Sue Kneebone’s installation tableau incorporates the transformative process of bricolage and photomontage to evoke a sense of the Australian gothic. The material hybridity in her works seek to create an uneasy tension between the unspoken interiority of Australian colonial society at the far edges of empire and the duplicity of colonisation as committed ‘in the interests of human kind’.  Sue’s intention is 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.


Hellfire Creek, 2014

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