SOJOURN by Suzy Strout

August 15 – 30

Open Wed to Sun 10am – 5pm also by appointment call 0401 797 746

(Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, Newsagency Gallery will have a limit of 10 in the room at once and supply hand sanitiser)

SOJOURN continues my exploration of landscapes. What is it that makes us stay to look longer and why do some places remain in our memories? Is it the colours that catch our attention, the lines of the land make us look for details? Are we anchored to areas by friends and family?

This exhibition shows some of the landscapes that have caught and held my attention. The wide horizons of the Victorian Mallee area, the empty spaces of central Australia, coastal seascapes, both from mountain lookouts and at sea level, and local urban scenes.

APPROACHING SIMPSONS GAP Acrylic canvas 61x61cm
MORNING GLOW Acrylic canvas 116x53cm
BOURNDA REVISITED Acrylic on board 61x61cm

About the artist

Suzy Strout

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Suzy is a Sydney-based artist who worked for many years in performance & theatrical costumes. Initially trained at the Australian Ballet School, Suzy worked as a dancer in Australia and London before moving into costume production.

In a production career spanning over 35 years, Suzy Strout was Australian Design Associate & Supervisor for costumes, wigs, shoes and make-up for Australian and International productions of dozens of major musicals. A recent return to costume design rekindled Suzy’s love of telling stories with images, so she swapped the world of fabric and actors for paint and canvas. She has been developing her art practice full-time ever since.

Exhibition History

2016 – Group exhibition “Is anyone listening” at Sheffer Gallery, Darlington, NSW

2019 & 2020 – A4 Art Australia (Contemporary Art Society of Vic), Herring Island Gallery, Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, VIC

2019 – Camden Art Prize and Exhibition, Camden Civic Centre, Camden, NSW

2019 – Finalist Waverley Art Prize, Waverley, NSW

2020 – Finalist Art in ISO Exhibition – Art Est Art School, Leichardt, NSW

2020 – Solo Exhibition ‘SOJOURN’ – Newsagency Gallery, Petersham, NSW

Suzy continues to build her craft by participating in workshops with artists who inspire her; Idris Murphy, Paul McCarthy, Marie Mansfield, Sally Mowbray, Matilda Michel and Mirra Whale, working across a range of styles and media, encompassing landscape, portraiture and figurative work.