Sue Palmer is an artist making work across form and media: live performance, moving image works and social arts projects often in collaboration with other artists, people and places. Conversation and exchange are often the starting points for projects which grow ‘temporary communities’ to make artistic work. Over the last 30 years working as an artist, researcher and project manager, Sue has made work in a diversity of contexts with people across age and background – in gardens, museums, festivals, historic houses, educational environments, care homes, fields and online.
Sue has a particular interest in public space, where people and everyday life are in circulation. The meeting point between nature and culture is often a focus of work, documented through the online research project Inquilines. In 2016, Sue was awarded a WCMT Travel Fellowship to research participation and social arts practice in public urban green space through travel to Vancouver Canada, Portland US and Berlin Germany. Current work: a collaboration with artist Sheila Ghelani on the live art project Common Salt, in residence at b-side’s Outpost in May 2017.