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 Jude Walton

25 November 2010 - 10 December 2010

Jude Walton

by hand and eye: dance in the space of the artist's book

by hand and eye: dance in the space of the artist's book is an ongoing project that explores potential relations between body and book, dance and writing, action and the mark. It combines performance and inscriptive gestures, exploring a practice at the edge of the ephemeral and the material that addresses ideas about scores, scripts and documents of and by the body. It asks - how then to make the temporal permanent - inscribe it in marks or words that change the ephemeral dance event into an enduring object in time?

The invitation to the viewer is to engage with the object of the book as a process of discontinuity and disruption, an entanglement of contradictions that never-the-less go on, continue and repeat, a repetition which while not the same still adds to the accumulation, the inclusion of ‘things' that fall off the body, fluids that spill out of it and make a mess, ends that don't fit anywhere, false starts, digressions, returns, decompositions as well as compositions and so on...

Artwork from exhibition by Kate Beynon

04 November 2010 - 20 November 2010

Kate Beynon

room of the talismans

A cluster of fabric charms and talismans for good luck, positive energy and protection are suspended from the ceiling of the Project Space Gallery.

While Beynon's personal history is just one influence on her practice, it can be seen as both a starting point and a metaphor for her exploration of the complexities of identity and cultures. Beynon was born in Hong Kong to a Malaysian-born Chinese mother and Welsh father before her family immigrated to Australia when she was four. Gleaning lucky charms, magical beasts and protective talismans from her own diverse cultural histories, Beynon shares "good spirits" for navigating a challenging global environment.

Artwork from exhibition by Shelley McSpedden and Jessica Neath

30 September 2010 - 23 October 2010

Shelley McSpedden and Jessica Neath

Views from the Vanishing Point

In the month of October art-theorists-in-training, Shelley McSpedden and Jessica Neath, will take up residence at Sutton Gallery's Project Space in Fitzroy. Functioning as a kind of theoretical laboratory, the residency will be used to test the points where their individual research projects converge. Working under the guiding title, Views from the vanishing point, they will explore a shared interest in site based practice and representations of the past.

Artwork from exhibition by rosslynd piggott

10 September 2010 - 25 September 2010

rosslynd piggott

several types of flight - letters to the sky

This series of small scale drawings by Rosslynd Piggott commenced during a one month residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, in 2007. Responding to the view outside her studio window, which was situated directly above the Seine and opposite the Ille Sainte Louis, Piggott undertook a number of works which acted as records of her layered experiences in the city around her. Inspiration came not only from looking down to the Parisian streets, or inwards to memories, but equally from looking up to the ‘vapor drawings' left behind by airplanes on flight paths to everywhere. These works on paper explore observed humble acts of human interconnection.

Artwork from exhibition by these gifts must always move

12 August 2010 - 04 September 2010

these gifts must always move

curated by alicia ritson

carlos amorales
julieta aranda
naomi fisher
alyce santoro
alexandre singh
althea thauberger
mary walling blackburn and joel dean

Eight artists from North America have been invited to participate in These Gifts Must Always Move, an exhibition that playfully questions ideas of cultural and artistic reciprocity. Through delving into the lives of objects and ideas, the interdependence of meaning and context is examined, in light of specific artists' notions of travel, personal origins and interactions with new places.

Image by Naomi Fisher.

Artwork from exhibition by Cluster and Connect

10 June 2010 - 10 July 2010

Cluster and Connect

Curated by Helen Hughes and Genevieve Osborn

Cluster and Connect brings together a group of artists whose practices engage with an idea of social connectivity. Treating this utopian model as a form of social history, the exhibition is both an archive and an artwork that engages with the cyclical trends of exhaustion and renewal in local treatments of connective aesthetics.


Antonia Sellbach
'Untitled', 2009

Artwork from exhibition by Eugene Carchesio & Masato Takasaka

07 May 2010 - 08 May 2010

Eugene Carchesio & Masato Takasaka

- the answer is another question / deleted cassette project / a good week for emptiness / masato and eugene make a CD / space is the place...

Opening and performanceThursday May 6, 6-8pm

Artwork from exhibition by Gordon Bennett

10 April 2010 - 01 May 2010

Gordon Bennett

home decor (after margaret preston)

Artwork from exhibition by Lisa Radford & Kati Rule

04 March 2010 - 27 March 2010

Lisa Radford & Kati Rule

De Tetris Totems


In De Tetris Totems, Lisa Radford and Kati Rule claim the Sutton Project Space for interaction between the artists, their peers, the public and the architecture, they have created an environment that references an idyllic open studio or meeting place within which to talk, make and look.

Open on Saturdays only.