Opening event Monday April 9, from 6pm
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
Boardroom, Little Gallery and Master Bedroom
“I am just trying to make something personal.” – Bonnard
Susan Wilson, b.1951, grew up in remote mountain country in Southland where her Father’s parish included Milford Sound and Lakes Manapouri, Te Anau to the foot of Wakatipu. It was wild, and the shingle roads were dangerous. The family moved to Waikari, North Canterbury when the artist was seven.
Susan was educated at rural schools in the South Island and graduated at Auckland Public Hospital with Distinction. She later worked in the Neurosurgical Unit until departure for Tahiti and Peru in 1976. On arrival in Europe, she moved to Notting Hill, London, 1976.
Susan Wilson studied at Camberwell School of Art & Crafts and The Royal Academy Schools, London. Her exhibition history is extensive with many solo and group shows in New Zealand and the U.K. Represented by Browse & Darby 19 Cork St London W1. She taught at Chelsea School of Art (BA & MA Painting 1992-2000). She is a Senior Member of Faculty at The Royal Drawing School.
“I am not able, nor can I explain what I do. It is up to the visitor to look and think and find what they will in the images. I don’t work from photographs always working from life, from objects and outdoors in the landscape. It’s more interesting. The wind blows, the sun shifts, the sea roars, the boat rocks. Who would want to be in the studio copying photographs? The world is too interesting and too ever changing for that.”
Image: The Oxford undergraduate muses on the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon (2007), Oil on linen, 910 x 710mm
TSB Wallace Arts Centre
Date(s) - 09/04/2018 - 27/05/2018