Wednesday Sutherland (b. 1992) is an artist, creative producer and curator living and working on Worimi and Awabakal land in Newcastle, AU. Wednesday’s artistic practice centres on an historical and emotional survey of her immediate, natural and built environments. Autobiographical and iterative, she returns to motifs, scenes and objects in a process deeply driven by research. Wednesday uses a variety of contemporary and traditional photographic processes, constantly referencing and reflecting on that which came before her. 

Wednesday has extensive experience working within the visual arts, live music, festivals, events & film. Wednesday is a member of WHIP Collective, a group of women-identifying photographers based in the Newcastle and wider Hunter region. She is currently Program Curator at The Lock-Up, Newcastle. Curatorially, she is currently focussed on new and assisted imaging technologies, their applications, and the implications of these as tools alongside analogue image-making practices.

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2022 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Art major), Graduated with Distinction, University of Newcastle 

Group exhibitions

2024 (forthcoming) Harbour, Straitjacket Art Space, Newcastle
2024 (forthcoming) Stories: WHIP Collective, Watt Space, Newcastle
2024 (forthcoming) Back & Forth, Newcastle Art Space [Curator]
2023 COLLECT, The Lock-Up, Newcastle
2023 Mistress, Blackstone Gallery, Newcastle
2022 Blue, Hunter Writers Centre, Newcastle Lighthouse
2022 Hunter Emerging Art Prize, Newcastle Art Space
2022 COLLECT, The Lock-Up, Newcastle
2022 Making Pictures, The Creator Incubator, Newcastle [Curator]
2021 Art in your  community: WHIP Collective, Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie
2021 Dawn, Leda Gallery, Newcastle
2021 COLLECT, The Lock-Up, Newcastle
2021 Arrival: WHIP Collective, Newcastle Art Space
2021 Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2020 WINNER: Photomedia, Newcastle Emerging Art Prize, Newcastle Art Space
2020 Zeitgeist, This Is Not Art Festival, Newcastle Art Space
2020 COLLECT, The Lock-Up, Newcastle [Curator]
2019 Spirit World Rising, Suspension Espresso, Newcastle
2019 Objectify, Watt Space, Newcastle
2019 Fused, Watt Space, Newcastle
2019 @RTJAM$, Between the Lines, Newcastle
2018 Australiche botschaft, Workroomfive, Cottbus, DE
2018 #3000_WORDS, Head On Photo Festival, Watt Space, Newcastle
2017 Moving Visions, FORT HEART CO, Loop Bar, Melbourne
2017 Three Page Story, This Is Not Art Festival, Newcastle Art School, Newcastle
2016 Independent Photography Festival (IPF), The Good Copy, Melbourne
2016 Two Hands One Finger, The Edwards, Newcastle
2010 Into Dark, Suspension Espresso, Newcastle
2010 WINNER - Photomedia Mayhem, ArtHIVE, Newcastle
2009 Modesty, Suspension Espresso, Newcastle

Publications, talks + projects

2023 Host: artist talk, SMILE: Heath Nock. Wester Gallery, Newcastle [livestreamed]
2023 Host: artist talk, Confluence: Chris Brown. Onwards Studios, Newcastle
2023 We Are, WHIP Collective, Paste-up/banner project produced between The Lock-Up, Newcastle Art Gallery. This project was funded by the City of Newcastle Special Business Rate grant.
2022 Y2C zine (interviewee), issue 02, Newcastle Art Gallery Youth Advisory Group [print & online]
2021 International Women's Day, panel presenter, Newcastle Art Gallery
2019 Spirit World Rising, limited edition zine, self-published
2018 A Nice Place to Stop production assist / location scout / stills photography / PR and grants assist, HIBALL Productions, Coffs Harbour
2017 Nambucca  photo essay Altair Zine [online]
2017 Tewinga photo essay Altair Zine [online]
2016 Banksia Boys photo essay, Sukeban [online]
2016 Banksia Boys stills photography / production assist, Alexandra Kirwood, Phillip Island
2014 Little Scout, Hessian Magazine, Melbourne
2014 Fancies, fantasies & imaginings poetry/photobook with Simmons (Aaron Loughland), self-published

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