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Suze van der Beek

Sensuous photographic landscapes

About

Suze van der Beek’s reductive method foregrounds the reflective surface of a small body of water in relation to surrounding atmospheric lighting conditions, as a means of exploring the appearing aspect of the visual world, (the manner in which the world comes into appearance, rather than solely what appears).  Suze works with the landscape tradition reduced to its basic components; foreground, background and horizon as a means of investigating the translation of space, light and movement from the world in front of the lens to the photographic image. Her intention is to engage viewers with an experience that is complex, subtle and affecting by amplifying aesthetic qualities of photographic images such as nuanced detail and soft, diffuse tone and the sensing of subtle movement (inferred by the relation between salient and recessive areas of the image plane).

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Study

2017       MFA by Research (Photography), School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart

2013       BFA Hons by Research (Photography), School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart

1999       BFA (Printmaking), School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart

1992       Diploma of Education, UCOL, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1990       Cert in Art, Craft & Design, UCOL, Whanganui, New Zealand

1987      BA (English Literature), Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

 

 

Solo exhibitions

2018       home / world, Colville Gallery

2017       Between June and October, Colville Gallery

                Mirrored Resonance, MFA examination submission, Plimsoll Gallery, School of Creative Arts              2016       from White Beach, Entrepot Gallery,                    School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart

2014       Lacunae – small worlds, 146 ArtSpace, Arts Tasmania, Hobart

                Lachrimae, Entrepot Gallery, School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart

 

Selected group exhibitions

2017       Colville Gallery, WestEnd Art Space, Melbourne

                Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery

2016       Art is a Living Thing, Aratoi Museum, Masterton, New Zealand

                Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery

2015      Young Moderns, Colville Gallery

               Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery

 

Awards and prizes

2014      Finalist, Bay of Fires Prize, Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens, Tasmania

2013      Finalist, Hutchins Prize (acquired), Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

2010      Premier’s Choice Award, Material Girl, Tasmania Regional Arts, Poimena Gallery, Launceston

            

Public artwork

2011       Clarence Plains Child and Family Centre, Art Site Scheme, Arts Tasmania

2006      Risdon Vale Primary School, Art Site Scheme, Arts Tasmania

2005      Bowen Road Primary School, Art Site Scheme, Arts Tasmania

 

Residencies

2018       Narawntapu National Park, Tasmania, Arts Tasmania Wilderness Residency

2014       One month solo field trip, The Ochre House, Fowlers Gap Research Station, New South Wales

2012       New Pacific Studio, Kaiparoro Historic House, New Zealand

2011       New Pacific Studio, Kaiparoro Historic House, New Zealand

2006       King Island, Arts Tasmania Natural and Cultural Residency

2005      Mole Creek Karst National Park, Arts Tasmania Natural and Cultural Residency

 

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Past events

Suze van der Beek, 17 April am, 2018, Digital Image
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Blue Room

Exhibitions

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23-27 Albert Road, Moonah

Suze van der Beek
Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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Colville Gallery

Galleries

91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Specialising in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.

Purchase and view Suze’s work here: http://www.colvillegallery.com.au/artists/suzevanderbeek.php