Matt Hinkley

18 May –
15 June 2024

Installation view
Matt Hinkley
Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2024
Photography Andrew Curtis

Matt Hinkley’s fifth solo exhibition at Sutton Gallery features a suite of six new pencil drawings characterises the artist’s longstanding enquiry into action and process within the minute register. Firmly situated within an iterant body of work, this new series is distinctively methodical and attentive. A paradoxical sense of control and freedom is imbued within every drawing, as each rendering yields novel and inventive surfaces that recall a range of terrains. Hinkley sutures together understated gestures at an almost imperceptible frequency, harnessing the intricacies of mark making and repetition.

Selected solo exhibitions

Matt Hinkley, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2024; Matt Hinkley, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2022; 1-1-1-2-1-2-1-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 2022; This new source of strength could not be relied upon at first, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2019; The truth is, we still haven’t received any news of its existence, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington, 2018; These Earthly Days Go Rolling By, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2017; Matt Hinkley, There are more days to come when we will be on our own, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington, 2016; Matt Hinkley, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2014; Matt Hinkley, Neon Parc, Melbourne, 2010.

Selected group exhibitions

Always Thinking Like A Scrim: Part One, Shimmer, Rotterdam, 2024; XXX: Celebrating 30 Years of Sutton Gallery, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2022; Connecting the World through Sculpture: From the Ground Up, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2021; The world precedes the eye, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore, 2016; Bilder Bilder, Neon Parc, Melbourne, 2016; Technologism, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2015; Lurid Beauty, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2015; The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2015; The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary, Lulu, Mexico City, 2015; 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, Sydney, 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013; Reinventing The Wheel: The Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2013; New Psychedelia, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, 2011; Freehand, Recent Australian Drawing Heide Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2010.

Artist’s profile