Stevens Street Gallery

Sue Beyer

Sue Beyer is an award winning visual artist based in Melbourne Australia. Her abstract landscape paintings reflect upon place and space, imagine landscapes and portals to other worlds.

Artist Statement

My work primarily focuses on place and space. At the present time I am investigating the idea of fantasy lands, imagined landscapes and portals to other worlds. In contrast to these abstracted landscapes I use layers of town planning maps to represent order, restrictions and the boundaries that are imposed on the natural topography.

Like many landscape painters who attempt to capture, interpret and communicate the Genius Loci of place, I have always been fascinated by elements in the landscape that we detect subconsciously or sense intuitively and that we might ignore as irrational



In 2010 Sue completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with first class honours at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and was the recipient of a Griffith Award for academic excellence. Sue studied for one semester at the California State University in San Francisco.

Since graduating she has held six solo exhibitions as well as taking part in Test Pattern, an annual show of graduating artists in 2010 at Ryan Renshaw Gallery and in 2011 was part of Check in and exhibition curated by Courtney Coombs for the Brisbane Emerging Arts Festival.

In 2008 she won the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Art Award. In 2009 Sue was commissioned by the Queensland State Government for a public art project and in 2010 received an Australia Council ArtStart grant. In 2013 Sue won the Milburn Art Prize, judged by Jan Manton and was a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Also in 2013, Sue successfully completed a public art commission for the Ipswich Hospital Expansion Project, was an artist in residence at Bundanon Trust and Point B Worklodge in Brooklyn, New York and set up an artist run space in regional Qld – Other Space. In 2014 Sue was the winner of the Anne Lindsay Emerging Artist Award in the Stanthorpe Art Prize, judged by QAG/GOMA curator Angela Goddard and presented a talk at TEDx Brisbane held at the Powerhouse in October 2014. In 2015 Sue relocated to Melbourne and in 2016 was a finalist in the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery National Works on Paper


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