Photo. Lava Moss. Iceland. July 2015. Susan Mabin
Susan Mabin is a New Zealand artist, born in Central Hawkes Bay. After travel, marriage, bringing up a family and working in the health profession, Susan returned to Hawkes Bay in 2012 to study for a Bachelor in Visual Art and Design at EIT in Taradale. Susan was awarded the David Fine Memorial Scholarship in 2013, in recognition of creative and academic achievement, and awarded the Top Visual Arts Student in 2014 on completion of her degree. In May and June of 2015, Susan took part in an Artist Residency in Ólafsfjörður a small town on the edge of a fjord in northern Iceland. In 2016 Susan will continue to develop the project that began In Northern Iceland, adding a Southern Hemisphere perspective to it as she begins her studies towards her Masters of Professional Creative Practice at ideaschool, EIT, in Hawkes Bay.