Briony Barr: Art Director
Briony Barr is a visual artist who regularly collaborates with science and scientists as part of her practice. A testament to this fact, she was recently appointed an honorary fellow of the School of Physics at The University of Melbourne. Since 2008, she has worked with the microbiologist Dr. Gregory Crocetti and fellow artist Jacqueline Smith as part of Scale Free Network: art-science collaborative. At the other end of the scale, she collaborates with astrophysicist Dr. Andrew Melatos (The University of Melbourne) on an ongoing project called Drawing on Complexity. This involves making rule-based, expanded drawings, involving many people and large amounts of coloured tape. The idea is to use the collaborative drawing process to explore the evolution of a complex system.
Since 2009, Briony has worked as a support staff and in-house artist at civic art studio – ArtPlay – run by the City of Melbourne - where she regularly facilitates and designs creative workshops for children and families.
Briony has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. The list includes The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Melbourne Festival, Ipswich Art Gallery, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Immigration Museum, Flux Factory New York , The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea and the Santa Fe Institute in USA. Her work has appeared in diverse publications including BIG kids magazine and VOGUE Korea. Briony is represented by TW Fine Art.