Project CV: TAPESTRY OF LIGHT: INTERSECTIONS OF ILLUMINATION
[ARTIST: IRENE BARBERIS, ARTIST/RESEARCH, EXHIBITIONS, CONSTRUCTION, PUBLICATIONS FOR THE TOL PROJECT]
[SCIENTIST: DAVID MAINWARING, SCIENTIST/CONSTRUCTION, RESEARCH & PRODUCTION THREADS, FOR THE TOL PROJECT]
Research/Exhibition/international Travel for The Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination [IB]
2018-19 New York, Italy, Washington D.C
2014 Kerala, Southern India, London, Brussels,
2013 Southern India.
2012 London, Dubai,
2011 London, Dubai
SELECTED INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS in the Tapestry of Light Project Development
2018-19 Preparation research/International Residencies, USA / Italy
Exhibition and lecture, SACI Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
Preparation research/Lecture series and floor talks, Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC. USA
2014 The Tapestry of Light; Lux, Lumen and Illumination: Dr. I. Barberis, Professor D. Mainwaring, 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; CI, Dr. I. Barberis, Professor D. Mainwaring, Emerita Professor M. P. Brown, Professor B.
Muir. Artist Residency, ‘Tasara Experimental Weaving’, Kerala, Southern India
Tapestry Of Light, (Symposium RMIT Design Research Institute)
2012 The Art and Science of Illumination: Tapestry of Light; Intersections Across the Gulf; CI, Dr. I. Barberis, Professor D.Mainwaring, Professor M. Brown, Professor B. Muir.(
exhibitions, publication: Apocalypse: Re Looking)
2011 The Art and Science of Illumination: Tapestry of Light; Intersections Across the Gulf; CI, Dr. I. Barberis, Professor D. Mainwaring, (Presentation, Tashkeel Bastakiya)
Current Long Term Project: The Tapestry of Light: The Art and Science of Illumination and the Photon: In collaboration with Professor David Mainwaring, of RMIT University
The artworks/tapestry/Final installations known as “The Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination”
2018 ...and then...,Transitions, Langford120, Melbourne
Psychochoreography: a confluence of thinking, Irene Barberis & Adrian L Page (curator I Barberis), Langford120, Melbourne
Who’s afraid…? /Wilma Tabacco, Ellipsis Gallery, Langford120, Melbourne
2017 The Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination, Brussels Cathedral, Belgium
The Tapestry Of Light: Intersections of Illumination, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, UK
Wall Drawing –Langford120, Melbourne
2016 Re Forming the Line: blow, cut, melt, Langford120, Melbourne.
Illuminating configurations, The Bury Art Museum, United Kingdom.
2015 All I wanted was the cut space pinned to the wall, Langford120, Melbourne
Vision du Ciel, Langford120, Melbourne
2014 Lines of Thought #3 (Tapestry of Light/Threads)
Revelation /Apocalypse (including Tapestry of Light Installation) Visual Arts Centre, Latrobe University, Bendigo Victoria
2012 Apocalypse/ Re Looking 1996 – 2012.( Including Tapestry of Light© Installation) Langford120, Melbourne, Australia.
2011 “The Tapestry of Light; The Art & Science of Illumination and the Photon; an installation with Professor David Mainwaring, Gallery Tashkeel Bastakiya, Dubai & Sharjah UAE.
2009 Apocalypse: Seven Histories in Futures, (Including Tapestry of Light© Installation), Curator Kevin Wilson, International Arc Biennale, Brisbane, 2009
Apocalypse: Room of Light, (Tapestry of Light© Installation) SOAG RMIT University, Melbourne
Tapestry of Light©, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
2007 Lux In Tenebris Lucet: with Godwin Bradbeer, SOAG, RMIT University, Melbourne.
2013 CONVENOR, INSTIGATOR, ORGANISER
The Tapestry of Light©: Symposium, RMIT Design Research Institute.
