As an artist located in the beautiful and historic city of Albany on the south coast of West Australia, and notching up over 25 years in the arts since completing a Fine Arts degree at Curtin University in Perth in 1988, Sue Codee's creative life has included community arts projects in culturally amazing environments such as remote rural Tibetan communities; Quezon City slum areas in the Philippines; Christmas Island- the Australian territory way off the coast of Western Australia and closer to Indonesia; and numerous remote Aboriginal communities in the Western Australian and Northern Territory deserts, as well as exhibition curation, public art projects- and artist residencies including the Port Macquarie Australia Council Artist in Residency in NSW.
In 2010 and while in cancer treatment, Sue began the design studio This Papercut Life which is a real passion. She designs and creates contemporary papercuts and woodcuts, jewellery, art objects, and designs for public spaces. As well as hand cutting large paper artworks she also uses the technology of laser cutting to cut and etch her designs in paper, perspex, wood and occasionally metal. Her detailed and often complex images have a distinctive playful and figurative storytelling element with themes of community, environment, family and place.
Her work is represented in many public and private collections and she has received numerous awards.
Made in Western Australia.