Approved: 16.08.2006

Susan Bleakley

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006


The paintings refer to a kind of veil ,looking through like a structured net or web being able to see both ways from inside out, to outside in, not knowing what will show itself  in the front and what is behind, having to move forward as well as to draw further back to see the almost random patterning within the colour fields I feel it is these other pattenings reveal something that I cannot see or guess at whilst working on a canvas.

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  • Location: Penzance, South West
  • Activities: Further education, Residencies, Workshops, Public art, Studio practice
  • Categories: Digital, Drawing, Film & Video, Mixed Media, Painting, Public Art, Sculpture
  • Tags: Installation drawing sculpture painting mixed media video photography lecturing workshops
 

Biography


The paintings refer to a kind of veil ,looking through like a structured net or web being able to see both ways from inside out, to outside in, not knowing what will show itself  in the front and what is behind, having to move forward as well as to draw further back to see the almost random patterning within the colour fields I feel it is these other pattenings reveal something that I cannot see or guess at whilst working on a canvas.

Other work in sculpture  installation and video is ongoing and some similiarty is there with  the painting

I work with 4th year medical students running an SSU (special study unit) on an artbased module
 

 

CV & Education

 

Susan Bleakley

www.susanbleakley.org.uk

www.axisweb.org

email: susanbleakley@mac.com

Tel: 01736 871797

HIGHER EDUCATION

1995-97: MA Fine Art [Sculpture] Royal College of Art [Thesis: Chora and Space, Distinction]

1992-95: BA [Hons][1st class] Fine Art [Sculpture], Falmouth College of Arts [Thesis: Metaphors of Substance: Art and Alchemy]

1990-92: Foundation Studies, Falmouth College of Arts

SOLO & INTERNATIONAL SHOWS

2013  ‘Nobody’sHome (video) mixed show FAB Gallery, University of Alberta,Edmonton,Canada

2013  Residency/solo show’North of Normal’ Gallery B,Frankfurt(Oder),Germany

2013 Die Gefasse drawing mixed show Berlin Germany

2012  ‘Nobody’s Home’ (video) National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa) – medical humanities conference presentation

2012  ‘Work in case of an emergency’ (Arbeiten fur den Ernstfall) – joint installation with Alexandra Karrasch. Institute for Stories Letschin OT Ortwig, Brandenburg, Germany

2009 Wie kommit die Kuh aufs Dach,' Against the Divide' installation Brandenburg Berlin Germany

2006 ‘Eighty per cent of bird song is non functional’ installation Plymouth Art Centre

2002 ‘Dressings’ Video installation Brewhouse Phillips Gallery Taunton

2000 ‘Seeing Through Flame’ Solo Installation ZKP Lokovni Salon Celje Slovenia, [Fringe Manifesta 3 European Biennial of Contemporary Art, ‘Borderline Syndrome-Energies of Defence’ Ljubliana, Slovenia.]

2000 ‘Seeing Through Flame’ touring to solo Installation and video projection Varna City Art Gallery, Bulgaria

SELECTED MIXED EXHIBITIONS

2013 Installation Transitions Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance

2013 ‘Like/don’t like/don’t care’ Mile End Art Pavilion, London. Mixed show: installation.

2013 ‘Being at the Edge the Edge of Being’ sculpture (video)’ Stone Matters’ Stephen Lawrence Gallery,University of Greenwich London

2013 ‘Hand over Hand Cross pollination,(video) Fountain Project Tremenhere Sculpture garden

2013 Broken Tears Tremenhere Sculpture gardens

2013’ Interior weather ’(video) The Dark Rooms Cornwall

2012 Nobody’s Home video Death Animations conference event Baltic Gateshead

2012 Railing against time Video and Broken tears Newlight on Newlyn Plymouth city Museum and Art gallery

2012 ‘Hand over hand cross pollination’ Video Site-non-site Kestle Barton Cornwall

2012 ‘Nobody’s home’ (video) Baltic, Gateshead ‘Death Animations’ conference.

