Reviews & Press


England: Talking of Art, Contemporary Artists from England, Imagio Mundi Collection, Fabrica, 2020, Italy


Chromatopia: An illustrated History of Colour, Thames and Hudson, 2018, Australia



Revelation/Apocalypse VAC Bendigo/Latrobe University.

The Drawn Word


Portraiture in Focus, , Review Studio International.


The Apocalypse: Re Looking,,  Studio International, UK. Papers, websites /reviews and articles 




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,;ID=0i308yvpxkc7z.

RMIT University, Global Art Metasenta, Metasenta Hub, 4 July 2008, accessed 24/07/2008,;ID=0nfz3rpv07s5

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

Rolled Up/Rolled Out, Essay, School of Art Gallery, 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


                  RMIT University, 'Melbourne makes global art links' in Newsroom, RMIT University, August 11 2006,

                         accessed 24/07/2008,;ID=tw4mbyz89oku

                  Laughing Squid, 'A Three-Part Salon To Complement the Current Exhibition, Intersections: Reading the

                         Space', OSDir, January 2006, accessed 24/07/08,                        1/msg00029.html

                  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


                  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,!813109!0

                  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


                  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

  1. 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 Gallaghar, 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 R. 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,

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, Heide 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


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


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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