Sculpture, life and art

Frank Veldze and Suzanne Donisthorpe have been collaborating together in artistic practice since 2010.

They specialize in large scale, immersive sculptures and installations that encourage audience engagement. They are interested in notions of home and place. Frank has a studio at the Fundere Fine Art Foundry in West Footscray and Suzanne is also a published author. Her novel getting Up was published by Pan MacMillan in 2013 under the nom de plume SD Thorpe. She worked as a radio producer/reporter with ABC Radio National’s various books and arts programs for 22 years.

Suzanne and Frank are currently presenters of ArtSwank a weekly arts program, broadcast on MainFM in Castlemaine.

Exhibition History


  • Weekly radio presentation – Down the Rabbit Hole with Frank – Streaming live on 94.9 MainFm 8 till 10 pm Wednesday EST.
  • Castlemaine State Festival – Dreamboat installation.
  • Corporate commission – Sydney International Airport


  • Private commission – Mosman NSW.
  • Lot19 Spring Sculpture Show
  • Yarra Sculpture Gallery – Fringe Festival exhibition – Prayer Wheel
  • Incinerator Art Award – Incinerator Gallery Moonee Ponds-shortlisted
  •  Montalto Sculpture prize – shortlisted
  •  64th Blake prize- shortlisted
  •  Castlemaine Arts Open


  • Moreland City Council Moreart Public Art Project – Dreamboat and Chance Baby
  • Yering Station Sculpture show – Crescendo
  • Lot 19 Castlemaine Spring Sculpture show- Excuse Me while I Kiss the Sky
  • Pixel – Yarra Sculpture Gallery Abbotsford Melbourne Fringe Festival – Are You Lying Down
  • Sagra Gallery Malvern – Group show
  • Moonee Valley Public Art Commission, Mt Alexander Rd Essendon- Crescendo
  •  Castlemaine State Festival – Unsettled



  • Yering Station Sculpture Show – Dream Dome
  • Montalto Sculpture Prize – Dream Dome
  • Mt Buller Sculpture Prize – Dream Dome
  • Periscope Visual Arts Show, Castlemaine State Festival – Are You Lying Down?
  • Artecyle, Walter Burleigh Griffin Incinerator Gallery – Dream Dome
  • After The Dreaming, Taradale – Battiani / Are You Lying Down?
  • Co.Lab, Viewpoint Gallery, Bendigo – One Day Mr Bunny Woke Up
  • Lot 19 Spring Sculpture, Castlemaine – One Day Mr Bunny Woke Up
  • Big West Festival – Dream Home with projection
  • Shelf Life Gallery, Taradale – One Day Mr Bunny Woke Up