jewish Museum, Seminar; The Wandering Jew, Myth and Metaphor, Melbourne

Interview; Radio National. 6.11.1995, The Wandering Jew, Myth and Metaphor, Rachel Cohn with Vic Majzner, Heather Eliard and Irene Barberis

1994 RMIT University, Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, Melbourne

New Arts Studio School, Co Director / Administrator, Lecturer, in collaboration with Elizabeth

Gower and John. R. Neeson, Melbourne

1993 Monash University, Drawing, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne

Co Director / Administrator, Lecturer, New Arts Studio School, Melbourne

1992 Phillip Institute of Technology, Fine Art, Painting, Bundoora Campus, Melbourne

Co Director / Administrator, Lecturer, New Arts Studio School, Melbourne

1991 Painting and Drawing Courses, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Linden Gallery, Colour Theory Classes, Intermediate and Advanced, St Kilda, Melbourne Linden Gallery, Children's Workshops, St Kilda

Co Director / Administrator, Lecturer, New Arts Studio School, Melbourne

1990 Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Painting and Drawing Courses, Melbourne

1988 RMIT University, Fine Art, Drawing, Melbourne Private Classes

1987 Victorian College of the Arts, Painting and Drawing, Melbourne

Victoria College, Tafe, Drawing, Melbourne Glenhuntly Rehabilitation Centre, Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Melbourne

1986 Victorian College of the Arts, Painting, Postgraduate and Undergraduate, Melbourne Glenhuntly Rehabilitation Centre, Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Melbourne

Private Classes

1985 Victoria College, Tafe, Drawing, and, Melbourne Victoria College, Fine Art, Drawing, Melbourne

1984 Life Painting Installation, Painting, Victoria College, Melbourne Victoria College, Fine Art, Drawing, Melbourne

1982 British Embassy Anglican Church, St. Michaels, Painting Classes, Paris, France

1976-1980 Private Classes, Workshops, Folio Development, Painting and Drawing.

Darwin Community College, Guest Lecturer, Northern Territory


Dr. Irene Barberis, The Chicago Project; Fold-out Futures, RMIT Publishing, Melbourne, 2008

Dr. Irene Barberis and Dr. Kristen Sharp, Rolled Up/Rolled Out (Opens in new window), Essay, School of Art Gallery, accessed 24/07/2008,

Dr. Irene Barberis, skin and peel, artist statement, 2006

Dr. Irene Barberis, Intersections: reading the space. Co-introduction and Artist Statement, Jewish Museum of Australia, 2005

Dr. Irene Barberis, set of verbs, Catalogue of new inflatable, silicon and latex works, 2005

Dr Irene Barberis, Lineage of Light: Reading Wheels, Catalogue Essay, Sydney, 2004

Dr. Irene Barberis, Cut it out! It’s a wonderful World, Catalogue, Paris, France, 2004

Dr. Irene Barberis, Line of thought #2, Paris, France, 2004

Barberis, Irene, Revelation Apocalypse. Introduction by Dr. Michelle Brown, Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library, London, Texts: Anna Clabburn, Suzi Gablick, Macmillan Art Publishing, Melbourne 2000

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Reviews, Press and web representation

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2008 RMIT University, 'Re-Imagining the Urban Habitus - a Project of the Art, Knowledge and Globalization Cluster' in Art, 4 July 2008, accessed 24/07/2008,

RMIT University, Global Art Metasenta , Metasenta Hub, 4 July 2008, accessed 24/07/2008,

Review, Fold-out Futures, Studio International, 26 June 2008, accessed 24/07/2008,

City of Frankston, Light Pavers, Wells Street by Irene Barberis, Online Arts Directory, accessed 24/07/2008,

Steven Ball, 'Rolled Up/Rolled Out', in Direct Objective blog, Monday 28 April, 2008, accessed 24/07/2008,

Richard Iacono, 'Rolled Up / Rolled Out', 28 April 2008, accessed 24/07/2008,

2007 Walpole, Helen, 'Living Elvis art exhibition' in Elvis Australia, August 17, 2007, accessed 24/07/2008,

Dr. Janet Mackenzie, 'Apocalypse in Pink: The Work of Irene Barberis', Studio International, 26 March 2007, New York, London. USA, accessed 24/07/2008,

