Susan Kinley

My practise as a visual artist and maker crosses glass, mixed media and textiles. My panels and installations have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, and I have received research grants from Arts Council England, the Crafts Council, Anglo Daiwa, the Japan foundation and the David Cantor Memorial Award. In the 1990’s I moved to Cornwall to take up a fellowship at University College Falmouth. I have completed many large scale commissions and public art projects, often responding to specific sites and places.

Subject matter often comes from visual research at archaeological sites. I am fascinated by the ways in which changing perspectives can reveal places in the landscape in a new light, layering aerial photography with surface detail and distant views. Working with the CinBA project has allowed me to work with Bronze Age sites in more depth, with access to visual archives and archaeologists. In this recent work I have focused on the landscape of which Stonehenge is a central point, informed by walking, photography and visits to Devizes Museum.

I am interested in the experience of moving through this landscape, of changing viewpoints, and the many layers of patterns visible from above. I am also looking at systems and frameworks that have been set up to record information of this iconic site over many years, often throwing up intriguing visual juxtapositions.