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MA Creative Expressive & Creative Arts Therapy, Grad.Cert Expressive & Creative Arts Therapy, BA Art & Creativity.

Professional Registration ANZACATA


Karma Barnes is a New Zealand born, artist. She graduated in 2014 with a Masters Degree in Creative and Expressive Arts Practise and 2009 with a Bachelors of Art and Creativity. Her creative practice encompasses multiple modalities including installation, collaborative and participatory arts. Her projects Imagine the Land and <In.scribe> have been presented in Australia and New Zealand as well as internationally.

The Imagine the Land Project cultivates relationships between people, art and nature through the use of participatory arts practices, community and public arts presentations and arts based eduction. The project has engaged over 10,000 people in collaborative art making within public art exhibitions, workshops and public arts events to produce large scale site-specific installations.


Karma is a registered art therapist, project director and community arts facilitator with extensive experience working with a diverse range of populations including youth, women’s groups, Indigenous and cultural groups and communities with special needs. Karma has worked with peek community social and health organisations bridging the personal, social and ecological. She has also been directing the award winning In.scribe Youth Arts Mentoring Project since 2013. The project works collaboratively with young people to engage them through arts practice, street art and positive community engagement.





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