Elizabeth Barsham

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation artist
Location Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Introduction I grew up in Lindisfarne, Tasmania where I still live in the old family home. Studied art in Melbourne under Wesley Penberthy and Ming Mackay and have had paintings hung in the Blake Prize, Glover Prize and other major exhibitions. For some years I taught drawing and painting to adult classes; I now devote my time to painting, and exhibit in various venues around Tasmania. My major interests are history and bushwalking, both of which activities inform my art.
Interests painting, drawing, bushwalking, environment, landcare, local history, Tasmanian Gothic, good conversation, coffee, fame and fortune (mine), sleeping
Favorite Movies Brazil, Apocalypse Now, Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Nosferatu, The Blue Angel, Triumph of the Will, Pirates of the Carribean, Terminator, Mad Max, Batman
Favorite Music Kraftwerk, Sibelius, Eric Satie, Shoenberg, Richard Wagner, Stockhausen, Shostakovich, Rolling Stones, Laurie Anderson, Blossom Dearie, Lily Allen, Black Sabbath, Joanie Mitchell, Tom Lehrer, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Cannibal Corpse
Favorite Books Tintenherz trilogy (Cornelia Funk), Barchester Towers (Trollope), The Nibelungenleid, Name of the Rose (Ecco), anything by Jane Austin, E. Annie Proulx, Joseph Conrad, M. John Harrison, iain Banks, Michel Faber.