Passion drives Elisha’s busy life of art

Published:19 May 2016

Bachelor of Digital Media and Diploma of Visual Arts student Elisha Habermann is very busy with study, motherhood and CQU Creates.

If Digital Media and Visual Arts student Elisha Habermann’s life was depicted as a painting, it would be a portrait of a dedicated mother and student with a strong passion for art.

Elisha, who is currently about two months out from giving birth to her third child and in the midst of assessments for her Bachelor of Digital Media and Diploma of Visual Arts, is also preparing an artwork to enter this year’s CQUniversity Art Prize, CQU Creates.

She says her ability to handle all her tasks comes down to scheduling.

“Just knowing what I’ve got coming up and keeping on top of it,” she said.

“I started my Digital Media degree before taking on the Diploma, but I missed the hands-on of visual arts. But both courses are rather complimentary to each other, which is great.”

She hopes to get into arts administration when she completes her studies.

“I volunteer at the Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery as well and I’ve been in contact with Mi-Art, with (fellow student) Mikayla Ryan about running some workshops for the public,” she said.

“Quite often artists can’t make a lot of money off their art so I think you have to get out and paint, and enter the competitions and do the workshops. I do get the occasional commission piece though.

“Art is really about expressing the way I see the world. I do portraiture mainly. You see a lot of idealised portraits in the media and I like to do portraits that are more real.

“The CQU Creates entry will be a portrait of my daughter.”

For more information on CQU Creates, or the Visual Arts courses available at CQU visit or call 13 27 86.