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

Nicholas Mangan at St Paul Street

Posted on: 19 Aug 2016

Imagine the Present
St Paul St, Auckland
5 August - 9 September 2016

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.

Catherine Bell at Craft Victoria

Posted on: 29 Jul 2016

Ceremonial
Craft Victoria
7 October - 3 December 2016

Ceremonial presents works that connect to traditional ceremonial practices and archetypal forms, alongside idiosyncratic personal rituals.

For more information see here.

 

George Egerton-Warburton, Helen Johnson and Nick Selenitsch at Tarra Warra Museum of Art

Posted on: 28 Jul 2016

TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
19 August - 6 November 2016

The 2016 Biennial is a collaboration between TarraWarra Museum of Art and the Melbourne-based contemporary art journal, Discipline.

For more information see here.

 

Kate Beynon, David Jolly and Rosslynd Piggott shortlisted for the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

Posted on: 21 Jul 2016

Geelong Contemporary Art Prize
Geelong Gallery
10 September - 13 November 2016

Sutton Gallery is excited to announce that Kate Beynon, David Jolly and Rosslynd Piggott have been shortlisted for the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize. The recipient of the $30,000 acquisitive prize will be announced on Friday 9th September.

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 Archibald Prize is awarded annually to the best portrait, 'preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia'.

For more information see here.

 

Nicholas Mangan at Sursock Museum

Posted on: 05 Jul 2016

Let's Talk About the Weather: Art and Ecology in a Time of Crisis
Sursock Museum
13 July - 17 October 2016

Let's Talk About the Weather: Art and Ecology in a Time of Crisis brings together 17 local and international artists showcasing new works dealing with climate change and ecological disaster.

For more information see here.

Vivienne Binns, David Jolly, Helen Johnson, Karen Black, Kate Smith and Raafat Ishak at ACCA

Posted on: 23 Jun 2016

Painting. More Painting, Chapter One
ACCA
30 July - 28 August 2016

Painting. More Painting, Chapter Two
ACCA
2 September - 25 September 2016

Painting. More Painting explores the pictorial logic and medium condition of contemporary painting, bringing together a broad range of dedicated and rigorous practices to explore the ways in which artists continue to reinvent painting within strict limitations, and in response to new perceptual conditions brought about by digital and virtual realms. It will also explore the specific dialogues that painters share as colleagues, as well as with artists that came before them.

For more information see here.

Kate Beynon shortlisted for National Works on Paper Prize

Posted on: 19 May 2016

National Works on Paper Prize
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
16 July - 11 September 2016

Sutton Gallery is excited to announce that Kate Beynon has been shortlisted for the National Works on Paper Prize at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

A biennial exhibition, its role is to support and promote contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper.

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.

David Jolly at the Australian War Memorial

Posted on: 12 Apr 2016

In 2015 the Australian War Memorial commissioned David Jolly to attend the centenary Anzac Day Dawn Service at Gallipoli. Jolly spent a week walking the battlefields and visiting official war graves of Commonwealth, Turkish, and French troops on the peninsula. He was on site for the ceremony from the afternoon of 24 April, watching as thousands of audience members arrived and began the long wait for dawn.

Jolly documented his visit with photographs, drawings, film, and sound recordings. On his return to Australia he completed a series of seven reverse-paintings on glass depicting his experience on the peninsula.

The Gallipoli Centenary Commission will be unveiled on Tuesday 12 April 2016 in the Reg Saunders Gallery at the Australian War Memorial, and will remain on display until July 2016

For more information see here.

Simon Terrill at the National Portrait Gallery

Posted on: 02 Apr 2016

Creative Connections
National Portrait Gallery
17 June- 17 September 2016

Connecting young people with contemporary artists to create new artworks

Year Four : Southwark and Lambeth
Students from St Saviour's & St Olave's School in Southwark will work with photographer Simon Terrill to create artworks that respond to the lives and achievements of local people who feature in the Gallery's Collection.

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.


 

David Rosetzky at NGA

Posted on: 23 Mar 2016

Light Moves, Contemporary Australian Video Art
National Gallery of Australia
3 September - 30 October 2016

The exhibition features work made between 2009 and 2014 by some of Australia's most internationally-significant video artists; David Rosetzky, Daniel Crooks, Hayden Fowler, Shaun Gladwell, Gabriella and Silvana Mangano, Julie Rrap and Christian Thompson.

The presentation of work by these artists is accompanied by an engaging program of Australian and international video and experimental films created over the last 40 years and drawn from the NGA collection.

For more information see here.

 

Karen Black and Kate Beynon shortlisted for The Gold Award

Posted on: 23 Mar 2016

2016 Gold Award
Rockhampton Art Gallery
23 July - 4 September 2016

Sutton Gallery is excited to announce that Karen Black and Kate Beynon have been shortlisted for the 2016 Gold Award.
Queensland's richest art prize - the $50,000 Gold Award - continues its odyssey to capture the very brightest stars of the Australian contemporary art scene.
A glittering line up of nine of Australia's most in demand contemporary artists has been revealed, with the winner to be announced at Rockhampton Art Gallery on July 22.

The Gold Award is a national biennial event, presented at the Rockhampton Art Gallery, as a joint initiative of Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust and Rockhampton Regional Council.
The Gold Award honours the memory of Moya Gold, philanthropist and educator, who inspired and provided for this prize directly through a substantial bequest for the acquisition of Australian paintings.

For more information see here.

Nicholas Mangan at MUMA

Posted on: 24 Feb 2016

MUMA, Annual Survey Exhibition: Nicholas Mangan, Limits to Growth
Monash University Museum of Art
20 July - 17 September 2016

Presented at MUMA will be a series of four major works created over the past five years alongside a new commission, which pursues Mangan's interest in mining and Pacific Island histories by investigating currency value and the future of digital currencies such as Bitcoin. Also featuring in the exhibition is Ancient Lights 2015, which continues Mangan's investigations into the relationship between energy and social transformation. This was presented at Chisenhale Gallery, London, Mangan's first solo exhibition in the UK and comprises two films, presented within a specially conceived installation powered entirely by an on-site solar panel system.

For more information see here.


 

Gordon Bennett at PICA

Posted on: 02 Mar 2016

Be Polite
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
17 September - 30 October 2016

Gordon Bennett (1955-2014), one of Australia's most visionary and critical artists presents an exhibition of largely unseen works on paper at PICA. Though rarely seen in exhibition contexts, Bennett's drawing and script form the foundation of his practice. Paper is the site where imagery, words, and ideas often found their first expression before being combined into the large-scale conceptual paintings for which Bennett is known. Despite their relatively small scale, works in Be Polite embrace rich layers of Western and Australian Indigenous art history and contemporary politics, a direction Bennett played a leading role in developing throughout the 1980s and continued to explore in his successful career.

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

The Look Again Visual Art + Design Festival, Aberdeen
27 April to 29 May, 2016

Sheffield
16 June to 10 September, 2016

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.