Curriculum Vitae


Sue Callanan  (Australia)


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1998-99 Masters in 'Art in Public Space', RMIT (Melbourne)

1990-92 Post Gad. Diploma in Design Studies, Univ.of Technology, Sydney

1986-87 P.G.Dip. (Sculpture), Sydney College of the Arts (Sydney University)

1982-85 BA Visual.Arts (Sculpture), Sydney College of the Arts

1980-82 P.G.Dip Social Communication (Univ. Western Sydney)

1980-82 Grad Dip. in Education, Sydney Teachers College (Sydney University)

1969-72 BA. Social Studies, Sydney University



2003-2010 Lecturer on Public Art Elective, Faculty of Architecture, Sydney University

2010 Co Art Director for concept development and art coordination, Sale Garden, Victoria

1979-97 Lecturer in Community Welfare. Sydney Institute of Technology


Summary of experience

Sue Callanan has been creating sculptural installations for the last 25 years. Many of her works come about through acts of walking and observing the minutia of changes in the physical environment and the human response to it. She makes í«minimal interventionsí» with objects, words or markings, revealing what exists within the site and the overlay of human interaction.

Some of the works are spontaneous and ephemeral, whilst others are more formally conceived and executed. She has exhibited in galleries and public spaces in Sydney, Melbourne, Beijing, Portsmouth UK, Chicago and New York


Grants and Commissions

2006 Parramatta City Council commissioned Airmaster as pioneer project for their small spaces program

2002 South Sydney Council Commissioned Swimming a Line, sculptural installation, Victoria Park Pool Camperdown

1998 Melbourne City Council awarded grant for Whatí»s in a lane? Installation Union Lane, Melbourne CBD

2001 Melbourne City Council Grant for Green Ribbon Project on Swanston Trams

2001 Arts Victoria Grant for Project on Swanston Trams

2001 Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Myer Foundation funded Rhapsody in Motion, a collaborative

project performance and installation event for  Federation celebrations



2004 Artspace Studio Funded by NSW Council for the Arts



2009 NAS Drawcard exhibition, Lost and Found, 2D mixed media

2008 Undercliff Winery, Hunter Valley Water x Air, Sculptural installation

2008 NAS Plate fundraising show

2008 Balmain Watch House, Tigers Group show- Balmain in Focus. Photographs

2008 Earth Hour 2008, Mort Bay, Balmain, Sculptural Installation

2008 The Grass is Greener. Sculptural Installation, Darling St Balmain

2006 Commissioned by Parramatta City Council Airmaster laneway, off 317 Church St Parramatta,

2005 The Barbeque Area Sculptural Installation,Mackey Park. temporary group show funded by Marrickville Council

2003 Victoria Park Swimming Pool, Commissioned by South Sydney Council (now Sydney City Council. Swimming a Line. Sculptural Installation


Trams along Swanston Street to St Kilda. Green Ribbon.

Computer generated text on exterior of tram windows. Also interactive performance

Funded by Arts Victoria and City of Melbourne

Melbourne Town Hall, Rhapsody in Motion, A musical performance devised in collaboration with composers and poet for Federation Celebrations. Funded by Multicultural Arts Victoria

2001 Mountbatten Gallery, Portsmouth, England, To vary, Installation

2000 Art in the Park, Treasurry Gardens, Melbourne, Tread Lightly, Sculptural installation

Lismore Regional Gallery, On a Burning Sea of Sand, Photograph

Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Self Reflexive Object.

Mountbatten Gallery, Portsmouth, England, SEE,  installation

Spenser Street Gallery, Spenser Street, Melbourne, video projection


1999 Art Monthly

1977 Monument Magazine

1996 Represented in Unseen Artscene: 32 Australian Women Artists

ed. Caroline Ambrus 1996