PhD, South Australian School of Art, UniSA, Adelaide
Master of Fine Art (Research), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne



  • Conflict Zones, Partage residency exhibition, Institute de Francais, Mauritius.
  • The Scene is the Seen, Holy Rollers Studios, Adelaide.
  • Unmoored Memories, Sauerbier House, South Australia.


  • Heysen Prize (finalist), Hahndorf Academy, SA
  • Word, Hugo Michell Gallery, SA.
  • Wild, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW
  • Spurious Natures,  solo show at Hugo Michell Gallery.
  • Under the Spirit Light,  Gallery Flaneur, Adelaide.
  • Bridge,  group show,  Harts Mill, Port Adelaide


  • Feltspace auction show.
  • This Wild Song group show at Gallery Smith.
  • Grain,  Harts Mill, Port Adelaide
  • The End and What Came After, Adelaide Town Hall.


  • Sue Kneebone, Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Border Crossings, Galway Contemporary Art Centre, Galway Festival of Arts
  • Silent Nature, Jam Factory exhibition at Sepptlesfield.
  • Illusions of History,  group exhibition, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
  • Border Crossings, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia, curator Mary Knights


  • Penumbral Tales, Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide.
  • Spell Dust and Moral Ruins, for CACSA Contemporary 2015, ACSA Gallery
  • Ghostly Natures, Adelaide Town Hall.


  • Deadpan, Fontanelle ARI, Adelaide
  • Melbourne Art Fair, CACSA project space.
  • 135th Meridian East, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
  • The Archaelogy of Descent, Marshall Arts, Adelaide.
  • Testing Ground, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, curated by Julie Gough


  • Dark Manners, CACSA, Adelaide (solo)
  • The Mineral Kingdom, South Australian Museum (solo)
  • Testing Ground, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, curated by Julie Gough
  • Eagle Lane, Public Art light box commission, Brisbane, Qld.


  • CACSA Contemporary: New SA Art, North Terrace
  • Shimmer Photography Festival, City of Onkaparinga
  • Echoes of Others, Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Melbourne
  • Forces of Nature, Australian Embassy, Washington, US
  • Heysen Sculpture Biennial, The Cedars, Hahndorf
  • ArtRoom 5


  • SALA Festival, Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Anachronism Gardenism, Centennial Park, Sydney
  • Materials and Histories, ArtRoom5, Adelaide
  • Aura: The Haunted Image, Level 17 Artspace, Victoria University, Melbourne


  • New New, CACSA Contemporary, North Tce, Adelaide.
  • Naturally Disturbed, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia (solo)
  • Border Crossings, Human Rights Visual Art and Film Festival, Format Collective Gallery, SA.
  • Art West Festival, Adelaide, SA


  • Adaptation, satellite exhibition, Murray Darling Palimpsest, Palmer, SA.
  • Angelfire, Felt Art Space, Adelaide, SA (solo)
  • Hideout, Seedling Art Space, (solo)
  • Terra Spiritalis, Murray Bridge Art Gallery, SA
  • Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Palmer, SA
  • Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne


  • City of Hobart Art Prize, Hobart
  • 2×20 Parslow Street Studios, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
  • My Reality, Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Victoria
  • World Year of Physics Art Prize, Macquarie University Art Gallery, NSW.


  • Re>Growth, temporal public art works, Redlands Art Gallery, Qld.
  • Smorgon Steel Contemporary Art Prize, Customs Wharf Gallery, Williamstown, Vic.
  • Undercurrent, site specific environmental art installations on Yarra River, Warrandyte, Vic.
  • Toorak Village Sculpture Festival. Toorak, Melbourne, Vic
  • Strand Ephemera, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Qld
  • Broken Hill Outback art prize exhibition, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW
  • Toorak Village Sculpture Festival. Toorak, Melbourne, Vic
  • Stony Creek Environmental Art Event. Maribyrnong, Vic
  • Hearing Place, curated by Ros Bandt. Yarra Sculpture Space, Melbourne,
  • Passage: CSA St. Kilda Botanical Gardens, Melbourne.
  • Artscapes: Sustainable Living Festival. Federation Square, Melbourne.
  • Environmental Acts: Maroondah Art Gallery.
  • Race to Create: Nillumbik Ephemeral Art Prize, Vic.
  • CSA @ St Kilda Botanical Gardens, Melbourne.
  • A Melbourne Summer, Urban Art Bus Shelter, Flinders St., Melbourne
  • The Floating Land: International Site Specific Art Laboratory, Noosa, Qld.
  • The Lie of the Land, Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre
  • Stockpile, Linden Contemporary Art Gallery, St Kilda (solo)
  • The Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Exhibition, VCA
  • Recent Graduates, Emerging Artists, Arts Victoria, Melbourne.
  • Mildura Palimpsest, #4, Mildura, Victoria. Large outdoor installation on landscape.
  • ANZ Fellowship Art Award Exhibition, ANZ Collins St, Melbourne.
  • Parlourama, Latrobe Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • Journey into Eccentricity, Montsalvat, Melbourne.
  • Hermanns Art Award, Mornington & Span Galleries, Victoria

