20 November 2008 - 20 December 2008

Vivienne Binns, Everything new is old again


Sutton Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Vivienne Binns, Everything new is old again. Furthering her investigation into the expressive power of patterned surface, Binns' series of paintings each embody a dialogue between disparate cultural and temporal realms.

First coming to prominence in the late 1960s, Binns' early practice undertook a groundbreaking and provocative examination of womanhood and sexuality in Australia. Throughout the '70s, the artist implemented a number of collaborative projects in rural communities, which embraced modes of visual expression accessible to all. By way of these projects, Binns sought to define the practice of making art as a human activity rather than simply an aesthetic or institutional concern.

Having returned to a focus on studio-based painting, Binns' current work is no less engaged in illustrating the influence of exchange and collaboration in the construction of culture. Subtle and nuanced in their diverse formal references, the paintings in Everything new is old again are imbued with all the energy and inquiry of Binns' forty years of practice.

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Artwork from exhibition by Vivienne Binns,

Archetype in Cornwall

acrylic on canvas
100 x 150cm