Suzy Platt

“If I had to explain my work I would say that it is whimsical but at the same time there is a melancholic reality revealed. The characters I paint always have an impish yet dark quality. And yet they are simply reflections of the fragility, joy, and fleetingness of childhood. Ultimately, I just want to create beautiful paintings”. – Suzy Platt

Exhibitions, awards, and publications:

1999 Sell out (in 40 minutes) exhibition at Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin. 2000 Hope and Sons Art Awards, 2nd prize Dunedin, New Zealand. 2003 Breastfeeding Awareness Art Awards, 1st prize, Dunedin. 2004 Solo exhibition at Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney. 2005 Otago Art Society Art Awards, 1st prize Dunedin, New Zealand. 2006 “Wonderland” solo exhibition at Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin. 2007 Entered British Portrait Awards, work taken on by Fairfax Gallery, London. 2007 Booklet released by Gallery De Novo celebrating 10 years of my painting. 2008 “Trinkets” sell out exhibition at Gallery De Novo, Dunedin. 2011 “New Works” sell out exhibition at Gallery De Novo, Dunedin. 2011 Donated painting Mother and Child painting to charity auction, raising over $4000 for The Neo Natal Trust. 2011 Featured in New Zealand Gallery publication by Denis Robinson, as one of New Zealand’s established artists. 2012 “Songs of the Seasons” small solo show at Gallery De Novo, Dunedin. 2012 Donated painting Girl with Puppy to MoreFM’s charity auction for KidsCan. 2014 “In Bloom” solo show at Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery, Queensland 2015 “Autumn Awakenings” Group exhibition at Manyung Gallery, Melbourne.