Richard Burniston is a visual artist based in Brighton, UK. He makes work primarily with photography and moving image. 

His practise is concerned with the temporal space between transience and permanence, using it to explore ideas of landscape, narrative and liminality. 

The working process requires patient and repeated exploration of each location, an endeavour not immediately apparent and yet indelibly inscribed into the work. Human presence is implied but never depicted.

The recent body of work Hogsmill Valley (1977) investigates his concerns through the transformations wrought by obsession and repetition.



2016 MA Photography, with Distinction, University of Brighton, UK

2014 Visual Arts Associateship, Royal Photographic Society


Group Exhibitions

2017 Upcoming: Snap To Grid, LACDA, Los Angeles, USA, 14 Dec - 06 Jan 18.

2017 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 154th Open Annual Exhibition, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland, 11 - 26 November 2017.

2017  National Open Art Exhibition, The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, UK, 17 - 26 November 2017.

2017  Open Exhibition 2017, Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh, Scotland, July – October 2017.

2017  Sussex Open 2017, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK, July – October 2017, (Jury: Richard Billingham, Rosie Cooper, Brian Cass.)

2017  Storying the Self, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.

2016  Counter Memory, MA Degree Show, University of Brighton Galleries, Brighton, UK.

2016  Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London, UK.

2015  Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition. (Jury: Richard Billingham, Simon Roberts, Louise Clements, Bridget Coaker, Dewi Lewis.)

  • Truman Brewery (London)
  • Royal Albert Hall (London)
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Wales)
  • The Hive (Worcester, UK)
  • Warrington Museum & Art Gallery (UK)
  • Municipal Gallery (Dún Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland)
  • University of Derby (UK).

2015  Alamy Portraits, The Print Space, London, UK.

2014  Sony WPO Awards, "Commended" in Architecture category, Somerset House, London, UK.

2014  Southampton International Exhibition of Photography, Southampton, UK.

2014  Best Shots. Jury Chair: Joe Cornish Hon FRPS

  • Joe Cornish Gallery (Northallerton, UK )
  • The Station (Richmond)
  • Kellie Castle (St. Andrews)
  • Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw (Llanbedrog)
  • Michelham Priory (Hailsham)

2014  Blue, Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, USA.

2013  Brighton Photo Fringe 13 – The Miniclick Response Group Show. The Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK.

2013  Best Of Show: The Photo Review 29th Annual International Photography Competition. Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA. 



Darren Campion, Borrowed Words: The Language of Photographic Education, YET Magazine Vol. 10, p.84-91, 2016

Interview, The Fine Art Collective Vol. 2, Photowhoa, p.52-61, 2016