Cornelia Burless


Magenta Cow


Pink Cow



Oona and Olivia

Two (because we love)




Emma And Abigail






1969 Born Nuremburg, Germany


1996 Griffith University, Queensland BA (Hons)

Artist Statement

My work tends to be based around recurring themes, which reflects fragmented memories of images from the present and the past.
My series centered on children are about fleeting, unresolved recollections and conflicting experiences in childhood, difficult to articulate in language. Childhood stories, nostalgic images, fables, the rawness of children’s feelings are all there, jumbled. Painting however allows for the unresolved and contradictory to be expressed in a way language cannot. The idealization of rural living that is rural living seen through rose-colored glasses is the inspiration for the cow series. While my still-life series is another look into the past, a re-imaging of the still- life tradition and its symbolism.


Solo Exhibitions

2008 ‘Aunts and other places’ Artereal Gallery, Sydney
2005 ‘Selected Works’ Cape Gallery, Byron Bay
2004 ‘Exposed’ Barebones Gallery, Bangalow

Group Exhibitions

2016 Artist’s Choice – A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2015 Precious Things Come In Small Parcels, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2014 Miniatures – A Christmas Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, QLD
2013 Four of the Best, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 Affordable Art Fair, New York
2012 Affordable Art Fair, London
2012 Affordable Art Fair, Brussels
2012 The Full Spectrum, Byron Bay NSW
2011 8 Days Before Christmas Our Artists’ Special Christnas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2011 Prometheus Art Award, Gold Coast Qld
2010 Christmas Portrait Show Anthea Polson Art , Qld
2010 ‘Once Upon A Time’ Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay NSW
2010 First Anniversary Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2009 Prometheus Art Award, Gold Coast Qld
2009 40 x 40 Special First Christmas Show Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, Qld
2009 ‘Day Of The Dead’ Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW
2009 ‘Trinity’ Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby NSW
2008 ‘The Sublime Equine’ Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney
2007 ‘And The Brightness Begins’ Cape Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW
2007 ‘Off the Wall’ Art Sydney
2007 ‘Eleven’ Harrison Gallery, Sydney
2007 ‘Off the Wall’ Art Melbourne
2006 ‘Relationships Australia’ Lismore Regional Gallery
2005 Cape Gallery, Byron Bay
2005 Barebones Gallery, Bangalow
2004 Cape Gallery, Byron Bay
2004 Barebones Gallery, Bangalow


Gold Coast University Hospital, Qld.  Private Collections throughout the U.S.A, Europe and Australia


2011 Finalist – Prometheus Art Award, Qld
2009 Finalist – Prometheus Art Award, Qld


Discover The Art Of Northern Rivers, Courrier Mail 1 January 2010
In Retrospect 10 – Featured Artist – Annual Publication, Retrospect Gallery 2009
Cornelia Burless, Heartbeat, issue 124 March 2009
The Art of Food,’Belle Magazine, pp 139-144, Oct/Nov issue
Byron Art Diary 2008, True Art& Media
Fair is fare, The Art Life, 03 December 2007


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