Design Research Institute, RMIT University - Universities involved; Dr. Irene Barberis RMIT University, Professor David Mainwaring (Swinburne University), Emerita Professor
Michelle. P. Brown (University of London), Professor Bernard Muir (Newman College University, University of Melbourne) Dr Janet McKenzie (The University of Dundee)
2018 AbstractionTwentyEighteen, Langford120, Melbourne
2017 Chromatopia: A history of Colour, Tacit Gallery, Melbourne
Contemporary Australian Drawing #7 + Four Drawings: Barberis, Bradbeer, Southall and Tabacco
2015 ’Materials” RMIT Design Research Institute, Hub& Gallery, Melbourne
Psychochoreography; concentric wall drawing, 2014, Contemporary Australian Drawing#5: Facsimiles, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy
2013 ‘Deep Practice” ,Convergence exhibition” RMIT Design Research Institute Hub & Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Speculum: Drawing Time: Metasenta Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Speculum: Drawing Time, Barberis, Farthing, Lydiat, Trehy, The DrawingSpace (a Metasenta Project) American University in Dubai.
2007 Small Tapestries, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
Specific Grants and in kind University Sponsorship
2015 Tapestry of Light © DRI TOL Studio/9th Floor.
2014 Tapestry of Light© DRI TOL Studio/9th Floor
2013 Tapestry of Light© DRI TOL/9th Floor/TOL Symposium (In Kind Grant Approx. ($9,000)
2012 Tapestry of Light© DRI TOL/9th Floor, DRI Process Development Grant ( $10,000)
2010/11 Process Grant, RMIT/DRI ($10,000)
2009 RMIT University, Design Research Institute Grant: Tapestry of Light: history into Futures
Funding; Metasenta Pty. Ltd® (Approx. $10,000)
Lectures on the Tapestry of Light
2017 Keynote Address, Tapestry of Light Project, RMIT University, Melbourne (Tapestry of Light in Europe)
2013 Symposium RMIT DRI The Tapestry of Light, Intersections Across the Gulf; Lux Lumen, & Illumination©
Reading the Apocalypse : Reading the Church : two Roman Churches, Rome, June
2012 Apocalypse: Re-looking; Tapestry of Light Project, Langford120 Lecture
2011 Tapestry of Light presentation, Lecture, Tapestry of Light: Intersections Across the Gulf, Tashkeel BastakIya Dubai, UAE.
2008 Apocalypse – Tapestry of Light, Artists Talk, VTW, Melbourne
Publications 2000 - 2016
2016/19 Barberis, I. 2016, Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination, with Michelle. P. Brown (UK),
David E. Mainwaring (Aust) W Tabacco (Aust), J McKenzie (UK), Museum of the Bible, USA
2016 The Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination, Thames & Hudson 2016 (in Process).
2013 RMIT Design Research Institute, Designs on the Future, Converge, Collaborate, Create -2008 – 2013, Melbourne Books.
2013/15 Tapestry of Light Handbook: ed J McKenzie, I. Barberis, D Mainwaring, Michelle. P. Brown, B. Muir, 2013-2015, printed Metasenta Small Book Publications 2015)
Metasenta: An Artists view; a new Paradigm in Art Education© including Tibet: Moving Cultures, The Tapestry of Light Thames & Hudson (2015/2016)
2012 Apocalypse: Re Looking, Feminale and the edge of logic, Ed. J McKenzie, Melbourne, 2012.
Contemporary Australian Drawing# 1, Collaboration; Palgrave Macmillan Publishing and Metasenta ® Pty.Ltd,
2000 Research: 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 & Web Representation
2011 The Age/reviews and articles (to be updated)
2010 www.metasenta.com.au for Metasenta Articles and web presence.
2008 Rolled Up/Rolled Out, Essay, School of Art Gallery, accessed 24/07/2008
Steven Ball, 'Rolled Up/Rolled Out', in Direct Objective blog, Monday 28 April, 2008, accessed 24/07/2008
2007 Dr. Janet Mackenzie, 'Apocalypse in Pink: The Work of Irene Barberis', Studio International, 26 March 2007,
New York, London. USA, accessed 24/07/2008
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
2005 Art Almanac, 'Victorian Tapestry Workshop: The Big Small Tapestry Show' Dec 05 / Jan 06 Issue, accessed