Documenta, Metronome No. 11 What is to be done? Tokyo, contributor, March 2007, accessed 24/07/2008,Godwin Bradbeer, Kevin Wilson. '20,000 Colours, Four Generations of Women', Metronome 10, What is to be Done, Documenta Magazines, Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany

Artrave, 'Powerfully hybrid', Artlink Vol 27 No 2, 2007

Felix Just, s.Jl, Ph.D., 'Some Books with collections of Apocalyptic Art' in Art, Images, Music and Materials related to the Book of Revelation, Catholic Resources, accessed 24/07/2008, Elizabeth M. Grierson, Imagining a Faculty of Navigations in the Academy of Radical Generosity as a future for art education, RMIT University

Drawing 2007 - Biennial Fundraiser 2007, accessed 24/07/2008,

Metronome Press, Documenta 12, Irene Barberis, Participant, 2006-2007, accessed 24/7/08,

2006 Dr Elizabeth Presa, breath light and skin, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

Dr Irene Barberis; skin and peel, artist statement

RMIT University, 'Melbourne makes global art links' in Openline RMIT News, August 16 2006, accessed 24/07/2008, RMIT University,

Laughing Squid, 'A Three-Part Salon To Complement the Current Exhibition, Intersections: Reading the Space', OSDir, January 2006, accessed 24/07/08,

Jeju Teddy Bear Museum, 'About TBM', 7 August 2006, accessed 24/07/2008,

Project Space/Spare Room, Float, exhibition brochure, June 2006

DigiGlass Australasia, 'Ellipse Pivot Glass Sculpture, Frankston' in High Resolution Imaging brochure.

2005 Art Almanac, 'Victorian Tapestry Workshop: The Big Small Tapestry Show' Dec 05 / Jan 06 Issue, accessed 24/07/2008,

Contemporary Jewish Museum, 'Opening night celebration of Intersections: Reading the Space' in eNews, November 2005, accessed 24/07/2008,

Contemporary Jewish Museum, 'Intersections: Reading the Space', Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco, accessed 24/07/2008,

Gruber, Sam, 'Intersections: Reading the Space, St Kilda Australia' in Museum and Gallery Exhibitions, International Survey of Jewish Monuments, 7 June 2005, accessed 24/07/08,

Nelson, Robert, Readings in Religions, 25/5/2005, The Age, 25 May, Melbourne.

Light, Dr. Helen, Changing headsets: the impact of museums on social thinking, lecture, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne, accessed 24/07/2008,

Cass, Naomi, 'In addition to the adults' in Artnotes, Art Monthly Australia, Issue 180, June 2005

Cass, Naomi, 'Intersections: reading the space: Christianity, Judaism, Islam' in Artnotes, Art Monthly, Australia, Issue 179, May 2005

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 'Intersections, reading the space : Christianity, Judaism and Islam: Irene Barberis, Parastou Forouhar, Jane Logemann : an exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia April-June 2005, accessed 24/07/2008,

Kohn, Rachael, 'Intersecting Art', interview with Parastou Forouhar, Irene Barberis and Jane Logemann, Spirit of Things, ABC Radio National, 17 April 2005

Bantick, Christopher Women of faith unite, The Age, April 16, 2005

Dr Louiseann Zahara, grow – a set of verbs, catalogue essay, Melbourne

Council of Christians and Jews, Victoria, 'A Display of Difference', GESHER Journal 2005, retrieved 24/07/2008, http://ccjaustralia.org/ge/?item=204

State of the Arts, 'Winning Artist for People's Choice Award announced' in News, State of the Arts, accessed 24/07/2008, 03 March 2005

2004 Dr. Christopher Heathcote, breath, crosses stars + circles, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland Suffield Academy, Everyday, Red, 1991 by Irene Barberis, in 'LeWitt Gallery Opens in Centurion Hall', Suffield Academy, 22 October 2004, accessed 24/07/2008,

'Precious Platters', Catalogue, Promotional material, Australia

My Sunshine Coast, 'Spiritual Festival' in Sunshine Coast Events, accessed 24/07/2008,

Brisbane and Noosa Regional and local Newspapers and Posters, Queensland

2003 Juliet Peers, 'Fashion Infiltrates the Galleries', Artlink Vol.22 # 4

Canberra Times, 'Art to Cling To'

Sonia Barron, 'Seductive, Creative and Potentially Toxic', Canberra Times, Monday, July 21

