Sue Corke, Head of Printmaking at the Art Academy, works across printmaking, drawing and a more conceptually driven and collaborative installation practice.
In partnership with German artist Hagen Betzwieser, she has created star maps from real astronomical data, synthesised cosmic sensory experiences and derived comic lunar narratives from the commercialisation of space exploration. Working under the title: We Colonised The Moon, the duo most notoriously produced a postcard print impregnated with the smell of the moon.
Sue studied Fine Art and Digital Arts at Middlesex University in the 1990s and graduated from the MA Illustration Authorial Practice at University College Falmouth in 2007. She subsequently won the Ferdynand Zweig travel scholarship to undertake practical creative research in the field of contemporary printmaking and illustration in northern Europe. She has been an Artist in Residence at Amsterdam’s Grafisch Atelier in both 2007 and 2008 and at Frans Masreel Centrum in Belgium in 2009. She served an apprenticeship in etching and lithography at Edinburgh Printmakers in 2009/2010 and was awarded a five year live work residency at Acme Studios Fire Station, London between 2010 and 2015. During this time she exhibited internationally though projects commissioned by arts science agency The Arts Catalyst and independently with gallery Berloni.
WE COLONISED THE MOON