Susie Baker

 

I am a Fine Art Photographic artist who experiments with alternative photographic processes.  I graduated from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, in 1998 and after working for many years in the arts sector in Scotland I made the decision to move to New Zealand in 2006.  I currently work from my studio and garden in Kaikoura N.Z where I'm continuously experimenting & learning. I exhibit my artwork locally and enjoy transforming unused spaces into dynamic temporary exhibition spaces, that often include public engagement with the arts.  I have exhibited nationally in N.Z and I'm excited to get my artwork seen internationally.

 

Shared Lines: Aotearoa in Japan 2020

Feather in Bottle, Tea toned Cyanotype with charcoal pencil, 2020, H=500mm W=260mm

Uplifted Treasure, Gumoil print, 2019, H=350mm W=250

"Identity'- Feather in bottle - This image has been made using the early sun printing process, Cyanotype, the blue Cyanotype print has then been toned brown using tea to give the paper and image an aged look... the image has an association with New Zealand's history & the days of early European settlers... whilst I've been considering my own cultural identity.

Gumoil Bottle - This bottle was brought to light due to the uplift of the Kaikoura coastline in the 2016 earthquake, the bottle has been printed using the alternative photographic process 'Gumoil' which requires a mixture of sun, Gum Arabic solution and burnt umber oil paint."

 

Shared Lines: Kaikōura 2019

Cyanotype Workshops: Art Meets Alchemy - In this workshop the public was able to create their own cyanotype print with local artist Susie Baker. The prints made on site could be taken home or exhibited alongside the other great art works in the SL:K Art exhibition. Participants were encouraged to bring along special objects or materials to experiment with, and were given instructions of how to repeat the process at home alongside a brief history of cyanotype print making.