Nona Burden

Nona Burden is a Visual Artist based in Auburn, Clare Valley, South Australia. She exhibits regularly, throughout Australia and is a former lecturer in painting at Adelaide Central School of Art.


2017 - Present Private Tutor. Oil Painting and Drawing. Auburn. SA.

2018 Commission. Clare Valley Winemakers and Growers’ Association.
2018 Judge. Clare Valley Rotary Art Show. 

2009 - 2016  Lecturer in Painting. Adelaide Central School of Art.

2000 - 2016   Member and Co-ordinator.  Central Studios.  Adelaide.    
2016  Tutor VEASA Conference. Oil Painting Mastercless. University of South Australia.
2015  Tutor. Oil Painting Workshop. VAESA. UniSA. Adelaide.
2014   Mentor. ArtsSA grant for Glenda Rowett, Artist.
2014   Tutor. Masterclass for Year 12 Art Teachers. Cornerstone College.
2013   Tutor. Tones, Textures and Glazes. Turner Exhibition. Art Gallery of South Australia.
2013   Tutor. Oil Painting Workshop. Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.
2012   Tutor. Oil Painting Workshop. Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.
2010   Tutor. Just Like Bunny Workshop. Art Gallery of South Australia.
2010   Drawing workshop with Rob Gutteridge. Adelaide Central School of Art.
2005   Godwin Bradbeer Drawing Masterclass. Adelaide.
2000 - present.   Member. Central Studios. Adelaide.    
2001   New York Studio School Drawing & Painting Marathon. Adelaide.
2000 - 2002    Part-time Lecturer. Adelaide Central School of Art.
2000   Bachelor of Visual Art (Adelaide Central School of Art).
1999   New York Studio School Drawing Marathon. Adelaide.
1997   New York Studio School Drawing Marathon. Adelaide.
1996 - 1999   Chairperson. South Australian Classification Board.
1984 - 2000   Private practice as Barrister & Solicitor. Adelaide.
1984   S.A. Institute of Technology, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.(G.D.L.P.)
1983   University of Adelaide - Bachelor of Laws (LL.B).
1977 - 1982   Newsreader, Producer, Presenter & Journalist. NWS Channel 9.

Solo Exhibitions

2023  BMGART. Adelaide. The Light.

2021  Auburn, S.A. La Lumiere.

2019  BMGART. Adelaide. Veritas.

2017  BMGART. Adelaide.  A New Light.

2017  The Art Gallery at Pikes. Sevenhill. Clare Valley. SA. Still Still.

2016  Annie’s Lane Gallery. Watervale. Clare Valley. SA

2015.   BMGART Adelaide. Still.

2012   Tomich Wines. Adelaide.
2012   BMGART. Adelaide. Nona Burden. New Works.

2010   Salt Contemporary Art. Queenscliff, Victoria. Nona Burden. New Paintings.
2010   BMGART Adelaide. Elements.

2009   Harrison Galleries. Sydney. Nona Burden.
2009   Perth Galleries. Perth. Luce.

2008   Axia Modern Art, Melbourne. Lost in Space.

2007   BMGART, Adelaide. Still.
2007   Harrison Galleries. Sydney. Nona Burden. New Works.
2007   Axia Modern Art. Melbourne. Layers.

2005   BMGART, Adelaide. Beneath The Surface.
2005   Axia Modern Art, Melbourne. Nona Burden. New Paintings.

2004   Axia Modern Art, Sydney. Nona Burden. New Paintings.
2004   BMGART Adelaide. Nona Burden. Recent Works.

2003   Axia Modern Art. Melbourne. Nona Burden. New Paintings.

2002   Studio 91B. Adelaide. Nona Burden. Recent Works.

Joint Exhibitions

2001   Adelaide Central Gallery. Nona Burden & Gishka Van Ree. Object as Metaphor.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020  BMGART. Adelaide. Still Life Still Lives.

2018 Adelaide Central Gallery. Adelaide. Postcards 

2018 Project Contemporary Artspace. Wollongong. NSW. EMSLA Finalists’ Exhibition.

2017  Adelaide Central Gallery. Adelaide. Postcards.

2016  Finalists' Exhibition. Fleurieu Food and Wine Prize. McLaren Vale Visitors' Centre.

2016  Adelaide Central Gallery Adelaide. Postcards.

2016  Rome, Italy. Imago Mundi. Looking Down Under. Contemporary Artists from Australia. 

2015  BMGART Adelaide. Christmas Exhibition.

2015  Adelaide Central Gallery Adelaide. Postcards.

2014   Paxton’s Winery. Central Studios Exhibition. SALA. McLarenVale.
2014   Bordertown Regional Gallery. Bordertown. Imagining Place.
2014   Adelaide Central Gallery. Adelaide. Gematria. 
2014   Salt Contemporary Art. 10 x 10 Show. Queenscliff, Victoria.
2014   Penny’s Hill Winery. South Australia.
2014   Adelaide Central Gallery. Postcards.

2013   Chapel Hill Winery. Fleurieu Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition.

2012   Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. A Reflection of Us All.
2012   Adelaide Central Gallery. Adelaide. A Reflection of Us All.
2012   Adelaide Central Gallery. Cats and Dogs.

