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Established in 1992, Sutton Gallery is committed to the presentation and promotion of serious contemporary art by a select and highly respected group of innovative artists whose practice takes on a challenging position within today's visual culture.

A monthly program of exhibitions by those artists features work across the whole spectrum of media - painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video and electronic media.

For further and detailed information on all the represented artists, please contact the gallery.

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11am - 5pm Tues - Sat

Latest news

Eugene Carchesio at MUMA

Posted on: 19 Aug 2015

Sound Spaces
Room40: Eugene Carchesio and Ross Manning
Saturday 22 August, 3:00pm

Curated by Lawrence English of Room40, the third edition of Sound Spaces features two Brisbane artists known as much for their experimental music as their exhibition practices: Eugene Carchesio and Ross Manning. Carchesio will present electronic sounds from his laptop computer in combination with projected images, while Manning will perform with a range of his own custom instruments.

A rotating collaboration, Sound Spaces sees MUMA work with different innovative experimental music organisations such as the Australian Art Orchestra, Liquid Architecture and Room40 for each iteration of the series. The series runs in parallel with MUMA's exhibition program with occasional direct dialogues with particular exhibition projects. Sound Spaces and is organised by Francis Parker.

Nicholas Mangan at Chisenhale Gallery, London, and Artspace, Sydney

Posted on: 18 Nov 2014

Chisenhale Gallery, London
3 July - 23 August, 2015

Artspace, Sydney
24 September - 1 November

The first UK solo exhibition by the Melbourne-based artist, co-commissioned with Artspace, Sydney. This major new body of work comprises two new films presented within an installation and continues Mangan's interest in exploring the unstable relationship between culture and nature. The films examine the physical and conceptual power of the sun and will be presented using equipment powered by a bespoke off-grid system, generating photovoltaic energy from solar panels installed on the roof of the gallery. Supported by the Keir Foundation and a Creative Australia New Work grant.


Aleks Danko at the MCA

Posted on: 14 Feb 2015

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
30 July-18 October 2015

In MY FELLOW AUS-TRA-ALIENS, the MCA presents artworks ranging across over four decades of influential Victorian-based artist Aleks Danko's long career, from his early exhibitions in Adelaide in the late 1960s through to his recent large-scale installations.

In addition to many works sourced from public collections (including that of the MCA), this major survey features significant works remade or reconfigured by the artist specifically for the exhibition.
Guest curated for the MCA by Glenn Barkley. Presented in association with Heide Museum of Modern Art.

For more information see here.

Raafat Ishak at the Aga Khan Museum

Posted on: 02 Jul 2015

Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation
Aga Khan Museum
July 25, 2015 - January 03, 2016

Pushing boundaries, testing limits: this powerful exhibition from the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE runs the gamut from photography to installation, sculpture to painting, and more. Experience the work of 12 Arab artists who examine how private life is shaped by current political events.

For more information see here.

Jackson Slattery at Alaska Projects

Posted on: 06 Aug 2015

Alaska Projects, Sydney
5-23 August, 2015

Kieren Seymour and Jackson Slattery's practices focus on the slowing and contracting of time against the hegemonic force of speed. They share a process of constant negotiation between pausing and continuing within their work. Love, death and economics are patterns of thought that inform the development and resolution of these works.

For more information see here.

Kate Beynon announced as finalist for Sir John Sulman Prize 2015

Posted on: 09 Jul 2015

Sutton Gallery is pleased to announce that Kate Beynon has been announced as one of the finalists for the Sir John Sulman Prize 2015 with her work Graveyard scene/the beauty and sadness of bones. The judge for the award this year is Lindy Lee.

Winners will be announced on the 17 July at 12pm.

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015
18 July - 27 September, 2015
Art Gallery of NSW

For more information see here.

