Apr
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2020

ply, perspex, paper, ink, acrylic, spray paint + fairy lights, 70 x 20 x 30cm

ply, perspex, paper, ink, acrylic, spray paint + fairy lights, 70 x 20 x 30cm

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Mar
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Her ‘adolescent me’  allows the flexibility of her mind to freely take over - playing out all her fantasies … the eternal battle between her body and soul - let the  fantasy play out… 

gallery TEN 2021

A series of mixed media works on paper created during the covid-19 pandemic lockdowns

Images copyright : gallery TEN.

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Oct
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A unique body of work created during lockdown has been purchased by the National Library of Wales. These emotive, raw and challenging works are iconic additions to the National Library of Wales’ collections in Aberystwyth. They reflect upon mental health, loneliness and the central importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Library is proud to house the works within its national art collection.


ISOLATION noun: the process or fact of isolating or being isolated

living on your own is one thing but living in isolation is another. to look out of the window and imagine the world is still moving but you’ve stood still. BARE RED exposes fear, freedom of imagination, loneliness and hope from she who is looking out of her window’ - sue williams

BARE RED is a series of 3 chinese books painted by williams during the months of the covid19 lockdown. williams had the books custom made in hangzhou market by traditional art book-makers at 四宝草堂 the humble house of four treasures [the four treasures refer to the four materials used in chinese painting/calligraphy - brush, ink, paper + ink stone] during a research trip to china. each accordion-fold book includes 25 pages measuring 40 x 40cm, making the total length of each volume a continuous 10meters between two fabric covered + embroidered hard covers. a generous mix of materials are used - ink, spray paint, highlighter pens, acrylic paint + pencil together with torn paper, magazine cut-outs + cardboard collaged throughout

https://www.gallery-ten.co.uk/studio-sue-williams

https://vimeo.com/517347404
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  • CONVERS[ISOL]ATION is a collaborative project between Sue Williams and Marilyn Allen, which responds to the experience of social isolation during COVID 19, 2020.
  • CONVERS[ISOL]ATION adopts a very different format to conventional art theory texts in that emphasis is placed upon a dialogue between theory and practice rather than an analysis of one by the other.
  • CONVERS[ISOL]ATION Each ‘conversation page’ comprises an image and two dialogic pieces of text, which reflect the episodic communication style typically associated with social media platforms such as Twitter.
  • CONVERS[ISOL]ATION Reading and writing practices in contemporary culture are inevitably affected by social media and as such the short ‘bursts’ of text, which are characteristic of this project, move between Williams' personal writing/images and Allen's word-events in an edgy contemplation of a lived experience in isolation.
  • Image and text - Sue Williams
  • Word Events - Marilyn Allen
  • Photography - Roy Campbell-Moore
  • Sound Artist - Simon Kilshaw
  • Vocals - Marilyn Allen

  

https://vimeo.com/468893316
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Apr
15

Funded by Wales Arts International, Sanshang Museum of Contemporary Art and University of Wales Trinity St David Swansea .

The Sangshang Museum of Contemporary Art in Hangzhou invited OPEN BOOKS to be exhibited between September and December 2013 and was an integral part of a programme looking at the tradition of folding and expanding artist books and is part of an annual programme 'Decanter Ink' to promote contemporary ideas about Chinese ink painting and culture. Exhibiting alongside historical work by Chinese painters from early and mid 20th century and contemporary Chinese ink artists who are taking on this traditional context. I gave a number of lectures on my work at The China Academy of Art, Hangzhou and the University of Hong Kong. A body of research had been gathered:

Men and women communicate differently and some of the factors contributing to this might be cultural or tradition, background or upbringing as well as the obvious issues surrounding personalities. Whilst social and sexual recognition has been paramount within western culture, China has been known for its culturally engrained and profound discrepancy in the female status. Plus with the 'one child' policy, China is dealing with a higher population ratio of men to women highlighting an unequal balance in gender. How does communication between men and women in china differ to western culture and how do Chinese women relate to their own femininity and sexuality within this state of unbalance, particularly when confronted by their counterparts in western culture?

OPEN BOOKS as toured throughout the UK, including Aberyswyth Library; Bristol Academy; China; Shanghai; Hong Kong; Australia; Canada; India; USA and will be exhibited in Hong Kong; China; Japan; India and Dubai in 2019/2020.

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GOLDEN THREAD GALLERY
84 - 94 Great Patrick Street
BELFAST
 BT1 2LU
OPENING: 18TH APRIL - 25TH MAY 2019
Immerse yourself in the visual overload of 'LoveLustLonging', Sue Williams' first solo exhibition in the North of Ireland in more than a decade.In this exhibition internationally renowned artist Sue Williams reflects the sense of a society perpetuating its own fear. The works deal with the saturation of mediation and the frailty of the self in response to a bombardment of images.
Sue Williams explores the nature of sexuality and our relationships with our own bodies. Through work which combines drawing, painting, film and collage, Williams challenges the tradition of idealised nude painting, presenting the realities of the body, sexual identity and health. Work is often installed in a 'notice-board' format, challenging artistic conventions.
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THROB
Supported by the Arts Council of Wales. A new body of work exploring new territory of communication within sexual dysfunction, pain, pleasure, disease and their psychological fallout. Exploring in-depth male vulnerability, particularly within the context of sexual confidence, sexual dysfunction and female sexual autonomy.Pushing boundaries through conversation THROB offers 3 Conversations as an opportunity to generate important dialogue around the taboo subject of sexual dysfunction. Working in collaboration with Cardiologist Dr Ossei-Gerning, developing dialogue and workshops with a choreographer, writer, composer and dancers. THROB GALLERY
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'LIPS BARELY MOVING' drawing installation
Saturday November 8th at 6pm in UTC+04 Cca - Centre of Contemporary Art Tbilisi, Uznadze 51 LIPS BARELY MOVING GALLERY
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Apr
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TEN:OPEN HOUSE
the gallery will be hosting an open house on saturday 22 april between 11:00 - 6:00 for the penultimate day of sue williams' solo exhibition, I SEE RED
walk _ talk
gallery director cat gardiner will conduct a walk and talk with sue williams at 2.30, offering guests an insider's look into the practice of one of wales' foremost contemporary draughtsmen all I SEE RED artworks are available to view + purchase online I SEE RED GALLERY
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