Title of Work: Language of Living
Design specialization: Scenographer
Education: MA Scenography with Distinction from Central St Martins in partnership with Hogeskool van Kunsten Utrecht.
Sue Gallagher is a spatial designer and academic based in Auckland, New Zealand. Working between performance and architecture, installation and moving image, Gallagher explores performance design as an unstable platform that transgresses many art forms. It is her understanding from training as an architect and performance designer that spaces are not static and fixed creations, but are subtle, transformative and communicative.
Sue Gallagher was the New Zealand Co-Curator and Exhibition Designer for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in 2007 and 2011, working in collaboration with NZ Designer Tracey Collins. Current performance design work includes the New Zealand Dance Company’s inaugural performance ‘Language of Living’ which opened at the ASB Theatre in Auckland.
Sue Gallagher is the Associate Head of School of Art & Design at AUT University, Leader of MESH a multi-disciplinary collaborative network in Art+Design. Gallagher is also the Chair and Director of IDEA: Interior Design / Interior Architecture Educators Association.