A Personal Ecology Newcastle Art Space 2nd -18th October 2015
'.....the assembled works of Suzannah Jones leap off the walls...'
Jill Stowell, Art Critic, Newcastle Herald, October 2015
Downstream (wall based work), and A Dead Bird Pile Up, foreground
'cut up landscape', dyptich, 110 x 200,
paper, ink, pastel, pen, fabric, plastic collage on canvas, 2015
shortlisted for the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, 2016
A matter of time or 'recreate, procreate, decorate, obsfucate' (detail) powercord, recycled drawings, fabric, plastic, wood, ink, acrylic, enamel, photos, bat skull,
pottery, pins, string, wool, paper,
on styrofoam, 110 x 100, 2015
'Pod', detail, foam, coal and resin in cocus palm pod, 2015
Pods 1,2,3, or 'I looked closer and saw that the earth was weeping' ,2015
coal, styrofoam, acrylic and resin in cocus palm pod
Installation view, on floor is 'dead birds pile up', 2015 clay, found feathers, ink and enamel
my surfaces include gouged and chemically 'eaten' styrofoam resin landscapes,
that 'reveal disturbing pink interiors' - Jill Stowel, Newcastle Herald, Oct 2015
'The scars remain to reproach me', 2015, acrylic and resin on styr foam
'A souvenir', 2015, coal in resin
Remnant, 2015, coal, acrylic and resin on styrofoam
Night sky mining, detail, mixed media collage 2015
'Night sky mining, or, have you ever stuck your head in a pile of coal? ', 2015,
photos, acrylic, powercord, plastic, fabric, string, wool, recycled drawings, coal, shell,
found feather, recycled facial mask, cane, electrical cable, wood and resin on canvas, paper, board and styrofoam
I took photos of myself (which I collaged into this work) with my head wrapped in a powercord,
laid in amongst a pile of coal, hence the title.
Was an unpleasant task.
'Still, the scars remain to reproach me, or, I drive my car past the scars' 2015,
ink drawing on hosho paper, acrylic, and essential
oil sticks on styro foam.
Other selected works
Dead Bird Pile Up - 2013, 123cm x 240cm
ink, pastel, acrylic, oil, pen, texta, egg-shell, fabric, wood, paper, string, synthetic hair, photos on board
Selected as a finalist for the Whyalla Art Prize 2013.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery , 2015
work in progress (Night sky mining) , As I have two young boys under four I often have art works on the go in the house
so i can grab a bit of time here and there when the kids are occupied.
However my 18 month year old gets a bit curious...so all works have to be well and truly strapped to the wall. This work
was exhibitied in A Personal Ecology.
Physis, 122cm x 122cm, mixed media on paper, 2014
Shacks Stacks and Live Bombs, 2012, mixed media on paper, 150cm x 250cm
(short listed for the Outback Art Prize 2012, Broken Hill Regional Gallery)
Installation view - Outback Art Prize 2012, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Willy willy 2, mixed media on paper, 2.5m x 1.5m 2012
Gas flare landscape, mixed media on paper, 50cm x 70cm, 2012
Installation view of Gas Flare Landscape in group show; Marked - Drawing Now,
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, March 2013
The fish trap , 2012, mixed media on paper, 150cm x 70cm
meltdown , ink, acrylic, pen and collage on paper, 2012
selected work 2006-2011
Long Sleep Plain, Yarta Purtli Gallery, Port Augusta 2009
Roadside, Horrocks Pass, pencil and ink on paper, 2009 - from the Long Sleep Plain series
After the rain, pastel and ink on paper, 2009, 150cm x 65cm - from the Long Sleep Plain series
Douglas Point, ink on paper, 2008 - from the Long Sleep Plain series
hill with cairn #3, ink and pastel on paper, 2006 - from the Grindell's Hut series
Suzannah is often asked to produce landscape works of the Flinders Ranges region.
Please contact her if you are interested in commissioning one.