Based in the North East of England, Sue Loughlin is currently a member of the Collective Studio at the NewBridge Project, Gateshead.
Highly tactile, my work exploits the physical qualities of materials and processes. In its production, interaction with surface is key and I often use my bodily scale to determine the fundamental elements within a piece. Oral histories concerning the industrial legacy of my home region, as well as, research into broader concepts of class and inequality drive my practice. Though steeped in personal, local and historical references, the work also attempts to reflect current concerns about exploitative patriarchal and political systems and the ongoing plight of women in a capitalist economy.
Recent Group Exhibitions
Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough - Scramble: NewBridge Collective Studio Members Show.
Ex-Libris Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne - Insert Exhibition Title Here.
Newbridge Project, Gateshead - Collective Studio Open Studios.
Citizens House, Durham - Processes, Conny Art Festival, Durham.
Base Camp, Middlesbrough - Hun,
Middlesbrough Art Weekender.
Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough - Pick 'n' Mix.
Atkinson Gallery, Somerset - MA and Other Post Graduates.
Whitestone Gallery, York – FRESH.
Priestman Gallery, Sunderland – One Nineteen Nineteen: collaboration with Jessica Brown.
Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland - Body of Work.
Shaun Project Space, Sunderland – Anthropocene.
Sunderland Culture Creative Development Fellowship