Barbara Suttie Curriculum Vitae:

Artist Statement:

As a painter I am powerfully drawn to the landscape as a place of calmness and serenity. It is a kind of anchor in an intense, personal and social world. I not only attempt to embrace the power of nature itself, and its timelessness, but also to find a point where abstraction resonates with my own search for meaning. My paintings reflect the beauty and natural landforms of our country. These images should not only be represented as paintings that have a timelessness, but also as ‘our land’, to be nurtured, revered and looked after by this generation and those of the future as a timeless treasure for us all.


  • 2014-2000 On Campus Studies and workshops University of Southern Queensland and Bathurst University
  • 2002-1993 Impressionist Techniques Sir Robert Pope and Robert Todonai
  • 1990 Certificate in Drawing North Coast Institute of Tafe
  • 1987 Graduate Diploma in Education-CAE Armidale
  • 1978 Graduate Bachelor of Arts Degree-Sub Major Art History

Artist Residencies:

  • 2017 Canada Reves D’Autome Festival
  • 2012 Caldera Art Gallery
  • Tyalgum Music Festival
  • Ukitopia Festival
  • 2004 Tweed River Regional Art Gallery

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2017 Artscapes Kingscliff
  • 2016 Tweed Fusion Perceived Places and Spaces
  • 2016 Tweed Regional Art Gallery Cafe Our Caldera
  • 2016-2018 Kettles on Kingscliff Solo Exhibition
  • 2015 Wollumbin /Mt Warning and Caldera: THE IMPACTS Tweed Regional Gallery& Margaret Olley Centre
  • 2003 ‘Dreaming’ Tumbulgum Gallery

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2018 New York Roses For Her Ward Nasse Gallery
  • 2018 New York/Sussex Women in Art Ward Nasse Gallery
  • 2017 Australian Art Delegation. Canada Baie St Paul Festival
  • 2016 ‘Synergy’ Murwillumbah Art Trail
  • 2010 ‘In Touch’ Salt Kingscliff
  • 2001 ‘Link Up’ Tweed Regional Art Gallery
  • 2000 ‘LAT’ Gallery Uki

Some Selected Exhibitions listed:

  • 2017-01 Border Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery/ Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
  • Murwillumbah Rotary Art Show/Images of Uki Exhibition
  • Camberwell Rotary Art Show Melbourne
  • Trinity Art Exhibition Gold Coast
  • Darcy Doyle Art Exhibition Gold Coast
  • 2013-2007 Bentley Art Prize Bentley NSW
  • 2006 Horizon Gallery South Tweed Heads
  • 2004 Chinese/Australian Science Art Exhibition touring Queensland
  • 2000 Touring Science Art Festival Royal Queensland Art Society


  • 2014 Women of Wonders Creative Arts Award
  • 2015- 2013 Finalist Creative Industries Arts Award BEATS
  • Caldera Art Max Boyd Art Prize 2013
  • 2010 Caldera Art Award
  • 2009 Casino RSM Acquisition Prize
  • First prize acquisition Bentley Landscape
  • 2008/12 Bentley Landscape Prize
  • People’s Choice Award Bentley
  • Rotary Art Exhibition People’s Choice Award
  • 2007 Acquisition Award prize Trinity Art Show Gold Coast
  • Tursa Open Art Award Bentley
  • People’s Choice Award Bentley
  • 2006 Highly Commended Gold Coast City Art Gallery Border Art Prize
  • 2006-5 Horizon Art Gallery Art Prize Tweed Heads
  • Rotary Art Show Tweed Heads
  • 2004 Winner Landscape Country Stables Art Exhibition Gold Coast
  • 2005-2 People’s Choice Award Murwillumbah Uniting Church Art/ Craft
  • People’s Choice Rotary Murwillumbah Art Show
  • 2013, 2011 2006, 2003 Finalist Art Prize represented
  • Landscape Australian Artist Magazine


  • 2011 TV Show ‘Colour in Your Life’ Barb Suttie
  • Warner Brothers Studio Motion Picture ‘Returning Lilly’
  • 2013-2003 Australian Artist Magazines


  • Barbara Suttie ‘Caldera Gifts’
  • 40 Eyes 20 Points of View Lesley Gail
  • In Touch
  • 2012 The 21st Century Renaissance Robert Pope
  • 2009 Calendar Images of Uki
  • Tweed Shire Council Banners


  • Work held in Permanent Collection, Tweed Regional Art Gallery
  • Public collection-NSW government Office of former Premier Mr Bob Carr

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