Tibet: Lhassa 
Moving Cultures 1, Tibet - China

Chicago, USA
Fold-Out Futures

Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai
Tashkeel - Across the Gulf

University of the Arts London: Wimbledon
Contemporary Australian Drawing #1...

Venice, Italy Venice Agendas
- Tate Britain, 
 53rd Venice Biennale

International Projects

Current Long Term Project

 - -Irene Barberis is one of the very few females in over 500 years to complete a full contemporary visual cycle of The Apocalypse  2014​

Selected International Projects

2018      

On Drawing, collaboration Chinese University, Hong Kong, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland.
RMIT University, Florence Global Intensive (11 students), Florence Italy.


2017      

Tapestry of Light Project, Brussels Cathedral, Belgium, Canterbury Cathedral, UK


2016      

Tapestry of Light Project, Weilsbeke, Flanders Belgium (process works)  

 
2015      

International Director/Chair, Crossing the Line#3, SACI, Florence, Italy (ten countries participating) 

2014

The Tapestry of Light; Lux, Lumen and Illumination: Dr I. Barberis, Professor D. Mainwarring, Emerita Professor M.P Brown, Professor B. Muir, Dr Janet McKenzie

2013

The Art and science of Illumination: Tapestry of Light; intersections across the gulf; Cl, Dr. I. Barberis, Professor D. Mainwarring, Emerita Professor M. P. Brown, Professor B. Muir. Artist residency, Tasara Experimental Weaving, South India.

The Global Centre for Drawing: Reading the Space: Contemporary Australian Drawing #2, New York Studio School, New York.

Metasenta Publishing: Portraits in Focus, Sophia Errey, Anita Taylor, Irene Barberis, Helen Sturgess, Janet McKenzie. Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East (Exec. Ed. I Barberis, Ed. J McKenzie), Tapestry of Light (Exec. Ed. I Barberis, Ed. J McKenzie).

 

2012

The Art and Science of Illumination: Tapestry of Light; Intersections Across the Gulf; Cl, Dr. I. Barberis, Professor D. Mainwarring, Professor M. Brown, Professor B. Muir (exhibitions publication: Apocalypse: Re Looking).

Metaspace International: Gallery, 120 Langford Street, Melbourne. Curator, Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East, Australian component.

The Global Centre for Drawing; The DrawingSpace, Melbourne; 120 Langford Street, Melbourne.

Montana Group (formerly Artists in Leadership Project) Dialogue 2 (TBC).

Metasenta: A New Paradigm in Arts Education ©Palgrave Macmillan/ Metasenta Publication, 2011. Three Small Publications; Metasenta Publications, 2011/2012 (S. Farthing, T. Trehy, M.Lima).

Contemporary Australian Drawing #1, Metasenta Comission, Palgrave Macmillan Publication; Author, Dr Janet McKenzie, contextualising essay, Dr. Christopher Heathcote, Coda Dr. Irene Barberis.

 

2011

International Chair, Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East, International Drawing Conference. RMIT University collaboration American University in Dubai.

Metaspace International: National and International Curatorial Gallery, 120 Langford Street, Melbourne.

The Global Centre for Drawing; The Drawing Space, Melbourne; 120 Langford Street, Melbourne.

Montana Group (formerly Artists in Leadership Project) Dialogue 2. 5 Places Project, Bury UK, Finland, Melbourne, Hong Kong.

Curated “5 Places – Chinese Artists, Bury Museum and Art Gallery, Manchester UK, in tandem with the Asia Triennial, Manchester, UK.

Collaborative Drawing Project: Global Drawing: Irene Barberis and Stephen Farthing.

Metasenta: A New Paradigm in Arts Education ©Macmillan/Metasenta Publication, 2011. Five small publications; Metasenta Publications, 2011/2012.

Contemporary Australian Drawing, Macmillan/Metasenta Publication, Metasenta commissioned, Dr. Irene Barberis; Author, Dr Janet McKenzie, contextualising essay, Christopher Heathcote.

 

2010

Metasenta Hong Kong: The Drawing Space, Hong Kong; The Drawing Space, Dubai. 5 places collaboration: Irene Barberis & Tony Trehy, Bury, Melbourne, Hong Kong.

International Centre for Drawing, Directors: Dr Irene Barberis, Melbourne; Professor Stephen Farthing, London. 3 Exhibitions.

 

2009

Across the Gulf, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi.

Venice Agendas, 53rd Venice Biennale, Wimbledon College of Art.

Moving Cultures: Intercultural Dialogue, Tibet – Guangzhou – Western Team /10 Eastern Team/7.

Across the Gulf: 22 Artists Collaboration with the 2009 Arc Biennale, Brisbane.

Across the Gulf 2009 - Publication, Metasenta Publishing.

Artists in Leadership – The Montana Group, Lucerne, Switzerland.

 

2008

The Chicago Project, Chicago. Publication – The Chicago Project: Fold-out Futures, Vol. 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 Isadora Jiang.

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

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

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

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