Wilma Tabacco, 'Seeing through the Material', Canberra, Melbourne, Paris, France

2002 Dr. Christopher Heathcote, Breath: Catalogue Essays

Anna Clabburn, Plastique

Tam Wai Ping, Four Corners, Hong Kong

Robert Nelson, The Age 20.3.2002. 'Fashion Infiltrates the Arts, Fashion Sashays into Visual Arts'

Dr. Annette Van der Bosch, 'Unveiling the Apocalypse - Irene Barberis', Art and Australia, Vol.40 No 1

2001 Presa Kevin, Imprint Magazine, 'Revelation/Apocalypse', Print Council of Australia.

Janet McKenzie, Studio International (e journal) forthcoming edition, United Kingdom

Dr Christopher Heathcote, Australian Encyclopaedia of Art, Bernard Smith, Terry Smith and Christopher Heathcote

C. Marshall, Interpreting Art For Secondary Schools, Macmillan Art Publishing, Melbourne.

Alison Barclay, 'Backyard Blitz', Herald Sun, April 25, 2001

2000 Interview: Arts Today, Radio National, 'The Apocalypse Interview' with Lyn Gallahar, Irene Barberis and Anna Clabburn

Catherine Lambert, 'The Revelation of Installation', Sunday Herald, July 16, 2000

Briony Rhodes, 'Death and Decoration', Art Monthly, 29.7.00. View Review

Anthony Lynch, 'Exhibition Proves a Revelation', Victoria University, Nexus, July, Melbourne

1999 David Cross, 'Saying it with Flowers', Like Magazine, Millennial Issue - Summer, 1999

Anna Clabburn, 'Saying it with Flowers', The Age, 17 February

Lara Ancilli, Interview, 'Saying it with Flowers', Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco, SBS Radio, Italian Language Program, June 28, Melbourne

O. Cameron, 'Double Acts Flower Power', Herald Sun, July 16 1999

Interview, Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco, 'Saying it with Flowers', City Park Community F.M. Radio, Launceston, Tasmania April 10, 1999

Jo McIntyre, 'Saying it with Flowers', Tasmanian Examiner, April 17, 1999

Border Morning Mail, 'Saying it With Flowers', Albury.

M. Stevenson, 'Flowers Tell A Story', The Examiner, April 10, 1999

M. Stevenson, 'Duo has blooming lovely art symbols', The Examiner, April 10, 1999

'Exhibition Weaves a Rich Tapestry', Victoria University NexusVol.9 March 1999

Anthony Lynch, 'Gallery closes, vision remains', Connections, Victoria University, May 1999

Geoff La Gerche & David Thomas , We Are Australian, Catalogue

1998 Rebecca Lancashire, 'Creative Stocking Stuffers', The Age 1 12 1998

Edward Collis, Dr. Sophia Errey, 'Saying it with Flowers', Catalogue Essays

Sue Goss, 'VUT opens new doors in the conduct of thesis research' The Age, 27 October

1997 Gallery Catalogue, John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize Exhibition, 1997

Kevin Wilson, 'Nature: traditional and Contemporary Visions', Cooloola Shire Public Gallery

Robin Usher, 'McCaughey Prize, Upbeat', The Age 2.12.1997

Rebecca Lancashire, 'Right Time for Bennett', The Age, 4.12.1997

Alison Barclay, '$30,000 water work', Herald Sun, 5.12.1997

Peter Timms, 'An Assortment of Bits and Pieces', The Age, 10.12.1997

'Gallery Prize to Gordon', Bendigo Advertiser, 13.12.1997

Cliff Burtt, 'Prize Finds a Worthy Home', Herald Sun, 13.12.1997

Irene Barberis & Wilma Tabacco, Artist Statement, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne

Artist statement, Red Horse / Revealed Geometry catalogue,

Nexus, Victoria University newspaper; article/photo (two issues)

