The 2020 Flagstaff Hill Art Show

18th - 25th April 2020
Flagstaff Hill Primary School
Black Road, Flagstaff Hill, SA

rotary

Pink Jellyfish by Sue Smith

ARTIST NOTES: International Award. Art-Shows: Port Adelaide, Flagstaff Hill, Campbelltown. Exhibitions history. Prints now available, also framing. This Abstract created from Sue's photography comes with a funny story.

Features

DIMENSIONS (Height - 29.70 cm X Width - 42.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Other
GENRE Abstract
REGISTERED NRN # 000-35788-0135-01
COPYRIGHT © Sue Smith
PRIZES AND AWARDS No Awards
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Artist: Sue Smith



ARTIST BIO

National Heritage Award 2019 and multi International Awards recipient Sue Smith, owner of Adelaides Sue Smith Photography (ASSP)®  [short: ASSP-PhotoASSP-Arts, ASSP-Digi-Art and ASSP-Travels is a 68 years old Australian citizen of German descent. She was taught photography by her father who gifted her one of his cameras to her  4th birthday. He was her inspiration not only in photography but drawings and life, too.

A traffic accident left Sue for a long time wheelchair-bound; in the rehabilitation clinic she got friend to an established watercolour artist who got her mentor and teacher of new techniques.

Sue’s first painting, a large maritime scene, was -still wet- purchased by a business owner visiting a friend. Other works she learned during rehab were watercolours on rice papergraphical crayon works and more which were bought and sold by her mentors friend in her art gallery in Paris. Sue also gave oils a go but her lungs couldn't cope with the smell.

Sue’s colourful works show the world around us, from animal portraits to aerial photographs, from land to water, from environmental and social issues to painted emotions and fun projects - amd more, not to forget her above mentioned national and international awarded photographs in colour, black-white  and sepia and her Brush- and Digital created painted Art

She sustained in 2008 another freaky accident which left her with multiple severe mobility restricting disabilities. During her time as an Art Gallery owner she encouraged people of all ages to express their emotions and feelings on paper/canvas. 

Having survived leucamiaskincancer surgeries and removal of a large tumour a new health scare is like a Damocles Sword above her head: the possibility to get blind, that's why she supports often from art sales a part to charity and donates works to worthy organisations for auctions.

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More about Sue and her plans for 2020:

Rent-a-Frame-Project
We artists spend a lot of money in frames to show our works in exhibitions and art shows and the selling rate in South Australia is very low (it doesn't matter if you are established or emerging) so the stack of framed works grows and grows and in the end the artist has to rent a storage place.

I can not complain but when you have a 150+ solo exhibition in a hired gallery space you can not sell all the works and with every exhibition/show you enter the risk of frame or artwork damage is increasing.

After my decision not to have a solo exhibition in 2020 I offer my lightweight exhibition frames for hiring to low rates contact Sue for details

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Mini-Magazine for Kids Project  

As Sue hasn't written a once traditional Christmas story for the kids her 2020 project will be 2 mini-mags: one for Easter and one to Christmas next year. Everybody of every age can get involved in this project! 

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Biography & Novel

Since years the public urged Sue to share her remarkable story of ups and downs, of health and sickness, of domestic violences and her wonderful lovestory. This time she bent to the wishes and starts writing with begin of 2020.

Sue also plans to continue writing on the novel of a time traveller arriving 1836 on Colonel Light's Ship at ‘Port Misery’ and the challenges and realisation of the toughness of this world compared to the world he knows... coming back home after decades all he finds Port Adelaide as ghost town, apart from five old men in tattered clothing there is no life, not even birds or a Port River dolphin...

 

Remark:

Sue curated & supervised the 2016 Rotary Port Adelaide Art Show installation whith more than 500 works in all shapes, weights and sizes. 

More about Sue see https://assp.suesmithphotography.com.au/index.php/category/adelaides-sue-smith-photography-asspr-assp-photo/adelaidessuesmithphotography-assp/



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