Sue Kneebone’s interdisciplinary practice includes the transformative process of bricolage and photomontage to draw the viewer in to consider 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 the duplicitous nature of colonial settler culture entangled in the shadowy undercurrents of the past that still resonate today.
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. Recent exhibitions include a solo the Art Gallery of South Australia, Border Crossings as part of Galway International Arts Festival, Fontanelle and Hugo Michell Galleries. Sue has been a recipient of the Qantas Foundation Contemporary Encouragement Art Award, Australia Council and Arts SA grants.
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