Elizabeth Barsham

After the Mine, 2015

oil on canvas

91 x 91

From the artist

A few nicely renovated cottages scattered high on the hill above a flooded mine are all that remains of Grassy, where my father installed King Island’s first electricity supply. Far below, the dark waters are surrounded by a barren waste, a memory of mine workings, offices, crib-rooms and workshops, generators, mills and the mighty crusher. Arcane machinery of forgotten purpose rusts among encroaching vegetation.

Artist background

Lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania. Has been exhibiting since the mid-1970s primarily in Victoria and Tasmania including as finalist in the Blake Prize and and City of Hobart Art Prize.Teaches painting at Nolan Art School Hobart.