About us

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.

Gallery hours

11am - 5pm Tues - Sat

Latest news

Jackson Slattery shortlished for the Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize

Posted on: 19 Dec 2016

Sutton Gallery is excited to announce that Jackson Slattery has been shortlisted for the Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting.

Slattery's painting will be showcased in the finalist exhibition opening on the 9th February 2017.

For more information see here.

Karen Black at Artspace, Sydney

Posted on: 14 Dec 2016

Sutton Gallery is excited to announce that Karen Black has been selected to be part of the 2017 Artspace Studio Program.

This is the third year that Artspace has offered its studios Free for Artists, a landmark initiative that will support seventy Australian artists over ten years. The practitioners selected represent a cross-section of contemporary Australian art practice, spanning generations and disciplines.

For more information see here.

 

Nicholas Mangan at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

Posted on: 23 Nov 2016

Human/Animal/Artist
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
20 November 2016 - 19 February 2017

For more information see here.

Raafat Ishak's Hero Building Billboard

Posted on: 11 Nov 2016

Raafat Ishak: Bushrangers
Hero Building Billboard
118 Russell Street, Melbourne
November 2016 - May 2017

Launch event
Tuesday 22 November, 5-7pm
Sutton Projects
230 Young Street, Fitzroy, 3065

Bushrangers is based on William Strutt's 1887 painting titled Bushrangers, Victoria, Australia, 1852 in the University of Melbourne art collection.

 

Sara Hughes at Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the the Hocken Library

Posted on: 10 Nov 2016

UNDREAMED OF...50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship
Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Hocken Library
5 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

Undreamed of ... 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship commemorates the 50th anniversary of the University of Otago's Frances Hodgkins Fellowship.

For more information see here.

Eugene Carchesio at Mailbox Art Space

Posted on: 05 Nov 2016

small art
Mailbox Art Space
7 December 2016 - 28 January 2017

This exhibition features the work of Eugene Carchesio, Cassie Broad, Gareth Donnelly, Clementine Edwards, Kenny Pittock and Daniel Price.

For more information see here.

Matt Hinkley at Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore

Posted on: 18 Oct 2016

A world precedes the eye
An Affiliate Project of Singapore Biennale 2016

Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore 2016
28 October 2016 - 1 February 2017

The world precedes the eye presents the work of nine emerging and mid-career artists who are pursuing new thinking about matter in time, space and history. Spanning sculpture, installation, painting, moving image and sound, the exhibition explores the idea that we share this world and are not its primary subject-the world is not constructed in our own image.

For more information see here.

 

Karen Black, Gordon Bennett, Eugene Carchesio and David Jolly at NGV

Posted on: 28 Sep 2016

Shut up and Paint NGV Collection
NGV International Level 3, Contemporary Art and Design
Until February 17, 2017

Shut Up and Paint is an exhibition that celebrates and examines contemporary painting in the NGV Collection, coinciding with the major NGV exhibition David Hockney: Current, an illuminating showcase of Hockney's work, across media, from the past decade.

For more information see here.

Rosslynd Piggott at Murano Glass Museum

Posted on: 27 Sep 2016

Contemporary Murano Glass
Murano Glass Museum
7 October 2016 - 25 April 2017

For more information see here.

Helga Groves shortlisted for The Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award

Posted on: 13 Sep 2016

The Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award
Devonport Regional Gallery
25 November 2016 - 29 January 2017

The Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award is a biennial, acquisitive award. Artists residing in Australia are invited to submit 2-dimensional artworks that reflect on tidal - the natural, cultural, personal or political concerns related to the sea and coastal regions.

For more information see here.

Anne Ferran at Bundanon

Posted on: 19 Aug 2016

Anne Ferran-Intimate Journals
Bundanon Trust
24 September 2016 - 26 March 2017

This newly commissioned work will be installed in the Bundanon Homestead as part of Siteworks 2016 before touring nationally.

For more information see here.

Kate Beynon shortlisted for The Archibald Prize

Posted on: 08 Jul 2016

Sutton Gallery is excited to announce that Kate Beynon's painting Claudia, Spartacus and the robots has been shortlisted for the 2016 Archibald Prize.

The Prize will tour around a number of regional centres throughout 2016-2017 including: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Cowra Art Gallery, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Western Plains Cultural Centre.

For more information see here.

 

Simon Terrill RIBA collaboration

Posted on: 16 Jun 2015

The Brutalist Playground

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.

The Brutalist Playground, 2016
The Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Germany
January - April, 2017

For more information see here.

 

Gordon Bennett selected for the International Joint Acquisiton Program

Posted on: 18 May 2016

The MCA has announce that Gordon Bennett has been selected for the International Joint Acquisition Program for contemporary Australian art in partnership with the Tate and Qantas.
This collection will include two paintings by Bennett, (Possession Island (Abstraction) 1991 and Number Nine 2008). Made possible through a $2.75 million corporate gift from the Qantas Foundation, this ground-breaking collaboration is enabling an ambitious five-year joint program through which a range of major artworks by contemporary Australian artists will be acquired for the collections of MCA and Tate, owned and displayed by both institutions.

For more information see here.

Stephen Bush's MCA Foyer Wall Commission

Posted on: 02 Apr 2016

MCA Foyer Wall Commission
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
March 2016 - March 2017

Sutton Gallery is excited to announce that the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) has unveiled Corde du Roi by Stephen Bush, the fourth in its series of MCA Foyer Wall Commissions.

This large canvas was photographed with a medium format camera, then printed onto PhotoTex, a printable adhesive fabric. In doing so, the original painting is transcribed.

For more information see here.