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Illustrator, artist and designer
Cross-disciplinary folk artist/illustrator based in Melbourne.
Inspired by culture and celebration.
Community based, covering a range of styles in both digital and traditional mediums.
A confident use of colour and figurative approach conjours memories of childhood, paying homage to the illustrative artists/designers of the 60’s and 70’s, with a contemporary sophistication.
Co-director of Arts Initiative Akimbo Collective.
Sites:: www.belindasuzette.com (under construction)
2010:: HIGH VIEWS Installation for Northern Exposure Festival, Melbourne
:: Mural for the Piggabeen & Cobaki Communities Centenary
2008/10:: Freelance Illustrator and Designer
Clients include: Brisbane City Council/Suitcase Rummage
RabbitHound/Darebin City Council/NMIT/Connie Choo
Jelly Tub Rollers/Toi Boi Shy/Four Thousand/Peppermint
2009:: Mural for The Co-Op Shop, Lygon Street Melbourne VIC
2009:: HIGH VIEWS Installation for Northern Exposure Festival, Melbourne
2007/10:: Akimbo Collective Artist Run Initiative – Co-director
2005/06:: Artworkers Alliance (Brisbane, QLD) – Program Officer
1992/02:: Customs Wharf Gallery (Melbourne, VIC) – Gallery Attendant
2010:: Bachelor of Illustration -North Melbourne Institute of TAFE deferred
2008/09:: Diploma of Illustration – North Melbourne Institute of TAFE
2005/06:: Certificate III in Arts Administration – QLD TAFE
1995/08:: Bachelor of Visual Arts – School of Contemporary Arts, Southern Cross University
2007:: RECENT WORKS, Love From Lucy – Gold Coast – QLD
2010:: HIGH VIEW NORTHERN EXPOSURE FESTIVAL, Open Studio Melbourne
2010:: HIGH VIEW NORTHERN EXPOSURE FESTIVAL, Green Butterfly Melb.
2010:: DESPERATE SPACES, PS Gallery – Brisbane QLD
2010:: MELBURN REPREZENT - WE LOVE MELBURN, Per Square Metre Melb.
2009:: Arts Industry Awards, A Space – Melbourne VIC
2009:: Illustrators Australia Presents 9x5=20, Space 39 – Melbourne Int. Fringe Festival VIC
2009:: 696 Presents GET TRUCKED, Per Square Metre, Semi-Permanent Festival Melbourne
2009:: ILLUSTRE Graduate Show, Chapel Off Chapel - Melbourne VIC
2009:: ZINE Launch, Disco Beans Arts Space - Melbourne VIC
2009:: HIGH VIEW NORTHERN EXPOSURE FESTIVAL, Open Studio Melbourne
2009:: HIGH VIEWS NORTHERN EXPOSURE FESTIVAL, Imagine Me Melb.
2009:: BUSHFIRE APPEAL Charity Auction, Brunswick St Art Gallery Melb.
2008:: TOTEM Melbourne International Fringe Festival – Federation Square
2007:: 25 SACKS FOR YOUR BACK, Crumpler, Melbourne Int. Fringe Fest.
2007:: OPEN:SPACE, Arthorse, TCB shopping arcade - Brisbane QLD
2007:: OPEN:HOUSE, Arthorse, The Old Post Office Gallery – Gold Coast
2007:: WONDERLAND Festival, Bandwagon – Gold Coast QLD
2007:: BLUBBER Festival, Akimbo Collective – NNSW / QLD border
2001:: KONG Kollaborative, ROAR Studios – Melbourne VIC
2000:: ARTZINE, Spencer Street Gallery – Melbourne VIC
2000:: KONG Kollaborative, Chiara Goya Gallery – Melbourne VIC
2000:: KONG Kollaborative, Smith Street Gallery – Melbourne VIC
1999:: KONG Kollaborative, Melbourne Arts Club Gallery – VIC
2010:: Winner of the SILO Contemporary Illustration Manual Cover Comp
2010:: Finalist for the SPART Awards, Outstanding Vocational Student Of The Year
2010:: Nominated for the Victorian Student Of The Year Awards
2010:: Nominated for the NMIT Outstanding Student Of The Year Award
2009:: NMIT Arts Industry Awards – Departmental Commendation
2009:: ILLUSTRE Grad Show – Neil Wallace Art Store Award for Innovation
2008:: NMIT Industry Foundation Study Grant Recipient
2006:: Nominated for Trainee of The Year Award
2010:: “Silo: Contemporary Illustration” Manual cover feature June 10
2009:: Craft Find Of The Week – HandMadeLife July 09
2009:: Arcilla, M.E. “Hear: Connie Choo” Four Thousand Magazine July 09
2009:: Sheenan, K. “Draw You In: Sunscreen” Peppermint Magazine Nov 09
2009:: Morgan, N. “Australian Artists Feel The Pinch’ a-n magazine Jun 09
2009:: Chang, J. “Creative: Practitioner and Space” ongoing photo-investigation
2009:: AvantCard Post Card, Selected for print and distribution throughout Australia
2009:: Longhurst, R. “Speaking From The Gap’ Lip Mag, Issue 17 Summer
2008:: Eastman, B. “We Are The Image Makers”, Issue 14 January 2008
2007:: Hogg, V. "Gold Coast Art Gang" J Arts Crew, The Program 11/10
2000:: “Kongcrete Talking” Artzine Published by Kong Kollaborative, 2 Issues
2010:: Silo Contemporary Illustration Manual
2009/10:: Akimbo Collective Presents ‘Harvester Of Hearts’ multi-media art performance & Installation - Brisbane QLD
2009:: ‘Illustre 09’ Art Show, Chapel Off Chapel – Melbourne VIC
2009:: ‘Claustrophobia’ Zine Launch, Disco Beans Art Space – Melbourne
2008/10:: Akimbo Collective Presents ‘The Happenings’ – Melbourne VIC
2007:: Akimbo Collective Presents BLUBBER Art, Craft and Performance Festival – NNSW/QLD
2005:: ARC: Art, Design & Craft Biennial, Artworkers Alliance- Brisbane
Southern Cross University, North Melbourne Institute of TAFE