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Tim Burns

Abstract, Bett Gallery, landscapes,Painter,

About

Tim Burns has lived the last 25 years in rural Tasmania, his paintings are influenced by his observation of and immersion within that landscape. He views nature as a metaphoric source, suggestive of his emotional / physiological self and produces works that are a distillation of his experience. His approach to painting is founded on his study of 19th century Scandinavian painting, Japanese aesthetic and the concept of abstraction.

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Tim Burns

1960 Born Tasmania, lives and works in Hobart

Education

1988-90 Master of Fine Arts, University of Tasmania
1984-86 Post Graduate Diploma, Victoria College of Arts, Melbourne
1979-81 Diploma of Art, Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education, Sydney

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 Recent Work, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart, TAS
Recent Work, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2013 Property is Theft, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2013 Recent Work, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2012 Recent Paintings, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2009 From the Garden, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2007 Walking the River, Bett Gallery Hobart at Silvershot, Melbourne, VIC
2007 Water Music, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS
2006 Recent Paintings, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2005 Darkly Silent, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart, TAS
2004 Recent Paintings, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 Bay of Fires, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart, TAS
Cloudy Bay, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2001 Autumn, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
1999 Legge Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1998 Legge Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Recent Paintings, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart, TAS
1997 La Trobe Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Legge Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1996 Recent Paintings, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart, TAS
La Trobe Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1995 The Western Edge (with Sharyn Woods), Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Contemporary Art Services Tasmania Touring Exhibition
1994 Legge Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1993 Recent Paintings, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart, TAS
1992 Recent Paintings, Bruny Island Paintings, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart, TAS
1990 Tony Oliver Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1989 Store 5, Melbourne, VIC
1988 Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1987 Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 The Skullbone Experiment A Paradigm of Art and Nature, Queen Victoria Museum
and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS
The Skullbone Experiment A Paradigm of Art and Nature, Galleries University of New
South Wales and COFA, Sydney, NSW
2013 Poets and Painters: A Tribute to Dick Bett AM, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2011 25 years – An Unfolding Journey, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Van Diemen’s Land, Celia Lendis Gallery, United Kingdom
2010 Water and Reverie, Melbourne Art fair 2002, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC
2009 Quamby Collection, curated by John Holmes and Pat Brassington, Plimsoll Gallery,
Hobart, TAS
Four Tasmanian Painters – Burns, Keeling, Wastell & Wolfhagen, Holmes à Court
Gallery Perth, WA
Walking on the Grass, curated by Leigh Hobba, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2008 2008 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, South Australia – Winner
Glover Prize for Landscape Painting, Evandale, TAS – Finalist
2007 Glover Prize for Landscape Painting, Evandale, TAS – finalist
2006 Glover Prize for Landscape Painting, Evandale, TAS – finalist
Padding Prize for Landscape Painting, Marlene Antico Fine Art, Sydney, NSW – finalist
2005 Glover Prize for Landscape Painting, Evandale, TAS – finalist
2004 Wynne Prize for Landscape Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2003 Contemporary Tasmanian Landscape Painting, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts,
University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
Island Art Prize, 10 Days on the Island Arts Festival, Stanley, TAS – winner
Love Letter to China: drawings by 35 Australian artists, curated by Peter Hill, Ivan
Dougherty Gallery, University of NSW, Sydney, NSW and touring China
Mining the Imagination, curated by Sean Kelly and Sharyn Woods, 10 Days on the
Island Arts Festival, Queenstown Art Gallery, TAS
Future Perfect, curated by Gerard and Dick Bett, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart, TAS
2002 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC
Bett Gallery Hobart @ Depot Gallery, Danks Street, Sydney, NSW
SCEGGS Redlands Art Prize, Mosman Gallery Sydney, NSW – finalist
Hutchins School Works on Paper Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS – finalist
Flurieu Prize for Australian Landscape Painting, McLaren Vale, SA – finalist
Wunderhammer, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart,
TAS and Townsville Regional Gallery, QLD
The Shape of Air, curated by Heather B Swann, Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Nocturne, curated by John Buckley, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery,
Mornington, VIC and Geelong Regional Gallery, Geelong, VIC
2001 Tasmania’s Finest, curated by Lynne Uptin, Art Folio Space, Raffles, Singapore
Hutchins School Works on Paper Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Melbourne Artfair 2001, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC
John Leslie Art Prize – Art Refers to Environment, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC Finalist
Tim Burns and Ian Parry, Judith Pugh Gallery, Mt Macedon, Vic
Poets and Painters 2001 & 10 Days on the Island Arts Festival, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart, TAS
2000 Melbourne Artfair 2000, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC
John Leslie Art Prize Art Refers to Environment, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC – finalist
Wynne Prize for Landscape Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW – finalist
1999 Distance, curated by Catherine Wolfhagen, preview: Dick Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart, TAS
Distance, curated by Catherine Wolfhagen, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, NSW
1998 Drawing Prize, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, VIC – finalist
Alice Springs Art Award, Alice Springs, NT
Jacaranda Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Galleries, Grafton, NSW
1997 McGaughey Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
1996 Brushing the Dark, Recent Art and Tasmania, curated by Victoria Hammond,
Contemporary Art Service Tasmania, Touring Exhibition
Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC and
touring
Poets and Painters, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
1995 Blundstone Contemporary Art Prize, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery,
Launceston, TAS – Finalist touring to Waverley City Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC;
Penrith Regional Gallery, Emu Plains, NSW
Figure/Ground, curated by Raymond Arnold, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Poets and Painters, Salamanca Writers Festival, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
The Drawing Exhibition, Legge Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1994 The Hobart City Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS – Finalist
The 1994 Preview Exhibition, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW –
Finalist
1993 To the Surface – Contemporary Tasmanian Landscape Painting, Plimsoll, Centre for
the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
1992 Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, Art Gallery of South Australia – Finalist
Critics Choice, Macquarie Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1991 The October Show, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS
Ooze, Roar 2 Studios, Melbourne, and Chameleon Contemporary Art Space, Hobart, TAS
1990 Artists against Animal Experimentation, Deutscher Brunswick Street Gallery,
Melbourne, VIC
Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
1989 Genius Loci: Spirit of Place, Contemporary Tasmanian Painting, Plimsoll, Centre for
the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
Resistance, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, VIC
1986 Three Painters, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Geometric Abstraction, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Gertrude Street, Melbourne
1981 Zeitgeist, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney

