Elizabeth Barnett is a visual artist whose practice encompasses printmaking, painting, and illustration. Elizabeth’s work depicts intimate domestic spaces filled with exotic and interesting plants, colour, treasured objects and furniture. More recently her work has extended to landscape painting as well.
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, 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. 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 reopened in 2014 in their new location in Rupert Street, Collingwood.