Sue Michael

Sue Michael

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Celebrating true Australiana in her paintings, Sue Michael paints domestic interiors and Australian backyards with a genuineness. An Adelaide-based artist, Sue Michael explores the overlooked towns of South Australia and responds to the climatic challenges of basic Australian life. Vegetable gardens overflowing with hardy pumpkins, dog washing stations made from old laundry sinks, aviaries half covered with shade-cloth, lounge walls painted in a cooling aqua colour. These are all ways Michael has seen this ‘life- force’ at work at a domestic level. Her unapologetic depictions of your grandmothers living room, your uncle’s backyard and your walk home from the shops turns reality into dreams. “There are aspects of place that are open-ended.... edges rather than boundaries to place, no privileged centre, history re-emerging in place, as well as mythopoetic elements that we have overlooked but lie there ‘clearly invisible’ in some places. The painter has some sort of advantage to uncover such information, and I am so filled with purpose to do so.” - Sue Michael

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