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Sue Blandford

The subject matter and it’s context that i am attracted to is frequently subconscious, but often exists in a Liminal space.
A poetic juxtaposition, something displaced, or revealed through fleeting transformative light. The objects that attract me are imbued with their practical uses as well as their evocation.
The magic in the mundane that gets passed by. I look for beauty but often find it shining in the dark or uneasy.
Actual figures are rare in my paintings, a silhouette on a tent wall, the movement of water around a body. I prefer to use objects that infer a human presence or absence.
The writer Jennifer Vuglar said of my work ‘There is nowhere settled and stable, the places of possible habitation are transitory, too fragile to be a home. Even the vegetation is of the edgelands. But the paintings remind us that these places are also places of survival, of fragile resistance, of belief. The glass houses wait out winter, nets for the seas to rise, ladders for angels to enter the world. Discarded objects shimmer with past touch; the chairs have been sat on, the door once opened. Here in the forgotten places light is entering the world.’

Art Education:
1991 BA (hons) in Sculpture - Norwich School of Art
1984 Diploma in General Art and Design - Yarmouth School of Art

Exhibitions:
2021 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Gallery London
2021 Snape Maltings Gallery
2021 Chappel Galleries solo exhibition
2018 Solo show: Glasshouses & Daydreams, Viva, London
2017 Cavaliero Finn, London
2016
Beauty in the everyday, Cavaliero Finn, London
Cavaliero Finn, Open Door, London
2015
‘Time and tides’, The Hide Gallery, London
Dulwich Arts Festival, London
2014
The Dairy Gallery, Londonart
South London Women Artists, London
Dulwich Arts Festival, London
2013
‘Swimming against the tide’, The Hide Gallery, London
‘Up the tempo’, Londonart
Solo exhibition, Romeo Jones, London
2012
Solo Show, ‘Winter’s Edge’, Norwich
Lambeth Open, London
2011
Annie McCall Hospital, London
Art at the Claremont, Hove
Solo Exhibition, Bromley Arts Centre, London
2010
Bankside Gallery, London
Dulwich Arts Festival, London
2009
Portrait Exhibition,The Centre, London
Stockwell Studios Summer Exhibition, London
2008
Brighton Arts Festival
2005
Annie McCall Hospital, London
2003
Solo Exhibition, King of Hearts Gallery, Norwich
2001
Selected Show, London Art Company
2000
Commissioned sculptures, Knebworth House Restoration
Painted Card collection for Victoria & Albert Museum
1999,
Stockwell Studios Summer Exhibition, London
Gallery Wahrenberger, Zurich
1997
3 group exhibitions at Wrentham Gallery, Suffolk
Summer Exhibition, Copula Gallery, Sheffield
Gallery Wahrenberger, Zurich
1996
The Warehouse group show, Norwich
Bronze, Marbella, Spain
1995
Solo Exhibition, King of Hearts Gallery, Norwich
1994
Castle Art Show, Norwich Castle Museum,
Alternative Arts, London
1993
Castle Museum, Norwich
Group exhibition, King of Hearts Gallery, Norwich
1992
Warehouse Artists, Contact Gallery, Norwich
Selected show, King of Hearts Gallery, Norwich
1991
Fresh Art, Business & Design Centre, London
Contact Gallery, Norwich
King of Hearts Gallery, Norwich

Commissions:
1991 - Mural - Bright Horizons 1995 - Garden Sculptures - private collections 1997 onwards - paintings for private collection. 1997 - Assistant on Metal Weaving Commission . 2000 - Gargoyle sculptures - Knebworth House. 2000 - Painted Card Collection - Victoria and Albert Museum

Residencies / Arts work: 2011 onwards - ceramic sculpture workshops, 2004 onwards - Arts project teacher, 2000 - 2003 Reviewer for London Arts Board, 1996 - Independent Artists in colleges network - Norwich School of Art. 1996 - Parlade Residency - Spain
2004 -Artist in Residence - Allen Edwards School London. 2015 - Adult education painting course. 2009-2020 co-ran educational ceramics facility London