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Dr Susan Fereday is an Australian artist and educator. She currently lives and works in Adelaide.

Her practice uses a range of media including digital and analogue photography, installation, video, light and shadow. She is well-known for her 'post-photographic' installations in which simple materials (papier-mâché spheres, glass bowls and goblets, light and shadow) are employed to invoke the logic of photography without the use of traditional photographic prints. She also exhibits found photographs, as in the series Under a Steel Sky, in which her collection of amateur snapshots from the 1950s resembles Robert Frank’s, The Americans. Her work engages issues of authenticity and the desire for truth. Research interests

'I am fascinated by the allegorical potentials of photography and its uncanny resonances.'

Described as a lively and intelligent speaker, she is available for speaking engagements, lectures, assessments, student consultations and critiques. Her preferred approach to writing is imaginative and speculative rather than purely analytical.