Sally Burton

Sally's paintings navigate space and time.

Multi layered surfaces create strata where images are unfixed and have a kinetic quality in changing light.

Wood panels, tapa cloth, maps and other found materials find their way into her work and are often a trigger for both 2 and 3 dimensional work and these supports influence her imagery.

Interest in natural history and the narratives of people who have moved through this land have been recurring themes for many years.

Sally's studio on the edge of the Waimea Plains near the coast of Tasman Bay in Nelson is a constant source of inspiration.

Sally Burton graduated from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts . She has consistent exhibiting history in New Zealand, with regular shows in Nelson, Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland. Her work is held in a number of public collections in New Zealand and corporate collections in Australia, North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2007 she undertook an artist residency at Sanskriti Kendra in New Delhi, India. Sally has been an art teacher at secondary and tertiary level, and was a long-serving judge for the World of Wearable Arts.


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Nelson, New Zealand 7081

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