Penny Burnett

Born: 1965, Orange, NSW Australia


2018:   Doctorate of Philosophy, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania

2013:   BFA (Hons), University of Tasmania

2011:   Graduate Diploma of Fine Art and Design, University of Tasmania

2003:   Bachelor of Fine Art, National Art School, NSW

1999:   Certificate in Fine Arts, Northern Beaches Institute TAFE, NSW

Solo Exhibitions

2018:    The Evolving Garden, 7 March – 1 April, Despard Gallery, Hobart.

2017:   Agency in Garden Imagery: A Painterly Investigation into Thresholds of Otherness, 20 – 30 October, PhD Examination Submission, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart.

2017:   Not So Conservatorium, 8 April – 20 April, annual review exhibition, The Ramp Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart TAS

2015:   Dark Pandani, 12 June – 12 August 2015, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart TAS

2011:   You can have your plate and eat it too, Stable Gallery, Moonah, Hobart TAS

2009:   You can make a difference, Ashmores, Richmond, TAS

2008:   Beanies tell lies, Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Pyrmont, Sydney NSW

Selected Group Exhibition

2016:   New Makings – (n.d), Curated by Annie Geard and Dr Maria Kunda, UPSI Gallery, University Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Malaysia

2016:   Tasmaniana – (n.d), Curated by Dr Brigita Ozolins and Dr Maria Kunda, Collectionair online exhibition

2015:   New Makings – (n.d), Curated by Annie Geard and Dr Maria Kunda, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

2015:   Long Weekend, 20 May – 6 June 2015, Curated by Josh Simpson, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria.

2015:   Power, Paint and the Garden, 11 July – 12 July 2015, paper presentation at The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Third European Conference on Arts & Humanities, Brighton, United Kingdom.

2014:   Unnatural Futures, 3-4 July 2014 Curated by Dr Yvette Watt as part of the Arts Environment Research Group, Unnatural Futures Conference, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

2012:   ‘Jeanne’s Alchemists’, 19 – 29 April 2012, NSW curated by Anne Bentley, Sheffer Gallery, Darlington, Sydney

2011:   Un-Natural, 7 October – 4 November 2011, curated by Dr Megan Keating Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

2009:   ‘Knit one, purl one, knit one…’ June –July 2009 curated by Diana Robson, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW

2008:   ‘Off the Wall’ Art Brisbane & Melbourne, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank, QLD and Royal Exhibition Hall of Melbourne, VIC

2007:   ‘Off the Wall’ Art Sydney 07, Royal Hall of Industries Sydney, NSW

2007:   Local Connections, feature artist for Living Artist Week, curated by TAS Regional Arts.

2007:   Material Girl, TAS Regional Arts touring exhibition and Moonah Arts Centre, TAS

2006:   ‘The Glover’ The John Glover Prize for Tasmanian Landscape Painting, Evandale, TAS



St. Helens Private Hospital, Hobart, TAS


‘Un-Natural’ Dr Megan Keating, Curator, catalogue essay, Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS.

‘knit one, purl one, knit one…’ Diana Robson