Sue Jowsey

artist, educatorat Auckland University of Technology
Auckland,
New Zealand
Focus area: Anthropology, Body, Self, Design, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Fine Arts 2D, Fine Arts 3D, Photography, Sculpture, Spacial, Wearables,Connected self, Writing, Literature, Poetry

As a PhD Candidate researching the role of scent in magical world-conception, I am considering the relationship between Henry Corbin's Eighth Clime, the mundus imaginal and the concept of World Soul. My research explores the ways that odour offers an ancient, wordless communication perceived through the senses. My investigations explore through philosophy and practice how smells tracery overwhelms the visual reservoir of sight and how olfactory encounters subsume the spiritual. 

As an established art practitioner, and a member of the F4 Collective, I favour a hybrid notion of artistic investigation; I am committed to creative research as a collaborative endeavour. In the past few years, the F4 Collective has worked with NIWA (the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), Composer Maree Sheehan and the Auckland War Memorial Museum's Curator, Pictorial Shaun Higgins. Currently, I am engaged in artscience research with Professor Len Gillman and Assoc. Professor Andrew Denton.

Nationally and internationally exhibited, my work and the award-winning images of the F4 Collective are held in collections in Aotearoa. The F4 Collective has participated in the Phodar and Kaunas Biennials and artist residencies in Aotearoa, New York, and Taiwan.