Sue Austin

Performance artist Sue Austin will challenge our assumptions as she uses her wheelchair in unexpected ways.  

Sue Austin is a multimedia, performance and installation artist with a socially engaged practice. As Artistic Director and Co founder of Freewheeling she “recognises the power of starting at the ‘personal’ and finding archetypal, numinous images that ‘communicate’ through connecting with universality of human experience.” She aims to find dramatic and powerful ways to reveal the ‘Hidden Secret’ of disability, arguing that this ‘secret’, if explored, valued and then shared, can act to heal the divisions created in the social psyche by cultural dichotomies that define the ‘disabled’ as ‘other’.

An Unlimited Commission awarded during the Cultural Olympiad in 2012 spread on an international scale. ‘Creating the Spectacle!’, presents a groundbreaking series of live-art and video works of an underwater wheelchair flying along mid water.