Su Baker has held solo exhibitions since 1983 in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Her painting has been included in significant group exhibitions including Perspecta '89 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1989), Dissonance: Aspects of Feminism at Artspace, Sydney (1993) and Heavenly Creatures at Heide Museum of Modern Art (2004-5). Baker was awarded the Portia Geach Prize in 1996. Her work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank and several regional and tertiary collections. Sustained Sensation a monograph of her work was published in 2016. Su Baker is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) at the University of Melbourne and Professor in Art at the Victorian College of the Arts. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2018 for significant service to tertiary education in the visual and creative arts.
17 OCTOBER TO 4 NOVEMBER 2018
STORY: ASHLEY CRAWFORD
PHOTOGRAPHY: ESTELLE DRUSKOVICH
ISSUE 44 2018, pp102-106
27 AUGUST TO 18 SEPTEMBER 2016
Exhibition and launch of Su Baker’s monograph ‘Sustained Sensation’. With contributions from Rex Butler, Sean Lowry and Anna Gibbs, ‘Sustained Sensation’ revisits and re-enacts a three-year period in Baker’s practice.
‘Sustained Sensation’ was first exhibited in 1989 as part of Australian Perspecta 89, the national survey of contemporary art curated by Tony Bond and Victoria Lynn and presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Baker went on to explore and extend the themes of this work in two subsequent exhibitions: ‘Continuum and Detail’, at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, in 1990 and ‘Continuum and More Details’ at Artspace, Sydney, in 1991.
Su Baker is currently Professor and the Director of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She was Head of the VCA School of Art from 2000-2010, prior to which she was with the Sydney College of the Arts for 12 years. She is President of the peak body the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts. She exhibits in public and commercial galleries, including solo and selected group exhibitions and national survey shows. She has received a number of New Work Grants and Visual Arts Grants from the Australia Council including in 1991 and 2001, the Tuscan and Milanese studio residencies. In 1996 she was winner of the Portia Geach Memorial Award. Her work is represented in public and private collections.
‘Sustained Sensation’ is published by Nicholas Thompson Gallery and designed by The Hungry Workshop, Melbourne.
With contributions from Rex Butler, Anna Gibbs and Sean Lowry
Published by Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, 2016
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SU BAKER MADE A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (AM) IN QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY 2018 HONOURS
Congratulations to Professor Su Baker who was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) today in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours for significant service to tertiary education in the visual and creative arts, particularly through advancing scholarship and research opportunities
SU BAKER’S MONOGRAPH ‘SUSTAINED SENSATION’ PUBLISHED BY NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY AVAILABLE FROM READINGS BOOKSTORES, MELBOURNE
SEAN LOWRY ESSAY FROM SU BAKER MONOGRAPH ‘SUSTAINED SENSATION’ REPRODUCED ON ART GUIDE AUSTRALIA ONLINE
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SU BAKER’S MONOGRAPH AND NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY’S FIRST PUBLICATION ‘SUSTAINED SENSATION’ NOW AVAILABLE FROM GALLERY
SU BAKER SUSTAINED SENSATION 27 AUGUST TO 18 SEPTEMBER 2016 Exhibition and launch of Su Baker’s monograph ‘Sustained Sensation’. With contributions from Rex Butler, Sean Lowry and Anna Gibbs, ‘Sustained Sensation’ revisits and re-enacts a three-year period in Baker’s practice. ‘Sustained Sensation’ was first exhibited in 1989 as part of Australian Perspecta 89, the national…
SU BAKER NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘ART AND AUSTRALIA’
Art & Australia has a new home at the VCA. This follows the gift by previous editor and publisher, Eleonora Triguboff, of the journal and its extensive archive to the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne in December 2015. Art & Australia will re-launch as a research and publishing body that…