Art Shed

Weaving magic at Kaiela

By Shepparton News

Perfectly Imperfect- An Exhibition of New Works by Suzanne Atkinson

Opening Date: - Thursday 26 April - 25th May

Time:- 6.30pm – 8pm

Venue: - Kaiela Arts 137-139 High St Shepparton

Cost: - Free Admission

Bookings for Catering: - Kaiela Arts 03 58219842 or [email protected]

 Suzanne Atkinson is a Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Baraparapa woman from Mooroopna.

She and husband Andrew we have nine children and three grandchildren.

Here, Suzanne talks a little about her life and art.

"I would like to share with you a little about myself and the leading to my exhibition.

Due to family commitments I chose to pursue an art career later in life, by studying at Deakin University - Bachelor of Contemporary Arts/Visual Arts in 2015. After completing my degree, I remained idle for a year continuing my procrastinating stance. I could honestly say that in that time I had only completed one painting and that was on a size A4 watercolour sheet of paper. The mediums I use range from painting, wood burning, weaving, ceramics to jewellery making and poetry.

Although I obtained a Bachelor Degree for art on paper, I believe I became an artist when I found the passion for it last year. After becoming an artist member with Kaiela Arts, I was introduced to a weaving and ceramic workshop. This was my calling, considering that I have never woven before and thought it was a job for “old people”. Being a novice in this field of art, I have found this easier to be more creative. The works that you will expect will range from woven baskets, jewellery, vases, placemats and coasters, landscape and portrait paintings, ceramics and poetry"

_ Suzanne Atkinson