Susan Jacobson investigates the Australian landscape through a rigorous practice of observation and mark-making. Drawing remains central to Susan’s art practice and her response is further explored across the disciplines of collage, painting and sculpture. The coastal fringe and hinterland of Susan’s home, act as a rich catalyst for site abstractions.
Etched marks and fluid gestures intersect to track the enormity and smaller fragments of terrain. Light variations of tributaries and ocean, dense intertwined undergrowth of rainforests and the humidity of restless space, present a constant source of fascination. For Susan the academic training received at Art School and University will be valued for life and she feels learning is perpetual. She has had significant recognition in The Visual Arts and has won many art prizes including: 29th Gold Coast Ceramics Art Award, The Manning Art Prize: Nude and Naked, Salon de Refuse Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Bay of Fires Art Award, National Still Life Award, and most recently, The Little Things Art Prize( First place Ceramics 2020).
“Intertwined undergrowth, and fragments of lush rainforest intersect with an understory of Tuckeroo, Brush box and Bangalow Palms. Ethereal shafts of light pierce the scattered voids of the dense, tropical canopy. Tallow Ridge Track winds to the Byron Bay Lighthouse. Here there is a sense of deep gratitude, for the soulful relief of being immersed in landscape so silent, pristine and majestic. The space, freedom, nurturing and resilience of nature’s secret garden is revered. Communicating this significance, is more poignant now than ever, in these challenging times.”
If you would like to view any of the available artworks at Saint Cloche gallery please arrange an appointment time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning (02) 9029 6211. Opening hours are Wed – Sat: 10 am – 5 pm, Sun: 11 am – 4 pm.
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