Approaching Site

8 – 30 July 2011
Beth Arnold


, 2010
Cement and timber
870 x 1370 x 180mm

Sutton Gallery is pleased to present approaching site, an exhibition by Beth Arnold that continues Arnold’s ongoing interest in the urban environment, and specifically the Melbourne urban environment.

As the 2010 recipient of the Sutton Gallery Emerging Artist Award, Arnold has been invited to exhibit new work in the Sutton Project Space. Arnold will present a site-specific exhibition involving several large casts made from materials such as plaster, wax and cement, alongside a series of photographic prints and timber lengths. All of these elements are inspired by found fragments in Arnold’s immediate urban environment which she collects, and through sculptural and photographic processes, are then transformed and presented in the gallery.

Beth Arnold studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University Melbourne. She completed a Master of Fine Art (by Research) in 2010 and a Bachelor of Fine Art, with Honours, in 2005. Arnold’s solo exhibitions include Changing States, White Street Project, Frankston 2009; The Object as Witness, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne 2008; 1:1, Victoria Park Gallery, Melbourne 2007; Discarded Object Poster Project, supported by CLUBSproject, Bus Gallery and NAVA, Melbourne 2006. She also presented her Masters work at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, in 2010. Selected group exhibitions include Gestures and Procedures, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2010; Intrude: Art & Life, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, China 2008; All City, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne, 2006; Selecta, West Space, Melbourne 2006.