Awards and Grants

2008 Winner, Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize
2006 Artist in Residence, Rosamund McCullough Studio, Cite International des Arts, Paris
2004 Winner, Wynne Prize for Landscape Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales,
Sydney
1997 McGaughey Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Arts Tasmania, Hobart, TAS – Travel Grant
1994 Winner, City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmania
1994 Winner, Invitation Award, Trust Bank Art Prize, Tasmania
1994 Trust Bank Art Prize, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS – Winner
City of Hobart Art Prize, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart City Council, Hobart, TAS – Winner
1992 Australia Council, Visual Arts and Craft Board, Sydney, NSW – Project Grant
1991 Australia Council, Visual Arts & Craft Board, Sydney, NSW – Group Project Grant
Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, Hobart, TAS – Project Grant
1990 Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, Hobart, TAS – Project Grant
1989 Commonwealth Government, Canberra, ACT – Post Graduate Scholarship
1983 Australia Council, Visual Arts and Craft Board, Cité International des Arts, Paris, France – Residency
1982 Art Gallery of New South Wales – Travelling Scholarship

Collections

Artbank, Sydney, NSW
Burnie Regional Art Gallery, TAS
CSIRO Fisheries, Hobart, TAS
The Derwent Collection, Hobart, TAS
Devonport City Council, Devonport, TAS
Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, WA
The Esk Collection, Launceston, TAS
Grafton Regional Art Gallery, Grafton, NSW
ICI Australia, Melbourne, VIC
Macquarie Bank, Melbourne, VIC
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
National Gallery of NSW, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
Quamby Collection, Adelaide, South Australia
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS
Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
The Tamar Collection, Launceston, TAS
Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS
University of Tasmania, Hobart and Launceston, TAS
Private collections across Australasia, North America & Japan

 

 

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