Soosie Adshead (1947-2020), artist, died on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 in Castlemaine, Victoria after a long illness.
Soosie was born on 30 April 1947, the eldest daughter of Sidney Adshead and Margaret Adshead (nee Temby) of Melbourne.
Educated at Newlands High School, Coburg, Soosie then went on to study design at Prahran Technical College. After working briefly in Hobart,
Soosie settled in Carlton, Melbourne, where she soon became involved with theatre productions.
From 1972 to 1979, Soosie used her significant design talents at The Pram Factory, working as set designer on a number of productions there,
including an adaptation of Jack Hibberd’s Dimboola in 1973. In the 1980s, she continued to work as a designer on a range of feminist,
theatre and book projects.
Soosie settled in Central Victoria in the late 1980s. She lived in Hargraves Street, Castlemaine before building a home in Vaughan Springs.
She later returned to Castlemaine. Soosie is survived by her sister Judith Aldrich and a niece.
A private cremation has been held.