I have a residency at Bundanon, the previous residence and property of Arthur Boyd nestled on the banks of the meandering Shoalhaven River, now managed by the Bundanon Trust. I am greatly looking forward to placing some new etching plates in the waters of Bundanon! Thank you Bundanon Trust.
I have been successful in applying for a CASP grant for the inaugural South East Region Artists Network to undergo a pilot program of workshops for the community and other artists. A master class in three colour plate etching is planned for late March.
My work Coorong/ 3 mile Camp/ Wellspring was selected as a finalist in the Banyule Works on Paper Award
Banyule Works on Paper Award
Hatch Contemporary Artspace in Melbourne
14, Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe
5th October - 2nd December
I travelled to Newfoundland, Canada in July and placed etching plates in the chilly waters. A new series of etchings inspired by Newfoundland will be printed in 2018.
Image: Plate in Situ/ Newfoundland/ Gander Bay
Photo: Heather Burness
I am exhibiting work at Ivy Hill Gallery in Wapengo New South Wales
Exhibition runs March 30 to April 30 2017
Open Thursday to Sunday 10 - 5
1795 Tathra to Bermagui Road Wapengo 2550
02 6494 0152
Image: Coorong/ saltwater freshwater #3 2016
Varied edition of 3
Multiplate colour etching
39cm x 100cm (HXW)
Once again, I have been selected as a finalist for the Burnie Print Prize. This time the catchment for the prize was all of Oceania.
Burnie Print Prize Exhibition
18 March – 7 May 2017
Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Willmot Street Burnie Tasmania
Image: Coorong/ 3 Mile Camp/ wellspring 2016
Multiple plate colour etching on two sheets
80 cm x 160 cm (HXW)
Ground Truthing: artists and archaeology
7 – 18 April 2015
Foyer Gallery ANU
Ellery Crescent Building 105
ANU Campus Acton ACT
I am very pleased that my art practice and Grey Lady Press has moved to Bega, New South Wales. The studio and its equipment is now safely settled into their new home.
24 November – 14 December 2014
Form Studio and Gallery
1/30 Aurora Avenue
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm
Looking back: down the river
heather burness: a survey
Opening: 6pm Thursday 15 May 2013
Exhibition runs 13 May – 1 June 2013
Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 2pm
The prints were made from plates developed by Grey Lady Press in collaboration with researcher Robyn McKenzie. The string figures were made by Yolngu string figure makers in North East Arnhem Land.
16 August – 27 October 2013
Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George Street
The Rocks Sydney NSW
I have been selected as a finalist in the Burnie Print Prize for 2013.
Exhibition runs 16 March – 21 April 2013
Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Burnie Arts & Function Centre
An exhibition of bark paintings by Naminapu Maymuru White and etchings by Heather Burness.
Exhibition runs 5 October – 20 October 2012
Shop 11 M Centre
Palmerston Lane (off Flinders Way)
Manuka Canberra ACT