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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.
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 heaven – figurative 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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
Reviews, Press and web representation
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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
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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,
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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
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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