Date: August 4 - 26
Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Location: NEXIS Narrogin Exhibition Space

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You are invited to join us at NEXIS for the official opening of From Norfolk to Narrogin: An Artist’s Journey, an exhibition of works by Sue Riley.

FRIDAY 3 AUGUST | 6pm – 8pm
NEXIS (Narrogin Exhibition Space)
82 Federal St, Narrogin

Please RSVP to ARtS Narrogin by phone (08 9881 6987) or email


Wednesday – Saturday | 10am – 4pm
Sunday | 1pm – 4pm
NEXIS (Narrogin Exhibition Space)
82 Federal St, Narrogin

Susan was born in Norwich, England in 1937. At the age of five her house was bombed and she and her elder sister, Jennifer, were evacuated to safety in another part of Norfolk that was not a target for German bombs.

It was at boarding school that Susan found escape from the pain of separation for her family in painting and drawing, the love of which has stayed with her for the rest of her life.

While working as a typist in London, Susan attended evening classes at Hammersmith Tech and, after emigrating to Perth where she worked at the University of Western Australia in the anatomy department as a secretary, while completing an arts degree part-time, she continued evening classes this time at Fremantle Tech. After her marriage she and her husband, Les, decided to move to Narrogin in order to give their future family the benefit of a country childhood. Even when raising her family of four children she tried to find time to attend as many workshops as possible with visiting artists.

Susan was a founding member of the Narrogin Art Group and the Narrogin town gallery now known as the NEXIS gallery and along with other dedicated local artists organised exhibitions and workshops for a number of years.

Susan has exhibited widely throughout WA in various exhibitions, e.g. Army Art, Royal Perth Agricultural Society, the Wagin Woolorama and Rotary exhibitions as well as in many other country competitions and exhibitions.

Early in her career Susan was known mainly as a water colourist as well as a pen and wash artist but has tried her hand at many other media and techniques such as oil painting and silk painting, pastels and acrylic painting. She has also had a number of commissions to paint people’s houses and farm buildings.

Susan is always ready to learn new skills and still attends classes at the Narrogin campus of CY O’Connor Institute where she enjoys the company of the other artists.