2011    Hahndorf Academy. Adelaide. Nora Heysen Still Life Prize Finalists.

2010   Salt Contemporary Art. Queenscliff, Victoria.
2010   Brunswick Street Gallery. Melbourne. Painting 10B.

2009  Adelaide Central Gallery. Adelaide. Central Concerns.

2008  Scotch College. Adelaide. Adelaide Fringe Event.

2007  Adelaide Central Gallery. Adelaide. Shades of the Real.

2006  Adelaide Central Gallery. Adelaide. Red. Central Studios’ Artists.
2006  Bonython Hall, Adelaide. Third Time Lucky.
2006  Jackman Gallery, Melbourne. Artists For Kids' Charity Auction Exhibition.
2006  The Drill Hall. Torrens Parade Grounds. Adelaide. One 06.
2006  Ananya Fine Art. Hong Kong. Australia - Art & About 2006.
2006  The Bell Gallery. Berrima, NSW.  A Feminine Touch.

2005  Axia Modern Art. Melbourne. Group Summer Show.
2005  National Wine Centre. Adelaide. The Extraordinary Art Exhibition.
2005  Adelaide Central Gallery. A Sense of Taste.
2005  Jackman Gallery, Melbourne. Artists For Kids’ Charity Auction Exhibition.

2004  National Wine Centre. Adelaide. The Extraordinary Art Exhibition.
2004  Adelaide Central Gallery. Central Studios New Works.
2004  Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery. Melbourne. VIVID.
2004  Axia Modern Art. Melbourne. The 12 x 12 Charity Show.
2004  Axia Modern Art. Melboune. The Directors’ Choice.
2004  Axia Modern Art. Melbourne. The 12 x 12 Christmas Charity Show.

2002  Melbourne Art Fair. Melbourne. Cube Contemporary Art.
2002  Cube Contemporary Art, Adelaide. Pure.
2002  Loreto College Art Exhibition, Adelaide. (Feature artist)
2002  Xavier College, Melbourne.

2001   Studio 91B. 7 Up. (SALA Week)
2001   Adelaide Central Gallery. Central Studios SALA Week exhiibition.
2001   Merrill Lynch. Sydney. World Heritage Art Exhibition.

2000  Adelaide Central Gallery. Post-graduate.
2000  Scotch College Fine Art Exhibition.
2000  Helpmann Academy Graduates’ Exhibition.
2000  Norwood Community Library.  All This and More.
2000  Nova Cinema. Millennialism Under Nova.
2000  Adelaide Central Gallery. 1999 Graduates’ Exhibition.

1999    AdelaideCentral Gallery. Drawing Marathon Exhibition.
1999   Woodstock Winery Vintage Festival Exhibition.

1998   Scotch College Fine Art Exhibition.
1998   John Dunn Fine Art Gallery. Still Life.
1998   Woodstock Winery Vintage Festival Art Exhibition.
1998   John Dunn Fine Art Gallery. The Honest Plagiarists.

1989 - 2001   Loreto College Annual Art Exhibition.

1997   John Dunn Fine Art Gallery. Disclosure11.
1997   Woodstock Winery Vintage Festival Art Exhibition.
1997   John Dunn Fine Art Gallery. Summer Essay.

1996   Woodstock Winery Vintage Festival Art Exhibition.

1995   John Dunn Fine Art Gallery. Disclosure.

Reviews, Publications & Interviews

Art Edit Magazine. April ’17 Edition.

Looking Down Under. Contemporary Artists from Australia. Imago Mundi. Rome, Italy.
John Neylon, Into Space, The Adelaide Review.  June 2015.
Catherine Kenneally, Radio Adelaide. June 2014.
InDaily, Fleurieu Prize Finalists. Adelaide. August 2014.
Peter Goers. ABC Radio. December 2012.
Samela Harris. Beyond the Brush Stroke. The Advertiser. September 2012.
Behind The News. ABC 1. June 2011.
The Independent Weekly. Elements of Change. June 2010.
Art Story.
Inside Out Magazine. March/April 2009.
John Neylon. A Colour Full of Surprises. The Adelaide Review. November 2006 .
McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th ed. 2006.
A Way of Seeing. The Law Society of South Australia Bulletin. August 2006.
Peter Goers. ABC Radio. November 2005.
Louise Bellamy, Late bloomer blossoms as artist. The Age. April 2005.
Stateline. ABC Television. 7 UP. August 2001.
Wendy Walker, Galleries Come Alive. The Advertiser, August 2001.
Adam Dutkiewicz, Hello, old fruit. The Advertiser, June 2001.
John Neylon, Refinements. The Adelaide Review, June 2001.
Greg Heinrich, Adelaide GT, March 2000.
Stephanie Radok, Dejeuner in the Hills, The Adelaide Review, June 1997.
Stephanie Radok, In yourDreams, The Adelaide Review, December 1995.


The Luciano Benetton Collection. Rome. Italy.
The Federal Court of Australia.
DeRecourt Art. London.
The Art Trust, Melbourne.
The Albert Art Collectors’ Society, Melbourne.
Interlude Restaurant, Melbourne.
Lenzerheide Restaurant, Adelaide.
Loreto College, Adelaide.
AIC College of Art, Queensland.
The Adelaide Casino. Adelaide.
Private and corporate collections throughout Australia and overseas.

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