Imagined, remembered and mythic – in the corners of our collective and personal memories, images from the vast space of inland Australia inform our national identity. In that flat open country, scale and distance are impossible to calculate and the human presence is inconsequential. The horizon is the only certain visual reference and even that throws up mirages – shimmering deceptively with the dashed hope of an inland sea. Susan Stevenson’s paintings reduce the landscape to blocks of colour using acrylic, oil pastels and lead pencil.
Recent exhibitions include
2021 After Life, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2020 After Life, Tacit Galleries, 2018 Imagined Country, Tacit Galleries 2012 White Women's Business, Purgatory Gallery, Melbourne 2005 My Grandmother's Furs, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
2020 20, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2019 John Villiers Outback Prize, Winton, Queensland 2018 Group, Sunshine Print Artspace, Melbourne 2014 WOB Art Prize, Tap Gallery, Sydney 2013 Belle Arti Prize, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne 2012 Belle Arti Prize, Melbourne 2011 The Blake Prize, Sydney; The Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat 2010 Eaglehawk Art Prize, Bendigo