03 Aug – 27 Aug 2022
“I just love making things…objects, artifacts and jewellery. I enjoy the stories they hold and the stories they can tell, the stories they evoke and the stories they conceal.
The work in this show is a continuum and an extension of the ideas and concepts I have been exploring for the past five years. After the death of my father, I began to look at objects more intimately, specifically the modest things that he owned and held. From there my work took on a more personal and familiar approach and embraced the use of objects, found, bequeathed, unearthed and gifted. One of the things that was particular about my father was his relationship to time, his anxiety about time, being on time, having enough time, marking time.
I began to ponder the way we measure time, the past, present and future and how we also measure more intangible feelings and emotions. This resulted in the creation of a body of work titled Measured, which was shown at Funaki, Melbourne in 2019.
In Measured #2 I build on this earlier collection and reflect on the last three years of pandemic life and our ever-changing relationship to the measurable and unmeasurable aspects of time, distance and safety. I have chosen to use a variety of materials and found objects to create a cacophony of works that act as a witness to the new not so normal world we now find ourselves in, to create a library of artifacts for the archives of the future”. Sue Lorraine, August 2022
Sue Lorraine’s studio-based arts practice spans over 40-years. She is a partner and founding member of Gray Street Workshop, Adelaide, was Creative Director of the Metal Design Studio, JamFactory from 1999 to 2008 and an employee of Arts South Australia from 2009 to mid 2021.
Sue has a continuous exhibition practice that is founded on experimentation, exploration and research. She works with a broad range of materials and techniques in a style that is graphic, minimal and refined.
“I strive to make work that offers an alternate interpretation, that mixes historical and contemporary narratives creating a personal index of objects that often stray from the safe and predictable path. I am curious about how things work, how we have come to understand our position in the world through objects and how this understanding is shaped and transformed by the passage of time”.