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 2013.
25 November 2010 - 10 December 2010
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...
04 November 2010 - 20 November 2010
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.
30 September 2010 - 23 October 2010
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.
10 September 2010 - 25 September 2010
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.
12 August 2010 - 04 September 2010
curated by alicia ritson
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.
10 June 2010 - 10 July 2010
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.
07 May 2010 - 08 May 2010
- 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
10 April 2010 - 01 May 2010
home decor (after margaret preston)
04 March 2010 - 27 March 2010
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.