Suzanne Archer

Solo exhibitions

2014 Pillow Talk, Janet Clayton Gallery
2013 Anthology of Absurdity, Janet Clayton Gallery
2013 Conversations with the Devil Woman, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2011 Library of Disturbance, Wilson Street Gallery at Danks, Sydney
2010 Afterlife Maitland Regional Art Gallery & Tour
2009 Shelf-Life Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney
2008 Mistress of the Dead Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
2007 BreathLess Wallspace Gallery, Sydney
2005 Horsepower Campbelltown Arts Centre
2004 Horses for Courses War Memorial Art Gallery, University of Sydney
2002 Small Bronzes & Collages Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, ACT
2001 Predators & Prey BBA Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2000 Visitation-Celebration (Bronze Sculpture) Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
1999 Sculpture & Collage Coventry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1998 Flora & Findings Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1996 Small Bronzes & Collage Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1996 The Visitation Paintings Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1992 Paintings Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1990/88/86/83 Paintings (and sculptures) Rex Irwin, Sydney, NSW
1987 Paintings Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
1983/80 Paintings Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1983 Paintings Sydney Uni Staff Club
1981, 80 Paintings David Reid Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1979/77/74 Paintings (and sculptures) Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1977/75 Paintings (and sculptures) Abraxas Gallery, Canberra ACT
1977 Paintings (and sculptures) Raffin Gallery, Orange NSW
1970 Paintings Pinkney Gallery, London, England
1969 Paintings Clune Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2014 Transforming Meijiang Gallery, Tianjin, China2014

2014 Stitched, Janet Clayton Gallery

2014 Reticulation a multi authored survey of the USU Art Collection, Verge Gallery, Uni of Sydney

2014 Across the Water: China-Australia Modern Masters of Watercolour, Shanghai Quanuha Watercolour Art Gallery & Shenzhen Museum of Fine Arts

2014 Stitched-Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney

2013 31 Days - Blur the Lines, Gallery Red, Glebe
2013 Unbound - Macquarie University Art Gallery
2013 From Scrolls to Zines - Janet Clayton Gallery
2013 - Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery
2012 From Paper Beijing Art Space, China
2010/12 Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition AGNSW
2010 Kedumba Drawing Award 2010 Blue Mountains Grammar School
2010 Swan Hill Print & Drawing Awards Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
2010,13 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC Sydney
2009 Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition AGNSW
2007 BloodLines Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Tour
2006 View of Maitland from the riverbank Maitland Regional Art Gallery
(With apologies to Jan Vermeer & View of Delft)
2006 Sulman Prize exhibition AGNSW
2003-04 "International Contemporary Drawing Art" Exhibition touring to Central Academy of Art
Beijing Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts &
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts China.
2003 Love Letter to China (Drawings by 35 artists) Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2001/03/05 Hazlehurst Art Award for Art on paper Hazlehurst Regional Gallery, NSW
2000 Common Ground Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2000/02 Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition AGNSW
1999 Hung, Drawn & Quartered Mary Place Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1998 6 from Wedderburn Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula, NSW
1997 LandMarks CCBAG Sydney, NSW (now Campbelltown Arts Centre)
Prizes & Awards (Selected)
2010 Dobell Prize for Drawing
2010 Kedumba Drawing Award
2006 Willoughby Art Prize-Painting Section
2006 James Kiwi Watercolour Prize
1994 Wynne Prize AGNSW
1993 Prime TV Painting Prize
1989 The SMH Heritage Art Award
1985 Faber-Castell Prize for Drawing
Collections (Selected)
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Australian National Gallery
National Gallery of Victoria
Campbelltown Arts Centre (was Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery)
Faber-Castell Collection
Macquarie University Collection
New England Regional Art Museum
Wollongong University


Pubicrami DVD Clinical Excellence Commission 2014

Transforming catalogue Tianjin Meijiang International Art Gallery 2014

Across The Water: China- Australia, Modern Masters of Watercolour exhibition catalogue 2014

Unbound catalogue Macquarie University Art Gallery July 2013

Anthology of Absurdity Catalogue/invite Janet Clayton Gallery June 2013

Sculpture + the Enemies An Interview with Suzanne Archer by Zoe Harrington issue 13, 2013 pages 7, 26-33

Macarthur Chronicle April 2-8, 2013 What’s On Planner

Conversations with the Devil Woman catalogue Campbelltown Arts Centre essay Laugh of the Medusa by Lily Hibberd.

Macarthur Advertiser Wednesday March 20th 2013 Artist is to exhibit Locally by Scott Dougherty.

