Susan Bleakley


1995-97: MA Fine Art [Sculpture] Royal College of Art [Thesis: Chora and Space, Distinction]

1992-95: BA[Hons][1st class] Fine Art [Sculpture], Falmouth College of Arts [Thesis: Metaphors of Substance: Art and Alchemy]

1990-92: Foundation Studies, Falmouth College of Arts


2021 Circle Contemporary Mixed show

2020 Circle Contemporary mixed show

2019 London Art Fair Circle Contemporary

2019 Circle Contemporary  Art Focus

2017 Scarlet Wines paintings and sculpture  March 8th till April 8th

2013 'Nobody's Home' video mixed show FAB Gallery University of Alberta Edmonton Canada

2013 'North of Nornal' solo show and residency Gallery B Franfurt(Oder)Germany

2013 'Die Gefasse' mixed show Berlin Germany

2012' Nobodys Home' video National gallery of Canada(Ottawa) medical humanities conference presentation

2012 Arbeiten fur den Ernstfall Work in Case of an Ermergengy, joint installation with Alexandra Karrasch Institut fur Geschichten Letschin, Ortwig Brandenburg Germany

2009 Wie kommit die Kuh aufs Dach,' Against the Divide' installation Brandenburg Berlin Germany

2006 ‘Eighty per cent of bird song is non functional’ installation Plymouth Art Centre

2002 ‘Dressings’ Video installation Brewhouse Phillips Gallery Taunton

2000 ‘Seeing Through Flame’ Solo Installation ZKP Lokovni Salon Celje Slovenia, [Fringe Manifesta 3 European Biennial of Contemporary Art, ‘Borderline Syndrome-Energies of Defence’ Ljubliana, Slovenia.]

2000 ‘Seeing Through Flame’ touring to solo Installation and video projection Varna City Art Gallery, Bulgaria

2000 ‘Remote’ - site specific installation Plovdiv, Bulgaria


2021 Circle Contemporary mixed shows

2021  Newlyn Society of Artists  Past Present Future

2020 Crane Kalman Gallery London

2020 Circle Contemporary  London Art Fair

2018 Circle Contemporary  Hawksfield Wadebridge2017 Boarders Tremenhere Penzance

2016 RWA Candidate show Bristol

2015 RWA  Candidate show  Bristol

2015 At the Sharp End of Bluntness Darting Hall Gallery 

2015 paintings Crane Kalman Gallery Brompton Rd Knightsbridge London

2015 paintings selected  Colour Cube Gallery Bristol

2013 Installation Transitions Newlyn Gallery Penzance Cornwall

2013 'Like/don't like/don't care' mixed show Mile End Art Pavillion, London

2013 'Being at the Edge the Edge of Being' Sculpture and video 'Stone Matter's' Stephen Lawrence Gallery ,University of Greenwich, London

2013 'Hand over Hand Cross pollination' (video)mixed event Fountain Project, Tremenhere Sculpture Garden Penzance Cornwall.

2013 Broken tears Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens Penzance Cornwall

2013 Interior weather video The Dark Rooms helston Cornwall

2013 3 points of contact resendency Exchange Cornwall

2012 Railing against time Video and broken tears New Light on Newlyn  Plymouth Museum and Art gallery

2012 'Nobody's Home video Death Anamations confernce event Baltic Gateshead

2012 Hand over hand cross pollination video Site-non-site Kestle Barton Cornwall

2011 Print Exchange Gallery Penzance

2010 'Nobody's Home' video 'Humanities At The Cutting Edge' AMH conference exhibition Peninsla College of Medicine &Dentistry

2010 ' Death Matter's' photographs 'Reality Check' NSA Newlyn Art Gallery Cornwall

2005 ‘Ambiguous by Nature’ conference of the Association for Medical Hummanities, Peninsula Medical School The Knowledge Spa Truro

2004 ‘60 Seconds Of Hope’ video group show PALP

2003 ‘Wish You Were Here’ – touring show of works in suitcases around Cornwall (group show PALP)

2002 ‘Field of Vision’ - site-specific intervention in landscape at Tremenheere, Penzance (group show PALP)

