Sue Kneebone

Sue Kneebone’s use of mixed media incorporates the transformative process of bricolage and photomontage to draw the viewer in to consider more insidious subtexts such as disturbed ecologies and dispossession from colonial incursions. A combination of field trips and archival research into her family past have fostered a deeper understanding of the inherited and ongoing legacies of colonial settler culture. This landscape of contrasting brutality and gentrification has inspired a broader personal investigation of this colonising period. Her works seek to reflect an admixture of the genteel entangled with the darker undercurrents reflecting the lives of colonial ancestors.

Sue has a PhD in visual arts from the University of South Australia and a Masters in Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently a lecturer at Adelaide Central School of Art. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Border Crossings with Australian and Irish artists as part of Galway International Arts Festival, and exhibitions at Fontanelle and Hugo Michell Galleries. She has been a recipient of the Qantas Foundation Contemporary Encouragement Art Award, Australia Council and Arts SA grants.  Her work can be viewed online at website.