The Mail, The Brimbank Times, The Moonee Valley Gazette; article/photos

Exhibitions, Newsletter, Horsham Art Gallery, June 1997

1996 Jenny Zimmer, Exhibition Catalogue Interview, Charpentes

Justine Hill, 'Myth Analysed', The Warrnambool Standard, March 13, 1996

'The Wandering Jew - Myth and Metaphor', Shepparton Advisor, 1996-97

1995 Exhibition Catalogue, The Wandering Jew; Myth and Metaphor, Jewish Museum of Australia

Susie Ashkenazi, 'Artists Tackle myth of wandering Jew', Visual Arts, 24.11.95

NAVA, 'Who's Who of Australian Visual Arts, Reed International Books

1994 Allan McCulloch, revised by Susan McCulloch, Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, Allen and Unwin

Anna Clabburn, 'Faith: Irene Barberis', Storm Magazine, Volume 1, No.1

Susan McCulloch, 'The Spiritual and the Mundane', Sun Herald, June 1996

Geoff Wallis, 'Unpeeled Art', Catalogue Essay

1993 John Neeson, Arrangement: Australian Still Life 1973-1993 Catalogue, Heide Park, Melbourne

Robert Rooney, 'Arrangement', The Australian, 1993

Christopher Heathcote, 'Arrangement', The Age, 1993

Susan McCulloch, Australian Artists Dictionary

James Harley, An Installation Publication Vitae, A.I.P. No 7, Fifth Australian Sculpture Triennial

1992 Cross, Elizabeth, 'These Women, Where Honours Due', Catalogue essay

1991 James Harley, 'Irene Barberis', Catalogue Essay, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne

Elizabeth Cross, 'Freedom of Choice', Catalogue Essay. Heidi Park and Art Gallery

Richard Pennington, 'Freedom of Choice', Art and Australia. Summer 1991

Christopher Heathcote, 'Exhibition gives a sense of how modernists looked in original contexts', The Age, 24.4.91

1990 Rebecca Lancashire, 'Getting Recycling down to a fine Art', The Age, 20.11 90

1989 Rosemary Crumlin, 'A Remarkably Consistent Painter'. Unpublished Essay

Gallery - Adrian Page and Irene Barberis,' Catalogue. Guanzau, China

An Installation Publication, 'Between the Lines'. A.I.P. No. 2, Melbourne

Robert Rooney, 'Recycled artwork should keep conservation department happy', The Weekend Australian,8-9.12.90

1988 Rosemary Crumlin, Images of Religion in Australian Art, Bay Books, Australia

1987 Robert Lindsey, Young Australians Catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria

I986 Gary Catalano, 'Cluttered Realism Outshines the Transcendental Abstract', The Age, 17.9.86

'Ten Young Investment Artists', Financial Review, 1986

1985 Dawn Mendham, Refining Fire, Albatross Books, Australia 1985

1984 Janet McKenzie, Drawing in Australia - Contemporary Images and Ideas, Macmillan, Australia

1983 Elizabeth Cross, 'Figures and Faces Drawn from Life', Catalogue Essay, Heise Park and Gallery

1982 Catalogue, Preston to Phillip, Melbourne 1982

Catalogue, Cite Des Artes, Group Exhibition, Paris, France

1980 Jenepher Duncan, Melbourne / Monash Exchange Exhibitions, Catalogue, Melbourne

1979 Robert Rooney, 'Melbourne / Monash Exchange', The Australian, 1979

Cite Des Artes, Group Exhibition, Catalogue. Paris, France

Ron Radford, 'Still Life Still Lives', Catalogue Essay, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Sydney Opera House, NSW

William Kelly, Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Exhibition, Catalogue, Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne

Mary Eagle, 'Irene Barberis', The Age,1979

Notice: 'Watch', The Sun, 24.4.79

Allan McCulloch, 'Painters, Poets and Printmakers', The Herald, 3.5.79

Jeffrey Makin, 'Art Invitation gets a Rap', The Sun, 9.5.79

1978 Robert Lindsey, 'Selected Work from the Michell Endowment', Catalogue Essay.

Lamia Doumato, Dictionary of Women Artists, New York, University of Colorado, 1978

1977 'Artist to Paint the Town', The Sun, 21.12 77

Paul Heinrichs, 'Art Takes to the Streets with Teapots and Flowers', The Herald, 22.12.77

1977 Mary Eagle, 'Domestic Subjects are Back', The Age, 13.1.78

Janine Burke, 'Eight Women Realists' Catalogue Essay, Victorian College of the Arts, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, Museum of Modern art, Queensland

William Kelly, Victorian College of the Arts Postgraduate Exhibition, Catalogue; Victorian College of the Arts

William Kelly, 'Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship', Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

1976 Gary Catalano, 'Drawing Some Definitions', The Age, 1976.

Domenico De Clario, 'Drawing Some Definitions' Catalogue: George Paton Galleries, Melbourne University

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