Observations of light and atmosphere are central to my creative practice and while my paintings are landscape based, they are much more than literal depictions of the wilderness. They speak also of the wildness and primal nature in us. 

In painting I seek to define that moment when a human being in the landscape feels so utterly connected to nature that she ceases to see herself as separate. 

I primarily work with oil on linen - beginning with loom state when time permits. My dedication to traditional techniques is for me akin to a summoning of the spirits of masters past - they are my constant guides.

I live with my family on the Northern Beaches of Sydney where I take regular inspiration from the wild and free coastline. I work within a creative collective called LaCreme Creative Inc. in Brookvale where I get to spend my days surrounded by creatives of all kinds from filmmakers and architects to glassblowers and street artists.

 

CV SUSIE DUREAU

 

EDUCATION

2008 - 2010 Oil Painting Program (Technique & Historical Principles), Charlie Sheard School, Australia

2002 - 2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Foundation, Year 2), National Art School, Sydney, Australia

1997 - 2001 Drawing, Figurative Drawing, Grant Macewan College, Edmonton, Canada

1994 Faculty of Illustration and Design (Exchange Program), University of Brighton, United Kingdom

1992 - 95 Bachelor of Design Hons. (Visual Communications), University of Technology, Sydney
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Wild Histories, Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore, NSW, Australia

2015 This Must Be The Place, 583 Elizabeth St Projects, Damien Minton Salon, Redfern, Australia

2013 Unbounded In Every Direction, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia

2011 Odyssey, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia

2010 Landscape and Memory, Gallery 307, Northbridge, Sydney, Australia

2006 Sights, Lights and Lines, Xavier Art Space, St Vincent’s Public Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2005 Vessels, Gallery 307, Northbridge, Sydney, Australia
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Ode, Collab Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia 

2017 Ninety Five Percent, B-Side Creative Space, Brookvale, NSW, Australia

2017 The Other Art Fair, The Facility, Kensington, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2017 The Elements: Water, Northern Beaches Council, Sydney, Australia

2016 Paper, Curatorial & Co. Danks Street Depot, Waterloo, Sydney, Australia

2015 Intersection, Red Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Fitzroy North, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2015 Lindfield Art Show, Featured Artist, Holy Family School, Lindfield, NSW Australia

2014 A Quartet of Artists, Damien Minton Gallery, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2013 The Divided Heart, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2013 Small is Beautiful, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2013 A Quartet of Artists, Damien Minton Gallery, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2013 New, New, New, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2013 Eternity, Damien Minton Gallery, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2012 Views and Visions, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2011 Something Personal, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2011 Noun Collective Exhibition, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2010 Sixteen Degrees, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2010 Six Appeal: Six Painters from the Blue Mountains, BAS, Blackheath, NSW, Australia

2010 The Studio, Art Sydney 10, Royal Hall of Industry, Fox Studios, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2009 A Murder of Crows, Gaffa Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2009 New Paintings, Gallery 307, Northbridge, Australia, NSW, Australia

2007 Featured Artist, Gallery Blackheath, Blackheath, NSW, Australia

2006 Art Sydney 06, Represented by Gallery 307, Northbridge, NSW, Australia

2006 Group Show, Gallery 307, Northbridge, NSW, Australia

2005 Art Sydney 05, Represented by Gallery 307, Northbridge, NSW, Australia

2005 Featured Artist, Gallery Blackheath, Blackheath, NSW, Australia 

2002 Fonas Infusion, Salon des Refuses, Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, Sydney, Australia

 

AWARDS

2017 Ravenswood Art Prize, Finalist, Ravenswood School, Sydney, Australia

2017 Little Things Art Prize, Saint Cloche, Paddington, Sydney, Australia

2017 Brisbane Art Prize, Finalist, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia

2017 Northern Beaches Art Prize, Finalist, Warringah Artspace, Sydney, Australia

2016 Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2016 Warringah Art Prize, Finalist, Warringah Art Space, Sydney, Australia

2016 Mission to Seafarers Art Prize, Docklands, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2014 Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2014 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Finalist, NSW Parliament, Sydney, Australia

2014 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, EFA Press Release Prize, Agora Gallery, New York, USA

2013 Paddington Art Prize, Finalist, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia

2013 Albany Art Prize, Finalist, Albany Town Hall, Albany, Western Australia

2013 Calleen Art Award, Finalist, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia

2011 Northbridge Art Prize, First Prize (Works on Canvas), Gallery 307, Northbridge, NSW, Australia

2011 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Finalist, NSW Parliament, Sydney, Australia

2011 Blackheath Art Society Winter Open, Highly Commended, BAS Blackheath, NSW, Australia

2010 Blackheath Art Society Members Prize, 1st Prize, BAS, Blackheath, NSW, Australia

2008 Blackheath Art Prize, 2nd Prize, BAS, Blackheath, NSW, Australia

2007 Willoughby City Art Prize, Finalist, Willoughby Civic Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2005 Willoughby City Art Prize, Finalist, Willoughby Civic Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2004 Contempo 7, First Prize, Blackheath Art Society, Blackheath, NSW, Australia

2002 John Olsen Life Drawing Prize, Finalist, National Art School, Sydney, NSW, Australia