Sue Leeming

 

Sue Leeming is an Australian resident born in Taranaki, New Zealand and identifies as New Zealand Maori as well as of English and Scottish descent.

She attended The University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Art and majored in printmaking 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.

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. She is interested in plasticity and psychological responses to both cultural and physical environments.

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.

‘The works represent landscape as a material condition that both shapes and is shaped by psychic subjectivities. Leeming develops a means of articulation and system of signification expressive of her unease at the contradiction between her environment and her identity. Her work describes a relationship to place refracted through structures of belonging like personal customs, historical ephemera and recognition of her Maori, English and Scottish heritage’. Alisa Blakeney: South West Art Now 2018

Group exhibitions include 89 Days, Kidogo Arthouse, at the Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival, South West Art Now 2018, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Minnawarra Art Awards 2018, Curated by Ron Nyisztor; Scene 2018 at Nyisztor Gallery, Melville; 2017 City of Busselton Art Award, the Inaugural Perth Royal Art Award for Landscape, 2017 and The Waterways and Wetlands Art Exhibition at the University of Western Australia in 2010 where she was the winner of the Peoples Choice Award.

https://www.sueleeming.com/

Image courtesy Christophe Canato

ARTIST STATEMENT 'WIP' (Work in Progress) 2018 - Sue Leeming

Sue Leeming is an Australian resident born in Taranaki, New Zealand and identifies as New Zealand Maori as well as of English and Scottish descent.

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. 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 her mind.

In her latest work, Sue continues to explore the use of the landscape and its abstraction as a metaphor for the human experience. ‘It is not so much the land that interests her but the lives of the people its presence suggest.’

‘I often find myself travelling through difficult times and in the midst of challenges and struggle, of suffering and loss partnering with joy and hope. I often find there are no words to truly express this state of being, it is a place known to all people and a place that I am denied the ability to articulate.  Sometimes there simply are no words.’

For Sue the mere process of painting is an opportunity to explore the hidden terrain of the heart drawing on intuitive responses to the nature of the medium and synchronicity between the joy of the process and the contemplations of the heart. She is increasingly interested in uncovering those experiences and hidden places of the human psyche, that often become buried, buried alive if you like and awaiting discovery. ‘Often it is the internal landscape of our heart that reveals our true sense of self and belonging than the place from whence we came’. There is often a disconnect between the stories we tell ourselves and the stories we tell others and it’s not that there is a dishonesty in that disconnect, rather, in that very place lies the potency of truth waiting to be discovered. I have no answers, only questions.

The works represent landscape as a material condition that both shapes and is shaped by psychic subjectivities. Leeming develops a means of articulation and system of signification expressive of her unease at the contradiction between her environment and her identity. Her work describes a relationship to place refracted through structures of belonging like personal customs, historical ephemera and recognition of her Maori, English and Scottish heritage. Alisa Blakeney: South West Art Now 2018

Curriculum Vitae

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Exhibitions

  • Wed 11 Dec - Fri 10 Jan 2020 'Seasonal Salon' - STALA CONTEMPORARY artists (Gallery A)

    A salon hang of some of the works of the incredible artists who exhibit at STALA CONTEMPORARY. Join us to celebrate the amazing art year that was! Works pictured here are just an indication and will be available to cash and carry after Opening Night.

  • Wed 13 Nov - Fri 06 Dec 2019 'SYNCHRONICITIES' - Sue Leeming and Britt Mikkelsen (Gallery B)

    WA artists Sue Leeming and Britt Mikkelsen allow process and nature to guide their practice creating moments of synergy in an exhibition of paintings and sculptures that belie their obvious differences. These synchronicities are the still small voice that guide us as we make sense of the nonsensical in a broken world.

  • Tue 11 Dec - Sat 12 Jan 2019 'WIP' (Work in Progress) - Group Exhibition (Image courtesy Ian Williams artist)

    STALA CONTEMPORARY is proud to celebrate the opening of its new gallery premises with its inaugural group exhibition 'WIP (Work in Progress' running 11 -29 December 2018. Featuring an exuberant and eclectic assembly of 17 exceptional artists:

    Adam Hisham Ismail/ Alex Maciver/ Anna Sabadini/ Anne Walmsley/ Ayad Alqaragholli/ Denise Pepper/ Di Cubitt/ Ellen Norrish/ Jarrad Martyn/ Kathryn Haug/ Kim Hyunji/ Liam Dee/ Marcia Espinosa/ Michelle Hyland/ Richard Healy/ Sue Leeming/ Wade Taylor

    Affordable/Collectable Art from the West End Arts Precinct to you!

