Penny Burnett

Born: 1965, Orange, NSW Australia



2018:    Doctorate of Philosophy, School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania

2013:    Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons), School of Creative Arts University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania

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

2003:    Bachelor of Fine Art, National Art School, Sydney New South Wales

1999:    Certificate in Fine Arts, Northern Beaches Institute TAFE, New South Wales


Solo Exhibitions

2020:    Wild – Outside and Within, 5 Oct 19 –  26 Jan 20, Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania 

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

2017:    Agency in Garden Imagery: A Painterly Investigation into Thresholds of Otherness,

     20 October – 30 October, PhD Examination Submission, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania

     Not So Conservatorium, 8 April – 20 April, The Ramp Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania

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

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

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

2008:   Beanies tell lies, Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art Space, Pyrmont, Sydney New South Wales



2018:    Winner 2018 Bay of Fires Art Prize


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019:    Botanica, 26thJune – 21stJuly, 2019 –  Despard Gallery, Hobart Tasmania

2019:    Artspace IAa Resident Lasi Second Term Exhibition, JFAC – January 25 – February 23, 2019, Jeju South Korea

             Australian Women Artists, Collected by Australian Women, Moonah Arts Centre, February 14 – March 9, 2019, Tasmania

2018:    Constant Craving, curated by Dr Therese Kenyon, Eramboo Artist Environment, Terry Hills, New South Wales
              Bay of Fires Art Prize – Finalist, Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival, St Helens, Tasmania

2017:    Annual Sumer Show 17/18 – Celebrating 30 years of representing contemporary art in Tasmania, Despard Gallery

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

      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.

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

      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, Tasmania

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

2011:   Unnatural, 7 October – 4 November 2011, curated by Dr Megan Keating Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania

2010:    Succulence –Tasmania Regional Arts Material Girl Touring Exhibition, Tasmania

2009:   Knit one, purl one, knit one… June – July 2009 curated by Diana Robson, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, New South Wales

2008:   Off the Wall – Art Brisbane & Melbourne, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Queensland and Royal Exhibition Hall of Melbourne, Victoria

2007:   The Churchie, Finalist, Anglican Church Grammar, East Brisbane, Queensland

             Off the Wall – Art Sydney 07, Royal Hall of Industries Sydney, New South Wales

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

     Material Girl, TAS Regional Arts touring exhibition and Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania

2006:   The Glover Prize, Finalist, Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, Tasmania




St. Helens Private Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania

The Artemisia Collection, Hobart, Tasmania

Private collections in Australia, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Nairobi, South Korea and New Zealand

Bay of Fires Winner Collection, St Helens, Tasmania



2019     Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mt, Tasmania

2018     Artspace IAa, Jeju Island, South Korea: Arts Tasmania, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Jeju Foundation for Arts and Culture.



Andrew Harper, Sci-Fi Insights, TasWeekend, The Mercury, March 31-April 1, 2018 p.19

Dr Megan Keating, Unnatural – place and being: connections under stress, Catalogue essay for Unnatural, Plimsoll Gallery, School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania

Diana Robson, knit one, purl one, knit one – Catalogue essay and publication for Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, New South Wales

Airlie Ward, Artist Spotlight, 7.30 Report Tasmania, ABC TV aired 02/09/2011