Elizabeth Blair Barber : a Life Amongst Painters

Curated by Connie Petrillo

Start Date
22 June, 2024
End Date
10 August, 2024

Elizabeth Blair Barber : a Life Amongst Painters

For her entire adult life Elizabeth Blair Barber lived a life of constant movement, travelling the world, exploring the southwest of the state, and constantly immersed in the social and aesthetic life of the artistic community of Perth.

From the moment she was enrolled in Henri Van Raalte’s Perth School of Art (1920), to the closure of her studio and exhibiting space at the Cremorne Art Gallery (1981), she was a constant presence in Perth’s art scene. She consistently observed and recorded the world about her in her paintings. Hers was truly a life lived amongst artists. This exhibition draws from Elizabeth Blair Barber’s archive of works that are put into aesthetic and historical context amongst the work of her lifetime’s friends and associates, including Henri van Raalte, Harald Vike, Audrey Greenhalgh and Guy Grey Smith.

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Header Image: Elizabeth Blair Barber, The 1960 Perth Royal Show, 1960, copyright of the artist’s estate

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