Susan Bleakley

Concepts Installations using video and projection inspired by the elemental coastline and rapidly changing weather of West Cornwall, using the Doves that feed in the garden and the cows in the fields, my work draws on what is immediate in my environment, using materials that impact and capture the interior and exterior of the experiences. A continuing theme reworking qualities caught in alchemical imagery where essence is essential. I am exploring other themes to do with visual judgement with medical consultants. Also I am one of the founding members of PALP - Penwith Artist Led Projects.Influences Artistic, cultural, gender and domestic. Often re-visioning everyday objects. Also mythical and alchemical references, in more substance based work. Medicine - working with consultants on visual acuityCareer path Qualifications: 1997 MA, Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London 1995 BA Hons, Falmouth School of Arts, Cornwall 1992 Foundation Studies, Falmouth College of Arts Teaching Experience: 2002 Education Action Zone, workshop at Pldark mine and two days Treleigh School Redruth 2002 PALP with Newlyn Orion Education Week, one day workshop 2002 St. Just in Roseland Activity Centre, one day workshop 2002 Ceramic working with elderly in clay, six days 2001 Community of St. Anthony and Elias four and two days working with young schizophrenics in care. 1998 Slide Lecture and Tutorials, Fine Art Department, Liverpool John Moores University 1997 Slide Lecture and Tutorials, Fine Art Department, Exeter School of Arts and Design, University of Plymouth 1997 Slide Lecture and Tutorials, Fine Art Department, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury Areas of work: Primary education Secondary education Adult education Exhibiting Healthcare arts Lecturing Practice-based research Public art Residencies Lottery applications Workshops Special needs Collections: ZKP Likovni Salon Celje Slovenia read full statement