Sue Andrews

 

Sue Andrews

 

Sue Andrews has been/is a microbiologist, public servant, academic researcher, feminist, social justice and consumer health advocate, grandmother, swimmer and frequent movie goer. She grew up on the northern beaches of Sydney, has worked in Papua New Guinea and came to Canberra in the early eighties to live, work and study and never left. She has a PhD in Women’s Studies and is a life member of the Women’s Centre for Health Matters. Currently Sue is President of the ACT Health Care Consumers Association and is on the board of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia.

Sue also spends a lot of time dancing – with GOLD (Growing Old Disgracefully), a dance group for over 55s at Canberra Dance Theatre, and is a member of Somebody’s Aunt, an ensemble of women who play, develop and create their own mix of dance, theatre, music and humour, with a passion to communicate meaning through movement.

 

 

 

'I have always thought Sue a little bit mysterious, reserved, mystical in a gypsy sort of way.   Consequently I have given her a pillar box red background to enhance that sense of the exotic, the flamingo dancer.  I didn't know until I was drawing her that she was a dancer!  If you look into her eyes you will see the humour and there is just a flick of the lips for the laughter waiting to come out'