RECENT EXHIBITION: UNDERSTORY

An exhibition of paintings about Tasmania's grim colonial history - as seen from a safe distance

fantasy creatures floating in a pale blue background. An ominous golden ship crosses the top of the picture

Off to Exploit the Antipodes oil on canvas 152 cm x 122 cm

A series of large, complex images intended to intrigue and disturb viewers. The playful beauty of these oil paintings, with their humorous characters and seductive colour doesn’t quite obscure the darkness and violence of the subject matter. Expect anthropomorphic forests infested by inchoate, chthonic figures and strange encounters with the all too present inhabitants of “Terra Nullius” as the colonisers set about the business of exploiting the antipodes.    all the paintings

Understory, a joint exhibition with glass artist Helene Boyer, opened on 12 November 2021 and was on show until the end of the month.

I was delighted to hang my paintings alongside Helene's wonderful glass representations of Tasmanian Fungi. And we still have beautiful artwork in the gallery for you to admire.

Where to find us:
Nolan Art Gallery,
Level 1, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Phone: (03) 6223 3449 Mobile: 0438 446 785
Email: betty.nolan@bigpond.com

To enquire about any of these works

OTHER PAINTINGS

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

 


Art, Life and History - Elizabeth Barsham's blogs

TASMANIAN GOTHIC BLOG     DIGGING AROUND IN HISTORY    THE TRAVEL DIARIES OF EDWARD WALLACE


All content on this website © E.M. Christensen     contact the artist:  barsham@tasmanian-gothic.com