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Suellen Saidee Cook

A collection of whimsical and quirky and imaginary imagery

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Tapestry

I am a photographer of the imagination and the impossible.

Making art feeds my soul.

If I’m not creating I become restless and frustrated.

I like to tell stories through images that spill out randomly from deep within my imagination.

I make pictures about things rather than take pictures of things…

The images consist of a process of weaving together lots of different things, places and objects, until they sit comfortably with each other, and tell their story of why they are together, like an old married couple silently reading in front of the winter fire on a Sunday evening. You can sense the comfortableness and familiarity and at the same time be suspicious of the existence of a certain tension.

My artworks, I feel, seem to dwell in another dimension …

“Step inside a Suellen Saidee Cook image, and all at once see beauty and whimsy, sense the familiar and then out of the corner of your eye become intensely aware of the unfamiliar, the puzzle of almost impossible situations that are strangely believable.

Step through the glass and be surrounded by a reality re-invented that ignites your imagination. Look for the answers to the unspoken questions.“

Can you step out again, back to your previous life and not be drawn back in or changed even just a little?

CV

Awards

Master of Photography – 2019

2019 Australian Photography Awards – Finalist (top 5) with Tree Museum

2019 APPA Awards – Gold – Tree Museum

2019 APPA Awards – Gold – Water Garden

2019 APPA Awards – Gold – Manhattan

2019 APPA Awards – Silver with Distinction – In The Moment

2019 AIPP Epson Tasmanian Professional Illustrative Photographer of the Year

2019 AIPP Gold Awards for – Water Garden and Manhattan

2019 AIPP Silver with Distinction for – In The Moment

2019 AIPP Silver Award for – Days Like This

2018 AIPP Australian Professional Illustrative Photographer of the Year

2018 APPA Awards – Silver Distinction Award – Spilt Milk

2018 APPA Awards – Silver Distinction Award – An Unlikely Encounter

2018 APPA Awards – Silver Distinction Award – Somewhere Nowhere

2018 APPA Awards – Silver Award – Bush Fire

2017 AIPP Epson Silver Distinction Award – Winter

2017 AIPP Epson Silver Award – The Night Garden

2015 APPA Awards – Gold Award for Dragonfly
2015 APPA Awards – Silver Award for The Couch, Alchemy

2015 AIPP Epson Tasmanian Professional Photographer of the Year
2015 AIPP Epson Tasmanian Professional Illustrative Photographer of the Year
2015 AIPP Epson Gold Award – Dragonfly
2015 AIPP Epson Gold Award –  Alchemy
2015 AIPP Epson Silver with Distinction – Blue Hotel, The Couch, Steampunk,
2015 AIPP Epson Silver Award – The Zinc Works, Sleeping through time

Silver Award, International Loupe Awards 2014 – Image: Fear of Inertia,  open illustrative category
Bronze Award, International Loupe Awards 2014 – Image: Principessa,  open illustrative category
Bronze Award, International Loupe Awards 2014 – Image: Tree of Solitude,  open illustrative category
Bronze Award, International Loupe Awards 2014 – Image: In Search of Solace,  open illustrative category
Silver Award, International Loupe Awards 2013 – Image: Living on the Edge
Silver Award, International Loupe Awards 2013 – Image: Martini O’clock
Bronze Award, International Loupe Awards 2013 – Image: Humanarium,  open illustrative category
Bronze Award, International Loupe Awards 2013 – Image: Gatherer’s Daughter,  open illustrative category

Gold Award, Category Winner and Overall Amateur winner, International Loupe Awards 2013 – Image: Mobile Home
Silver Award, International Loupe Awards 2012 – Image: Legacy of Memory
Silver Award, International Loupe Awards 2012 – Image: Tower House

Publications

Loud & Luminous 2020

Loud & Luminous 2019

Loud & Luminous 2018

Capture Magazine – 2015 Annual
Capture Magazine – 2015 Featured Emerging Talent
Better Photography Magazine – 2013

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Past events

Suellen Saidee Cook - Owl's Nest
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Suellen Saidee Cook – ‘Treehouses’

Exhibitions

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25 Hunter Street, Hobart

'Treehouses' - The Henry Jones Art Hotel 11th March - 2nd May, 2022. Exhibition launch 18th March 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Red Velvet
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Growth Rings

Exhibitions

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25 Hunter Street, Hobart

whimsical and surreal photography

Artworks may be purchased through the artist at https://www.suellensaideecook.com.au/