Simon Terrill at The Architecture Gallery, RIBA

Posted on: 16 Jun 2015

The Brutalist Playground
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
10 June to 16 August, 2015

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play.
The Brutalist Playground is a new commission by Turner Prize nominees Assemble and artist Simon Terrill, exploring post-war design for play.
Occupying the entire Architecture Gallery at RIBA, it encourages visitors to look at the materiality and visual language of now lost Brutalist landscapes in new ways through an immersive and conceptual landscape. Although the value of Brutalist residential buildings today is much debated, this exhibition shifts the focus to the equally important playgrounds found at the feet of these structures, offering a renewed understanding and critique of the architects' original designs and intentions.

For more information see here.

Arlo Mountford at CCP

Posted on: 12 Jun 2015

The Copse, parts 2 and 3
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
3 July - 6 September, 2015

Part of a body of work, The Copse refers to and extends upon Heidegger's metaphor of a clearing (lichtung in German). Very briefly the clearing is a space where an idea or an object can be disclosed becoming part of a broader context of meaning. The Copse is not necessarily the antithesis of this metaphor but perhaps the messiness that surrounds or appears in the clearing. Keeping this in mind, Parts 2 and 3 are a direct response to the CCP exhibition space both physical and historic, as well as a self reflexive exploring of its place within the broader art context.

For more information see here.

Matt Hinkley and Stephen Bush at Sydney Contemporary

Posted on: 12 Jun 2015

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
Carriageworks, Sydney
10 - 13 September

Sutton Gallery will be participating in Sydney Contemporary showcasing a two artist exhibition by Stephen Bush and Matt Hinkley.

For more information see here.

David Rosetzky at Carriageworks

Posted on: 12 Jun 2015

24 Frames Per Second
18 June - 2 August, 2015

A major exhibition of 24 commissioned screen-based works by 18 Australian and six international artists. Developed over three years, 24 Frames Per Second presents the most dynamic and innovative contemporary multi-arts practice that sits at the nexus of dance, film and visual arts.

For more information see here.


Stephen Bush and Nicholas Mangan at Bendigo Art Gallery

Posted on: 12 Jun 2015

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Selection of Works from The Michael Buxton Collection
Bendigo Art Gallery
18 July - 27 September, 2015

The Michael Buxton Collection is partnering with Bendigo Art Gallery to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this major private collection. Hiding in Plain Sight: A selection of works from the Michael Buxton Collection will present a selection of works from 2002 - 2015. This snapshot of the Michael Buxton Collection will showcase the forefront of Australian contemporary visual practice and highlight the distinctive qualities of the Collection.

For more information see here.

Aleks Danko at Artspace

Posted on: 12 Jun 2015

Art as Verb
Artspace, Sydney
4 June - 26 July, 2015

Art as a Verb is a major thematic exhibition that takes as its departure point the concept of art as action, both inside the gallery and beyond. From the energy and anarchy of fluxus, happenings and performance art, to contemporary relational and situational practices, Art as a Verb presents a range of projects from the 1960s to today that challenge the traditional role of the artist, the art object and the site of exhibition.
First conceived by Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in 2014, Art as a Verb has been reworked for Artspace and includes additional works unseen in previous iterations.

For more information see here.

Ruth Hutchinson at Shepparton Art Museum

Posted on: 22 May 2015

2015 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award
Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
22 August - 22 November, 2015

The 2015 Australian Ceramic Art Award attracted 100 Australian artists from exemplary master potters through to contemporary artists exploring ceramic traditions and the medium's potential for intervention in a range of aesthetic and political endeavours. It was a fantastic field of applicants and proposed exhibitions.
Each of the winning artists will be commissioned to produce an exhibition of new work for display at SAM. The artists will also travel to Shepparton to give presentations and run master-classes for local and visiting artists on the celebratory opening and announcement day of 22 August.

For more information see here.

David Jolly at the Australian War Memorial

Posted on: 23 Apr 2015

On the occasion of the centenary of the Landing, the Australian War Memorial has commissioned artist David Jolly to attend the Dawn Service and produce a body of work that responds to the ceremony and this important moment in Australian history.

Since the First World War, the Australian War Memorial has collected work that documents and interprets the ongoing significance of Gallipoli to Australia. This has included commissioning artists and sending them to Gallipoli. It has extensively collected internationally significant work that responds to the site and the campaign.

