2020 ARTIST BIOS | SUZI LUCAS

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Born in New Zealand in 1960 Suzi studied Graphic Design at Auckland Technical Institute and moved to Gold Coast Australia in 1982 where she works as a visual artist and sculptor.

Suzi’s work draws on her love and respect for human narrative, nature and the environment. Her works portray and question the passing of time and the concept of space and distance. Working with different materials, including found and repurposed objects, Suzi’s work alludes to life and questions the notion of sentimentality.

By exploring distinctive concepts, Suzi creates work to evoke tactile experiences through scale and perspective and incubated space. These elements encourage the viewer’s engagement and elicit a response to spark dialogue amongst an audience and peers. Suzi has created artworks for sculpture festivals, private gardens, children’s parks and public spaces. She has collaborated with architects, engineers, school students and community on various creative projects.

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Moonbird B95, Suzi Lucas

B95 is the Ambassador for worldwide preservation of Migratory Shorebirds, this tiny 1.4 kg Red Knot has flown 515,000 kilometres in his lifetime. The distance is equal to flying to the moon and half way back hence the nickname Moonbird. He has been sighted and recorded along his migration route for more than18 years. Globally Red Knots (Calidris Canutus Rufa) are under threat and endangered due to loss of habitat, declining food stocks and global warming.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.