Sue Freeborough British, b. 1941

Sue Freeborough’s work refers to the body, whether directly or obliquely. It is through the body that Freeborough addresses human issues, such as relationships, identity and values. She says:


“My explorations on these themes have brought me to an analytical deconstruction of the body, presenting a depersonalised awareness for our outer limits, our bodily containment and the spaces we inhabit.”


Freeborough creates sculptures that are witty, humorous, and touching yet these qualities often mask an intellectual and conceptual rigour. Other works investigate the self image, memory and pairings through the whole body. Freeborough’s work evolves as a construction, focusing on the task of transforming an idea into a sculptural form and often develops from drawings and philosophical readings. A variety of materials such as bronze, aluminium, glass or silicone reflect and enhance her ideas.


Freeborough completed her masters in Fine Art at the University of Portsmouth and she has since kept strong links with the city. She is a member of Art Space Portsmouth, and has recently had a solo show there entitled Wrapped Up In Our Cells.