2011 Print Ramp exhibit: Exchange, Penzance

2010 ‘Nobody’s Home’ video short: Association for Medical Humanities annual conference exhibition, The Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro

2010 ‘Reality Check’ Newlyn Gallery

2009 Wie Kommt Die Kuh Aufs Dack installation ‘Against the Divide’ Schloss Grob Rietz Germany

2008 ‘All Washed Up’ video short: Association for Medical Humanities annual conference: Glasgow Medical School

2005 ‘Ambiguous by Nature’ Association for Medical Humanities annual conference: Peninsula Medical School, The Knowledge Spa, Truro

2004 ‘60 Seconds Of Hope’ video group show PALP, Penzance

2003 ‘Wish You Were Here’ – touring show of works in suitcases around Cornwall (group show PALP)

2002  ‘Field of Vision’ - site-specific intervention in landscape at Tremenheere, Penzance (group show PALP)

2001 ‘Transitions’ - site-specific installation Newlyn Orion Gallery

2001 ‘Us and Them’ - Axis website exhibition <www.axisartists.org.uk/exhibitions>

2001 ‘Cattle Market’  - Gloucester: 2 video shorts

2001 ‘Palpitations’ - site-specific show, Old Telephone Exchange, Penzance [group

show PALP)

2000 ’Shed’ - site-specific installation Penzance [group show, PALP)

2000 ‘Subverted Suburbia’ - touring to Dick Institute, Kilmarnock,

2000 Public Arts Laboratory - Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

1999 Public Arts Laboratory - John Moores University Liverpool Art School Gallery

1999 Public Arts Laboratory - Globe Gallery Newcastle [Touring 1998 PAL residency]

1999 ‘Subverted Suburbia’ - Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries - mixed show

1999 ‘Away From Home’ - Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool - group of 4 show

1997 ‘Below Stairs’ - site-specific installation, mixed show, Osterley Park House London

1997 ‘Hothouse’ - mixed RCA Sculpture - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew London

1997 MA Degree show Royal College of Art London

1997 ‘Spin’ mixed show, Gulbenkian Gallery RCA London

1996 Mixed Show, David Hockney Gallery RCA London

1996 Interim Show RCA London

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2013  3 points of contact Exchange Penzance Cornwall

2006-7 8-9 10-2011 2012 Special Study Unit Peninsula Medical School

2005 Arts Council of England small grants award

2004-2009 Artist in Residence Postgraduate Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro

2004 Arts Council of England Research and development small grants award

2002 Regional Arts Lottery Programme (RALP)

2001 South West Arts Travel award - research in Albania for PALP

2001 Swingate, PALP

2001 Penwith District Council: PALP

2001 Art 4 All: awarded to PALP

2000 British Council: travel and accommodation Slovenia

1998 Art 4 Everyone – 5 months residency at Liverpool John Moores University Public Art Laboratory/ Tarmac Topmix as Industrial Partner/ Liverpool Design Initiative

 

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

2012 Interview II Cornwall Today by Alex Wade

2011 Interview Cornwall Today by Alex Wade

2009 Video studio Interview www. Artcornwall.org

2006 The Big Issue (review of exhibition)

2006 Sept BBC Radio Devon and Cornwall interview with David Squires: Eighty per cent of bird song is non functional

2006 Sept Western Morning News article by Cherry Gordon

2006 Sept Times on line by Alex Wade

2005 Association for Medical Humanities 2005 3rd annual conference

         Metaphors for Practice: the art of healthcare, book of abstracts p83-84

2003 Beside the Wave Book by Tom Cross pp225\6

2002 AN magazine Dec: ‘Best Western’, Article on PALP pp 21

2002 Landscape and Arts summer edition ‘Field of Vision’ review

2000     ‘Remote’ - site specific installation Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2002 a-n magazine July reference to, and image from, PAL project with Tarmac Topmix pp22

2002 Art Review (Art Preview) Review of ‘Dressings’

2002 Review of ‘Dressings’ Guardian G2

2001 Catalogue ‘Cattle Market’, mixed video show - Gloucester

2001 Proof - summer issue - review of ’ Palpitations’ by Ed Krema

2000 Artists Newsletter - June - ‘Close Encounters’ review PAL work by Martina Margetts, pp18-19

2000 Artists Newsletter - Feb - ‘Soundings’ review ‘Subverted Suburbia’ by Carol Hogarth, p22

2000 The Independent ‘The Information’ review of PAL, Museum of Science and Industry by Peter Conchie, p15

1999 PAL CD-Rom

1999 Subverted Suburbia Catalogue [The Never Ending Dustpan] 

          <www.dungal.gov.uk/ subvertedsuburbia>

1999 The Guardian ‘The Guide’ - review ‘Away from Home’ by Robert Clark, p9

1998 BAVA Awards [Flames of Ceres]

 

Research Project

‘certainly, possibly, maybe’ Postgraduate Centre Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. Collaboration between medical consultants and artists exploring visual judgements

Project Management

CST ‘Coal Salt Tin’ creative collaborations. Site-specific projects Newlyn, Newcastle, Leeds

Public Work

‘Ambiguous by Nature’ series bought by The Knowledge Spa, Peninsula Medical School, Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro

Work currently exhibited in: Crane Kalman Gallery, Brompton Road, London

Susan Bleakley