Sue Loveday makes playful artwork that celebrates words and ideas.

Her artistic loves include retro quirk, art made by the untrained or outsiders, the depression era, hand painted signs, paper cutouts, energetic linework, the block print, colour that sings, earthy and flouro… sometimes together, besser blocks, wood work, composting and cricket.

Sue loves the challenge of answering a brief with spirit, whether the comission is high end commercial or grass roots community.

The Corner — State Library of Queensland

The Corner is a space for children 8 years and under. Illustration and creative consultation: exhibitions, signage, online games and electronic story books for children to explore and engage in a creative hands-on way.

Christmas Stars — Brisbane Marketing

Illustration and concept management for Christmas entertainment in the Queen Street Mall that juxtaposed a hip-hop show, a giant hand made pop-up book and workshop activities for children.
Performers — Black Honey Company
Aerosol painting — Kasino

MC Platypus and Queen Koala Hip Hop Jamboree — Candy and Kim Bowers

Character development and set design and construction for this touring hip hop performance about a bullied platypus with a lisp and her cool koala mate.
Performers — Black Honey Company

City Machine — Museum of Brisbane

Design, construction and installation of this large scale sculpture that incorporated interpretive portals that brought the history of Brisbane to life.

I Cherish This, a history of personal treasures — State Library of Queensland

Illustrative logo design, development of art activity box, concept consultation and signage for this exhibition of treasures.

25th Anniversary Tea Towel — Contact Inc.

Illustrative commemorative tea towel and production management for this artwork that celebrates the diversity of this community arts organisation.

Youth Week Campaign — Department of Communities, Queensland Government

Illustrative symbols used in the youth week campaign that depicted the theme 'shout share live unite'.

Out of the Box Festival Campaign — QPAC

Illustration, concept and design consultation that created a sense of excitement to be involved in this creative under 8's festival.

Ideas Festival — Arts Queensland

Animated promotional movie, logo and graphic device illustration about innovation, design, environment, politics and science.

Summer Reading Club — State Library of Queensland

Character design, illustration for web and signage, and interactive display design throughout the library.

Bubble and Speak — Design Institute of Australia

Speaker series campaign concept and illustration.


“Everyone can draw, and when we draw together it can be the start of a great idea.

It’s amazing to see social barriers and prejudices broken down around a collection of art materials while people create collaboratively and make unlikely friends.”

Sue designs and delivers engaging workshops for various groups, young and old, near and far. Often with a specific outcome in mind and always offering an experience in creative thinking and processes.

The Shockwave Program — Human Ventures

Design and delivery of an arts program for 10–25 year olds from Central Western Queensland since 2010. This program provides young people experiences in the creative industries, tourism and event production, culminating in a youth arts Festival called Shockwave.

The Shockwave Festival — Human Ventures

Design and delivery of workshops that create content and festival design elements. Mentoring young artists in exhibiting artwork and developing creative workshops for the festival. This festival is a chance for country kids to create, perform, socialise, eat, skate, listen, dance and be inspired.

Hypercolour Exhibition, Shockwave Program — Human Ventures

Curation, design and installation of an interactive exhibition of young peoples artwork at the Winton Regional Gallery, in Winton, Central Queensland. Workshops were designed around this exhibition to enable young people to produce and deliver a professional exhibition including opening night entertainment.

The Walking Neighbourhood, Anti Festival, Kuopio, Finland — Lenine Bourke, Artist

Co-facilitation, with Artist Verena Curr of workshops with Finnish teenagers to create and present a performance that involved young people taking audiences on walks that presented Kuopio from a young presons perspective.

Junction Park State School, ‘Our neighbourhood’ G20 workshop — Premiers Department

A workshop where participants used drawing to brainstorm ideas about what made them special in their community. Each participant designed and made a costume that represented this and then participated in a photoshoot. The outcome was a celebration of the diversity and personality that exists in the Junction Park neighbourhood and was displayed at a G20 Brisbane exhibition.

Stop Motion Animation Workshops

Listening to stories and guiding people in creating stories and expressing them visually using the stop motion animation technique.

Madonna Staunton Workshops — QAGOMA

Development and delivery of a touring workshop series using the exhibition of Madonna Staunton at QAGOMA as a starting point. Key features of this workshop were exposing young people in regional Queensland to the exhibition, inspiration in concept generation, creating assemblages using found materials and learning the stop motion animation technique.