2001 ‘Transitions’ - site-specific installation Newlyn Orion Gallery

2001 ‘Us and Them’ - Axis website exhibition

2001 ‘Cattle Market’ - Gloucester: 2 video shorts

2001 ‘Gods and Monsters’ - Henshaws Art Centre, Knaresborough

2001 ‘Palpitations’ - site-specific show, Old Telephone Exchange, Penzance (group show PALP)

2000 ’Shed’ - site-specific installation Penzance [group show . PALP)

2000 ‘Subverted Suburbia’ - touring to Dick Institute, Kilmarnock,

2000 Public Arts Laboratory - Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

1999 Public Arts Laboratory - John Moores University Liverpool Art School Gallery

1999 Public Arts Laboratory - Globe Gallery Newcastle [Touring 1998 PAL residency]

1999 ‘Subverted Suburbia’ - Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries - mixed show

1999 ‘Away From Home’ - Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool - group of 4 show

1997 ‘Below Stairs’ - site-specific installation, mixed show, Osterley Park House London

1997 ’Hothouse’ - mixed RCA Sculpture - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew London

1997 MA Degree show Royal College of Art London

1997 ’Spin’ mixed show, Gulbenkian Gallery RCA London

1996 Mixed Show, David Hockney Gallery RCA London

1996 Interim Show RCA London

1980 Exhibition of paintings Dora Holzhandler +Su Dixon Crane Arts London


2006-14 Special study unit Peninsular Medical School

2005 Arts Council of England small grants award

2004-2007Artist in Residence Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro

2004 Arts Council of England Research and development small grants award

2002 Regional Arts Lottery Programme (RALP)

2001 South West Arts Travel award - research in Albania for PALP

2001 Swingate, PALP

2001 Penwith District Council: PALP

2001 Art 4 All: awarded to PALP

2000 British Council: travel and accommodation Slovenia

1998 Art 4 Everyone – 5 months residency at Liverpool John Moores University Public Art Laboratory/ Tarmac Topmix as Industrial Partner/ Liverpool Design Initiative


2017  Feb Manor Magazine article  by Alice Wright

2012Jan Cornwall today article byAlex Wade p48-50

2008 March Cornwall today Postcard from an artist p91

2006 Sept BBC radio Devon and Corwall interview with David Squires Eighty per cent of bird song is non functional

2006 Sept Western Morning News article by Cherry Gordon

2006 Sept Times on line by Alex Wade

2005 Association for Medical Hummanities 2005 3rd annual conference, Metaphors for Practice: the art of healthcare, book of abstracts p83-84

2003 Beside the Wave Book by Tom Cross pp225\6

2002 AN magazine Dec: ‘Best Western’, Article on PALP pp 21

2002 Landscape and Arts summer edition ‘Field of Vision’ review

2002 a-n magazine July reference to, and image from, PAL project with Tarmac Topmix pp22

2002 Art Review (Art Preview) Review of ‘Dressings’

2002 Review of ‘Dressings’ Guardian G2

2001 Catalogue ‘Cattle Market’, mixed video show - Gloucester

2001 Proof - summer issue - review of ’ Palpitations’ by Ed Krema

2000 Artists Newsletter - June - ‘Close Encounters’ review PAL work by Martina Margetts, pp18-19

2000 Artists Newsletter - Feb - ‘Soundings’ review ‘Subverted Suburbia’ by Carol Hogarth, p22

2000 The Independent ‘The Information’ review of PAL, Museum of Science and Industry by Peter Conchie, p15

1999 PAL CD-Rom

1999 Subverted Suburbia Catalogue [The Never Ending Dustpan]

1999 The Guardian ‘The Guide’ - review ‘Away from Home’ by Robert Clark, p9

1998 BAVA Awards [Flames of Ceres] - Internet site

Research Project

‘certainly possibly maybe’ Postgraduate Centre Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. Collaboration between medical consultants and artists exploring visual judgements

Project Management
CST ‘Coal Salt Tin’ creative collaborations Site-specific projects Newlyn, Newcastle, Leeds

Future projects

Running Special study units with4th year medical students  Peninsular Medical School

Public Work

‘Ambiguous by Nature series’ bought by The Knowledge Spa, Peninsular medical school