    Image courtesy Ian Williams artist

     


Works

SUE LEEMING  - ADJUSTMENT

SUE LEEMING - ADJUSTMENT 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 100 x 100cm

$2,000.00
SUE LEEMING - ADAPTATION

SUE LEEMING - ADAPTATION 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 45 x 55cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - ALIGNMENT

SUE LEEMING - ALIGNMENT 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 100 x 100cm

$2,000.00
SUE LEEMING - ANTICIPATION

SUE LEEMING - ANTICIPATION 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 80 x 80cm

$1,600.00
SUE LEEMING - EMERGENCE

SUE LEEMING - EMERGENCE 

oil and ink on linen 2019, 60 x 60cm

$1,000.00
SUE LEEMING - EVENSONG

SUE LEEMING - EVENSONG 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 45 x 55cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - FORBEARANCE

SUE LEEMING - FORBEARANCE 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 100 x 100cm

$2,000.00
SUE LEEMING - FOREIGN BODIES

SUE LEEMING - FOREIGN BODIES 

oil  on canvas 2019, 80 x 80cm

$1,600.00
SUE LEEMING - HAPPY DAYS

SUE LEEMING - HAPPY DAYS 

oil and ink on board 2019 (framed), 28 x 35.5cm

$575.00
SUE LEEMING - IMPENDING

SUE LEEMING - IMPENDING 

oil and ink on board 2019, 41 x 51cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - IMPERCEPTION

SUE LEEMING - IMPERCEPTION 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 80 x 80cm

$1,600.00
SUE LEEMING - IMPOSSIBILITIES

SUE LEEMING - IMPOSSIBILITIES 

oil and ink on board 2019, 46 x 61cm

$1,100.00
SUE LEEMING - IMPRINTED

SUE LEEMING - IMPRINTED 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 100 x 100cm

$2,000.00
SUE LEEMING - INSIGHT

SUE LEEMING - INSIGHT 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 80 x 80cm

$1,600.00
SUE LEEMING - LOW-LYING

SUE LEEMING - LOW-LYING 

oil and ink on board 2019 (framed), 20.5 x 26cm

$325.00
SUE LEEMING - MOMENTS

SUE LEEMING - MOMENTS 

oil on board 2019 (framed), 20.5 x 26cm

$325.00
SUE LEEMING - MORNING

SUE LEEMING - MORNING 

oil and ink on board 2019, 28 x 35.5cm

$575.00
SUE LEEMING - PECULIARITIES

SUE LEEMING - PECULIARITIES 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 80 x 80cm

$1,600.00
SUE LEEMING - RESOLUTIONS

SUE LEEMING - RESOLUTIONS 

oil and ink on board 2019 (framed), 20.5 x 26cm

$325.00
SUE LEEMING - RISING LIGHT

SUE LEEMING - RISING LIGHT 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 45 x 55cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - SETTLEMENT

SUE LEEMING - SETTLEMENT 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 45 x 55cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - SOLICITUDE

SUE LEEMING - SOLICITUDE 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 80 x 80cm

$1,600.00
SUE LEEMING - STILL WATERS

SUE LEEMING - STILL WATERS 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 51 x 51cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - STILLED

SUE LEEMING - STILLED 

oil and ink on board 2019, 31 x 31cm

$550.00
SUE LEEMING - STRANGE TIMES

SUE LEEMING - STRANGE TIMES 

oil and ink on board 2019, 46 x 61cm

$1,100.00
SUE LEEMING - SUBDUED

SUE LEEMING - SUBDUED 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 80 x 80cm

$1,600.00
SUE LEEMING - SUBVERSION

SUE LEEMING - SUBVERSION 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 45 x 55cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - WHENUA

SUE LEEMING - WHENUA 

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 80 x 80cm

$1,600.00
BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study VI

BRITT MIKKELSEN - Anthropocene Study VI 

stone, found object 2019, 4 x 10 x 9cm

$300.00
SUE LEEMING - A Place of Peace

SUE LEEMING - A Place of Peace 

oil and ink on ply 2019, 45 x 45cm

$800.00
SUE LEEMING - As in a dream

SUE LEEMING - As in a dream 

oil and ink on board 2019, 31 x 41cm

$650.00
SUE LEEMING - Be Still my Heart

SUE LEEMING - Be Still my Heart 

oil and ink on ply 2019, 45 x 45cm

$800.00
SUE LEEMING - Daybreak

SUE LEEMING - Daybreak 

oil and ink on linen 2019, 100 x 100cm

$2,000.00
SUE LEEMING - Hope Emerges

SUE LEEMING - Hope Emerges 

oil and ink on linen, 75 x 75cm

$1,200.00
SUE LEEMING - In the thick of it

SUE LEEMING - In the thick of it 

oil and ink on ply, 40 x 40cm

$600.00
SUE LEEMING - INTERCEPTION

SUE LEEMING - INTERCEPTION 

oil and ink on board 2019, 30 x 30cm

$550.00
SUE LEEMING - Melancholia

SUE LEEMING - Melancholia 

oil and ink on canvas, 50 x 50cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - Ngamotu: A Place of Returning

SUE LEEMING - Ngamotu: A Place of Returning 

oil and ink on canvas, 50 x 50cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - Reflection

SUE LEEMING - Reflection 

oil and ink on canvas, 50 x 50cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - Reminiscent Remains

SUE LEEMING - Reminiscent Remains 

oil and ink on canvas, 50 x 50cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - Renewal

