Helen McCullagh

Susie Dureau

Susie Dureau’s paintings are portals into new worlds.
Her work is landscape-based although it invites non-literal interpretations about light and atmosphere and the wilderness of the human spirit.

 

Dureau has been a finalist in many prestigious awards including the Mosman & Paddington Art Prizes in Australia and the Agora Gallery International Art Prize in New York, her work is held in collections in all around the world.

 

Dureau lives with her family on the Northern Beaches of Sydney where she take regular inspiration from the wild and free coastline.

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

2018                 The Architecture of Light, Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore, NSW, Australia (upcoming)

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

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2018                A.M.E.Bale Travelling Scholarship & Art Prize, Finalist, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne 2018 Bluethumb                         Art Award, Finalist, bluethumb.com.au, Sydney, Australia

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

2017                Little Things Art Prize, Finalist, 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                Mission to Seafarers Art Prize, Finalist, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia

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

2016                Warringah Art Prize, Warringah Art Space, Curl Curl, 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

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018               Semblance (with Curatorial & Co) Comber St Studios, Paddington, Sydney, Australia

2018               Nine, ESD Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia

2018               Scotch Art Show, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia

2017               Wish List, Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth, Sydney Australia

2017               InSignificance, Modern Movement, Mona Vale, Sydney, Australia

2017               Ode, Collab Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney, Australia

2017               Simplicity, Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth, Sydney Australia

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

2017               The Other Art Fair, The Facility, Melbourne, Sydney Australia

2017               The Elements: Water, Warringah Art Space, Northern Beaches Council, Sydney Australia

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

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

2015               Lindfield Art Show, Holy Family School, Lindfield, Sydney, 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               A Murder of Crows, 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

 

OTHER PROJECTS, TALKS & RESIDENCIES

2018               Artist Talk: ‘Creative Spaces’, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2018               Teaching Residency: Knox Grammar, Artist-In-Residence, Sydney, Australia

2017               Founding Member La Creme Creative Inc, NPO creative space, Brookvale, Sydney, Australia

2017               Teaching Residency: Loreto Normanhurst, Artist-In-Residence, Sydney, Australia

2017               Artist Talk: ‘Celebrating Australian Female Artists’, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

2016               Artist Talk: ‘Motherhood and Magenta: Finding Inspiration After Loss’, MAMA CREATIVES, Lord Dudley Hotel,                                Paddington

2013               Curatorial Project: The Divided Heart, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2013               Short Film: ‘How The Light Gets In’, Documentary film about my work and process directed by Siobhan Costigan.                          Heartland Film Festival, Festival Award Winner, 2013 / WOW Film Festival Audience Award Winner, 2014 / St Kind                        Film Festival, Best Documentary Finalist, 2013 / Rocky Mountain Film Festival, Official Selection, 2014 / Reykjavic                          Shorts & Docs, Official Selection, 2014 / Heart of Gold Film Festival, Official Selection, 2013 and purchased by a                          and screened on SBS Television, 2015

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