Elizabeth Barnett

Elizabeth Barnett

    • Artist’s Statement

      Elizabeth Barnett’s vibrant still life paintings introduce exotic and visually compelling
      botanicals to domestic scenes of treasured objects, books and furniture. This
      introduction gives new dimension to Barnett’s intimate still life scenes. Her subjects do
      not sit flat upon the canvas, but instead reach up from it, enlivened by the wild and
      natural world. This liveliness belies the ‘stillness’ of still life painting and along with
      Barnett’s painterly gestures of shadow, line and colour creates a visual dynamism
      reaches beyond tradition. Barnett’s revisioning of tradition, similarly plays to perceptions
      of domesticity and daily life. Far from a sense of duty or routine, there is an implicit
      celebration of the everyday in Barnett’s work. In a bustling cosmopolitan world Barnett
      draws her viewer into scenes of daily life at her Macedon studio and its bushland
      surrounds, offering a gentle and wondrous escape.

    • Biography

      Elizabeth Barnett studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts Printmaking at The Victorian College of
      the Arts, Melbourne 2002-2004; a Bachelor Fine Arts Honours - Printmaking, RMIT,
      Melbourne, 2006; a Masters of Arts- Illustration, Camberwell College of Art, London,
      2008-2009; and was awarded the Collie Print Trust scholarship at the Australian Print
      Workshop in 2006. Barnett founded Schoolhouse Studios Inc with Alice Glenn in 2010, a
      not-for-profit artist studios complex in the former St. Joseph’s Technical College in
      Abbotsford.

    • Awards

      2019 Finalist, Hawksbury Art Prize
      2018 Finalist, Eutick Still Life Award, Wollongong
      2017 Finalist, Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize, Sydney
      2016 Goods Homewares collaboration with The Design Files, Bonnie and Neil and Elizabeth Barnett
      2010 Tasmanian Art Site commission, Public Art installation in collaboration with Aden Narkowicz, Princes Wharf,
      Hobart
      2006 Collie Print Trust Scholarship, Australian Print Workshop

    • Exhibitions

      SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
      2020 A Rose by Any Other Name, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2020 Still the Seasons, Michael Reid, Murrurundi
      2019 Nature Table, Elms Gallery, Sydney
      2019 Blue, The Design Files, Melbourne
      2018 Preservation, Modern Times, Melbourne
      2018 In All Weather, Happenstore, Sydney
      2017 Herbal Medicine, The Design Files, Melbourne
      2017 Arrangements: New Works, Boom Gallery, Geelong
      2017 Portraits of Early Summer, Ivy Muse, Melbourne
      2016 Interiors, Modern Times, Melbourne
      2015 In a Temperate Climate, The Design Files, Melbourne
      2015 House Plant, Heritage Hill Gallery, Melbourne
      2014 Sanctuary, Long Division Gallery, Schoolhouse Studios, Melbourne
      2013 Everything Familiar, Up Close, The Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny, Wales
      2011 House Boats, Art2Muse gallery, Sydney
      2010 In Search of Invisible Cities, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
      2008 These Four Walls, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
      2007 Travelling Places: Home and Elsewhere, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne

      SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
      2020 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2020 Talismans, Rafts, Momentos, Modern Times, Melbourne
      2019 Summer Projects, Boom Gallery, Geelong
      2018 Vase and Vessel- An Ode to Morandi, Saint Cloche, Sydney
      2017 This Place, Here, The Diggers Store, Castlemaine
      2017 TDF Open House, The Design Files Open House, Melbourne
      2017 Interior Worlds, Lauriston Press, Kyneton
      2016 Christmas Exhibition, Lauriston Press, Kyneton
      2016 HOME, Modern Times, Melbourne
      2015 The Design Files Inaugural Fundraiser Exhibition, The Design Files, Melbourne
      2014 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
      2013 Place of Assembly included in Locale, Yarra City Council, Richmond
      2012 Place of Assembly, Schoolhouse Studios, Melbourne
      2012 Elizabeth Barnett and Ami Summers, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
      2012 Drifting Homeward, Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne
      2012 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
      2011 Outside In, Schoolhouse Studios, Melbourne
      2011 Allure (Light Installation) Princes Wharf with Aden Narkowicz, Hobart
      2010 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
      2010 Unfolding, The Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny, Wales
      2010 Printmaking 10A, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
      2009 MA Graduate Show, Camberwell College of Art, Camberwell, London
      2009 Unfolding, The Art Shop, Abergavenny, Wales
      2009 Playroom, Dream Space Gallery, London
      2009 40 x 40 x 40, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
      2009 New Figuration, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2008 Christmas Group Exhibition, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
      2008 Printing Figuratively, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
      2008 A Trick of The Light, The Dolls House Gallery, Melbourne
      2007 50, Curated by Rona Green, Geelong Gallery, Geelong
      2007 Open House: Recent works by Elizabeth Barnett & Sarah Hicks, Young Street Artist-Run
      Space, Melbourne
      2006 Print Trust Emerging Printmakers Scholarships Exhibition, Australian Print Workshop,
      Melbourne
      2006 Printed Matter Only, RMIT Graduate Exhibition, RMIT First Site Gallery, Melbourne
      2006 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop Fundraising Exhibition, Australian Print
      Workshop, Melbourne
      2005 Transit, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
      2005 The Artist and the Environment, Melbourne Environmental Arts Festival, curated by
      Elizabeth Barnett, Emma 2005
      Hicks and Sarah Hicks, Domain House, Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
      2004 Graduates Exhibition, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
      2004 VCA Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
      2002 Top Arts, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

      SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
      2020 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2020 Talismans, Rafts, Momentos, Modern Times, Melbourne
      2019 Summer Projects, Boom Gallery, Geelong
      2018 Vase and Vessel- An Ode to Morandi, Saint Cloche, Sydney
      2017 This Place, Here, The Diggers Store, Castlemaine
      2017 TDF Open House, The Design Files Open House, Melbourne
      2017 Interior Worlds, Lauriston Press, Kyneton
      2016 Christmas Exhibition, Lauriston Press, Kyneton
      2016 HOME, Modern Times, Melbourne
      2015 The Design Files Inaugural Fundraiser Exhibition, The Design Files, Melbourne
      2014 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
      2013 Place of Assembly included in Locale, Yarra City Council, Richmond
      2012 Place of Assembly, Schoolhouse Studios, Melbourne
      2012 Elizabeth Barnett and Ami Summers, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
      2012 Drifting Homeward, Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne
      2012 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
      2011 Outside In, Schoolhouse Studios, Melbourne
      2011 Allure (Light Installation) Princes Wharf with Aden Narkowicz, Hobart
      2010 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
      2010 Unfolding, The Art Shop and Gallery, Abergavenny, Wales
      2010 Printmaking 10A, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
      2009 MA Graduate Show, Camberwell College of Art, Camberwell, London
      2009 Unfolding, The Art Shop, Abergavenny, Wales
      2009 Playroom, Dream Space Gallery, London
      2009 40 x 40 x 40, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
      2009 New Figuration, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2008 Christmas Group Exhibition, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
      2008 Printing Figuratively, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
      2008 A Trick of The Light, The Dolls House Gallery, Melbourne
      2007 50, Curated by Rona Green, Geelong Gallery, Geelong
      2007 Open House: Recent works by Elizabeth Barnett & Sarah Hicks, Young Street Artist-Run Space, Melbourne
      2006 Print Trust Emerging Printmakers Scholarships Exhibition, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
      2006 Printed Matter Only, RMIT Graduate Exhibition, RMIT First Site Gallery, Melbourne
      2006 Impressions, Australian Print Workshop Fundraising Exhibition, Australian Print
      Workshop, Melbourne
      2005 Transit, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
      2005 The Artist and the Environment, Melbourne Environmental Arts Festival, curated by
      Elizabeth Barnett, Emma
      2005 Hicks and Sarah Hicks, Domain House, Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
      2004 Graduates Exhibition, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
      2004 VCA Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
      2002 Top Arts, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

    Showing 1–12 of 20 artworks

  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Abundance (diptych)
    122 x 214 cm oil on linen $12,500.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Field Guide to Wildflowers
    30 x 27.5 cm Watercolour and pencil on paper $650.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Zinnias and Dahlias
    32 x 28 cm Watercolour and pencil on paper $650.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Freesias from the Paddock
    30 x 28 cm watercolour on paper $650.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    The Beginning of Spring
    92 x 82 cm oil on linen $4,500.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Roses Never Smelled as Sweet
    107 x 107 cm oil on linen $4,900.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    The Summer Season
    71 x 71 cm oil on linen $4,000.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Summer Bouquet Study
    31 x 26 cm oil on linen $1,200.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Full moon in the ranges
    36 x 31 cm oil on linen $1,500.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Studio Table Spring
    57 x 38.5 cm watercolour on paper $1,200.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Studio table and the end of the day
    57 x 38.5 cm watercolour on paper $1,200.00
  • Elizabeth Barnett

    Plant drawings and foraged foliage
    123 x 152 cm oil on linen $7,200.00