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.
About the artist
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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.
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.