Sutton Projects

230 Young Street, Fitzroy
1 - 5pm Fri & Sat

Sutton Gallery's converted warehouse has an exciting series of experimental art projects scheduled throughout the year. An alternative to the conventional gallery space, the venue offers new possibilities for artists seeking to extend their exhibiting language and potential.

Invited artists are given space to try out new ideas and approaches that will supplement and stretch their practice. Unrestricted by the formalities of a commercial show, these artists are freed to play with more temporal forms of representation, such as performance, multimedia and site specific installations.

Artists may choose to use the project as an opportunity to broaden their horizons through collaboration with other artists or by taking on the role of curator. The space also provides a platform for artists wishing to reflect on the processes and outcomes of external projects that viewers would not ordinarily have access to, such as residencies and public commissions.

Projects will change over every 4-5 weeks during 2018.



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Artwork from exhibition by Susan Hawkins and Clare Rae

16 February 2018 - 10 March 2018

Susan Hawkins and Clare Rae

Irrational Behaviour

For their two-person exhibition at Sutton Projects Clare Rae and Susan Hawkins have explored ideas of resilience and repetition, creating works using a call and response methodology to explore parallels and the potential for conceptual crossover within their practices. Both artists engage in themes of domesticity through the use of material objects in spatial contexts. Often employing an absurdist approach to art-making, the resulting works in this exhibition are gently humorous and simultaneously uncomfortable, traversing the sometimes awkward and complex territory between bodies and materials.

Born and raised in Gunnedah, NSW, Susan Hawkins is currently based between Brisbane and Melbourne. An emerging artist with a playful, process-oriented practice, Hawkins received a Bachelor of Fine Art (double major of sculpture and jewellery and small objects) from the Queensland College of Art in 2014. Exhibiting for five years, she has been a part of many group shows, including the Willoughby Sculpture Prize, 2013 in Sydney. In 2014 she was a finalist in the prestigious Gas Award, GUAG, Queensland College of Art, in 2016 a finalist in the Gold Coast Art Awards, Gold Coast City Art Gallery and a finalist in the Redlands Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery. Since Graduating Hawkins has held two solo exhibitions, Make of Me at Blindside Melbourne in 2016 and in 2017 The Remainder at Metro Arts Brisbane.

In her photographic practice Clare Rae explores ideas of performance and gesture to interrogate and subvert dominant modes of representation. Her work is informed by feminist theory, and presents an alternate and often awkward experience of the female body. Known for her engagement with domestic and institutional spaces, recently Rae's work has been captured and exhibited in locations such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, the Abbotsford Convent, and the Substation, Melbourne. Rae completed a Master of Arts by research in 2014 at Monash University, and received first class Honours in Fine Art in 2009 at RMIT University. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally, including Artbank, The National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, and RMIT University.

We invite you to come and hear Clare Rae and Susan Hawkins talk about their work at Sutton Projects on Saturday March 10th at 3pm.