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Elizabeth Barsham

Elizabeth Barsham is the original Tasmanian Gothic artist.


Elizabeth Barsham is Tasmania’s original Tasmanian Gothic artist. With an extraordinary realist oil painting technique she tells Tasmania’s stories with dark humour and uncompromising vision. Influenced by Surrealism’s precursers, Heironymous Bosch and Grunewald, her figures in a landscape mutate and transform, combining with the giant kelp or sloughing their skin to become skeletal. Thylacine shades inhabit the hills, witness to rapacious chainsaw men. Leering sheep promise a day of reckoning when the cost of bringing European farming practices to a dry continent will be met. Elizabeth Barsham tells uncomfortable tales in beautiful paintings.

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Past events

A1 framed photograph.
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Nectar Summer Exhibition


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Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place

A group Summer Show celebrating the warm, golden, sensuous nature of Summer in Tasmania
Nolan Gallery 1
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Nolan Gallery and School of Art


Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place

An art gallery with a difference, showcasing contemporary Tasmanian art alongside boutique art tuition.

Elizabeth Barsham’s work is available here,