Sue Pedley, 2011
Sue Pedley is an artist of place. She forges links within and between places, to bring attention not only to the specific and perhaps overlooked qualities of the place we might be standing in, but also to the relationship … to other histories, cultures and power stakes. Her site-specific interventions are often subtle and ephemeral, designed to evince reflective responses, poetic musings, and a gentle form of embodied awareness. They often hover on the boundary between art and nature, where we are called upon to think about this relationship and the role of art and the artist in everyday life. Pedley’s installations are born out of long periods of research, when she investigates the history of her chosen site, as well as the materials and type of activity that go to make up that site’s identity.
About Sue Pedley
Sue Pedley is an artist whose concerns are to develop a processed based approach; to explore alternative ways to experiment with different materials and their relationship to place; and to reformulate basic elements of time/light and space.
Sue Pedley has a Masters of Fine Art from the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney (1997); she has also studied at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney (1989); Stadelschule, Frankfurt, Germany (1985); and the Tasmanian School of Art (1984).
Sue Pedley has undertaken residencies and projects in France (1985), Germany (1985), London (1995), Vietnam (1997, 2007), Japan (2006, 2011), China (2011), Sri Lanka (2000) Canada (2007) and Tasmania (2011). Recent exhibitions include Copper Ships at the Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney (2011), Blue Jay Way, Heide Museum of Contemporary Art and Penrith Regional Gallery Lewers Bequest (2007); she has also been an invited participant in Setouchi International Art Festival (2010) and Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial (2006) in Japan. Sue has recently exhibited at James Dorahy Project and is currently collaborating with Reiko Sudo at the Tokyo Wonder Site in Tokyo.