Elizabeth Barnett | Portraits of Early Summer

Elizabeth Barnett is a visual artist whose practice encompasses printmaking, painting, and illustration. Elizabeth’s work depicts spaces filled with exotic and interesting plants, colour, treasured objects and furniture. 

Elizabeth studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts Printmaking at The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 2002-2004, Bachelor Fine Arts Honours - Printmaking, RMIT, Melbourne, 2006 and Masters of Arts- Illustration, Camberwell College of Art, London, 2008-2009. In 2006 Elizabeth was awarded the Collie Print Trust scholarship at the Australian Print Workshop and has continued to work at the APW creating etching plates that she prints in her studio in Richmond. Elizabeth founded Schoolhouse Studios with Alice Glenn in 2010 a not-for-profit artist studios complex in the former St. Joseph’s Technical College in Abbotsford. Alice and Elizabeth ran the studios until 2012 until the buildings were demolished to make way for apartments. Schoolhouse Studios has just reopened this year in their new location in Rupert Street, Collingwood.

Elizabeth lives in the Macedon Ranges where she works from her home studio.

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