Autumn in Macarthur issue 13 2013 Suzanne Archer art for art’s sake

Three Women went to China- pt. 1 Travelogue video by Leslie Wand

Sculpture + the Enemies issue 12 2012 Quarterly No. 4 Dobell Drawing Prize story page 23 and image back page

Suzanne Archer Dobell Prize Winning Artist video AGNSW

Contemporary Australian Drawing 20 Years of the Dobell Prize for Drawing 1993-2012 AGNSW

2012 Tradition and Transformation Taiwan-Australia Watercolour Exhibition catalogue

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D 2012 catalogue

From Paper video Leslie Wand productions + Janet Clayton Gallery 2012

Marnling Press; Michelle Perry and Whaling Road Studio; Diana Davidson and Peter Stevens

A survey exhibition celebrating two Sydney print workshops catalogue for exhibition 20th January – 18th March 2012 Maitland Regional Art Gallery

SMH Arts & Entertainment Fri Nov 25th 2011 ‘What makes a drawing? It’s often a fine line’ Steve Meacham (image only).

Duality catalogue The 2011 Banyule Award for Works on Paper. Banyule Arts Space Ivanhoe Vic

Quarterly Catalogue No 14 June 2011 Wilson Street Gallery at Danks Suzanne Archer Essay by Prue Gibson (Library of Disturbance 27th July – 20th August 2011)

Quarterly Catalogue Autumn/Winter 2011 Wilson Street Gallery ‘Gallery News’

Imprint Vol.45 No 4 summer 2010 Competition Results

Look AGNSW 2011 Dobell Prize (page 9)

Sculpture + the enemies 2010 Issue 6 Quarterly No 1 ‘Whats On’

SMH Metro Art Dec 31st 2010 Sketched to the Limit by Andrew Frost

Macarthur Chronicle Dec 28th 2010 Year in Review Portfolio – Memorable Images from 2010

Macarthur Chronicle Nov 16th 2010 Artist’s dark side a winner by Vera Bertola

Macarthur Advertiser Nov 10 2010 “Deranged” work wins top art prize

Macarthur Chronicle Nov 9th 2010 Dobell honour for artist Archer

SMH Weekend Edition Nov 6-7 2010 News Dark drawing proves dead lucky in Dobell Prize by Adam Fulton

The Weekend Australian Nov 6-7 2010 The Nation 3 Still life with death draws prize by Ashleigh Wilson

“Kedumba Drawing Award 2010” Blue Mountains Grammar School. Catalogue.

Afterlife catalogue Maitland Regional Art Gallery 2010

In (two) art catalogue Maitland Regional Art Gallery 2010

Artist Profile, issue 11 2010 Suzanne Archer Story by Prue Gibson

Quarterly Catalogue 2009/10 Wilson Street Gallery Janet Clayton talks to Suzanne Archer (Shelf-Life 7th November -29th November)

The Australian, Visual Art Dobell Drawing prize by Christopher Allen. Nov 13th 2009

Exhibition Brochure Unwrapped: Works from the USU Art Store Verge Gallery, University of Sydney.

Hope House Contemporary Art Exhibition / Auction catalogue June/July 2009 SCA Gallery

Collections catalogue Hawkesbury Regional Gallery 2009

Stations of the Cross 2009 catalogue Uniting Church St Ives Sydney

SMH Spectrum 24th-25th January 2009 Open Gallery by Josephine Tovey Carriage Artworks

SMH Metro June 6th -12th 2008 “Bone Idols” by Tracey Clement

Mistress of the Dead catalogue Tin Sheds Gallery 2008

Stations of the Cross 2008 catalogue Uniting Church St Ives Sydney

Macarthur Chronicle Tuesday June 12th 2007 Stepping Out ‘Award- winning Artist turns full circle’

By Melanie Darmody

“The Australian Watercolour Institute” published by Phillip Mathews Book Publishers 2006

Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser Wed October 4th 2006 “Suzanne scoops the pool” by Jessica Mahar.

The Sunshine Coast Art prize catalogue 2006 Caloundra Regional Art Gallery

View of Maitland from the riverbank (with apologies to Jan Vermeer and View of Delft) catalogue Maitland Regional Art Gallery July – August 2006

Illawarra Mercury April 7th 2006 “Dead Horses Inspired a Winner”.

Conrad Jupiters Art Prize catalogue 2005 Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Hutchins Art Prize (works on paper) catalogue 2005 Long Gallery Salamanca Place Hobart Tasmania

Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser Wed Sept 7th 2005 “Exhibition a matter of life and death” by Laura Parker

Horsepower Catalogue 2005 Campbelltown Arts Centre

Walking the Line Catalogue Drawings by National Art School Academic Staff. Cell Block Theatre NAS 2005

SMH Domain April 28th 2005 “Artists in Residence” by Susan Wyndham

Uninews (Sydney University) May 7th 2004 “Horses for Courses & Gallery Walls” by Louise Maral.

