Sue Jarvis

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Education. Higher Diploma of Secondary Teaching (Art and Craft).Former Secondary Art and Craft Consultant.

TITLES: Co-founder SECAN South-Eastern Contemporary Art Network, and of CART-Cardinia Art Society. Member MSWPS-Melb. Soc. Women Painters and Sculptors.

Artist Statement

Sue Jarvis was born and raised in the industrial and now multicultural city of Greater Dandenong in Melbourne’s south east. Sue was a major prizewinner at the Dandenong Festival of Music and Art for Youth, and went on to become an Art Teacher, Artist and Photographer.
Much of her current work centres around the changing nature of the city, with an emphasis on colour, shape, simplicity and symbolism to express an interest in the everyday contemporary life.
A keen photographer, some of her works have been produced for the City of Greater Dandenong, and for Places Victoria. Most photographs are manipulated and used for ideas for artworks.

Contemporary portraiture, particularly in Genre painting is another feature of her work. 2 works are in the State Library of Vic.,one at the Castlemaine Art Gallery, and one at the Monash Medical Centre. A major multi-cultural painting of many portraits in 3 panels is in the foyer of the City of Greater Dandenong Offices .

At present she is a finalist in the Lindsay King Art Award for further developing the Arts in Casey, and has an open gallery as part of the Winter Arts Program. She sees the relationship between the Arts, Industry and Tourism as important in the local community. In April 2017 she ran a 2-day Apple Harvest Workshop in conjunction with Hardings local orchard. In 2008, she won the Cardinia Shire’s Home-based Business Award.

Sue is increasingly being sought to judge Art Shows at a community and professional level. She has been an Artist in Residence in schools, and mentor to young artists. She has a Gallery and Botanic Garden at Gembrook which is open by appointment.

Solo Exhibitions. (over35 throughout Australia and overseas)
2016    MAMA Albury (NSW) – “In Process of Change” Including artist’s talks
2015    Montsalvat – Eltham ( Vic ) Joint exhn.
2011    “CONSTRUCTION CITY” – Walker Street Gallery,City Gr. Dandenong.
2010    Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Community Art Space
2005    “Changing Face of Anzac Day 1997-2004,” Shrine of Remembrance,
Melbourne, Vic (Photographs.)

Publications   “Post Modernism and the Visual Arts,” AEVJournal, Vol 6, No. 3, 2004
“The Character of Nineteenth Century Dandenong,1971.Revised 2000
Recent Awards
2013  Winner, Portrait Prize, Australian Water Colour Society,
Finalist: Eutrick Contemporary Still Life Award, Shirley Hannon Portrait Prize, Blake Prize, Gallipoli Art Prize, Polish Art Foundation Awards, Maritime Art Award, John Leslie Award.