SUE LEEMING - Renewal 

oil and ink on clay board, 30 x 40cm

$600.00
SUE LEEMING - Silhouetted Hope

SUE LEEMING - Silhouetted Hope 

oil and ink on canvas, 50 x 50cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - Solace

SUE LEEMING - Solace 

oil and ink on canvas, 50 x 50cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - Untold Stories

SUE LEEMING - Untold Stories 

oil, ink and acrylic on ply, 40 x 40cm

$600.00
SUE LEEMING - Uplifted

SUE LEEMING - Uplifted 

oil and ink on canvas, 50 x 50cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - Upon Reflection

SUE LEEMING - Upon Reflection 

oil and ink on linen 2019, 35 x 45cm

$600.00
SUE LEEMING - When Faith Finds Me

SUE LEEMING - When Faith Finds Me 

oil and ink on canvas, 50 x 50cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - Where Loss Abides

SUE LEEMING - Where Loss Abides 

oil and ink on linen, 100 x 100cm

$2,000.00
SUE LEEMING -  A changing landscape

SUE LEEMING - A changing landscape 

oil and ink on canvas 2018, 100 x 100cm

$2,000.00
SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 2

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 2 

ink and oil on marine ply with 1937 sepia photograph 2018, 30 x 30cm

$500.00
SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 3

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 3 

ink, gesso & polychrome pencil with 1937 sepia photograph 2018, 30 x 30cm

$500.00
SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 4

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 4 

oil and ink on marine ply 2018, 30 x 30cm

$500.00
SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 5

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 5 

ink, oil & gesso on marine ply 2018, 30 x 30cm

$500.00
SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 6

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 6 

oil, ink & graphite on Japanese rice paper on marine ply 2018, 30 x 30cm

$500.00
SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 7

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 7 

ink and gesso and 1937 sepia photograph on marine ply 2018, 30 x 30cm

$500.00
SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 9

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 9 

oil and ink on marine ply 2018, 30 x 30cm

$500.00
SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past II

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past II 

oil and ink on marine ply 2018, 100 x 100cm

$2,000.00
SUE LEEMING - Exploring the hidden terrain

SUE LEEMING - Exploring the hidden terrain 

oil and ink on marine ply 2018, 60 x 60cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - Returning

SUE LEEMING - Returning 

oil and ink on marine ply 2018, 60 x 60cm

$900.00
SUE LEEMING - A place of hope

SUE LEEMING - A place of hope 

oil and ink on canvas 2017, 120 x 120cm

$2,500.00
SUE Leeming - Sail on O generation of freedom, sail on

SUE Leeming - Sail on O generation of freedom, sail on 

oil and ink on marine ply, 60 x 60 cm (framed)

$1,200.00
SUE LEEMING - Taranaki - A Place to Remember

SUE LEEMING - Taranaki - A Place to Remember 

oil and ink on canvas 2016, 125 x 150cm

$3,600.00
SUE LEEMING - Tihei Mauri Ora - Tree of life

SUE LEEMING - Tihei Mauri Ora - Tree of life 

oil and ink on canvas 2016, 125 x 150cm

$3,600.00
SUE LEEMING - AWAITING

SUE LEEMING - AWAITING sold

ink on board 2019 (framed), 28 x 35.5cm

SUE LEEMING - FRAGILE LAND

SUE LEEMING - FRAGILE LAND sold

oil and ink on ply 2019, 100 x 100cm

SUE LEEMING - IMPERMANENCE

SUE LEEMING - IMPERMANENCE sold

oil and ink on canvas 2019, 45 x 55cm

SUE LEEMING - NEW MERCIES

SUE LEEMING - NEW MERCIES sold

oil and ink on board 2019, 40 x 40cm

SUE LEEMING - NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES

SUE LEEMING - NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES sold

oil and ink on board 2019, 31 x 41cm

SUE LEEMING - WANTING

SUE LEEMING - WANTING sold

oil on board 2019 (framed), 20.5 x 26cm

SUE LEEMING - Beginning Again

SUE LEEMING - Beginning Again sold

oil and ink on linen 2019, 35 x 45cm 

SUE LEEMING - Peacemaker

SUE LEEMING - Peacemaker sold

oil and ink on linen 2019, 35 x 45cm

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 1

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 1 sold

oil and ink on marine ply 2018, 30 x 30cm

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 8

SUE LEEMING - A resurrected past I: Panel 8 sold

oil and ink on marine ply 2018, 30 x 30cm

SUE LEEMING - Climate Change it is what it is

SUE LEEMING - Climate Change it is what it is sold

oil on linen 2018, 100 x 100cm

SUE LEEMING - Finding gold

SUE LEEMING - Finding gold sold

oil and ink on marine ply 2018, 60 x 60cm

SUE LEEMING - Remembrance

SUE LEEMING - Remembrance sold

oil and ink on marine ply 2018, 60 x 60cm

SUE LEEMING - In Quietness

SUE LEEMING - In Quietness sold

oil on canvas 2016, 60 x 60cm 

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