Susan Chancellor works full time in her studio at Pambula on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. She uses a range of media to draw, paint and make prints that reflect something about the physical and social environment in which she lives. Colour and light are of ongoing interest to her. The act of drawing is usually the starting point for her work.
Susan has had a formal education in visual art in the 1970s and has exhibited widely over the past eight years. She has also attended residencies and won awards.
Susan was born in Hobart in 1948 and has lived and worked in Sydney, Europe and the Far South Coast of N.S.W.. She has had a long career as a physiotherapist and has been involved in a number of art organisations in her region. She brings a large variety of experiences to bear on her artwork.
2008 “Estuary” Spiral Gallery, Bega
2006 “Shoreline” Spiral Gallery, Bega
2004 “Reveries” Spiral Gallery, Bega
Small group exhibitions:
2011 "The Hill" (Chancellor, Benton, Crane, Mallinson) Bega Regional Gallery
2009 “West by South East” Chancellor, Tamou (ceramics) Washhouse Gallery Rozelle, Sydney
2007 “Merimbula Jazz Club” (Chancellor, Darby) Ivy Hill, Wapengo
2006 “In and Out of the Garden” Ivy Hill, Wapengo
2010 “Carte Postale” Angela Fitzpatrick Gallery, Broken Hill
2008 “Sun Prints” Megalo Access Art,s Canberra
2007 ”Site Specific” Bega Regional Gallery, Bega
2006 “Figuratively Speaking” Mechanics Institute, Moruya
2006 “Black and White” Café 25, Pambula
2004 “Stroke and Smudge” Bega Regional Gallery, Bega
2003- 2011 Part of numerous group exhibitions at Spiral Gallery, Bega
Finalist in art competitions:
2010 Outback Prize Broken, Hill
2010 Basil Sellers Prize, Moruya
2009 2006 2004 2003 South East Modern Art Group, Bega
2008 2007 2005 2003 Bega Valley Art Awards, Bega
2005 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, Bega
2003 Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize, Bega
2008 Bega Valley Art Awards Biannual, Second Prize, Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2007 South East Modern Art Group Exhibition: Commended – Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2005 ‘Lilith’ Spiral Gallery, Bega, First Prize.
2004 ‘Beyond The Square” Spiral Gallery Bega, People’s Choice Prize
2004 Merimbula District Art Group: Best Contemporary Painting
2003 South East Modern Art Group Biannual Exhibition: Highly Commended
2009 Broken Hill, Broken Hill Art Exchange
2010 Broken Hill, Art Mecc