Laurel L. Barr

 

About

Laurel L. Barr is Lecturer in Animation and the official Representative for Animation on the Research Committee at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, based at the Wellington campus, New Zealand. She is a regularly exhibiting artist and teacher of twenty-five years. Her degrees are a MSc in Art Education, BFA in Painting, and BFA in Art Education, all awarded by Syracuse University, New York. At Yoobee Colleges, she teaches professional practices, contexts, animation history, creative studio, investigative and capstone classes. Her strengths and knowledge are mainly in creativity, academic writing and practices, theory, art history and fine arts skills. Her research is in art production in a variety of art fields including conceptual art, installation, and traditional art practices. A focus of her research is how science and art intermingle, particularly in the field of health communications and the doctor patient relationship. She has a beloved dog Scout who is the Yoobee Wellington mascot. When not teaching she can be found reading, making art, spending time with her two teenagers and travelling. She enjoys working with students to make visually appealing animations and to refine their academic writing skills.

 

 

MSc: Master of Science (Art Education)

Syracuse University, New York, United States of America, 2004

 

BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art Education/Painting)

Dean’s List Scholar, Double Degree

Syracuse University, United States of America, 1998

Poupou Huia Te Reo (Certificate in Māori Protocol and Language)

Te Wānanga o Raukawa Ōtaki, Aotearoa, 2020

Trained in traditional fine arts practices and techniques, Laurel’s art has most recently taken on more contemporary art modes using materiality, installation, and mixed media approaches. Themes over the last ten years look at the interaction of doctor and patient in health care.

 

Research Outputs

Conferences

Barr, L. L. (2023, October 25-27). Stories of success: Neurodivergence in the tertiary classroom [Conference paper presentation]. Retro-futuristic Visions:  Looking Back to Look Forward. The 2nd International Academic Conference of Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (2023, July 4-6). The panacea placebo project: A qualitative study of health communications and outcomes through art [Conference paper presentation]. Ka mua Ka Muri, Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (2022, December 14-16). When art meets medicine: A qualitative study of doctor education through art [Conference paper presentation]. Media, Culture, and Society: The Inaugural International Academic Conference of Up Education (Australia and New Zealand), Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, Auckland, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (2022, September 13-14). The panacea placebo project: A qualitative study of health communication, relationships, and outcomes through art [conference paper presentation]. See and Be Seen: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture, Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (Online).

Creative Works

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2020). Changing Threads [Exhibition, group]. Refinery Artspace, Nelson, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2019). Panacea Placebo: Re-examined [Exhibition, solo]. University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2018). Panacea Placebo [Exhibition, solo]. Play_station Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2017). No Apologies [Exhibition, group]. Thistle Hall, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2017). Satisfaction Frustration [Exhibition, group]. Meanwhile Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2006). Threadbare [Exhibition, group]. Toi Poneke, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2005). Fuse (Exhibition, group]. Wellington Library Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2005). Evidence [Exhibition, group]. Alexander Turnbull House, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2004). Ritual [Exhibition, group]. Erskine College, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2004). Proximity [Exhibition, group]. Roar Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2003). Inside Out [Exhibition, group]. Erskine College, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (2002). See? Si [Exhibition, group]. Roar Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). 2002. Exposed [Exhibition, group]. St. James Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). 2002. XX [Exhibition, group]. St. James Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (1999). Flight [Exhibition, solo]. Shaffer Art Gallery, Syracuse, New York, USA.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (1998). Complete [Exhibition, solo]. Shaffer Art Gallery, Syracuse, New York, USA.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (1998). Luglio [Exhibition, group]. Via Capponi, Florence, Italy.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (1998). Ricorditi [Exhibition, group]. Villa Rossa, Florence, Italy.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (1998). Synaesthesia [Exhibition, group]. Skytop M-17 Gallery, Syracuse, New York, USA.

Barr, L. L. (Artist). (1997). Tension [Exhibition, group]. Sarah Coyne Gallery, Syracuse, New York, USA.

Awards and Accolades

Finalist in Contemporary Fibre Arts New Zealand, 2020

 

 

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