I am a late starter. Though I worked in the arts, I didn’t start making art seriously until I was 30. The past ten years have been a series of artistic accidents and experimentation. An Art Critic once said to me; ‘most artists don’t start making good work until at least ten years after completing their studies’. I studied Art Theory, so I am in real trouble. I still don’t know how to draw a cat.
Finalist, Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, 2018
Finalist, Burrinja Climate Change Biennale, Burrinja Cultural Centre,Upwey, VIC, Febuary 2018
Finalist, City of Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Cultural Centre, October 2017
Finalist, Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, June 2016
Finalist, City of Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Cultural Centre, SA, 2013
Finalist, Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW, 2012
Finalist, Waverley Art Prize, NSW, 2008
Finalist, Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, 2007
A Personal Ecology, Newcastle Art Space, Hamilton East, NSW 1st – 18th October 2015
Landswatch, School of Arts Gallery, 15 Elizabeth St, Tighes Hill, NSW, 3-27 March 2010
Long Sleep Plain, Yarta Purtli Gallery, Port Augusta Cultural Centre, Port Augusta, SA, March 5th – April 4th 2009
As part of the Desert Fringe Program 2009
The Quiet Light, Works from the Grindell’s Hut Residency , Fountain Gallery, Port Augusta 3rd – 26th May 2007
Grindell’s Hut Residency, Gammon Ranges, 2006
Port Pirie Art Prize, Merit Award, 2006
Hummock Hill Art Prize, category ‘In any other medium other than watercolour’, 2006
Group recipient of a SA Great Award for the Arts, Eyre Peninsula for the Company ‘d’faces of youth arts’
Groups recipient of a SA Great Award for Tourism, Eyre Peninsula for the ‘Fishy Fringe Festiva’l.
Arts Projects – See the Dust Project Page for selected projects
Artistic Director for d’faces of youth arts, Whyalla
Arts Officer for Country Arts SA, Whyalla
Artistic Director for the Whyalla Fishy Fringe Festival
Youth Arts participant in Public Art Programme, Carclew Youth Arts Centre, Adelaide
Landscape drawing workshops in Port Augusta, Whyalla and Ceduna, SA.
Bachelor of Art Theory (Honours), College of Fine Arts, University of NSW. (1996).
Grad.Dip.Ed (Secondary), University of Western Sydney (1997)
Grad. Cert. Arts Management, University of Technology Sydney. (1999-2000)
Suzannah attended private classes with Artist, Stephen James (MFA, College of Fine Arts; Phd – Current) in Branxton and Newcastle NSW. (2009-2013)