Awards and Scholarships

  • Arts SA, Independent Makers Grant, 2013 and 2015
  • Qantas Foundation Contemporary Art Travel Award, SA recipient , 2011
  • Australia Council Grant for New Work (established), 2011
  • Joyner Postgraduate Research Scholarship, University of SA, 2007 to 2010
  • SASA Postgraduate Research Travelling Scholarship, 2007
  • 2004, Smorgon Steel Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition. Highly Commended award
  • 2002, Nillumbik Ephemeral Art Prize, First Prize.
  • 1999, Friends of the VCA Grant
  • 1994 & 1995 Harry Curtis Prize (Victorian College of the Arts)
  • 1995, Walker Ceramic Award, First Prize (National Graduate Award)

Residencies and Travel

  • 2014 -2016 Travel to Ireland to research heritage and post-famine disaspora for Border Crossings exhibition with support from Arts SA and Australia Council funds.
  • 2011-2013 International travel for research to UK, Scotland, Arizona, Los Angeles & New York with support of grants from Qantas Foundation Award and Australia Council.
  • Clay Alchemy: Cultural Exchange to Thailand, 2006 with support of Thai Australia Foundation.
  • Bundanon Residency, NSW, 2002
  • Floating Land Project, International Site Specific Art Lab, Noosa, Qld, 2001

Conference & Symposium Presentations

  • FRAN Fest, Art Gallery of SA, 2017.
  • Critical Heritage Conference, ANU, Canberra, 2014
  • Conciliation Narratives in Settler Societies, National Museum of Australia, 2010
  • Double Visions: Biennial Australian Studies Conference. Sydney University, 2010
  • AAANZ, Tradition and Change: Adelaide University, 2010
  • Twisting Mirrors: Post-graduate research symposium with Professor Michael Taussig, University of South Australia, 2010
  • Poetics Ecologies: Nature as Text and Text as Nature, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, 2008
  • Higher Degree by Research Forum, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, UniSA, 2008
  • Verge, Panel Presentation “‘process vs product’ making work in response to the environment.” National Ceramics Conference, 14-17 May, Brisbane, 2006

Media reviews & catalogue essays.

  • Silent Nature, Lara Merrington, Jam Factory catalogue essay,  2016.
  • Art Guide, Jane Llewellyn, June, 2016.
  • Testing Ground. Amy Jacket, Artlink (reviews), 2013, V33,2. P 132.
  • A Knack for Mining, Lisa Slade, The Adelaide Review, April 2013, p 32.
  • Encounter with the New, New New. Wendy Walker in chameleon from the ashes. CACSA@70, 2012. P71-86.
  • Critics Choice, Lisa Slade, Australian Art Collector, June, 2012, pp 150-3
  • Naturally Disturbed, Annika Evans, Eyeline (reviews), 72, 2010.
  • A Cautionary Tale, Stephanie Radok, Adelaide Review, April 2010
  • Yardea; A Frontier, Philip Jones, SASA catalogue essay, 2010
  • Re> Nature, Jessica Campbell, localART, #17, Dec 2004.
  • Up,Paul Magee, catalogue essay for Environmental Acts, Maroondah art Gallery, 2004
  • From Earth to Art and back to Earth, Jan O’Neill, Art Streams, May/June 2003, p11/12.
  • Stony Creek Environmental Art Project, Penny Algar, CSA News, May 2003
  • Hearing Place, Joel Crotty, The Age, Melbourne, March, 2003.
  • Living the Lie of the Land, Juliet Peers, Artlink, V22#2, 2002,p63.,
  • Lie of the Land, exhibition catalogue, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 2001.
  • Back To Basics, Tempe MacGowan, Art Monthly, March, 2002, p30.
  • Lightness Captivates Unwary Park Visitor, Victoria Hobday, CSA News, 6/3/02.
  • Horns of Dilemma, Yarra Leader, 4/2/02
  • Arts Accordian, Arts Victoria, 2001.
  • Artistic Look at Land and Identity, Melissa Iaria, The Mail, Oct. 2001
  • Mildura Palimpsest #4. Artlink, V21 #2, 2001.
  • Recent Graduates, Emerging Artists. Arts View, Arts Victoria, Vol 2 #2, 2001.
  • Provocative Parlour Game, Penny Webb, The Age, December, 2000.

Authored texts and presentations

  • Buring pipe Collection: A Feminist Guide to Pipe Smoking for FRAN Festival, SA.
  • Memory State, catalogue essay for Tamara Baillie’s exhibition The Driest State at CACSA Project Space, 2016.
  • Dark Manners,  craft + design enquiry: issue 7, 2015
  • ‘Reimagining the Pastoral Frontier’, chapter in Kate Darian Smith and Penelope Edmonds (eds) Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance, and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim. Melbourne University, Routledge, NY, 2015
  • Cover credit, Islands and Archipelagos, Southerly Journal, V72, 3, UNSW, Sydney
  • Drawn in, Sue Kneebone, Seedling Artspace catalogue essay, July 2012
  • Inland Memories, Sue Kneebone, SASA catalogue essay for Naturally Disturbed, 2010. UniSA.
  • Mapping Identity. Sue Kneebone, exhibition review in Craft, Vol 29, #238, 1999. Craft Victoria.
  • Japanese Contemporary Ceramics: The Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition. Sue Kneebone, VCG Newsletter, 261, 1997
  • Marea Gazzard: Annual Craft Victoria Lecture. Sue Kneebone, VCG Newsletter, 261, 1997

Sue Kneebone CV