Lecturer, Contemporary Studio Practice, and Art History & Theory
Sue Kneebone’s interdisciplinary practice includes the transformative process of mixed media and montage to draw the viewer in to consider insidious subtexts such as disturbed ecologies and dispossession from colonial incursions.
Dr Sue Kneebone’s practice explores the transformative process of mixed media and montage. Her works challenge the viewer to consider insidious subtexts such as disturbed ecologies and dispossession from colonial incursions. A combination of field trips and archival research have fostered a deeper understanding into the duplicitous nature of historical memory and hidden truths as ongoing legacies of colonisation. Sue’s works seek to evoke the affective presence of colonial settler culture as a spectre of contrasting brutality and gentrification, entangled in shadowy undercurrents of the past that still resonate today.
With a PhD in visual arts from the University of South Australia and a Masters in Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, Sue has been a practicing artist, educator, and writer in Melbourne and Adelaide since 2002. She has had solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Hugo Michell Gallery, Galway International Arts Festival and various ARIs. Sue has been a recipient of the Qantas Foundation Contemporary Encouragement Art Award, Australia Council and Arts SA grants. Her work is held in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia and private collections.
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