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Susan Pickering


Residency location Lake St Clair, 2004, 2012

Artist statement

Disappearing Voices: Fifteenth Elegy  is from a series of prints reflecting on the simultaneous beauty and poignancy of life. While the image hovers between abstraction and representation, it is very much inspired by the ever changing, atmospheric beauty of the landscape at Lake St Clair. Rising mists; water, land and sky merging; reflections, patterns of water; lines of light; snow, rain, wind. Part of the aim of the 2012 residency was to introduce colour into my prints. This print is an outcome of this new direction.

Artist biography

Susan Pickering graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art with a MFA in 1994. Since then she has been an active artist, exhibiting regularly. Solo shows have included a Queen Vic café show, at the Devonport Regional Gallery, at Port Jackson Press in Melbourne and at 146 ArtSpace. In 2004 and in 2012 she undertook Arts Tasmania Wilderness residencies at Lake St Clair. In 2000 she was resident at the Cité des Arts in Paris for 3 months.

Susan was a founding member of the Fern Tree Printmakers, a group of artists who have continued to share resources since graduating.

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