Using a multidisciplinary approach, Sue’s visual art practice primarily examines place and space.

My current work is part of an ongoing investigation into the concept of liminal space (transformation and the in-between) through the lens of personal mythologies, postinternet and postdigital concerns, and Instruction Based art.

At the present time, I am working on a series of paintings and digital works, that explore ideas relating to liminal space through the transformation of well known Australian landscape paintings. Postdigital strategies are used as a metaphor for the permanent alteration and ultimate transformation of the landscape and our society as we know it.
// BIO
Melbourne based Sue Beyer recently completed an MFA (research) at the VCA in Melbourne, supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. In 2018 Sue was awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award for the work created as part of her candidature.

Beyer has held solo exhibitions in Brisbane and Melbourne, and participated in group shows in Australia, Singapore and the United States. Sue has been a finalist in multiple prizes, and was the winner of the Emerging artist category in the Stanthorpe Art Prize in 2014. Her work is part of numerous corporate and public collections including Artbank, an Australian Government art collection.

Beyer is the director of Sandbox Studios Melbourne, a set of professional art studios and independent artist run gallery.

Sue is represented by Studio Gallery Group
// CV Education
Master of Fine Art (research), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
2010 Bachelor of Fine Art with Class I honours, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2005 Graduate Certificate in Graphic Communication, RMIT, Victoria
1997 Bachelor of Visual Arts - Graphic Design, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

Selected Solo exhibitions
TBA - Studio Gallery Group, Sydney
Transformer - Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne
MFA Graduate Show - Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne
Your neon lights will shine - George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
A million lights are dancing - Sawtooth ARI, Launceston
A place where nobody dared to go - SEVENTH, Melbourne
disPLACE - ARCADE, Melbourne
2015 The Land of Make-believe - Conduit Arts, Melbourne
2014 Betwixt and Between - Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane
2013 Open Studio Exhibition - Point B Worklodge, Brooklyn, New York
2013 Memory Palace - Logan Art Gallery
2012 Dwell - Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Selected group exhibitions
2020 Biennial of Victorian Women Abstract Artists - West End Art Space, Melbourne
2020 Creative Code Festival - Lightbox, New York
2020 Winter Show - Studio Gallery Group, Melbourne & Sydney
2019 Friends and Family - Daine Singer, Melbourne
2019 Rules of engagement - The Substation, Singapore
2019 Small! 2019 - Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne
2019 Happy Shadows - Brightspace, Melbourne
2019 Victoria Street - The Wandering Room, Melbourne
2019 Directors - BOX, Melbourne
2019 Divergent - Assembly Point, Melbourne
2019 Awkwarder - The Wandering Room, Melbourne
2018 VIVID - Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne
2018 Out Front - Here we see, Gallery There, Melbourne
2018 Universal Personal - VCA Artspace, Melbourne
2017 Scenes of our city - Museum of Brisbane
2016 17.08.16 - Home@735, Sydney
2016 Collectibles V - Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane
2015 Closing/Opening party - PointB Worklodge, Brooklyn, New York
2015 18 x 8: From Point A to PointB and back again... - PointB Worklodge, Brooklyn, New York
2014 Collectibles IV - Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane
2014 Planes of reality - Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane
2013 +1 - Garage ARI, Sydney
2011Check in - Brisbane Emerging Art Festival - Metro Arts, Brisbane
2010 NetWork - The Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat
2010 Suburbia - Redcliffe City Gallery
2010 Test Pattern 2010 - Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane
2008 Digital Fringe - Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne
2008 Illusion - SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco

Selected Prizes (Finalist)
2020 Sunshine Coast Art Prize - Caloundra Regional Gallery - Caloundra
2020 Moreland Summer Show - Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2017 15 Artists - Redcliffe City Gallery - Redcliffe
2016 National works on paper - Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery - Victoria
2016 The M Collection Art Prize - Gallerysmith - Melbourne
2014 The Redland Art Prize - Redland Art Gallery - Brisbane
2014 The Stanthorpe Art Festival - Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery - Stanthorpe
2013 The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize - Griffith University Art Gallery - Brisbane
2013 The Wilson Visual Arts Award - Lismore
2012 Albury City Art Prize - Albury City Gallery - Albury
2011 Sunshine Coast Art Prize - Caloundra Regional Gallery - Caloundra
2011 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards - Pine Rivers Art Gallery - Strathpine
2011 Clayton Utz Art Prize - Clayton Utz Lawyers - Brisbane
2009 15 Artists - Redcliffe City Gallery - Redcliffe
2007 Stillwell Show - SFSU Fine Arts Gallery - San Francisco

