17-23 JUNE 2024


… is an Australian resident born in Taranaki, Aotearoa, New Zealand and identifies as New Zealand Maori (Te Atiawa, Ngamotu, Ngati Te Whiti) and of English and Scottish descent. She attended The University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Art graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art in 1995. Sue immigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 1998 and is currently living and working from her home studio on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar, Byford.

Her current practice is primarily based around painting and drawing mediums and extends ideas of abstraction, landscape, identity and spirituality. She experiments with the physicality of paint and process, allowing the imagery to spring from process. It’s in this place of painterly freedom that a unique space is created calling forth the subconscious world of the artist to connect with her external lived experience.

Underlying Sue Leeming’s work is an innately indigenous relationship to the land, waters and mountains of her homeland Aotearoa resulting in evocative responses to her experience as a visitor (manuhiri) living and working on the unceded lands of the Noongar people.

Living in the Peel region has had a significant effect on her sense of place and belonging, the displacement triggering a curiosity to understand how and why the local landscape influences her, particularly in her everyday, and how that resonates with the ‘places’ that inhabit in her mind.

Recent Exhibitions include: Summer Salon, Stala Contemporary Art Gallery, 2024, Thinking Hands, Stala Contemporary Art Gallery, 2023 HERENOW|2023: In-between-ness, Spectrum Gallery, ECU, 2023, Solo: Coalescence, Stala Contemporary Art Gallery, 2022, Asian Art Biennale, National Gallery Bangladesh, 2022, The Perth Royal Art Prize for Landscape Finalist, 2022, The Mandorla Art Awards 2022 Finalist. Sue is represented by Stala Contemporary Art Gallery


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