Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted
By Sue Leeming
Exhibited in ’89 Days’ 2018 at Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle in the inaugural ‘The Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival’ commemorating the 150th year anniversary of the landing of the Irish Fenians in Fremantle. They arrived on the Hougoumont, which was the last ship to transport convicts to Australia. During the Festival, we celebrated their resilience, their spirit and their contribution – ‘O generation of Freedom, remember us, the generation of the Vision’ Liam Mac Uistin, (From his poem – ‘We Saw a Vision’ displayed at The Garden of Remembrance in Dublin, a memorial dedicated to the memory of “all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom”) https://feniansfestival.com.au/
Oil Pigmented ink
100 x 100
Sue Leeming is an Australian resident born in Taranaki, New Zealand and identifies as New Zealand Maori as well as of English and Scottish descent. She attended The University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Art and majored in printmaking graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and Post-Graduate Diploma of Fine Art in 1995. Sue immigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 1998 and is represented by STALA Contemporary Art Gallery. Sue experiments with the physicality of paint and process, allowing the imagery to spring from process. She explores the abstraction of land, sea and sky as a metaphor for the human experience. The paintings are like internal landscapes incorporating memories and connections to time and place and personal experiences. Recent exhibitions include: HERENOW|2023: In-between-ness, Spectrum Gallery, Curator Harrison See/ Ted Snell, Coalescence at STALA Contemporary Art Gallery, Sept 2022, Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, October 2022, The Mandorla Art Awards 2022 at Holmes a Court Gallery, Curator Lyn Di Ciero, Ensemble 2 at STALA Contemporary Art Gallery, Solo: The Tree of Life Sportswear Collaboration 2020 with GIROUDWORLD – selected pieces featured in New York Fashion Week 2021, The Perth Royal Art Award for Landscape, Wilkinson Art Gallery, Claremont 2022.