SMH Metro April 30th- May 6th “Critic’s Picks” (Dominique Angeloro).

Horses for Courses Catalogue 2004 War Memorial Gallery University of Sydney
Sydney University Museums Newsletter Feb 2004 Horses for courses Sioux Garside
Imprint Vol 38 no 4 Summer 2003 Distant Noises by Sue Forster

“International Contemporary Drawing Art” Catalogue Exhibition touring to Central Academy of Art Beijing, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts & Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts China 2003

“Distant Noises” Catalogue Print Council of Australia Inc. RMIT Faculty Gallery.2003

Art & Australia Summer Vol 40 number 2, 2002

Canberra Times Thurs Oct 24th 2002

Canberra Times July 2001

SMH Wed July 4, 2001 Victoria Hynes Galleries

A Studio in Paris - Australian Artists at the Cite 1967-2000 Catalogue SH Ervin Gallery Sydney

SMH Metro April 27 – May 3rd 2001 Suzanne Archer & David Fairbairn

Macarthur Advertiser Wed Sept 27th 2000 Waratahs on Canvas

Macarthur Advertiser Wed 14th June 2000 “Talented Duo a Top Team”.

The Chronicle Tues 13th June 2000 “Trio of Exhibits Builds Artistic Energy”.

“Hand Over Hand” Catalogue A Survey of Collaborative Prints 1982-2000 by Suzanne Archer & David Fairbairn

SMH Spectrum Sat March 4th 2000 “The Ground Crew” by Sebastian Smee

“Common Ground” (Archer, Cummings, Fairbairn, Peart) Catalogue 2000

 Ivan Dougherty Gallery Sydney

Macarthur Advertiser Weds Feb 9th 2000 “Toys for boys, girls, adults” by Karen Smith

“Kedumba Drawing Award 1999” Blue Mountains Grammar School. Catalogue.

“Silver” Catalogue 1999 25th Anniversary exhibition of Past Faculty. COFA.

Macarthur Advertiser Weds Nov 25th 1998 “Wedderburn inspires Suzanne”.

“A View of the Collections” Joseph Eisenberg New England Regional Art Museum 1997.

“Toys by Artists” Catalogue The University of Newcastle.

The Sydney Morning Herald. July 28th 1998 “The Galleries” by Bruce James.

“6 From Wedderburn” Catalogue Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. 1998.

“Images 3” Contemporary Australian Painting. Neville Drury. Craftsman House. 1998.

“Symbiosis” Chroma Australia – Utopia Art Sydney & New England Regional Art Museum. 1998.

“Wynne prize Centenary 1897 – 1997”. Turkish Bath Museum, Mount Wilson. Catalogue.

“Partagez” Wollongong City Art Gallery. Catalogue 1997.

Macarthur Advertiser Weds April 2nd “Artists Work on Display”. “Local Matter” CCBAG. Catalogue May1997.

Macarthur Chronicle Tues March 25th 1997 “Art for Nature’s sake”.

“LandMarks” CCBAG. Catalogue 1997.

The Sydney Morning Herald Sept 27-Oct 3rd 1996.

“Schools of Thought” CCBAG. Catalogue 1996.

The Sydney Morning Herald Fri April 12th 1996 Artbeat edited by Anna Johnson.

“Central Mandala” The private collection of Mr John Marsden. CCBAG. 1996.

“The King of the Accordion” New England Regional Art Museum, a novella by Anna Maria Dell’oso & Exhibition Catalogue 1995.

University of Sydney News Review 15th March 1995 by Louise Maral.

The Sydney Morning Herald Fri March 10th Art – Felicity Fenner “Commitment to Women’s Art”.

“Working Girls” Catalogue. CCBAG.1995.

“Prime Time” Catalogue. Uni of Sydney Union.1995.

ABC Illawarra Oct 13th 1994 (taped) interview with Vanessa Morris on Arts programme.

The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum. Sat Oct 22nd 1994 John McDonald.

The Weekend Review Oct 22nd-23rd “Climactic Collage by Elwyn Lynn.

The Sydney Morning Herald Oct 11th 1994 “Drawn to the bright lights of the bush”. By Bronwyn Watson.

State of the Art Hunter Collections. Issue 10 Sept 1994 (photo).

“Home and Away: Domestic Icons and Daily Life as Art” Catalogue. Gold Coast City Art Gallery. 1994.