The National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award
2014 Winner of the Emerging Artist category - Stanthorpe Art Prize - Stanthorpe
2013 Winner - The Milburn Art Prize - Brisbane
2009 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence - Griffith University
2008 Winner - RBWH art award - Brisbane

Selected Grants
2020 National Assistance Program for the Arts - Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation
2018 Faculty Small Grants Scheme - The University of Melbourne
2013 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Grant
2010 ArtStart Grant - Australia Council for the Arts
2007 International Experiences Incentive Scheme Grant, Griffith University

Green Rooms, London, UK - December 2016
2014 Imaging the land International Research Initiative (ILIRI), Fowlers Gap, Artist in residence - May 2014
2013 Point B Worklodge - Brooklyn, New York - December 2013
2013 Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence - July 2013

Other spaces 'Glow Tent' with Caitlin Halsall for Animating spaces - Redlands

Curatorial projects
2018 VIVID - Chapman Bailey, Melbourne
2013 - 2014 Other Space - Artist run space - Blackbutt, regional QLD

Public Art Commissions
2012 - 2013
Our Place – This is where we live - Ipswich Hospital Expansion project - managed by Project Services, Qld State Government
2009 I'll tell you on the way home - Project Services, Qld State Govt. Bike Centre - 61 Mary Street, Brisbane

Binder Dijker Otte
Brisbane Grammar School
Central Park - Sydney
Gadens Lawyers
Gold Coast University Hospital
Hilton Hotels
Ipswich Hospital
Jupiters Casino
Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
Land Solution Australia
Murphy Pipe and Civil
Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital - Brisbane
The Mater Private Hospital - Brisbane & Springfield
Private - UK, USA, Canada, Australia

Professional Memberships

Professional activities
Director of Sandbox Studios, Australia
TEDx talk, October 5, 2014, Powerhouse, Brisbane
RADF Committee Member - South Burnett Regional Council Jan 2014 - April 2014
Artist workshops, Redlands Ignite Festival, Cleveland June - July 2013
Artist talk, Art Cafe, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, October 2012
Children's after school workshops - Camp Hill and Bulimba 2012
Artist workshops - Mapping your world - Redland Art Gallery July 2012
Volunteer, Redland Art Gallery - Cleveland June 2012 - Dec 2012
Artist talk and workshop - Mapping your world - Pine Rivers Art Gallery February 2011
Artist workshop - Goondiwindi State HIgh School October 2010
Artist talk - Suburbia - Redcliffe City Gallery 17 June 2010
Volunteer, Artworkers Alliance - Brisbane Sept 2008 - April 2009
Volunteer, Institute of Modern Art - Brisbane Sept 2006 - April 2007
Guest lecture - QCA - Creating the image 11 May 2006

Selected Bibliography
Kennedy, A 2020, Sue Beyer, A-OK, Melbourne viewed 7 June, 2020
Smith, S 2016, SUSIE SMITH REVIEWS 17.08.16, Home@735 Gallery viewed 17 September, 2016
Documentor 2016, Editorial: Sue Beyer: disPLACE, Documentor viewed 30 June, 2016
Nelson, I 2015, Interview: Sue Beyer, One Four Four, Melbourne viewed 8 January, 2016
Eskola, M 2014, Betwixt & Between, Catalogue essay, 2014
Clarke, A 2014, Review of Betwixt & Between, Six to Eight, Sydney viewed 16 October, 2014
Cha, M 2014, What's your topography, Moustache Magazine, Brisbane viewed 23 September, 2014
Bridge, C 2014, Sue Beyer Now, Art World Women, Melbourne, viewed 5 February, 2014
Browne, S 2013, Mapping creativity, U On Sunday, 19 May, p. 30.