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 Rebecca Ann Hobbs

26 November 2009 - 19 December 2009

Rebecca Ann Hobbs

Rebecca Ann Hobbs

Hobbs' highly stages photographs invite the viewer into the unknown - a strange world on the threshold of discovery. Unexpected positioning of subjects leaves one puzzled and intrigued by their meaning.

Artwork from exhibition by Sara Hughes

29 October 2009 - 21 November 2009

Sara Hughes

Sara Hughes

Exploring space through pattern, Hughes' brightly coloured vinyl works create an ambiguity of surface, combining optical effects and creating multiple layers of imagery. Geometric forms sit together with distorted shapes while colours combine and repel, hypnotising the viewer.

Artwork from exhibition by Raafat Ishak

20 August 2009 - 13 September 2009

Raafat Ishak

Raafat Ishak

Coinciding with his exhibition at Sutton Gallery, Ishak uses the Project Space to present this work linking the political and the personal. He draws on his own heritage, exploring prejudice and identity.

Artwork from exhibition by Linda Tegg & Sanja Pahoki

16 July 2009 - 15 August 2009

Linda Tegg & Sanja Pahoki

Linda Tegg & Sanja Pahoki

Exhibiting together, Tegg and Pahoki present an intelligent and thought-provoking representation of issues surrounding the psyche and the physical.

In Dancer, a two channel video work, Tegg mesmerizes the viewer, circling the contemplation subject and simultaneously alerting one to the importance of our position as audience.

By engaging with Pahoki's photographs, complex issues of our psychological well-being are challenged. These works provoke reaction to and reflection into ourselves in the context of our environment.


Artwork from exhibition by Utako Shindo

18 June 2009 - 11 July 2009

Utako Shindo

Miru Milieu / See Site

Utako Shindo has created a site specific installation of film, photography, drawing and sound in the Sutton Gallery Project Space.

It is a multi-sensory engagement that in its subtleness intensifies our perceptions of the space itself. Shindo has refered to ideas explored in the practice of Butoh dance, in which the viewer is given a "unique expression of the dancer unencumbered by language, tradition and constraint" thereby freeing the viewer from the conventional ways of seeing a/the space.

Utako Shindo completed her Masters of Fine Art by Research in 2008, at Melbourne University and has participated in numerous group shows at artists run initiatives across Melbourne. Shindo has also exhibited at Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, the Margaret Lawrence Gallery at the VCA, and the Queensland Centre for Photography. Most recently Shindo had a solo exhibition at the George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne.