Sue Ninham paints intuitively, finding the process of non-representation emotionally challenging, and intellectually stimulating. Abandonment and experimentation underpin her creative process. Working in this way she has developed a visual language consisting of form, space and colour that is perhaps reminiscent, but generally ambiguous. Pictorial planes are flattened and distorted, sometimes tipping perspective. Foreground and background are sometimes interchangeable and what is above and below confused.
Ninham is reluctant to quantify the meaning of the resulting works, preferring the viewer to find their own.

Sue Ninham - Curriculum Vitae
Education
Bachelor of Design,  Illustration
South Australian College of Advanced Education, 1979-1983
Masters of Teaching, Secondary, Arts.  University of South Australia, 2016 -

Employment
1983 - 2001 Illustrator
2001 -          Artist
2003 - 2015 Educator, School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia.
2015 -          Workshops Art Gallery SA
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2015 - Workshops, Brick+ Mortar Creative Hub, Adelaide.

Exhibitions
2014   ‘Wish You Were Here’, Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery. Group fundraiser.
2014   Loreto Spring Art. Feature Artist.
2014   BMGART, Adelaide. Solo
2013   ‘Wish You Were Here’, Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery. Group fundraiser.

2012   BMGART Adelaide. Solo
2012   ‘Monsters and other related quirkiness’, Paper String Plastic Gallery.  Adelaide Fringe 2012
2011   ‘Legend in a Lunchbox’, Gallery on Waymouth. Solo
2011   ‘Cheese and Pickle Sandwiches’, SALA, Adelaide. Solo
2010   ‘Orb’, LOFT Gallery Melbourne. Solo
2010   'Monsters', SALA, Adelaide. Solo
2010   'Nero', SALA, Adelaide. Solo
2009   ‘Travel’, DIA Exhibition Museum of South Australia. Group

2009   ‘Traces’, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, UNISA. Group
2009   Spring Art, Loreto College, Adelaide. Group
2009   Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne - Aislinn Andrews Fundraiser. Group
2009   ‘Ignite’, St Ignatius Art Fair, Adelaide. Group
2009   Gallery 139, Adelaide - Group
2009   Harrison Galleries, Sydney. Solo
2008   'Surplus', SALA , Adelaide. Group
2008   Harrison Galleries, Sydney. Solo
2007   Letham Gallery, Auckland NZ. Solo
2007   Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide. Group
2007   Beatty Gallery, Sydney. Solo
2006   SALA, Adelaide.  Group
2006   Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery. Group
2006   Letham Gallery, Auckland. Group
2006   Pivotal Gallery, Melbourne.  Group
2005   Pivotal Gallery, Melbourne. Group
2005   Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong. Group
2005   Melbourne Affordable Art Fair
2005   Brisbane Affordable Art Fair
2005   Art Images Gallery, Adelaide. Group
2005   SOHO Galleries, Sydney.  Solo
2004   Art Images Gallery, Adelaide. Solo
2004   Melbourne Affordable Art Fair
2003   Art Images Gallery, Adelaide. Group
2003   Sydney Affordable Art Fair
2003   Letham Gallery, Auckland. Group
2002   Art Images Gallery, Adelaide. Group

Projects and Residencies
2016    Arts SA Project Grant - Literature
2015   The New Royal Adelaide Hospital - Integrated Art Project. Commissioned Artist.
2015   Artist in Residence, Loreto College Marryatville.
2013   Mechanical Garage, Adelaide.
2013   Australian String Quartet-2014 Season. Commissioned Visual Identity.

2012   Art Hotel. Hotel Minima, Adelaide.
Awards
2013   Lethbridge 10 000 small scale art prize – Finalist.
2013   Sunshine coast art prize 2D – Finalist.
2011   Adelaide Fringe Festival Poster 2012 - Winner.
2011   Prometheus Art Award, Queensland - Finalist.
2010   The Advertiser Business SA Contemporary Art Prize - Finalist.
2009   Top Twenty Adelaide Fringe Poster Competition - Finalist.
2008   Winsor and Newton National Watercolour Competition - Winner.



Represented by BMGART. Work held in private and corporate collections, Australia, London, HK & NZ