PYRMONT: WOTSO 'GALLERY 1'
GALLERY 1 - SUSIE SUMMERS
MAIN ENTRANCE - 55 PYRMONT BRIDGE ROAD, PYRMONT
OPEN DURING BUSINESS HOURS
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EXHIBITION CONTINUES TO DECEMBER 2, 2022.
PYRMONT: WOTSO - VISIT ALSO
GALLERY 2 - 2ND ENTRANCE - BULWARA ROAD SHOWING 'CRACKS & LIGHT' BY KRISTY FOX
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
We first became aware of Susie during a printmaking workshop facilitated in 2021 in the picturesque Blue Mountains. This workshop was significant to Susie as a gentle return to her arts practice. It was also memorable for another reason. Every creative decision made during this workshop indicated years of training and natural abilities even when attempting a new form of printmaking. Susie's sketchbook musings, her etching-plate preparation, selection of fine papers for chine-colle and innate understanding and restraint concerning her colour palette, demanded recognition. Susie listened.
Susie has become a regular member of a Blue Mountains drawing group, honing her figurative drawing skills and drawing inspiration through this practice—and the local landscape in equal measure. Most recently, Susie has revisited fine art tapestry practices of which she majored in her degree, and it is this body of work that we are displaying at Pyrmont currently.
Susie is genuinely beautiful human being inside and out and we wholeheartedly support her arts practice with confidence and ambition for her success.
Katherine Kennedy (curator)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
‘I love tapestry weaving. I love the quality of the lines, the pixelated and textured effects, and the ability to mix and blend thin strands of colour to achieve different shades. My current work is inspired by local landscapes in the Blue Mountains. My recent prints are scaled down life drawings printed from photpolymer plates.' Susie Summers.
Susie Summers is a tapestry artist and printmaker based in the Blue Mountains.
Susie is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, where she specialised in constructed textiles/fine art tapestry and printmaking.
Tapestry is one of the oldest forms of woven textile. They’re constructed by weaving coloured weft threads through plain warp threads, stretched around a frame.
Larger pieces take several months to complete. Solid blocks can be woven quite easily, but small, intricate sections with lots of colour changes take much longer.