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 2014.
20 February 2014 - 22 March 2014
Thammasat fuel fabrication
Sutton Gallery is pleased to present Thammasat Fuel Fabrication, an installation by Ry Haskings informed by the artists' interest in unfinished narratives and improvisatory research methodology.
Thammasat Fuel Fabrication sees Haskings create a collaged environment in Sutton's Project Space that layers together handmade elements such as an etching, screen prints, and film stills together with large-scale building fixtures and materials, to create a highly complex yet engaging conceptual installation.
Haskings uses this expanded spatial form to construct a non-linear narrative that involves distinct political events; in this instance, variously referencing Karen Silkwood (a labor union activist who died in a suspicious car accident while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant in Oklahoma), the 1976 Thammasat University Massacre (an attack on students and protesters in Bangkok demonstrating against a military takeover of Thailand) and the Millionaires Walk at Sorrento in Victoria.Each of these historical moments is drawn from research undertaken by Haskings in a chain-like manner, with one event leading him to the next via subjective or intuitive links and reasoning.
Ry Haskings is currently completing a PhD (Fine Art) at Monash University, Melbourne. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, in 2000. Selected individual exhibitions include: Burros Ballot, TCB artinc., Melbourne, 2010; Real archive loose warpaint, White Street Project, Melbourne, 2010; Unpacked bucket llama chute, Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria, 2010; and Backtrack (AKA Catchfire), Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2009. Recent group exhibitions include: Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013; In the Cut, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2013; Sub12, The Substation, Melbourne, 2012; Self-conscious: Contemporary Portraiture, Monash University Museum of Art, 2012; Ménage à Trios, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, 2012; Whatever works, db project, Sydney, 2010; Far point..., Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, 2010; and Agitation Free, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, 2009.