Sue Anderson Artist


Sue Anderson has regularly exhibited her exuberant paintings and drawings around Australia since 1983


Since then she has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows around Australia. Her work uses colour and simple figurative elements in landscape to illustrate her delight and concern for the natural world. Her work is held in many private and public collections in Australia and overseas.

You can see her current work at Australian Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney and Salt Gallery Queenscliff.

"My artwork celebrates the momentous landscapes at our backdoor, the fragile beauty of the everyday, the songs and dreams of our daily worlds."

Sue Anderson 2013


1962 Born Geelong, Victoria
1980-83 Bachelor Education (Art and Craft), Melbourne State College


Solo Exhibitions

1984, 86 Rhumbarallas Gallery. Melbourne.
1989 The Women’s Gallery. Melbourne.
1992 Mildura Art Gallery.
Australian Galleries. Melbourne
1994-96 Australian Galleries. Melbourne
1998 Peripheral Visions, Geelong Art Gallery. Victoria
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Australian Galleries. Melbourne
2004 Suitcase Series, Shanghai. China
Natural Selections. The Depot Gallery. Sydney
2006 In My Nature, Australian Galleries. Melbourne
Telling Tales, Libby Edwards Gallery. Sydney
2007 Going About, Libby Edwards Gallery. Sydney
2008 Coastal Drift, Australian Galleries. Melbourne
2010 Land and Sea, Australian Galleries. Sydney
Moving Horizons, Australian Galleries. Melbourne
2012 Near and Far Australian Galleries. Melbourne
2013 Home and Away, Australian Galleries. Melbourne
2015 Between trees and freeways Australian Galleries. Sydney

Group Exhibitions

1986 The Tea Chest Prize (Winner), Rhumbarallas
1988 Right Here Right Now, National Touring Exhibition
1990 Pressing Issues, Latrobe Library, State Library, Victoria; Churchie Exhibition
Drawing Award, Brisbane
1992 Chaumont Poster Exhibition, France
1994 Original Prints, Australian Galleries, Sydney; Domain of the Other: An exploration
into community arts by 10 women artists, National Gallery of Victoria
1995 Williamstown Art Prize, Best Local Artist Award, Melbourne
1996 Dominique Segan Drawing Prize, Castlemaine; Broken Hill City Art Prize
1997 Knock Knock, Australian Galleries and Images International, Hong Kong
1998 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery; Fremantle Print Prize
1999 Pleasure, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2000 John Leslie Art Prize (judges commendation), Sale, Victoria
2001 Tattersalls Club Art Prize (Landscape Painting), Brisbane; William Buckley
Rediscovered, Geelong Art Gallery and Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery
2002 John Leslie Art Prize, Sale, Victoria; Wyndham Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne
2005 R.T. Edgar Alpine Art Prize (winner people and events section), Mt. Bulla, Victoria
2006 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
New Year Group Exhibition, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
Group Show, Libby Edwards Gallery, Brisbane 2006
2007 Small Pleasures, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 2007
2009 Wishart Gallery Port Fairy
Summer Show, Australian Galleries
Lancaster Press exhibition, Collaborations. Griffith Regional Gallery
2010 Stone Love, Lithography exhibition, Lancaster Press, Melbourne
Artists’ prints made with integrity, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2011 Seven Seas 7 women artists. Salt Gallery Queenscliff
Gold Coast Art Prize. Finalist.Queensland.
2013/14/15 Salt Gallery Queenscliff.
2015 Cars=My Automolove Caboolture Regional Gallery
Tattersals Club Landscape Art prize. Finalist. Brisbane
2016 Between a rock and a hard place. Megalo Print Studio and Gallery. Canberra
Tattersals Club Landscape Art prize. Finalist. Brisbane
2017 Between a rock and a hard place. The Art Vault. Mildura
Kelton Plain Artist Residency Exhibition. Raglan Gallery and Art Centre Cooma NSW.