Rosslynd Piggott and Nick Mangan at Heide Museum of Modern Art

Posted on: 27 Mar 2015

21st Century Heide: The Collection Since 2000
Heide Museum of Modern Art
28 March - 14 June, 2015

Over 1500 artworks have been acquired by Heide since the turn of the century, from a small gem of a painting by Frank Hinder from the 1950s to a monumental installation by contemporary artist Kathy Temin. Becoming part of the museum's collection largely through gift, bequest and donated funds, they demonstrate the generosity of donors and a positive response to Heide's integration of modernist and contemporary art. Some acquisitions have entered the collection in response to recent Heide exhibitions, while others have been inspired by Heide's history and environment, as well as its renewed contemporary focus, including Siri Hayes's and Kim Donaldson's works, a site-specific painting by Mirka Mora and Callum Morton's sculpture One to One. Curated by Linda Michael, Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan

For more information see here.

David Jolly at LUMA

Posted on: 27 Mar 2015

David Jolly undertook the LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art annual Library Windows Commission, in the stairwell of the Borchardt library.

Gordon Bennett at the IMA, Brisbane

Posted on: 03 Mar 2015

Gordon Bennett: Be Polite
The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
24 October-20 December 2015

For more information see here.

Congratulations to Australian Council recipients Stephen Bush, Anne Ferran, Matt Hinkley, and Amanda Marburg.

Posted on: 11 Dec 2014

Sutton Gallery is pleased to congratulate Stephen Bush on receiving a London Studio, Anne Ferran on receiving a Helsinki Studio,  Matt Hinkley on receiving a Tokyo Studio, and Amanda Marburg on receiving a Barcelona Studio.

For more information see here.

Raafat Ishak at Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait

Posted on: 02 Dec 2014

Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait
Opens on January 11, 2015

Al-Seef is a collaboration between Barjeel Art Foundation and the Contemporary Art Platform in Kuwait.

For more information see here.


Matt Hinkley and Eugene Carchesio at the National Gallery of Victoria

Posted on: 06 Nov 2014

The Kaleidoscopic Turn
The Nation Gallery of Victoria
March 20 - August 23, 2015

Continuing the NGV's representation of current tendencies in contemporary art, The Kaleidoscopic Turn brings together works by artists working with colour, light, sound, movement and space. Drawn from the NGV's collection and featuring a number of recent acquisitions, The Kaleidoscopic Turn resonates with references to various artistic legacies of the 20th century from Op art to colourfield painting, offering a range of multi-sensory experiences including immersive installations, kinetic sculptures, video art, works on paper and painting in its diverse and expanded forms.

Artists in the exhibition include Eugene Carchesio, Matt Hinkley, Marta Boto, David Harley, Melinda Harper, Zilvinas Kempinas, David McDiarmid, Anne-Marie May, Tomislav Nikolic, Bridget Riley, Sandra Selig and Jesus Soto among others.

For more information see here.

Kate Beynon announced as Archibald finalist 2014

Posted on: 10 Jul 2014

The Archibald Prize

Sutton Gallery is pleased to announce that Kate Beynon is a finalist for the 2014 Archibald Prize.
The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921. In establishing the prize, JF Archibald's aim was to foster portraiture as well as support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. Over the years some of Australia's most prominent artists have entered and the subjects have been equally celebrated in their fields.

Kate Beynon was inspired to transform Sandrasegar into a contemporary version of the goddess Durga. ‘Durga represents positive, feminine creative energy and a protective force,' says Beynon. Sangeeta Sandrasegar is an artist whose practice explores post-colonialism and cultural hybridity within Australia and its relationship to migrant communities and homelands.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
19 Jul - 28 Sep 2014

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
4 October 2014 - 16 November 2014

Gosford Regional Gallery
22 November 2014 - 4 January 2015

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
16 January 2015 - 22 February 2015

Lismore Regional Gallery
28 February 2015 - 12 April 2015

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
18 April 2015 - 31 May 2015

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
5 June 2015 - 19 July 2015

Griffith Regional Art Gallery
24 July 2015 - 6 September 2015

For more information see here.