Shannon, Suzanne (Sue)

My formal training was at the North Adelaide School of Art, majoring in fabric printing and design.

Suzanne was born in Sydney and moved to Adelaide in her 20's. She is a graduate of the North Adelaide School of Art, majoring in fibre construction and fabric printing. Relocating to Cairns, Far North Queensland in 1995, she now lives at Mission Beach and on a cane and cattle property at Bilyana.

Her work begins with a response to the surrounding natural environment, to the beauty, the colours, forms and textures. She works intuitively, with the work evolving in the process of making and resolution. Textiles have a lasting appeal because of their texture and flexibility. She uses a variety of printing techniques and has now moved onto painting on canvas in acrylics and mixed mediums.

Formal Visual Art Training:

Diploma of Fine Art, North Adelaide School of Art, graduating 1989.

Continuing workshops in textiles, mixed media, printing and painting in South Australia and Queensland, including acrylic painting with Peter Giffen, Cairns Art Escape, 2009 and with Garry Duncan, Mission Arts Queensland Week, 2012.

Exhibitions in Queensland:

2012 -13 - 14 -16  Mission Arts Annual Exhibition, Mission Arts, Mission Beach

2013-2014  Cairns Regional Gallery "Cairns Art Society Annual"

2012  Cassowary Coast Region Art gallery "2012 group exhibition"

2012   Innisfail Art Society "Re- Invention", Cassowary Coast    Region gallery, Mourilyan. Curated by Justin Bishop, curator, Cairns Regional Gallery

2012   Hinchinbrook Art Society Annual Exhibition, Cardwell

2011   Innisfail Biennial Exhibition Shire Hall, Innisfail

2010    Hinchinbrook Art Society Annual Exhibition, Cardwell

2009   Innisfail Biennial Exhibition Shire Hall, Innisfail

2009   Group exhibition" Re-focusing" Artworks, Mission Beach

2005   Innisfail Art Society, " Duality" Mourilyan Gallery

2003   Innisfail Art Society "Remnants of Presence" Mourilyan

1996   Group Exhibition," Eclectica, Cominos House, Cairns


Work in private collections in Adelaide; Sydney; Melbourne; Cairns and Mission Beach.