Irene Barberis is an Australian based artist born in London, whose arts practice spans 40 years. She is known for her provocative high-chroma exhibitions negotiating contemporary belief and faith through the use of cutting edge materials. She is a painter, installation and new media artist working also with performative drawing and spatial kineasthetics. She is the Founding Director of Metasenta ®Pty. Ltd, a global arts research ‘satellite’ which functions between Universities, arts organizations and artists, and has initiated the Global Centre for Drawing (GCfD) working throughout the developed and developing world. She curates and collaborates with artists and institutions in the UK, Europe, Australia, USA, the Middle East and the Far East. She is Co Director of Gallery Langford120 , and is working on the major international project, ‘The Tapestry of Light ‘which is touring internationally for three years.