top of page

Watercolours WA
2nd International Watercolour Exhibition

Fremantle | February 2022

This international exhibition of top watercolour artists from 15 nations showcased a diverse range of styles, including"the soft and gentle, the bold and vibrant, sweeping landscapes, magical portraits, energetic abstracts, still life and more"

404 22 King Street.jpeg

Tresillian Studio Artists Exhibition

Group Exhibition | 7 February - 4 March 2022

Tresillian Arts Centre

Opening Event | 11 February 2022

6 pm to 8 pm

Tresillian Arts Centre, 21 Tyrell St Nedlands

Courtyard on Whatley-Sue Hibbert(1).jpeg

Plein Air Down Under Feature Artists Exhibition

11 September - 10 October 2021

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

The Plein Air Down Under Feature Artist Exhibition presents plein air and studio works by internationally acclaimed artists Herman Pekel (Vic), Lyn Diefenbach (Qld), Leon Holmes (WA), Val Brooks (WA) and Sue Hibbert (WA).


The 2021 Plein Air Down Under outdoor painting festival includes workshops, paint outs, exhibitions, demonstrations, Artist talks, pre-festival activities and awards and prizes. This festival celebrates everything to do with outdoor painting. The 2021 festival dates are the long weekend of 25, 26 and 27 September.

Further information and enrolments on the official website

Sue Hibbert York Hillside Watercolour .jpeg

Resonant Light

Solo Exhibition | 26 July - 20 August 2021

Tresillian Arts Centre

Resonant Light transforms the mundane of everyday spaces into dream-like urban visualisations. The exhibition is characterised by the multidimensional nature of the spaces we live in, where light determines our perception of the shapes that undulate around us each and every day. Resonant Light reacquaints the viewer with the beauty of the familiar that grows unseen over time. Sue’s approach to watercolour capitalises on the fluidity and unpredictability of the medium within the partially defined boundaries of realism.

Urban Spaces

Solo Exhibition | 27 July - 21 August 2020

Tresillian Arts Centre

Urban Spaces explores in Watercolour the built up urban environment we inhabit. We walk through these spaces amongst the myriad of images, surfaces that reflect light, transparency and movement. 

%22Across Wellington Street%22.jpeg

The Looking Glass

Solo Exhibition | 29 July - 23 August 2019

Tresillian Arts Centre

This exhibition captures the essence of what we see through the looking glass: The simplicity of landscapes and everyday spaces communicated through light, shadow, colour and contrasts. In addition to framed paintings, this exhibition includes a selection of paintings completed En Plein Air.

Lunch at Hotel de Caumont-Sue

Light and Shadows

Solo Exhibition | 27 August - 27 September 2018

Tresillian Arts Centre

The theme of light and shadows was explored through the lens of everyday interiors and how these personal spaces evoke stillness and a place of quiet contemplation. These spaces are full of dark corners with unknown boxes and disused items that present interesting shapes, textures and tones for the artistic eye. 

The Drycleaners.jpeg

French Impressions

Group Exhibition | 8 - 25 November 2018

Ellis House

In 2017, a group of Perth based watercolour artists undertook an immersive art tour of France, walking in the footsteps of the great French artists and the vibe of modern-day France. This exhibition was inspired by this journey.

Cafe in Aix-en-Provence.jpg

Colours of Spring

Group Exhibition | 9 - 26 November 2017

Ellis House

Sue and 15 of her watercolour students exhibited over 60 paintings in this group exhibition. The exhibition was opened by Susan Payne, President of the Watercolour Society of WA.

Sue Hibbert Ellis House Art Exhibition
Sue Hibbert Ellis House Art Exhibition

2017 WA Society of Arts 121st Annual Awards Exhibition

Group Exhibition | May 2017

The Palms Community Centre, Shenton Park

Sue was awarded first prize in the watercolour category for her painting Dante's Shed.

Aspects of Europe

Joint Exhibition | 25 July - 11 August 2013

Ellis House

This exhibition showcased the works of Sue and artistic photographer Jodie Holwill. Following a three-month trip to Europe in 2012, Sue was inspired to develop a watercolour series based on the Italian and French landscape. 

Sue Hibbert Jodie Holwill Art Exhibition

Watercolour Reflections of WA

Solo Exhibition | 9 - 26 February 2012

Ellis House

Sue's solo exhibition, Watercolour Reflections of WA, showcased works exploring the colours and moods of the Australian landscape. The collection included scenes from the Northern Ranges to Albany and Rottnest Island. 

Bungle Bungles.jpg

Art Awards

2022, Exposition D’Aquarelles, France & Poland, Global Top 20 Excellence Awards

2021, Awarded a Fellowship of the Watercolour Society of WA (Inc)

2021, First Prize Aqua Based, Beverley Station Arts

2021, Watercolour Highly Commended Award & Popular Choice Award, WA Soc. Arts

2020, General Category Award Winner, Watercolour Soc of WA

2020, 2019, Lawrie Bennett Plein Air Painting Award & Popular Choice Award, WA Soc. Arts

2019, 2018, 2017, Best Watercolour in Show Award, WA Soc. Arts

2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, Watercolour Highly Commended Award, WA Soc. Arts

2020, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2012, 2011, Highly Commended Award, Watercolour Soc of WA

2016, 2003, First Prize, Aqua Based Media, Beverley Station Art Gallery Purchase exhibition

2014, Highly Commended Award, Spirit of the Thoroughbreds Exhibition

2016, Third Place Winner, Town of Claremont Art Awards

2016, Special Award Winner City of Subiaco, WA Soc. Arts

2004, First Prize/Water Based Media, Morawa Art Exhibition

2001, First Prize Best Watercolour, City of Melville Art Awards

2001, Honourable Mention, City of Bayswater Awards Exhibition

1998, First prize Best Watercolour, South Perth Soc. of Arts

1997, Colour Award, MCAA Awards

bottom of page