Suzanne Archer

\ Winner: 2018 EMSLA Eutick Memorial Still Life Award Winner: Dobell Prize for Drawing Winner: 1994 Wynne Prize AGNSW

Lives and works in Wedderburn, NSW

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Suzanne Archer is an intriguing artist with a multidisciplinary approach. Her vigorously conceptual paintings weave deep personal belief systems into landscapes.

Born in Surrey, England, Archer has lived and worked in Australia since the mid-1960's and is recognised as one of this country's foremost artists. Her work is housed in major collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, as well as significant regional and tertiary institutions. Her unique vision is shaped by her extensive global travels and residences around the world, as well as her ongoing and profound connection to the Australian landscape.

Archer has been the recipient of the Wynne Prize (1994), the Dobell Prize (2010), the Kedumba Drawing Prize (2010) and the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (2018). Major survey exhibitions have been shown at the Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney (2016) Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown (2019) and the Orange Regional Gallery (2023). 

Suzanne Archer’s richly layered paintings and sculptures are steeped in the history and tradition of art-making yet exude a thoroughly contemporary edge. They move beyond the mere representational experience- rather enveloping the viewer in an introspective and immersive world.

\ Artworks


2017 \ Acrylic on paper \ 76.5 x 57cm

China Circle

2016 \ Mixed media \ 3 metre diameter

Documentary Evidence

2023 \ Oil on canvas \ 198 x 204cm

Even Song

2021 \ Chalk, pastel and ink on paper \ 140 x 120cm


2017 \ Acrylic on paper \ 76 x 57cm


2020 \ Chalk, Pastel and ink on paper \ 113 x 77cm, (from the Custodian Series)


2012 \ Cloth, acrylic paint and newspaper \ 29 x 18 x 15cm


2020 \ Chalk, pastel and ink on paper \ 113 x 77cm


2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 100 x 140cm


2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 173 x 213 cm


2017 \ Acrylic on paper \ 76.5 x 57cm


2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 210 x 360cm

\ News

NH Event


18 January 2024

Nanda\Hobbs is proud to present our Summer Exhibition, and the first show of 2024, “Beautiful Things”. Far from conventional, this exhibition is testament to the nuanced complexities inherent in the diverse voices of contemporary art.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Suzanne Archer


Group Exhibition

18 January — 3 February 2024

Landscape and Memory

Group Exhibition

2 September — 23 September 2023

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to find out more about Suzanne Archer.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
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