"My name is Sue! How do you do?"
Many incarnations. I have faith in tiny things. My artistic career is one long series of continuous accidents mounting on top of one another. I have a collaborative approach to my work and operate with maturity, positivity and sensitivity to the project and people involved.
I am an Indian-American-Australian contemporary artist and arts worker based between Melbourne, Australia and Hyderabad, India with a background in Community Cultural Development [CCD] practice. I use Multimedia and Digital Storytelling to challenge cultural perceptions and comment on local and global issues regarding identity, place and history. I collaborate with organisations, businesses, cultural and community groups to explore these ideas. I have participated in artists’ residencies, done commissions, won scholarships and awards and as well as exhibited my work in group and solo exhibitions.
I am currently undertaking a Master of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music) by Research at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where I will be investigating Indian aural environments, explored and expressed through Indian Noise Music.
As a professional arts worker, I am passionate about the craft and artistry of my practice. Combining diverse storytelling skills from both visual media and music has enabled me to immerse myself in a variety of cultural contexts. This is the basis of my CCD practice.
By constantly questioning and challenging my skills and knowledge I am able to stay abreast of new forms of artistic and community practices and I have developed a flexibility that enables me to adapt to contemporary challenges and opportunities in the field.
I’m looking forward to new opportunities and challenges. Available for full and part time freelance/contract work as well as permanent positions. I am currently self-employed.