artwork by Elizabeth Barsham

Tasmanian Gothic - the art of Elizabeth Barsham

cover image: Bones of the Ancestors oil on canvas; 76 cm x 152 cm

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

Hannah Herrmann-Payn's short documentary - The Tasmanian Gothic of Elizabeth Barsham

youTube video


with Greg Nolan

youTube video


with The Green Widow

Necromancy Gothic Radio

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Art NU was a recent exhibition by artists working with Nolan Art to coincide with Dark Mofo
This show explored ways the naked human form has been used in art so included a little naughtiness, a little social critique and definitely some sensuality.

Liawenee - Tree of Singing Birds
Liawenee - Tree of Singing Birds oil on canvas 66 cm x 81 cm   SOLD

Remarkable Cave - Exploring Possibilities oil on canvas 60 cm x 76 cm
Remarkable Cave - Exploring Possibilities oil on canvas 60 cm x 76 cm   BUY NOW

Ladies Tarn - Looking Back oil on canvas 76 cm x 91 cm
Ladies Tarn - Looking Back oil on canvas 76 cm x 91 cm   BUY NOW

Nolan Gallery, Space 109, Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Phone: (03) 6223 3449 Mobile: 0438 446 785

I had a lot of fun making these paintings, and I hope you enjoy them, too.

The Garden God  - detail

Gallery One: People and Places

Shane's Grassy Oppy  - detail

Gallery Two: King Island Gothic

Following the Van  - detail

Gallery Three: Haunted Landscape

Bandwagon  - detail

Gallery Four: Excursions and Adventures


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.

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In Hobart, Elizabeth Barsham is represented by Nolan Gallery and Nolan School of Art, adjacent to the historic Long Gallery on the first floor of 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart.
Gallery hours: Mon - Fri 10 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 4 pm; Sun 12 pm - 4 pm

Art, Life and History - Elizabeth Barsham's blogs


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