“Drawing on the Illawarra” Catalogue. Long Gallery. University of Wollongong.

Weekend Australian April 9th-10th 1994. “Eyes on the Prizes”. Elwyn Lynn.

Macarthur Advertiser Wed 6th April 1994 “Archer’s spot-on Wynne”. On Show with Matthew Gibbs.

The Sydney Morning Herald Sat March 19th 1994 (photo) “Critics detect a certain pattern in this year’s choice”.

“Dame Edna” catalogue CCBAG 1993-94

New England Review (cover) No. 2 1993 – 94.

Periphery Issue 15 May 1993 (photo) “Within a Stone’s Throw”

Arts Extraordinaire Catalogue Nov 1st – 10th 1993.

The Macarthur Chronicle Nov 30th 1993 “Exhibition has a sense of Humour”.

The Macarthur Chronicle Tues 16th Nov “Artist paid to take time off”.

“On the Other Hand” catalogue S.H.Ervin Gallery 1993.

Arts West Member Vol 10/2 March 1993.

“Within a Stone’s Throw” Campbelltown City Art Gallery. Catalogue 1993.

Sydney Morning Herald Arts 12 Feb 1993 “Celebration Sydney” by Bronwyn Watson

Campbelltown Art Gallery Brochure (photo).

Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Catalogue (Cover photo) Campbelltown City Art Gallery.

The Weekend Australian Nov 14-15 1992 Galleries by Elwyn Lynn

The Sydney Morning Herald Oct 2nd 1992. Bronwyn Watson. Weekend Australian Oct 3rd-4th 1992. Christine France.

The Weekend Australian Feb 5-8 1992 “Coventry Diary” Elwyn Lynn

“Integrating Art on Campus”. University of NSW. Catalogue 1992.

Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiters Art prize. Catalogue. 1992.

Sydney Morning Herald Metro April 19th 1991 Raw Vision by Bronwyn Watson

The Weekend Australian May 11 -12 1991 ‘The Incompatible joined in Harmony’ by Elwyn Lynn

Art & Australia 1991 Vol 28/3 p381 (photo)

Tenth National Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award. Catalogue 17th Nov 1991.

Art & Australia Vol 27 /4 p651 (photo).

The Australian Sept 8th - 9th 1990 “Bits and pieces, fit and fitting”. Elwyn Lynn.

The Sydney Morning Herald 14th Sept 1990 “Painting on the Trot”. Christopher Allen.

The Sydney Morning Herald March 23rd 1990. Christopher Allen (photo).

Pottery in Australia Feb-April 1990.

“Contemporary Australian Collage & its Origins” Arthur McIntyre. Craftsman House.

“Australian Contemporary Drawing” Arthur McIntyre. Boolarong Publications. 1989.

The Sydney Morning Herald “Archer, Hoffman take Art Prizes” Sept 22nd 1989.

The Tamworth Environs Exhibition June 8th – July 17th 1988 Catalogue Tamworth Regional Gallery.

Crafts Arts International Dec 1988-1989 “Contemporary Australian Figurative Ceramics.

“Contemporary Australian Figurative Ceramics” Virginia Hollister & Kathrin McMiles. 1988.

Eastern Herald “Many Splendored Motherhood Dissected” Johanna Fischbein 20th Oct 1988.

Weekend Australian Oct 22nd –23rd 1988. The Exorcists and the Renaissance” Elwyn Lynn.

Australian Artist magazine May 1987 “Paintings that evolve through ‘doing’ and ‘feeling’. By Suzanne Archer.

Australian Artist magazine May 1987 “Paintings that evolve through ‘doing’ and ‘feeling’. By Suzanne Archer.

Archibald Wynne & Sulman Prizes 1987 Catalogue AGNSW (photo).

Sir William Dobell Art Foundation 1987 “Young & Developing Artists”.

The Courier Mail (QLD) “From Childhood to Anything Anywhere”by Phyllis Woolcock. March 1987.

“The Repeated Image – Part Two” Catalogue. Brisbane Civic Centre Gallery & Museum, Brisbane City hall.

“Tenth Birthday Exhibition”. Catalogue. Rex Irwin Art Dealer 1986

Weekend Australian Magazine 13 March 15th-16th 1986.”Dark Disorder Goes Well with Lush Landscapes”. Elwyn Lynn.

The Sydney Morning Herald March 8th 1986. “Art gives in to a Primitive Urge” Terence Maloon.

“The Balmain Book” by photographer David Liddle pub Second Back Row press

“Australian Perspecta 1985” AGNSW

“From The Inside Out” Catalogue. Premier’s Dept.