Commissions and community art projects

1988 Ooh Yuk It's Been Irradiated, Mural, Jolimont Bridge, FEIPP
1989 Mural, Goulburn Valley Base Hospital
1990 Mural, St. Vincents Boys Home and Arts Access
1991 Carlton Recreation Map, Melbourne City Council
1992 Lygon Street car park mural, Melbourne City Council
Keep in Touch, Children's printmaking wkshops, exhibition, Aust.Post MCCouncil
Painted Tram, Public Transport Corporation and Melbourne City Council
1993 Carlton and Parkville recreation Map, Melbourne City Council
Bronze Relief Inlay, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne City Council
1994 Poster Design and Community Consultation, Children's Services, City of Wyndham
1995 Artist in Schools Project, Bellbridge Primary School, Hoppers Crossing
1995-96 Textile Journeys Art workshops and exhibition by refugee women from N.E. Africa, Access Gallery, National Gallery Victoria
1996 Artist in Residence, Redplanet Community Screenprint Workshop
1997 Australian Inventions drawings, AMRAD, Bristow &Prentice Advertising
1999 Courtyard painting project, Westbourne Grammar Junior School
2000 Flights of the Imagination, Artists in schools project, Point Cook Primary School
2002 Commission of 30 drawings for Asia, Australia and Pacific clients, Empower Pty Ltd
2003 Dragon Garden outdoor art project, Point Cook Primary School
2009 Casual teaching at Mt. Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre
2010 Art workshops in S.Australia for Anangaku Arts
2011 Screen printing workshops Oodnadatta , Indulkna ,South Australia
2012 Pastel workshops Salt Gallery Queenscliff
2011-2013-2014 P-9 Part time Art Teacher Point Cook College
2014/15 Artist in residence Geelong Grammar School. Corio and Timbertop
Artist in Residence Seaholme Primary School, Eco Garden, CASS project
2016 Artist in Residence Geelong Grammar School Toorak
2017 Brooklyn Community Pathway painting project
Artist in residence The Geelong College


AUSTRALIA: Australian National Gallery, Latrobe Library, Gallery of N.S.W. Geelong Art Gallery, Warnambool Art Gallery, University of Tasmania, Artbank, Mildura Art Gallery, Shell Oil Company, Crown Casino, Department of Communications, IT and the Arts, Canberra, Orica, BHP Steel, Western Mining Corporation, BP International, CSR, Leighton Contractors, Pilkington Australia, ANZ Bank, Australian Treasury, Rio Tinto

CHINA: Procter & Gamble (Guangzhou), Federal Express (Guangzhou), SH Mobile (Shanghai), Shanghai Telecom (Shanghai), Maersk (Shanghai), Cisco Systems (Beijing), Hongkong Land, Hongkong Bossini

NEW ZEALAND: NZ Post, Ezi Buy, Transpower, Meridian Energy, Capital Coast Health, Wellington City Council, UCOL

SINGAPORE: Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation, Procter and Gamble, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Honeywell

1994 The Art of Survival, Vol 14 No. 2, Artlink Magazine
1999 July Every Canvas Tells a Story of Life's Complexities, by Anna King Murdoch, The Age
2000 Between Maribyrnong and Barwon, by Tim Abdullah, Coast and Country Magazine
2001 The Arts Show, Footage of exhibition, ABC TV
2004 Feb Hindsight, radio interview by Lyn Gallagher, ABC Radio National


1994 The Art of Survival, Vol 14 No. 2, Artlink Magazine
1999 July Every Canvas Tells a Story of Life's Complexities, by Anna King Murdoch, The Age
2000 Between Maribyrnong and Barwon by Tim Abdullah, Coast and Country Magazine
2001 The Arts Show, Footage of exhibition, ABC TV
2004 Feb Hindsight, radio interview by Lyn Gallagher, ABC Radio National
2014 Celebrating Australia Wonder: Australia day wrap. The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age Newspaper