Approved: 24.06.2008

Sue Freeborough

Artist

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Approved: 24.06.2008

My work essentially refers to the body, whether directly or obliquely. It is through the body that I address human issues such as relationships, identity and personal values.
My explorations on these themes have brought me to an analytical deconstruction of the body, presenting a depersonalised awareness of our outer limits, our bodily containment and the spaces we inhabit. Conversely other works

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  • Location: Waterlooville, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
 

Biography

My work essentially refers to the body, whether directly or obliquely. It is through the body that I address human issues such as relationships, identity and personal values. My explorations on these themes have brought me to an analytical deconstruction of the body, presenting a depersonalised awareness of our outer limits, our bodily containment and the spaces we inhabit. Conversely other works investigate the self image, memory and pairings through the whole body. As a sculptor my work evolves as a construction, focusing on the task of transforming an idea into a sculptural form often from drawings or philosophical readings, and I choose a variety of materials, such as bronze, aluminium, glass or wax to reflect and enhance my ideas. My overall aims are to consider contemporary issues and attitudes in sculptural, philosophical and political terms, and to evoke through sculptures duality of form and meaning a rich and provocative mix.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2000 - MA Art Design and Media, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth 1989 - BA Fine Art Sculpture, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham 1983 - BA Related Arts, University College Chichester, Chichester Solo exhibitions 2012 - Corpus, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Gloucestershire 2008 - Wrapped Up in Our Cells, gASP Gallery Art Space, Portsmouth Group exhibitions 2012 - Art at the Edge, Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford 2012 - Art at the Edge, Oxo Tower Gallery, London 2012 - Art at the Edge, Victoria Gallery, Bath 2012 - Sculptors Drawings and works on Paper, Pangolin London, Kings Place London 2012 - Woodwork, Catalyst Women, Art and Science, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Petersfield. 2011 - Energetic Woman, Catalyst Women, Art and Science, Spring Gallery Havant Hampshire 2011 - Mottisfont Open 2011, Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey 2011 - Sculptors Prints and Drawings, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Gloucestershire 2011 - Soulmates, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Gloucestershire 2011 - Totem Body, Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church London 2011 - Women Make Sculpture, Pangolin London, Kings Place London 2010 - 1000 Lakeside, Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth 2010 - Christmas Show, Pangolin London, Kings Place London 2010 - Crucible, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester 2010 - Hidden Drama, Catalyst Women Art and Science, Kings Theatre Southsea 2010 - Lost and Found, Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth 2009 - Climate, Catalyst Women Art and Science, Havant Arts Centre, Portsmouth 2009 - Fire and Brimstone, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Gloucestershire 2009 - Fire and Brimstone, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Stroud 2009 - In The Mix, Pangolin London, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London,N1 9AG 2009 - In THe Mix ll, Pangolin London, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London,N1 9AG 2008 - 1000 Lakeside, Art Space Portsmouth, Portsmouth 2008 - 800 feet, Art Space Portsmouth, Space Portsmouth University 2008 - Plastic Fantastic, Catalyst , Ninevah Havant Portsmouth 2008 - Sterling Stuff, Pangolin London, Kings Place, York Way, London N1 2008 - Sterling Stuff II, Kings Place, York Way, London N1, Kings Cross 2007 - Autumn Exhibition and Foundry Tasks, Gallery Pangolin, Pangolin Editions Gloucestershire 2007 - Judicious Juggler, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, West Sussex 2007 - Remember Me, Catalyst, Create Exhibition Centre, Bristol 2007 - Remember Me, Catalyst, Petworth House, West Sussex 2007 - Resurgence Exhibition, Havant Arts Centre, Langstone Gate Havant Artist talks 2012 - Sue Freeborough Talk, Site Festival , Stroud Gloucestershire Residencies 2011 - Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation Residency, Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation, Kasese Uganda 2009 - AA2A Artists Access to Art Colleges, Portsmouth University, Portsmouth Public commissions 2010 - Art at the Edge, Bath, Bath Somerset