Sue Austin

Multimedia, performance & installation artist


'Creating the Spectacle!' Online - Part 1 - Finding Freedom

'Creating the Spectacle!' is a ground breaking series of live art and film events that record an underwater wheelchair as it flies through the water with its human occupant. 

This video work was supported by LOCOG and the Arts Council through an Unlimited Commission for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

In 'Part 1 - Finding Freedom', The underwater wheelchair enables Sue Austin to go on a gentle, dream like exploration of an exotic underwater world. 

Through unexpected juxtapositions, this work aims to excite and inspire by creating images that transform preconceptions.

'Creating the Spectacle!' Online - Part 2- Finding the Flame

This is the second film in the 'Creating the Spectacle!' Online series. It was a special commission from LOCOG for the Paralympic Flame Festivals. Just push play!



Michael Mays

27 August 2016

Thank you for imagining the possibilities of someone disabled! This video is stunningly beautiful!

Stefanie Harron

17 December 2015

Thank you for giving me inspiration to deal with my own disabilities.


15 September 2015

this is truly beautiful. the idea and the way it was filmed is amazing.

Marla Burke

13 September 2015

Lovely Had a powered-wheelchair roll into a pool with me in the 1970, staff saved me. Been on many adventures, not always planned?


11 September 2015

C'est juste magnifique

Kirsty Cunningham

11 June 2015

This is so powerful, it goes beyond words. Truly beautiful to watch.