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Artist Biography

Artist Biography  Jane Barry

Jane Barry graduated with a double major in printmaking from Christchurch Polytechnic in 1997.

She has been a printmaker (original ink works on paper) for 25 years, and a painter for 6. 

Her workshop is at her home in Redcliffs, where she produces work for exhibition and commission. 

An Exhibiting and published artist since 1997 in solo and group shows, annually for a long time at CoCo gallery, amongst one of the last exhibitions to hang there 2 weeks before the 2011 earthquake.

Inspiration for imagery is derived from land, sky and seascape, the atmospheric quality of powers nature lend these and emotional feelings these incite.

She is currently one of the artists represented by Chambers Gallery, on Durham st in the city. Her work is held in private collections throughout Australia, America and the UK.



-2015 Designed the artwork for the album cover Weightless by singer/songwriter Sally Stockwell

-2003 Designed the artwork used for four book covers for Australian author Randolph Stowe –

To the Islands, Tourmaline, The girl green as elderflower and Visitants.



-2004 (finalist) Cranleigh Barton award for excellence in drawing  Robert McDougall Art Gallery, ChCh, NZ

-2005 (finalist) Anthony Harper award. CoCa Gallery, ChCh, NZ


Exhibition History ? Jane Barry


2016- Grounded (artist trio) Chambers gallery  ChCh. NZ

2016- Some of the things I almost saw (solo show) Qb Studios  ChCh, NZ

2016- Vessel (group show) First Thursdays Artbeat- ChCh, NZ

2016 – They only come out at night ( group show) Penny Lane record shop  ChCh, NZ

2016 – Landscapes(group show)  Oxford street Art gallery, Lyttelton, NZ

2015 In Miniature (group show)  Tin Palace gallery, Lyttelton, NZ

2015 Time and space? (group show)  Nelson City (art and frame) Gallery  Nelson, NZ

2015  Pasted (collage group show) First Thursdays Artbeat- ChCh, NZ

2015 Solid Gold (Album cover group show) Penny Lane record shop  ChCh, NZ

2014 – Chameleon (solo show)  Artbox Gallery  ChCh, NZ

2014 – Inbox (group show) – Artbox Gallery – ChCh, NZ

2011 – New Black (solo show) – Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) ChCh, NZ

2009 – Keeping sight of the shore (solo show) -Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA)- ChCh, NZ

2008 – Under Pressure ( NZ Printmakers group show)  Empire Gallery Cambridge, Waikato

2007 – Shag Rock series, For Charley (solo show) -Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA)- ChCh, NZ

2006 – Late Goodbyes (solo show) – Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA)- ChCh, NZ

2005 – Christmas show (group show) – Campbell Grant Galleries  ChCh, NZ

2005 – Set (members exhibition) – Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA)-ChCh, NZ

2004 – Re-acquainted (solo show)  Studio Works Gallery  ChCh, NZ

2001 – New Works (solo show) -The Arthouse Gallery – ChCh, NZ

2001 – Perspectives on Printmaking (group show) – The Arthouse Gallery – ChCh, NZ

2000 – (series of solo shows throughout the year)  Clock Tower Galleries,The ChCh Arts Centre, NZ

1998 – The deep end (solo show) -The Salamander Gallery, ChCh, NZ



Artist Exhibitions

  • 07th Dec 2022 - 23rd Dec 2022: A Christmas Wish 2022

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  • 11th May 2022 - 28th May 2022: Ellie Gray – CHristCHurch, Jane Barry – Dreamscape, Brad MacDonald – Ōtautahi Overhaul

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  • 02nd Jun 2020 - 20th Jun 2020: Jane Barry Songs about rain and Kim Lowe If Tao is a River…

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  • 11th Dec 2018 - 22nd Dec 2018: CHRISTMAS 18

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  • 27th Mar 2018 - 14th Apr 2018: Jane Barry – The Gathering Dark, Liam Dangerfield – A Bit Like, Julie Ross – Studio Tableau 2018

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  • 12th Dec 2017 - 22nd Dec 2017: CHRISTMAS SEVENTEEN

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