Lindsay Broughton was Head of the Drawing Studio at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania for 25 years. Since retiring, he continues his art practice in Hobart. His own work consists mainly of drawing, although he also works periodically as a sculptor and installation artist.
Broughton portrays historical artefacts in ways that transcend the latters’ relative archaeological objectivity and ‘fact’. Typically, in these studio works, he alters details and overall proportions for compositional reasons, while, for expressive purposes, he incorporates within a particular work details from his studies of other artefacts. He strives to realise images of speculation and mystery that connect viewers, via their own imaginations, with some ancient, mythic past.