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Tim Burns


Residency location Bruny Island, 1990, 1991, 2005

Artist statement

I don’t feel differently about painting, fishing, music or surfing, they are all expressions of the same source. They are all reliant on intuition, chance, discipline and belief. The result of these processes is unpredictable and only ever vaguely understood. None the less these forms of Art have delighted and mesmerised us since our time began.

Artist biography

Tim Burns was born in Sydney in 1960. He has received a Diploma of Art – Alexander Mackie CAE Sydney, a Post Graduate Diploma – Victorian Collage of the Arts Melbourne, and a Master of Fine Art – University of Tasmania. He taught painting and drawing at the University of Tasmania from 1988 to 1998 and undertook residencies at Bruny Island in 1990 1991 and 2005.

Tim lives and paints at Cloudy Bay, Bruny Island. He has had 28 solo exhibitions and is included in 28 Public Collections in Australia.

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