Sue Lorraine

Sue Lorraine is an Adelaide based artist with a practice spanning over 30 years. Completing a Diploma of Art and Design at PIT (now Latrobe University) in 1979, Lorraine has gone on to exhibit both locally and internationally. She established the Gray Street Workshop with Catherine Truman and Anne Brennan in the early 1980s and continues to work alongside Catherine Truman and Jess Dare as a principal tenant of the organisation.

Sue Lorraine was the Creative Director of the Metal Design Studio at the Jam Factory, Adelaide from 1999 to 2008 and worked as an Arts Development Officer at Arts South Australia until 2021. Working predominately with blackened mild steel, Lorraine focuses on the natural environment through the notion of the museum specimen and the ways in which nature is ordered and curated in this particular context. Her recent work (Precisely, 2017; Measured, 2019) explores the ambiguous and idiosyncratic ways we measure and account for time, experience and things. Lorraine’s work is represented in most Australian state and national gallery collections.