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

Elizabeth Gower at Geelong Gallery

Posted on: 18 Feb 2017

Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists
Geelong Gallery
25 February - 7 May 2017

Drawn from the extensive collection of the National Gallery of Australia, this exhibition reveals the astounding contribution Australian women artists have made to abstract art. Covering the work of 38 artists from a wide ranging period, the exhibition reveals a passion for colour, shape and rhythm and a dedication to experimentation and conceptual innovation.

For more information see here.

Jackson Slattery wins the Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting

Posted on: 11 Feb 2017

Sutton Gallery is excited to announce that Jackson Slattery has been awarded the Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting.
Slattery's award winning painting Trafalgar/Mile X will be exhibited at Griffith University's Webb Gallery until the 25th February.

This unique triennial award celebrates excellence and innovation in the watercolour medium.

For more information see here.

 

Lindy Lee, David Rosetzky and Anne Ferran at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Posted on: 07 Feb 2017

Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time
4 March - 2 July 2017

Through a series of duets and duels, works by Auguste Rodin will be brought into vivid conversation with over 200 works of art by leading artists from Australia and overseas who have similarly challenged our understanding of the human condition.

For more information see here.

Karen Black shortlisted for the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

Posted on: 01 Feb 2017

Sutton Gallery is excited to announce that Karen Black has been shortlisted for the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award.

The winner for this acquisitive prize will be announced during the exhibition's official opening event on Saturday 17 June 2017. Accompanying the exhibition will be a series of public programs and floor talks, with details to be announced in April 2017.

For more information see here.

Helen Johnson at the ICA

Posted on: 31 Jan 2017

Warm Ties
ICA, London
1 February - 16 April 2017

For more information see here.

Karen Black at Artspace, Sydney

Posted on: 14 Dec 2016

Sutton Gallery is excited to announce that Karen Black has been selected to be part of the 2017 Artspace Studio Program.

This is the third year that Artspace has offered its studios Free for Artists, a landmark initiative that will support seventy Australian artists over ten years. The practitioners selected represent a cross-section of contemporary Australian art practice, spanning generations and disciplines.

For more information see here.

 

Raafat Ishak's Hero Building Billboard

Posted on: 11 Nov 2016

Raafat Ishak: Bushrangers
Hero Building Billboard
118 Russell Street, Melbourne
November 2016 - May 2017

Launch event
Tuesday 22 November, 5-7pm
Sutton Projects
230 Young Street, Fitzroy, 3065

Bushrangers is based on William Strutt's 1887 painting titled Bushrangers, Victoria, Australia, 1852 in the University of Melbourne art collection.

 

Rosslynd Piggott at Murano Glass Museum

Posted on: 27 Sep 2016

Contemporary Murano Glass
Murano Glass Museum
7 October 2016 - 25 April 2017

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.

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 Prize will tour around a number of regional centres throughout 2016-2017 including: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Cowra Art Gallery, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Western Plains Cultural Centre.

For more information see here.

 

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 Brutalist Playground, 2016
The Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Germany
January - April, 2017

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.

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.