Elizabeth Barsham is an award-winning artist working in Tasmania, Australia's island state.

Book cover - The Caravan Moves On; © Elizabeth Barsham

Thirty years ago Tasmania's mistress of the strange held her first solo exhibition. To celebrate, she has produced a book of paintings spanning her entire career.

This brand new hard-cover book, The Caravan Moves On contains a selection of one hundred photographs of Elizabeth Barsham's stunningly beautiful paintings, with descriptive comments by the artist.


Mail order: Price $54.95 plus $15.00 postage and handling to anywhere within Australia.


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Interviews with the Artist

"Elizabeth Barsham paints incredible scenes combining familiar Tasmanian landscapes with parades of fantastical creatures. ABC Producer Joel Rheinberger asked her when she first put brush to paper"

ABC on Soundcloud


Hannah Herrmann-Payn's short documentary

Tasmanian Gothic on ABC Open


with Greg Nolan

youtube video


with Chris Wisbey

Hobart Weekends - ABC Radio


with The Green Widow

Necromancy Gothic Radio

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Coming up:
Haunted Landscape 21 July - 14 Aug; Nolan Art Gallery
Dear Kunanyi 9th 12th Aug; Long Gallery


An exhibition of dark and mysterious paintings by Elizabeth Barsham opening 6 pm; Friday 20 July 2018 at Nolan Art Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

McCrae's Hill   oil on canvas   91 cm x 76 cm

Dark MoFo and the Midwinter Feast have come and gone, but it's still winter in Tasmania and there's still plenty of Art around. Elizabeth Barsham presents a baker's dozen of her timeless landscape paintings. Some are new; some you may have seen before, but they remain as enigmatic as ever. Remnants of a forgotten past or disturbing premonitions of a dystopian future? Or something else altogether? Come along and make up your own mind.

more information

exhibition dates 20 July -14 August 2018
The entrance to Nolan Gallery and Nolan School of Art is adjacent to the historic Long Gallery, on the first floor of 77 Salamanca Place.
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri 10 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 4 pm; Sun 12 pm - 4 pm



An exhibition by contemporary artists responding to kunanyi / Mount Wellington opening: 6 pm; Wednesday 8th August 2018, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

Holy Mountain   oil on canvas   212 cm x 91 cm

A sneak preview of my painting for Dear kunanyi; still not finished, but it'll be right on the night. A playful meditation on the various people who have wandered and left their traces on Hobart's favourite mountain. This painting will be for sale; there's a People's Choice award, too.
Exhibition dates Thursday 9th Sunday 12th August

Hoping to see you at either or both exhibitions

acrlic painting - surreal organist

Song of the Mill, 58 cm x 41 cm acrylic on paper, was my contribution to Metamorphosis, an international exhibition at the annual Ripattoni Art Festival in Italy.

More information: Gotico Visonaria blog

After the Mine - oil painting by Elizabeth Barsham

After the Mine, oil on canvas, 91 cm x 91 cm, was a finalist in the 2015 Glover Prize, Australia's richest prize for landscape painting.

more pictures

Bushwalking for Beginners 2017
Excursions and Adventures 2017
King Island Gothic - 2012
People and Places - 2010
Environment - Weld Echo exhibitions
Landscape with Attitude
seriously weird paintings
Tasmanian Ironbark
The Berlin Collection
Tasmanian Gothic blog
The Caravan Moves On - Paintings by Elizabeth Barsham
Miss Barsham's Painting Book for Bewildered Beginners
Before They Built The Bridge


Tasmanian Gothic on Facebook

Digging around in History
The Travel Diaries of Edward Wallace
Weird Wild Art

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