Art Studio & Gallery: The Upper Room, St. John’s Anglican Church, Woolston.

Gaylene Anne Barnes (Christchurch, NZ. b. 1970)

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker.  I work with film and digital media in various literary, linear and non-linear forms. I have directed animated films, documentary features and drama. As a painter and illustrator I specialise in works using elemental matter from alchemical traditions such as egg tempera and watercolour, building on the tradition of sacred iconography to create non-objective artworks. As an organic farmer, fermenter and herbalist – I grow, ground, infuse and distill many of my own paints and mediums. I respect and honour the animal, vegetable, and mineral elementals I work with. I graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts in Computer Art in 1991.

2020, Artist Residency, Arteles Creative Centre, Finland

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