A Personal Ecology Newcastle Art Space 1st - 18th October 2015
246 Parry St, Hamilton East, NSW
15 Elizabeth St, Tighes HIll, NSW
3-27 March 2010
Long Sleep Plain
Yarta Purtli Gallery
Port Augusta Cultural Centre
6 Beauchamp Lane
Port Augusta, SA
March 5th - April 4th 2009
The Quiet Light – Works from the Grindell’s Hut Residency, Fountain Gallery Port Augusta 3rd – 26th May 2007
Selected Group Exhibitions
Outback Art Prize,
June 2016, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery,
Wellspring 2015 Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, 7 Feb - 1st March, curated by Stephen James
City of Whyalla Art Prize 2013 - Middleback Theatre, Whyalla October 19th - November 19th
Marked - Drawing Now Cessnock Regional Art Gallery
Outback Art Prize 2012
Borken HIll Regional Gallery, NSW
Suzannah Jones & Fran Callen, August 2009
Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide
Waverley Art Prize, NSW 2008
Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill, NSW, March – May 07
Hummock Hill Art Prize, Whyalla Art Gallery, SA November 2006
Port Pirie Art Prize, Port Pirie Regional Gallery, SA August 2006
‘New Art 6’, University of SA, Whyalla Campus Gallery, August – September 2006
Born in Taree, NSW, Suzannah grew up in the small rural town of Wingham. After high school she left for Sydney where she studied Art Theory at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW). Finding herself unsuited to city life she left for Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. However it was ending up in Whyalla, South Australia in 2001 that changed her life. From this outback industrial town on the edge of the Spencer Gulf, one can see across the water to the Flinders Ranges. It was here that Suzannah worked for eight years in regional arts development, helping individuals and groups identify a sense of place through advising, creating and managing community art projects; incorporating theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts.
It was through her community cultural development work that she started seriously making her own art when, in 2006, she began drawing the outback landscape of the Upper Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges.
Suzannah was selected for the Grindell's Hut Residency program in the Northern Flinders Ranges where she lived 'off grid' in a remote location for a month. Here she produced a large body of landscape drawings which were subsequently exhibited at the Fountain Gallery, Port Augusta. This first solo exhibition was a sell-out show.
Now she resides in Port Stephens on the east coast of NSW, but it is the terrain of the Upper Eyre Peninsula, South Australia that continues to inform her art work.
Suzannah last exhibited at the Newcastle Art Space from the 1st to 18th October, 2015. Titled, A Personal Ecology, this exhibition was a personal reflection on our place in nature and the ecological crisis in which we find ourselves. This show also sees a shift from landscape drawing to including collage and found objects in her work.
Grad.Dip.Ed (Secondary), University of Western Sydney
Grad. Cert. Arts Management, University of Technology Sydney.
Studied art privately for five years with artist Stephen James at his studio in Branxton NSW.
2001 -2008 Arts Development Officer
for Country Arts SA - Involved working with communities and local government, helping source funding for artists and community group projects, Advise on the mamagement and coordination of arts projects. Co-ordinator of the Whyalla Art Prize (National $25,000 art prize) , coordinator of the Middleback Foyer Gallery,
2003-2007 - Artistic Director of d'faces of youth arts - an award winning regional youth arts company funded by state and federal government. Involved theatre, dance, film, multimedia and visual arts projects.
The Company was Awarded SA Great Award for the Arts
2005-2008 - Artistic programmer/organiser of the week long Fishy Fringe Festival, Whyalla South Australia. This Festival was Awarded SA Great Award for Tourism
For more information on Suzannah's CCD project experience please click here.
Other miscellaneous activities
Flute player in the Irish Folk band, Seanachi - 2002-2006 Prizes
Merit Award, Port Pirie Art Prize 2006, Port Pirie Regional Gallery, SA
Ist prize: Category;
‘Any other medium other than watercolour’, Hummock Hill Art Prize 2006,
Whyalla Art Gallery
Grindell’s Hut Artist Residency, Gammon Ranges (Northern Flinders Ranges) for four weeks during November 2006. Supported and funded by Port Augusta City Council, Northern Regional Development Board, Fountain Gallery and National Parks and Wildlife Services
Various private collections
Port Augusta City Council
Workshops she has run....
mosaic workshops, lantern making,
Managing Museum Collections etc