|Artist Statement||Using a multidisciplinary approach, Sue’s visual art practice primarily examines place and space.
My current work has been produced as part of the research project I am working on for my MFA at the VCA, and is part of an ongoing investigation into the concept of liminal space (transformation and the in-between) through the lens of personal mythologies and Instruction Based art. Each piece directly references the movie Xanadu (1980).
|Bio||In 2010 Beyer was awarded a BFA with first class honours from Griffith University and earned an academic excellence award.
Since graduating she has held numerous solo exhibitions as well as participating in Test Pattern, an annual show of graduating artists at Ryan Renshaw Gallery. In 2008 Beyer won the RBWH Art Award. In 2009 she was commissioned by the Queensland State Government for a public art project and in 2010 received an Australia Council ArtStart grant. In 2013 Beyer won the Milburn Art Prize, judged by Jan Manton and a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Also in 2013, Sue successfully completed a public art commission for the Ipswich Hospital Expansion Project, was an artist in residence at Bundanon Trust and PointB Worklodge in Brooklyn, New York and set up an ARI in regional Queensland – Other Space. In 2014 Beyer was the winner of the emerging artist category in the Stanthorpe Art Prize, judged by QAG/GOMA curator Angela Goddard and presented a talk at TEDx Brisbane held at the Powerhouse.
In 2015 Beyer relocated to Melbourne and is presently an MFA research candidate at the VCA in Melbourne, supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Sue was presented a National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award for the work created as part of her candidature in 2018.