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Carousel to Warhorse Opening Sat 2nd May 2015

The influence of the horse in history and today from Fantasy to Dressage

Carousel to Warhorse

The term carousel is from the 11th century. The equine qualities of poise, balance and strength led Turkish and Arabian horsemen to train them for military use. Initially only used by royalty and hidden behind fortress walls, the combat preparation exercise and game called carousel was developed to train war horses. The term was coined by the Crusaders from the Spanish carosella or ?little war?. We now know it as dressage, the equestrian ballet where natural movement is the foundation of training and tact and empathy are used rather than force?. ...

Dark Night Shining Bright


The Cube display

"Dark Night Shining Bright" by SueFraser
1 December to 30 December 2014 at The Art CUBE, Foyer, Byron Shire Council, Mullumbimby ...

Pieces of Eight

I have made two groups of eight horses in sculptural form. In the past power and wealth was acquired by conquest on horseback by those with the most swift and powerful steads. Today, in China, horses are auspicious symbols of economic prosperity often depicted as eight together in sculptures and painting. My horses bound and gambol on carousels and fly through the air, symbols of currency and good fortune.
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Pieces of Eight


some Pieces of Eight

Each Artist explores themes of prestige and wealth symbolised by the Spanish Silver Dollar, formerly a dominant currency in the development of trade worldwide. Ideas of power, wealth and prestige are inspired by its influence on Australian and Chinese cultures. Louise references the Holey Dollar and connections to ancient Jade Bi discs of Central Asia, while Ruth presents exquisite Jade like vessels on pedestals reminiscent of the horse shoe arches of Cordoba, Spain. In China, eight horses is considered economically auspicious. Sue continues an Asian theme with ideas of human horse connections by presenting two series of eight equine ceramic sculptures and low relief wall works. Continued...

Equine Art Exhibition

Haydon Hall in Murrurundi will host an exhibition of my equine sculpture from 1st May-1st June with the
Official Opening Saturday 3rd May at 3 pm
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Chinese New Year


SueFraser Craft NSW CNY Poster

Craft NSWhave a wonderful equine themed exhibition of members works alongside my ceramic horses as part of Chinese New Year Celebrations from 28th January - 16th February 2014. ...

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One Artist One Horse


Pure Pale Jade

Exhibition at The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen China.
Pure Pale Jade goes to China for an exhibition without bullet point
One person One horse cellebrating Chinese Year of the Horse. ...

Art and the Horse


photo by Jacklyn Wagner

At work and play Guest artist with Craft NSW ...

YEAR OF THE HORSE 2014


Art of the Horse featuring Heavenly Blue Tribute

Craft NSW Chinese New Year event with City of Sydney ...

Dutch Newspaper article


Clouded Blue Treasure 2013

Retrospect Galleries captured at Amsterdam Art Fair ...

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Work sold in Europe


Talented Green Daisy

Retrospect Gallery Byron at European Art Fairs ...

Hong Kong and Stockholm Art Fairs 2013

Retrospect Galleries have taken work to Europe and Asia ...

Table Manners 2013


Setting up - the hard part

Monique Guterris Styling, Suvira Mcdonald, Malcolm Greenwood and Sue Fraser Ceramics, Gatya Kelly Paintings, Danny Saks Furniture, Di Morison Ikebana and Kirsten Ingemar Textiles all come together to present a sumptuous display of art. ...

Stokholm Art Fair


Petite Red Lotus

  • Retrospect Galleries take horses to Stokholm ...

    ignition


    Woodfired Bowl

    Cooroy is the venue for the
    2012 Ignition Awards ...

    Some Tribute horses at Tweed

    Taking history as a starting point my equine vessels and sculptures have multi-surface decorations and expressions that suggest layers of social and political meaning. Layered glazes, such a magnesium crawl glaze, Cobalt oxide and barium based slips, are applied with broad strokes to enhance texture. The surface cracks and crazing convey the difficult journeys of the horse and riders spirit from the past to the present. My work also references feminine connections with horses through the relationship of the shape of vessels/forms and their decorative elements.
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    The Dragons Back Exhibition


    New work by Park Fulton & Fraser

    Opened by Lyn Cole at 6.30 23rd March at Tweed River Art Gallery Regional artists Sue Fraser, Ruth Park and Louise Fulton have been influenced by the cultures of Asia and the Middle East, through travel, residencies and ceramic festivals. ...

    Waves and Waterways


    Surfs Up!

    Surfs Up wins packing room prize for the 2012 Art Show ...

    SOFA Chicago 2010

    My horses got some exposure in America. Maria Kravetz gallery from
    Argentina had taken them to Festival Hall, the Navy Pier Chicago.

  • SOFA Chicago 2010 Nov.5th-7th ...

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