Completed: 2008-2011

‘The DrawingSpace Melbourne’ activated dormant spaces through the drawing process in all its forms. It was a MetaSenta Project supported by the Design Institute, RMIT. The Activating Dormant Spaces project had funding both through MetaSenta and the Design Institute.

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Metasenta Founder and Director Dr Irene Barberis of the Western Team and Professor Isadora Jiang of the Eastern Team have designed "Moving Cultures" to be a multi-cultural, cross-disciplinary research and exhibition collective of people, place and processes situated in
the civic space of a moving train.

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In March of 2007 Irene Barberis (RMIT and MetaSenta), Karen Forbes Visser (Head of Painting and Drawing ECA) along with three postgraduate students from RMIT School of art and Edinburgh College of Art took part in a residency at the ECA Studio, Chicago Illinois: living and working together for three weeks.

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This is the sixth consecutive Agendas to take place at the Venice Biennale. Venice Agendas is now regarded as a crucial forum for the exchange of ideas generated by the Biennale. For Venice Agendas 2009, postgraduate students from the newly formed Graduate School at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art and UK and international academic partners including Edinburgh College of Art, Sheffield Hallam University, RMIT University Melbourne and University of the West of England, will participate in a collaborative city-wide audio project that will listen for responses to Daniel Birnbaums Making Worlds exhibition.

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Metaspace: another dialogue

 

In 2005, in conjunction with the Jewish Museum of Australia, Gertrude Street Studios and RMIT University School of Art, Metasenta brought to Australia Parastou Forouhar, an Iranian artist residing in Germany. Parastou was involved in the international exhibition and dialogue, Intersections  reading the space, exhibited at the Jewish Museum of Australia and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco with New York artist Jane Logeman and Irene Barberis (instigator and co - curator). While in Melbourne Parastou held a residency in the RMIT University School of Art AIR program, and also in the inner city Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces.

The Centres Project pt II

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The Centres Project Part II: mapping Central St. Martins to Kings Cross.

Curated by Stephen Ball and Dr. Irene Barberis

 

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Contemporary Australian Drawing is both an exhibition and a two volume publication

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Across the Gulf is a major exhibition of works by twenty two Emirate artists from Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, initiated and developed by Metasenta Projects, RMIT University.

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The Centres Project is a practice-based research exhibition and publication project exploring the Urban Centre, bringing together two centres of Fine Art research: one in central London, UK and the other in central Melbourne, Australia. Situated within the complex flow of forces of an urban hub, each institution simultaneously responds and contributes to their cities stimuli. To date two exhibitions have been held: Rolled Up/RolledOut at RMIT University Melbourne and TRANSCENTRIC at Central Saint Martins College of Art London.

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With the assistance of RMIT School of Art and the VCA Centre for Ideas, MetaSenta brought Clementine Deliss to Melbourne in 2005 (and later in 2006) to present Metronome publishing and speak on Future Academy.

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MetaSenta was invited by Clementine Deliss to participate in the Think Tank

In collaboration with documenta 12 magazines

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International Museum Installation Korea: The House That Jack Built. 2006

The T & B Museum, Je Ju Island, Korea 2006

The House That Jack Built is an international project developed by Dr Irene Barberis on Jeju Island, Korea . The site-specific outdoor artwork brought together students and staff from RMIT University, Melbourne, and Sangmyong University, Korea, in a collaboration inspired by popular culture and the influence of the works of Kurt Schwitters.

The Montana Group: Artists in Leadership

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Prof. Chris Wainwright, Dean of University Arts London and Dr. Irene Barberis Director MetaSenta Projects launched the first of three dialogues on Artists in Leadership with leaders from international universities and colleges. This set of dialogues/symposium were held in Lucerne, Switzerland in 2009 concurrent with the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) conference which took place at the Zurich University of the Arts. Prof. Chris Wainwright is also President of ELIA.

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The Project proposal envisages a partnership between Bury Arts Service and MetaSenta Projects, aimed at establishing a network of 5 exhibition locations. Initial projections anticipate developing and extending the partnership to include innovative artistic institutions/organizations with the 3 other 'Places'. Research and early contacts

are aimed at existing partners in Iceland, in addition to Berlin and Budapest.

Venice Agendas 2011

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From Archive: Metsenta @ RMIT is delighted to announce that we have been invited to participate again in the Venice Agendas which is to be held in the 54th Venice Biennale. Irene will be working with five students from the school of art during the second half of 2010/ beginning of 2011 in preparation and in collaboration with the Venice agendas team which comes out of Wimbledon school of art and lead by Dr. Malcolm Quinn. The results of Venice Agendas reside in the Tate Britains audio repository.

Plans are being established for Dr. Phillip Samartzis and Irene Barberis to construct a sonic/installation on the perimeter of the central event at the Venice Biennale.

COMPLETED PROJECTS