About Suzy Costello

Suzy Costello

Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, New Zealand


I live in New Zealand on the eastern edge of Wellington harbour, surrounded by beech-forested hills, the sea and family.

Currently I am studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts at Massey University, Wellington after 4 years as a student at The Learning Connexion in Taita, Lower Hutt.  


My approach to art is form (both positive and negative) and line, which I carry through to both 2d and 3d work.  Respecting and understanding the materials I work with is important, whether it be wax, bronze, clay or printmaking. Each medium requires a different process and response and this understanding of how to interact with it allows the creative voice to become visible in the material I work with.

Art allows me to express the sublime in the ordinary routines of daily living - a chance to find Mindfulness.


If you would like to receive notice of future exhibitions or contact me please send an email and I will aim to respond within 3 working days.


Suzy Costello


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2020  Studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts, Massey University

2019  Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts (with distinction) Massey University

2017-18  Advanced Diploma Art & Creativity
                  The Learning Connexion
2014-16  Diploma Honours Art & Creativity

                   The Learning Connexion

2010-15  Betsy Kramer

2007-10  Mary Archibald



2018   Finalist NZAS Emergent Artist
           Finalist Wellington Regional Art

2017    Janet Law Scholarship, TLC

2014   Muriel Hopper 3-d Art Award


2020 Humbugga Exhibition

2019 Awagami Internation Miniature Print Exhibition, Japan
Muriel Hopper Hutt Art Awards

New Zealand Art Show

2018   LIFELike Japan Festival

           Taranaki National Art Show

           New Zealand Art Show
           Wellington Regional Art Show

           Muriel Hopper Hutt Art Show
2017   New Zealand Art Show
           Muriel Hopper Hutt Art Awards

2016   New Zealand Art Show

           Railway Street  Studios

           Muriel Hopper Hutt Art Awards

           Artists in Eastbourne

2015   Muriel Hopper Hutt Art Awards

           Eastbourne Artists

2014   Muriel Hopper Hutt Art Awards

           Wellington Regional Art Awards



Thanks to The Learning Connexion

and the Janet Law Charitable Trust

              Sue Allman for all her fabulous photos
             Richard Mayston for his bird photos
Wayne Churcher for installation photos


Mentors and Tutors
                Aaron Frater

                 Betsy Kramer

                 Bevan Shaw

                 Basia Smolnicki

                 Dennis Berdinner

                 Marci Tackett

                 Mel Ford

                 Pueto Bronze​

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