Susan Barlow is one of five artists exhibiting as part of our August 2012 show titled ‘Works on Paper“. Her powerful drawings are very emotive and her subject matter full of symbolism and meaning.
“As I draw I edit, it is a private exploration of place and object, a
process for seeing. There is a stillness created through the sustained
gaze – a shifting state of memory.Drawing is integral to remembering,
these autobiographical works are fragments of experiences, the place where
the ephemeral becomes a memorial.”
“Drawing offers me a great intimacy, claiming a special kind of
attentiveness. Each of these works recall moments that need to be
Susan Barlow Le Chien de Fer, Soulac-sur-Mer 2012
Susan Barlow Borododur (Part 1) 2011
2001-2007 Founding artist and coordinator of GREEN TURTLE DREAMING
PROJECT. Funded by Asialink’s Australia Indonesia Cultural Community
Development Program, The Myer Foundation and The Norman Wettenhall
Foundation, Visions of Australia, The Mullum Trust, and Arts Victoria.
2005 Museums Australia Publication Design Award.
2005 Museums Australia Victoria Best Project Award.
Exhibited Museum of Western Australia, Kalgoorlie Museum, Geraldton
Museum, Cairns Regional Gallery, Geelong Regional Gallery, Munupi Arts and
Crafts Centre-Melville Island, Gab Tutui Cultural Centre-Thursday Island,
Darnley Island Cultural Centre and the Sarawak Museum-Kuching, Sarawak.
1999 – 20010 Education Officer, GEELONG GALLERY
2005 – 2011 Lecturer, GORDON INSTITUTE
These include Arts Industry, Exhibition Design, Drawing Major, Drawing
Minor and Life drawing.
1993 AUSTRALIA COUNCIL ARTIST STUDIO STIPEND
Verdaccio, Tuscany, Italy.
2002 COORDINATED BOROBODUR PROJECT
Awarded Most Outstanding Professional Project in the Victorian Museum
Sector 2002. Funded by Asia Indonesia Institute.