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The Long Run #5: Suzanne Archer on responding to life

Art Guide Australia Podcast

“I guess that is the thread, that I am very open to influences that come into my life, you know, and I respond to them,” says Suzanne Archer in The Long Run, Art Guide’s latest podcast series featuring interviews with artists who have 60-year practices.Based just outside of Sydney in the bushy suburb of Wedderburn, Archer has long-created layered and dense drawings and paintings, alongside sculpture and installations. With a practice always slightly edging on the mysterious, Archer’s work looks at nature, mortality, disgust and decay. Born in Surrey in the United Kingdom, Archer moved to Australia in 1965 and has since gone on to win numerous awards including the Wynne and Dobell Prizes.In a very open conversation, Archer talks about how her immediate environment in Wedderburn pervades her art practice, from conscious to unconscious levels. She further discusses her first exhibition and what she feels about the idea of being called a ‘female painter’, as well as taking about having children and an art practice. Finally, Archer tells us how mortality plays out in her work, her decision to break from traditional portraiture, and what it was like for her to recently reflect on a career of 60 years.This episode of The Long Run is an ongoing podcast series, and you can listen back to previous episodes with Robert Owen, Gareth Sansom, Wendy Stavrianos and John Wolseley. You can also subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, so you never miss an episode.Suzanne Archer is represented by Nicholas Thompson Gallery in Melbourne.This series is kindly sponsored by Leonard Joel Auctioneers and Valuers, based in Melbourne and Sydney.Produced and presented by Tiarney Miekus, engineering by Patrick Telfer, and music by Mino Peric.

37mins

3 Jun 2021

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The Long Run #5: Suzanne Archer on responding to life

Art Guide Australia Podcast

“I guess that is the thread, that I am very open to influences that come into my life, you know, and I respond to them,” says Suzanne Archer in The Long Run, Art Guide’s latest podcast series featuring interviews with artists who have 60-year practices.Based just outside of Sydney in the bushy suburb of Wedderburn, Archer has long-created layered and dense drawings and paintings, alongside sculpture and installations. With a practice always slightly edging on the mysterious, Archer’s work looks at nature, mortality, disgust and decay. Born in Surrey in the United Kingdom, Archer moved to Australia in 1965 and has since gone on to win numerous awards including the Wynne and Dobell Prizes.In a very open conversation, Archer talks about how her immediate environment in Wedderburn pervades her art practice, from conscious to unconscious levels. She further discusses her first exhibition and what she feels about the idea of being called a ‘female painter’, as well as taking about having children and an art practice. Finally, Archer tells us how mortality plays out in her work, her decision to break from traditional portraiture, and what it was like for her to recently reflect on a career of 60 years.This episode of The Long Run is an ongoing podcast series, and you can listen back to previous episodes with Robert Owen, Gareth Sansom, Wendy Stavrianos and John Wolseley. You can also subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, so you never miss an episode.Suzanne Archer is represented by Nicholas Thompson Gallery in Melbourne.This series is kindly sponsored by Leonard Joel Auctioneers and Valuers, based in Melbourne and Sydney.Produced and presented by Tiarney Miekus, engineering by Patrick Telfer, and music by Mino Peric.

37mins

3 Jun 2021

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Ep 22: Suzanne Archer

Talking with Painters

Suzanne Archer has been an influential artist in Australia for over four decades, producing superb works across painting, drawing and sculpture. Born in Surrey, England, Archer has lived in Australia nearly all her adult life. For the past 30 years she has lived in the bushland suburb of Wedderburn, on the outskirts of Sydney, in a thriving artist’s community. She made her mark in the art world relatively quickly after arriving in Australia in the 60s and has gone on to win many art prizes including the Wynne prize for landscape painting, the Dobell prize for drawing and the Kedumba drawing prize. There were two surveys of Archer’s work over 2016/2017 which displayed its impressive depth. She has had 40 solo shows and been involved in over 150 group shows over her career. In this podcast interview, Archer talks about how her first solo show in Sydney resulted in a media response involving not only newspaper reviews but appearances on television, how the Sydney University veterinary laboratory played a role in her work and she reveals many details of her creative process. Press play (or subscribe) above to hear the podcast episode and scroll to see the paintings we talk about and a short video taken on the day of the interview. Upcoming events Over the next two years Archer will be exhibiting in solo exhibitions with Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Victoria, and at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Maitland Regional Art Gallery, both in NSW. Things and people we talk about in the show Suzanne Archer at Nicholas Thompson Gallery Suzanne Archer on Instagram ‘The Story of Art’ by E.H Gombrich Thirroul Watters Gallery David Fairbairn ‘Suzanne Archer: The Alchemy of the Studio’ at Macquarie University Art Gallery ‘Formulas for Painters’ by Robert Massey Suzanne Archer in her studio on the Talking with Painters YouTube channel (below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg2nq_XPiqc

38mins

11 May 2017