Artist’s CV

Painting & Drawing
2021 Filaments & Membranes (Upcoming) – Solo Show, Atelier Studio Gallery, Nelson
2021 Duration (Upcoming) – Solo Show, Video Art & Drawings, Ashburton Art Gallery
2021 The Ninth Moon – Group Show, Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch
2020 Your Housekeeping! – Drawings, Group Show, Jeannie Avent Gallery, London
2020 Stations of the Cross – Group Show, Atelier Studio Gallery, Nelson
2019 Bitter Harvest – Group Show, Black Asterisk, Auckland
2019 Origins – Solo Exhibition, Atelier Studio Gallery, Nelson
2019 Summer Salon – Group Show, Atelier Studio Gallery, Nelson
2018 Inangahua Gold – Sacred Heart Addington Church Hall, Christchurch
2018 Downscale – Group Show, Atelier Studio Gallery, Nelson
2018 Earthquakes and Butterflies Art Events – Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch
2018 Works on Paper – Group Show, Atelier Studio Gallery, Nelson
2016 The Pink Tubes – Interactive Sculpture, FESTA, Christchurch
2016 In Miniatures – Group Show, Oxford Street Gallery, Lyttelton
2015 Spirits and Cracks – Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Christchurch
2014 In Miniature – Group Exhibition, The Tin Palace, Lyttelton
2013 The Heart of Sacred Art – w. Michael Galovic, Sacred Heart Parish, Addington

Film & Digital (Art Producer)
2019 Holding the Centre – Video Art Projection, Anthroposophical Society Conference
2019 Compassion Expansion – Digital Art, Flash Frontier, LOVE Issue, Apr 2019.
2017 Seven Rivers Walking Haere Mārire – Feature Documentary, NZIFF, Lady Isaac
2016 Hikoi on the Waikirikiri – Short Video, Down By the Liffy, Lincoln
2012 The Mobile Meat Processing Unit – Animation, NZIFF, International Festivals.
2009 Maori Links, Cultural Festival – Animated Video Projection, CBS Arena, Christchurch
2005 Mothers Day – Experimental Short Film, Wellington Fringe Film Festival
2003 Holes of History – Experimental Short Film,Wellington Fringe Film Festival
2002 RollCall Remix – Music Video – NZ Music Video Awards, Wellington
1996 Laura Paints – Stage Play, Globe Theatre, Dunedin
1995 Prisons of Infinite Space – CD Multimedia Installation, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
1993 Black Umbrella Multimedia Extravaganza – Video Projection, Zenith Cafe, Dunedin
1993 Video Art to the Music of Freud Squad – Projection, Sammy’s Nightclub, Dunedin
1991 Otago Polytechnic School of Art, Graduates Exhibition
1991 OUSA Student Exhibition, Student Union, University of Otago
1989 Southland Art Societies Young Contemporaries Exhibition, Invercargill

Awards and Grants

2010 Creative New Zealand, Screen Innovation Fund – Grant
2005 New Zealand Screen Awards – Nominated for Achievement in Editing
2000 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards – Nominated for Best Production Design: Scarfies
1990 Telecom Art Award, Otago Art Society, Finalist
1988 Southland Art Society, Craigs Art Award, Young Contemporary of the Year


University of Otago, Bachelor of Arts, Art History, 1996
Otago Polytechnic School of Art, Diploma of Fine Arts, 1991

Reviews / Publications

Pegg, Nic: “After Dark with Gaylene Barnes”, After Dark, 9 Aug 2019
Kentish-Barnes, Cosmo: “The farmer and the filmmaker”, Country Life, RNZ, 4 May 2018
Church, Logan: “Documentary on Canterbury’s waterways” Checkpoint, RNZ, 10 August 2017
Sarah, McMullan: “Viewing with Sarah McMullan”, Nine To Noon, RNZ, 12 Oct 2017
Croot, James: “Seven Rivers Walking: Kiwi doco leaving audiences in tears” Stuff, 17 Oct 2017
Shipley, Laura: “River walks film’s genesis” The Ensign, 13 Sept 2017
Morton, Jamie: “Q&A: The murky fate of Canterbury’s rivers”, NZ Herald, 31 Aug 2017.
Dunlop, Ryan: “Documentary makers on pilgrimage”, The Press, 27 Mar 2017
Joyce, Janet: “Director’s Cut”, CS Arts, issue 27, June 2007, p. 12-13
Smith, Charmaine: “Students write of what they know” Otago Daily Times, 1996
Fallwell, Keren: “Craigs Art Award” Southland Times, Nov 1988


Sancta Maria Parish – Sacred Heart Diocese, Addington
Works held in private collections in the United States, UK and New Zealand.


“Compassion Expansion” Flash Frontier, LOVE Issue, Apr 2019.

“Passages of the Cyber-Flanuer”, exhibition essay, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 1997.


2018 Guest Tutor, Atelier Studio Gallery, Nelson
2011-19 Short Course Tutor, Yoobee School of Art and Design, Christchurch
2012-18 Guest Tutor, Marian College, Christchurch


2013 The Heart of Sacred Art – Two-Person Show, Sacred Heart Church, Addington, co-curated.


2020 Artist Residency, Arteles Creative Centre, Finland

Christchurch, New Zealand
Kia Ora