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Susan Eyre


Susan Eyre is an artist driven by curiosity into the mysteries of the universe such as dark matter, magnetic fields, cosmic rays and dimensions in spacetime. Originating from ecological concerns at the human disconnect with the natural world, research led her to the creation myths of early humans and the idea of paradise as a state of bliss which has been lost. Turning to particle physics for an alternative origin story she found a cosmic, subatomic and quantum world equal to any ancient mythology in its fantastical nature. Working across installation, moving image and print processes she draws upon scientific systems of enquiry and technology to assist in revealing that which is outside the limitations of human senses to perceive. In seeking ways of visualising unseen forces, intangible cosmological phenomenon and abstract theoretical mathematics she is interested in sparking a sense of wonder in the everyday and fostering an awareness of an entangled universe.

Susan has collaborated in cross discipline projects with astro-physicists at University College London, humanities researchers at Queen Mary University, the UK High Altitude Society and Imperial College Space Society. Building her own cloud chamber, and running workshops for the visualisation of cosmic particles she led “Laboratory of Dark Matters”, a research, residency and events programme inspired by visiting the dark matter research facility at Boulby Underground Laboratory in the North East of England. She built a human scale interactive ‘cloud chamber’ experience during a Chisenhale Art Place Residency and initiated a project to launch and film a cloud chamber in the payload of a high altitude balloon. She has been the recipient of funding from Arts Council England, The Institute of Physics and The Science and Technology Facilities Council. Born in Suffolk, with a background as chef and programmer she is based in London with a studio in Woolwich.




2024 Life Boat APT (Art in Perpetuity Trust), London SE8  
  Aesthetica Art Prize Longlisted Artist York Art Gallery  
  Carbon Science Gallery Bengaluru, India  
2023 A Stone Sky Thames-side Studios Gallery London SE18  
2022 Projected Topographies Saturation Point, London SE8  
  Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity

Island Venue, Bristol

  Wells Art Contemporary Wells Cathedral, Somerset  
  May Fair Art Weekend May Fair Theatre, London W1J  
  Particle and Wave Festival Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada  
2021 Memento Mori    AIR Gallery, Altrincham, Manchester  
  BIFF 30 Second Film Festival Birkenhead International Film Festival   
2020 Visions in the Nunnery Nunnery Gallery Bow Arts, London E3  
2019 Lizard Point Residency Exhibition Lumen Crypt St. John on Bethnal Green, London E2  
  Lizard Point Residency Exhibition Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, Cornwall  
  Reading Stones St Augustines Tower, Hackney, London E5  
  Continuum Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland  
  Insatiable Mind Salisbury Art Centre, Salisbury  
  The Cosmic Sublime Pie Factory, Margate  
2018 In Search of Darkness Grizedale Project Space, Cumbria  
  Beyond Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland  
  Cosmic Perspectives Ugly Duck, London SE1  
  Scales of Intangibility Studio4 Chisenhale Art Place, London E3  
2017 Tomorrow's World Atom Galllery, London N16  
  Supposedly Predictable Phenomena Deptford X Fringe, No format Gallery, London SE8  
  Laboratory of Dark Matters Cleveland Ironstone Mining Musem, Skinningrove, Cleveland  
  Laboratory of Dark Matters Guest Projects, London E8  
  Lumen:School of Light Ugly Duck, London SE1  
2016 Aether Imperial College, London SW7  
  Sugar and Spice Devon House St. Katherines Docks, London E1  
  Modern Makers IV No Format Gallery, London SE18  
  The Matter of Objects        Queen Mary University, London EC1  
  Blind Plural Hundred Years Gallery, London E2  
2015 A Space Between The Stone Space, London E11  
  Wells Art Contemporary Wells Museum, Somerset  
  Rising Stars Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon  
  HIX Award C&B Gallery, London EC2A  
  Show 2015 Royal College of Art, London SW11  
  Objects Of Café Gallery Projects, London SE16  
2014       neo:print prize   neo:gallery22, Bolton  
  Ochre Originals New Ashgate Gallery, Farham, Surrey  
  Standing on the Frontier Unit 24 Gallery, London SE1  
  Yesterday’s Wrong Thinking Café Gallery Projects, London SE16  
2013 ArtLacuna Prize  ArtLacuna, London SW1  
  HOT-ONE-HUNDRED Schwartz Gallery, London E9  
  Surrey Contemporary Robert Phillips Gallery,Walton on thames, Surrey  
Landscape in Flux C&C Gallery, London SE23  
  Illumini Event Shoreditch Town Hall, London EC1  
  Odds Against Tomorrow BEARSPACE, London SE8  
  C&C Art Prize C&C Gallery, London SE23  
  U-N-F-O-R-E-S-E-E-N Studio 106 Art Gallery, London SW6  
2011 Pushing Print   The Pie Factory, Margate  
  Art in a Box One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, Bucks  
  Surface The Crypt Gallery, London NW1  
  Beyond Borders  The Point, Eastleigh, Southampton  
Drawing Open One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, Bucks  
  ArtsDepot Open ArtsDepot, London N12  
  artWorks Open ArtWorks Project Space, London E17  
  iGeneration Willesden Green Gallery, London NW10  
2009    London Group Open Menier Gallery, London SE1  
  Human Nature The Muse at 269, London W11  
  At Play  South Hill Park, Ringmead, Berkshire  
  ArtSway Open ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire  
2008 Restricted View  Stables Gallery, London NW2  
  About Town The Toilet Gallery, London KT1  
  A Pattern Emerging Stoke Newington Library, London N16  
2006 FreeRange Old Truman Brewery, London E1  
2021 Transient Online www.transienttt.co.uk  
2019 Lizard Point Residency Mayes Creative + Lumen Studios, Cornwall  
  Continuum Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland  
  Hackney Historic Buildings Trust St. Augustines Tower, Hackney  
2018 Studio4 Chisehhale Art Place, London E3  
  Beyond Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland  
  Dark Skies Residency Grizedale Forest, Cumbria  


2022 Public Tour of selected artworks Wells Cathedral (Wells Art Contemporary)  
2021 Images in the Making     Winchester School of Art  
2019 Edge of Atmosphere UK High Altitude Society Annual Conference  
2018 ReThinking Space Laser Lab Central Saint Martins  
  Beyond UK High Altitude Society Annual Conference  
2017 Laboratory of Dark Matters

INTERACT Symposium Institute of Physics

2015 From the Roundabout to the Quark Manchester School of Art  
Workshops DIY Cloud Chamber    
2021 Images in the Making     Winchester School of Art  
2018 Stargazing Weekend      Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland  
  Studio 4 Residency Chisenhale Art Place, London  
2017 Laboratory of Dark matters Cleveland Mining Museum  
  Laboratory of Dark Matters Guest Projects, London  
2015 MA Printmaking Royal College of Art

Dissertation distinction

    Royal College of Art Permanent Collection Purchase Award  
2007 BA(Hons) Textiles Goldsmiths College

Dissertation distinction

    Recognition of Excellence BA Student Award Scheme Prize  
2004 BTEC Foundation Richmond Adult Community College

Distinction, BTEC Outstanding Achievement Award