Partners / Sue Lorraine

Bio / Artist Statement

I have a professional jewellery practice that spans a period of thirty years and since graduating in 1979, with a Diploma of Art and Design from PIT (now known as LaTrobe University) Victoria, Australia, I have maintained a vibrant exhibition practice and made a significant contribution to the cultural sector. In 1985, with Anne Brennan and Catherine Truman I helped establish Gray Street Workshop, for a nine-year period, from 1999 to 2008 I held the position of Creative Director of the Metal Design Studio, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide and from 2007 to 2009 I was the chair of the 13th National JMGA Inside/Out conference committee. I have conducted workshops and contributed to conferences in Australia and overseas, most recently a four-day workshop at the Chaoyang University of Technology Taiwan, titled Design Lab - design development for the jewellers and metalsmiths and accompanying conference paper titled Art, craft and design - surviving in a modern world at National Taiwan Craft Research Institute. Currently I hold the position of Arts Development Officer, in the South Australian Government's Arts SA, Public Art and Design unit.

My exhibition practice is founded on a conceptual and researched base methodology. At present I am exploring the notions of collections and collecting, drawing inspiration from natural history and museum displays. I am working predominantly with mild steel and find the weight, strength, density and heat coloured black of the material very appealing.

 

Sue Lorraine October 2010

 

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Works

Beetles 2013 by Sue Lorraine

Beetles  2013

Heat coloured mild steel, Vinyl LP

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ibutterflies 2013 by Sue Lorraine

ibutterflies  2013

Heat coloured mild steel, iPhone 3 hard cases

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Cuisenaire trees, odd, even and Fibonacci 2013 by Sue Lorraine

Cuisenaire trees, odd, even and Fibonacci  2013

Heat coloured mild steel, Cuisenaire rods, wooden bases

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Black pearl rings 2012 by Sue Lorraine

Black pearl rings  2012

Heat coloured mild steel

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Stick Insects 2009 by Sue Lorraine

Stick Insects  2009

Brooches: Cuisenaire rods and heat coloured mild steel

Average Dimensions 70 x 100 x 95mm

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Fly Strings 2008 by Sue Lorraine

Fly Strings  2008

Necklaces: heat coloured mild steel, waxed lined thread

Average Length 300mm

Moth Specimens: Australasian Golden Russets, Southern Imperial Blues, Phototatic series, elusive 'Moth Eaten' specimens 2007 by Sue Lorraine

Moth Specimens: Australasian Golden Russets, Southern Imperial Blues, Phototatic series, elusive 'Moth Eaten' specimens  2007

Glass, wax, rusted mild steel, painted mild steel, transoarencies, wig pins, rare earth magnets

Average Dimensions 450 x 145 x 145 mm

Unnatural Selection - trifold and bifold moths 2000 by Sue Lorraine

Unnatural Selection - trifold and bifold moths  2000

Brooches: Heat coloured mild steel

Average Dimensions 50 x 40 x 30mm

Petal Brooches 2000 by Sue Lorraine

Petal Brooches  2000

Heat coloured mild steel

Average Dimensions 20 x 50 x 50mm

Gallery

Cabinet

Cabinet

02.03.2012 to 29.04.2012

Collections

Collections

20.11.2014 to 24.12.2014