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

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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Windswept trees in rocky landscape; trapper with captured thylacine

Highland Angels oil on canvas 40 cm x 50 cm


Tasmanian Devil and skeletal figure in rocky landscape

Second Gorge oil on canvas 76 cm x 61 cm


Mysterious green figure in wooded landscape. With thylacine

Ewes Inn oil on canvas 57 cm x 57 cm


Frivolous figures emerging from forest beneath a ghostly concrete overpass

Out into the Light of Day oil on canvas 60 cm x 40 cm


Mother hacks her way through a colourful forest accompanied by children. And a thylacine

Seeking Shiny Things oil on canvas 50 cm x 40 cm




skeletal figures approach a ruined farmhouse

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

A baker's dozen of dark and timeless landscape paintings, as enigmatic as ever. Remnants of a forgotten past or disturbing premonitions of a dystopian future? Or something else altogether?

more information

You can see more of Elizabeth's work at 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


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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