Look AGNSW Nov 1985

Weekend Australian Magazine Nov 2nd-3rd 1985. Art. Elwyn Lynn (Perspecta ’85). (Photo).

Weekend Australian Magazine Aug 13th – 14th 1983. Art by Sandra McGrath.

“Patrick White’s Choice”. Catalogue. AGNSW 22nd Dec 1981-31st Jan 1982.

Weekend Australian Magazine Nov 13th-14th 1982. Art by Andrew Saw.

The Sydney Morning Herald Nov 13th 1082. Art by Terence Maloon.

The Sydney Morning Herald “Two Artists do not Guarantee Profundity”. Art by Susanna Short. Nov 11th 1982.

“Australian Art of the Last Ten Years” Catalogue Phillip Morris Art Grant ANG 1982.

“Australian Perspecta 81” Catalogue. AGNSW

The Sydney Morning Herald Art by Nancy Borlaise August 1981.

The Australian Art by Elwyn Lynn. Aug 1st-2nd 1981.

The Sydney Morning Herald “The Answer to the Biennale is Good”. The Week in Art by Nancy Borlaise.

Weekend Australian Magazine 15. Perspecta “81” Art by Sandra McGrath.

The Sydney Morning Herald “A Dozen to Keep Your Eye On” by Nancy Berryman.

The Sun “Art” with Jeffrey Makin. July 1980.

The Age Arts Review Art by Robert Rooney. July 1980.

Art & Australia Vol 5/3 p509 Exhibition Commentary.

                        Vol 17/2 p142 Exhibition Commentary. 1979

Artists & Galleries of Australia & New Zealand. Max Germaine. Lansdowne Editions. 1979.

Herald (Melbourne) “Danger of Compromise”. By Alan McCulloch

The Sydney Morning Herald Art by Nancy Borlaise. Dec. 29th 1979

Weekend Australian Magazine 6 “Biting Big Chunks out of The Big Apple” Art by Sandra McGrath March 31st-1st April 1979.

The Sydney Morning Herald “Upstairs, Downstairs” Nancy Borlaise March 31st 1979.

The Australian Art by Sandra McGrath. 28th April 1978.

Art & Australia Vol 16/1 p40 “The Sydney Scene”. 1978

The Sydney Morning Herald Nancy Borlaise Reviews Art. Sat April 29th 1978.

The Sydney Morning Herald “Even to a Touch of Extravagance”

Art & Australia Vol 15/1 p37 Exhibition Commentary 1977

Weekend Australian “Christmas Hell” Art by Arthur McIntyre. Dec1977.

“Modern Australian Sculpture”. Ron Rowe. Rigby. 1977

Weekend Australian Art by Arthur McIntyre. Nov 5th-6th 1977.

The Manly Daily “Art Prize Draws a Huge Response” Sept 2nd 1977.

The Australian “Beauty Queens & Galahs” by Arthur McIntyre.

ABC Radio Variations Review by Sonja Kaleski. May 1977 (Abraxas Gallery).

Canberra Times Art by Sasha Grishin “Versatile but Uncertain” May1977.

Central Western Daily July 5th 1976

The Sydney Morning Herald “Art” by Nancy Borlaise. June 1976

Sunday Telegraph “Faces Twist” Art by W.E.Pidgeon. June 1976.

Leichardt Local “Balmain Artist’s Bombshell” by Tina Colston. May1976

Spotlight ABC Radio 2C4 Heather Ellyard (on exhibition at Abraxas).

The Canberra Times 28th October 1975. “Most Unlovely but Worthwhile”.

Woman’s World May 8th 1974 “Creative Women Reap Rewards”

Nation Review April 11 – 18 1974.

The Sun Art Review by James Gleeson. 26 March 1974.

Tharunka “Ceramics” Suzanne Archer. April 3rd 1974.

The Sydney Morning Herald Daniel Thomas. March 1974.

“Paintings Struggle Goes On” Art with John Henshaw. Sept 1971.

Arts Review (London) J.Plastow. June 1970

“Present Day Art in Australia” Art & Australia & Ure Smith & Co. 1969.

“Art & Australia” June 1969

The Bulletin May 10th 1969. Elwyn Lynn.

The Australian “This Headline Could Help Her Paint a New Picture”. April 1969.

Daily Mirror April 1969 “Suzanne’s Posters are Works of Art”

The Telegraph Oct 1967. “The Week in Art” Clunes by Helen Sweeney.

The Sydney Morning Herald.  26th October 1967. “Contrasting Concepts” Wallace Thornton.

The Bulletin   March 1967. “Young Contemporaries” Elwyn Lynn.