Carmel Burns

Is an Artist based in Tasmania, Australia

Burns trained as a printmaker but now ‘paints with oil based inks’ using traditional screen printing techniques to mostly create unique-state images rather than editions.

Her artistic influences stem from formal training in western art as well as a lifetime interest in oriental aesthetics and particularly the cultures of India, Turkey, Japan and China. Her love of paper is readily apparent, particularly in her use of hand-made paper which she often manipulates with tearing, weaving or collage during the painting process.  Such ‘de-constructed and re-constructed’ works have a vitality and energy recognisably her own.

Based in Tasmania, Carmel Burns is married to fellow artist Tony Smibert.  Their collective projects have included working with Tate Britain, The National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, numerous successful books and other publications. Their corporate commissions include The Gallery Hotel in Singapore and Sydney’s Pier One Hotel where she created the limited edition prints for all rooms and original screened paintings for all premier suites.

Visit Tony Smibert's work here.

Carmel Burns
Carmel Burns

Art Consultancy

Get in contact about your space

Get in contact with Carmel to explore commission options for corporate spaces. Carmel has over 30 years experience matching art work to environments: from large scale hotels to medical suites and corporate offices. Original prints or reproductions can be tailored to your space.

Commissions Include









Hong Kong Hotel Commission through China Art Projects (works for reproduction)

Camerons, Launceston (Consultancy for art works throughout offices and public spaces with Tony Smibert)

Gallery Hotel, Singapore  (Consultancy for Smibert art works private and public spaces throughout three floors)

A.T.&M. Tasmania (Consultancy and art works with Tony Smibert for corporate design offices)

St John Ambulance Headquarters,  Western Australia (Consultancy and  art works for entire building collection in collaboration with Tony Smibert)

Evelyn County Estate Yarra Valley  (Corporate art works for range of wine labels)

Westgate Construction, Melbourne (Consultancy for Tony Smibert art works by foyer and corporate suites)

Pier One Hotel,  Sydney  (Consultancy and Carmel Burns’ art works for entire hotel)

Latest Exhibitions


Drinking Tea on Flower Street

Yi Zhang Jian Fang

Xiamen, China

Studio Editions: New Works

ACAE Gallery

Camberwell, Melbourne


Process + Place

Maunsell Wickes Gallery

Paddington, Sydney

Process + Place

Muse Gallery, Hong Kong


Beyond the Deckle

(Solo Exhibiton)

NEW Gallery, University of Tasmania

Launceston, Tasmania