Suey McEnnally

Suey  McEnnally

About the Artists:

The beautiful landscapes of Suey McEnnally entice with a richness of texture, line and mood. Mastering the luxurious medium of oil pastel, McEnnally covers the picture plane with sweeping gesture - building up layers and delineating space as she creates enormous energy across the surface. Deep Prussian blues, opalescent whites and turner golds are hand created with pigment mixed with mica and temper. Whilst her Australian flowering deserts twinkle like stars in the desert sky, the strength of her line recalls Japanese calligraphy and woodblock print. 


McEnnally has been recently hung in the Art Gallery of New South Wales as a finalist in the 2005 Dobell Prize for Drawing. A previous finalist in the Sulman Prize, AGNSW, Paddington Art Prize, and winner Eco Art Award 2002 and Peoples choice. In the Redlands Westpac Art Prize 2004 (an invitation only competition) Suey won the Peoples Choice and Highly Commended sections for emerging artists. Suey is becoming widely recognized as one of this country’s leading contemporary landscape artists. We are proud to present Suey’s latest body of work - a pleasure to view and an event not to be missed. 




1983 Bachelor of Fine Art, College of Fine Art COFA, University of NSW

2001 Master of Art, College of Fine Arts COFA, University of NSW


Prizes and Public Exhibitions

2016   Finalist, The Paddington Art Prize for Landscape

2015    Swamp Chandelier. City of Sydney Pine St Gallery

2014    Manning Regional Art Gallery “On the Great Divide”

2012    Winner Paddington Art Prize for AustralianLandscape.  Judged by John McDonald (head art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald), Dr Janis Lander and Margret Woodward, artist

2011 Finalist, The Paddington Art Prize for Landscape

2010 Selected from the Blake Prize for Religious Art for the St Ives Uniting Church’s annual “Stations of the Cross” exhibition, Sydney, along with fourteen of Australia’s leading contemporary artists

2007 Finalist, The Paddington Art Prize for Landscape

2007 Finalist, Blake Prize for Religious Art
2007 Winner, Hunters Hill Art Prize
2006 Finalist, Paddington Art Prize for Landscape, and winner of the People’s Choice Award 

2004 Finalist, Paddington Art Prize for Landscape
2004 Highly Commended, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Emerging Artist section, and winner of the People’s Choice Award

2003 Finalist, Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2002 Selected from the Wynne Prize, for the Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery
2002 Winner, Eco Art Award of $10,000, Sydney, judged by Richard Goodwin, Bronwyn Bancroft and Ian Grant



2019  ‘Natural Wonders’ The Studio Gallery. Yallingup

2018  'The Studio Show’ Art Gallery on Darling, Balmain Sydney. Curated and exhibited by gallerist Sioblan Spratt

2018  ‘Brightness of Day, Darkness of Night’ Janet Clayton Gallery, Paddington Sydney

2017  ‘Inner Garden Pathway’. Gallery-One QSL

2016   “Cloud Garden (Contemplations for the Overworked)” Aro Gallery 51 William St Darlinghurst

2015  “Swamp Chandelier” Pine St (City of Sydney) Gallery Sydney

2015  “Bush Chandelier” Gallery One Queensland

2014   Manning Regional Art Gallery “On the Great Divide”

2013  Walcha Gallery of Art

2012  “A Long Line of Sight” Gallery One Queensland

2011  Gallery Aloft, Sydney

2011   Art Melbourne

2011  Gallery One Queensland           

2011 Studio Gallery, Yallingup Western Australia

2011 Gallery Aloft, Sydney

2010 July “Gravity and Drift”, solo exhibition, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2010 April “Something Wicked”, mixed exhibition, Sydney Metropolitan Art Gallery, Danks Street Galleries, Depot 1, Sydney

2009 October “Lux”, solo exhibition, Sydney Metropolitan Art Gallery, Danks Street Galleries, Depot 2, Sydney

2009 August “Three Artists”, with Joanna Logue and Laura Matthews, Gadfly Gallery Perth

2008 November “The High Country”, solo exhibition, Gallery Aloft, Sydney

2008 July Danks Street Galleries, Depot 1 and Depot 2, Sydney
2008 “Greetings from Coogee, Streeton Inspired”, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2008 January mixed exhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2006 December Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

2005 November “Lightfield”, solo exhibition, Barrack Street Gallery, Sydney
2005 “Mica”, solo exhibition, 1+2 Artists Studio Gallery, Sydney
2004 November “Illuminations”, solo exhibition, Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney
2004 March-April “A Dream of Resurrection”, solo exhibition, groundfloorgallery, Balmain, Sydney

2003 “About Landscape”, Delmar Gallery, Trinity Grammar, Sydney
2003 July-August “Shimmer”, solo exhibition, groundfloorgallery, Balmain, Sydney
2001 “Airmilk”, solo exhibition, 1+2 Studios, Lilyfield, Sydney

Plus many mixed exhibitions



Suey McEnnally’s works are held in Macquarie Bank’s Australian Landscape Collection, Heads of National Australia Bank Collection in Melbourne and several private collections. 



I'm mostly known for large format landscapes in Oil Pastel, Pigment and Paint. Finalist in many prestigious prizes including the Dobell and Sulman at the AGNSW, The Blake, Paddington, Manning and Country Energy Prizes. Highly Commended and Peoples choice in the Redlands Westpac Prize. Five times Finalist in the Paddington Art Prize for Australian landscape and winner of the peoples choice. Winner of the Eco and Hunters Hill Art prizes. Winner of the Paddington Art Prize for Australian Landscape 2012. 

Associated Exhibitions

30 March - 17 April, 2019
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Leeuwin Exhibition 2017
18 February - 1 March, 2017
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Christmas Exhibition 2015
12 Studio Artists Christmas Exhibtion
15 December, 2015 - 10 January, 2016
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