Publications are often produced on Sutton Gallery artists in the form of monographs and exhibition catalogues or to accompany a specific body of work.
This varied printed matter can provide invaluable insight into an artists practice and projects.
Here is a selection of titles that we recommend spending time with.
Essay by: Stephen Zagala
Publisher: Monash Gallery of Art
Street strollers of New York is a sequence of photographs that document African-American nannies shuttling white children through the affluent mid-town streets of Manhattan. Catherine Bell's interest in this subject grew out of her own experience working as a nanny in London; she embarked on this project with the notion to pay tribute to an under-acknowledged workforce. While there is a significant tradition in documentary photography of images of heroic workers, Bell's images of African-American nannies belong to another tradition altogether - that of the clandestine street photograph. In these pictures, taken with a hidden camera and for the most part without the subject's knowledge, Bell has cast each nanny in the role of a fugitive.
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Publisher: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Shadow Land is a survey exhibition of Anne Ferran's most significant projects and series, spanning more than 30 years. The exhibition has been accompanied by a residency in Fremantle resulting in a new body of work based on the disbanded library at the Fremantle Prison. Since 1995, Anne Ferran has been examining and re-discovering Australia's colonial past by utilizing museum collections, photographic archives and archaeological sites, nationally and internationally. Curated by Felicity Johnson, texts by Susan Best and Thierry de Duve.
Publisher: Ian Potter Museum of Art
Stephen Bush-Steenhuffel is a catalogue published to accompany the exhibition by the same title at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. Curated by Kelly Gellatly, Steenhuffel brings together works produced over a period of more than thirty years by the internationally recognised Australian painter Stephen Bush. In addition to images of the works in the exhibition, the catalogue also contains essays by Julie Ann Cox, Liza Statton and Kelly Gellatly.
Publisher: Shepparton Art Museum
Nick Selenitsch -Play, is a catalogue published to accompany the exhibition by the same title at the Shepparton Art Museum. Curated by Danny Lacy, Play explores the complexities and social possibilities of the playground within the gallery environment. In addition to images of the works in the exhibition, the catalogue also contains images of previous works, as well as essays by Ulanda Blair, Danny Lacy, Kirsten Paisley, and Nick Selenitsch.
Publisher: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
One of Australia's finest video artists, David Rosetzky creates intensely beautiful lens-based works exploring identity, subjectivity and relationships. Increasingly, he collaborates with professionals from the fields of theatre, dance, film and sound. Drawing on fifteen years of practice True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works presents early portrait and longer duration videos, photographs, photo-collages and sculptures, revealing telling relationships between these aspects of his practice.
The catalogue for this exhibition features text by 13 writers, all responding to particular works and themes in Rosetzky's practice.
48 pages, full colour, soft cover
Essays by: Liza Statton and Chris McAuliffe
Publisher: Sutton Gallery
This publication marks the twenty-first anniversary of Sutton Gallery and includes an exhibition timeline and artists' pages.
Author: Prof. Ian McLean, Prof. Kitty Zijlmans and Dr Georges Petitjean, curator of the AAMU
Outsider/Insider: The Art of Gordon Bennett is a substantial catalogue, publish to accompany exhibition by the same title at AAMU, The Netherlands. In addition to images of all the works in the exhibition, presenting a selection from the wide-ranging oeuvre of Gordon Bennett, the catalogue also contains essays by Prof. Ian McLean, Prof. Kitty Zijlmans and Dr Georges Petitjean, curator of the AAMU.
80pages, full colour, soft cover
Publisher: ERM Books
Surfaces is a limited edition artist book, which looks at Jackson Slattery's practice focusing on the luminal, malleable space between fiction and non-fiction, by juxtaposing disparate images to establish a sense of narrative. However, Slattery's preferred medium of watercolour possesses an inherent contradiction to the idea of a malleable reality, being completely inflexible, it does not allow one to remove of cover it up.
Essay by Edward Colless
Simon Terrill's Proscenium is a photographic presentation of staging and performance. A proscenium, the edge of the theatrical stage, has here been initially defined through the lens of the camera and later via the edge of the print. The works in this book reveal an exposure of the world that was directly facing the camera at the time of the image.
Author: Shelley McSpedden with introduction by Geraldine Barlow
Publisher: The Narrows
The publication documents and discusses four major works of Nick Mangan from The Colony, 2005, The Mutant Message, 2006, A1 Southwest Stone,2008 to the current work, Nauru, Notes from a Cretaceous World, 2010. The in-depth essay by Shelley McSpedden discusses Mangan's ongoing exploration of numerous themes, including: the rise and fall of civilizations; systems of knowledge; the animal qualities of our collective behavior.
Essay By: Shelley McSpedden
Date: March, 2010
In late 2009, Nick Selenitsch and an assistant spent four days drawing in chalk in four locations chosen for their public prominence in and around central Frankston: outside Frankston Library, at White Street Mall, along Pier Promenade, and outside the Cinema Centre on Wells St. This catalogue is a documentation of that project.
Essays by: Christoph Tannert and Christina Vegh
Publisher: Revolver VVV, Berlin
Monograph, 64 pages, full colour, 24 x 28 cm, Softcover, Deutsch/Englisch
The publication documents and discusses in detail the installation works of Sara Hughes from the past seven years. Her work has an ongoing concern with 'what we see' and 'how we see' and she is interested in the structures via which information gets transacted; particularly in relation to our media saturated world that has become mediated and regulated by information flow. Her current projects investigate imagery and data relating to patterns of behaviour and configurations of spectacle and national identity as portrayed through the use of colour, consumerism and propaganda.
Published in conjunction with the artists residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2009
Author: Aleks Danko
Publisher: Aleks Danko
Aleks Danko has collected overheard remarks and collated them into this intriguing artist book SONGS OF AUSTRALIA VOLUME 18: A NEW VALLEY OF TEARS. Their combined effect provides biting criticism of the absurdities of conventions within the use of an "Australian national language."
Author: Kelly Gellatly, Bruce James, Jacqueline Thomas
Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
This catalogue was created to accompany Aleks Danko's exhibition SONGS OF AUSTRALIA VOLUME 16 - SHHH, GO BACK TO SLEEP (an un-Australian dob-in mix) at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in 2004. This catalogue provides an important overview of Aleks Danko's Songs of Australia cycle vol 1-16. The exhibition was the culmination of his two year NGV Contempora Fellowship (2002-2004).
Authors: Ashley Crawford and Liza Statton
Publisher: SITE Santa Fe
This beautiful catalogue captures the depth of Stephen Bush's first solo exhibition in the United States and continues to be relevant to the artists' ongoing practice. With two insightful essays and innumerable colour plates, this text embodies the depth of Bush's eclectic practice.
Author: Kelly Gellatly, with contributions by Bill Wright, Justin Clemens and Jane Devery
Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
Gordon Bennett has achieved international critical acclaim for the complex ways in which his work engages with historical and contemporary questions of cultural and personal identity, with a specific focus on Australia's colonial past and its postcolonial present.
The catalogue to accompany the exhibition includes a conversation between the artist and long term associate Bill Wright, as well as thorough analysis of Bennett's practices and complex body of work to date from Kelly Gellatly, Justin Clemens and Jane Devery.