Sue Ryan


1965 Born in Cairns, QLD
1986 Diploma of Fine Art. Qld College of Art, Brisbane
1990 - Aussie Nomad , Proprietor, Cairns, Atherton Tablelands
1993 - 95 Facilitator, Certificate of Fine Art, Cairns TAFE College
1998 - 99 Youth Arts Worker, Nyletta Aboriginal Corporation, Atherton
2001 - 07 Art Centre Manager, Lockhart River Arts Centre, Cape York
2007 - 08 Arts Consultant, Pormpuraaw Arts and Culture Centre; Yarrabah Arts and Culture Centre
2008 Ghost Net Project, Scoping Study, Arts Qld, Carpentaria Ghost Net Programme and Southern Gulf Catchment Ltd.
2009 - Art Project Director, GhostNets Australia


2011 Tip Dog Diaries, Centre of Contemporary Art, Kick Arts, Cairns, QLD
1995 Mythos, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD
1992 The Carnival, Hilton Hotel, Cairns, QLD


2013 MBC at Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney, NSW
2013 Mesh, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville, QLD
2013 Relative Humidity, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD
2012 Sculpture Inside, Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, NSW
2012 GhostNet Collaborations, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD
2012 Postcards from the Edge, Cheim & Read, NYC, USA
2010 Momentum, Centre for Contemporary Art, Kick Arts, Cairns, QLD
2010 Hybridology, Garry Andrews Art Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD
2009 Line, KickArts, Centre for Contemporary Art, Cairns, QLD
2006 Tanks Printmaking Studio Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, QLD
2005 Dugongs of Hinchinbrook, KickArts, Centre of Contemporary Art, Cairns, QLD
2004 Hitting On, Kicking Off, KickArts, Centre for Contemporary Art, Cairns, QLD
2000 The River, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD; Mildura Regional Gallery, VIC
1995 Locate Yourself, KickArts, Cairns, QLD
1995 Combust, Qld College of Art, Brisbane, QLD
1994 Sue Ryan, Judith Collette and Jan Graeme, Cairns Civic Centre, Cairns, QLD
1994 Made in Eden, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, QLD
1993 The Fish John West Regrets, Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD
1992 Wheel, Recycled Exhibition, Crackerbox Palace, Cairns, QLD
1991 Keep the Rivers Flowing, Rose Blank Gallery, Cairns, QLD
1991 Artists In Residence, Lake Street Residency, Cairns, QLD
1989 Appropriately After, Arch Lane Public Art, Brisbane, QLD
1987 Qld Artists, Diane Stradham, Covent Garden, London
1985 Qld College of Art Exhibition, City Hall, Brisbane, QLD
1985 Notuvida Jungle, That Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane, QLD
1985 Alfred Street Gallery Opening Exhibition, Alfred Street Gallery, Cairns, QLD


2012 Sculpture by the Sea, public workshops, Sydney, NSW
2009-12 CIAF, Cairns, public workshops and artist exchange program, QLD
2011 Floating Land Festival, Sunshine Coast, Installation; public workshops, QLD
2010 Mental Health Conference, Public Display & Cultural exchange – Aurukun, Moa Island, Sebel Hotel, Cairns, QLD
2009 Weaving Wisdom with Yarrabah artists, Ideas’ Festival, State Library, Brisbane, QLD
2008-09 Experimental Drawing Workshops, Adult Community Education, Atherton, QLD
1996-13 Artist workshops and residencies and cultural collaborations in Aurukun, Pormpuraaw, Yarrabah, Coen, Lockhart River, Thursday Island,
Moa Island, Darnley Island, Hammond Island, Mapoon, Mornington Island, Bamaga, Atherton Tablelands, QLD
1996 Resident Artist. TANKS Art Centre, Cairns, QLD


Cairns Regional Gallery
Private Collections in Australia and overseas

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