University Research

2014

Kerala, Southern India, London, Brussels, Rome, Hong Kong, Dubai, UAE

2013

Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Southern India

 

2012

London, Dubai, Rome, Hong Kong

 

2011

New York, Manchester, London, Rome, Dubai

 

2010

Hong Kong, Guangzhou, London

 

2009

Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, Hong Kong, Venice, Rome, Basel, Berlin, London, Guangzhou, China, Tibet, Zurich, Lucerne, London

 

2008

Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Bahrain, Dubai, London, Belfast, Ireland, Edinburgh, Manchester, Chicago, New Harmony, New York, Los Angeles

 

2007

Hong Kong, Guangzhou, London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Manchester, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles

 

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

 

1996 - 2000

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

 

1992 - 1994

Master of Fine Arts, Victoria College for the Arts, The University of Melbourne

 

 

1979 – 1982

Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, Victoria College of the Arts, taken up in 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, Dusseldorf, Basel, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam (with Australian Artist Robert Hunter)

 

1972 -1973

Diploma of Fine Art, Prahran College of Advanced Education

 

 

Theses

 

2001

Abstract and Figurative Elements of the Apocalypse and its Representations

 

1996-2001

PhD. 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, The University of Melbourne

 

1978

Breakdown of Space/ Build up of Colour, 1978-79, Victorian College of the Arts, Post Graduate Diploma, The University of Melbourne

Dialectics: On Belief

 

2014

Reading the Space: Apocalypse in Church Art: Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, June

Apocalypse’ Lux, Lumen and Illumination: Latrobe University, Bendigo

 

2013

Intersections Across the Gulf; The Tapestry of Light (RMIT, DRI Symposium)

Reading the Apocalypse: Reading the Church: Two Roman Churches, Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, June

 

2012

Apocalypse: Re-looking 

 

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

Academic Positions and Lectures

2015 - 2020           

Senior Lecturer, Drawing. RMIT University, City Campus, Melbourne

2015 -2016           

Senior Lecturer, Painting, RMIT Offshore program, Hong Kong x2

2014                         

Senior Lecturer, Expanded Studio Practice, RMIT University, Melbourne

Senior Lecturer, Painting, RMIT Offshore program, Hong Kong x2

International Critic, and International Art Historian Lecture, Rome Program ( New York based), Rome.

International Chair and Curator: Drawing in the Middle East 2, Dubai (GCfD & American University in Dubai)

2013                         

Senior Lecturer, Expanded Studio Practice, RMIT University, Melbourne

Senior Lecturer, Painting, RMIT Offshore program, Hong Kong x2

International Critic, & International Art Historian Lecture, Rome Program ( New York based), Rome.

“Reading the space: Contemporary Australian Drawing #3, New York Studio School, New York.

 

2012                         

Senior Lecturer, Expanded Studio Practice, RMIT University, RMIT University,

Senior Lecturer, Painting, RMIT Offshore program, Hong Kong . Researcher; International projects.

Drawing Out (2) Conference, University of the Arts, London, Paper: A Parallel Paper: Blurring Edges. Curator: 84 Australian Artists, “Contemporary Australian Drawing2, University of the Arts London, London.

International Critic for The Rome Program ( New York Based), Rome.

Tapestry of Light Project, Langford120 Lecture.

 

2011                         

International Chair; “Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East; Intersections of practice and understanding. Keynote Speaker (one of four). Curator; ‘Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East’

22 artist, Australia, UK, Middle East, Tashkeel Gallery, Dubai.

Visiting Lecturer: Discussions; American University of Dubai, Tashkeel, Galleries, Dubai, UAE.

Researcher and Senior Lecturer, RMIT SOA Melbourne / The Art School Hong Kong

Founding Director; Metasenta International Studio School.

 

2010                         

Curator/ Lecturer; RMIT Gallery, RMIT University; Contemporary Australian Drawing 1.

Invitation: Steering Committee of the 2010 ‘Drawing Out’ Conference, RMIT/UAL.

Invited Chair Parallel Session Chair: Drawing in / Drawing is a way of Thinking, The Drawing Out Conference, RMIT Storey Hall Auditorium, RMIT University, Melbourne, April 9. Senior Lecturer, SOA, RMIT University, Melbourne/Hong Kong2009    Developing Drawing through meetings and International Projects between Metasenta, RMIT and the University of the Arts London. Senior Lecturer SOA, RMIT University, Melbourne/Hong Kong.

2008                         

Co- Head Drawing, RMIT SOA, RMIT University, Developed Drawing through meetings and International Projects between Metasenta, RMIT and the University of the Arts London.

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

Convener / Organiser, International Conferences

2011 

INTERNATIONAL CHAIR: Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East, intersections of transdisciplinary practice and understanding.  American University in Dubai

Keynote 2011: Coda: Space of the Leap | Keynote as a Drawing

 

2013       

CONVENOR, INSTIGATOR, ORGANISER: The Tapestry of Light:  Symposium, RMIT Design Research Institute.

2014       

International Chair: Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East 2, intersections of transdisciplinary practice and understanding.

Paper: ‘Psychochoreography’: everyone has their own mark.

American University in Dubai with The Global Centre for Drawing.

2012