Wednesday Sutherland (b. 1992) is an emerging visual artist living and working on Worimi and Awabakal land in Newcastle, AU. Wednesday’s largely photomedia-based practice centres on an emotional and historical enquiry into the natural and built environment, raising questions on the nature of memory, feeling and subjectivity. Using contemporary and traditional darkroom practices, Wednesday’s process-driven work aims to the heart of what it means to exist in and of the world, constantly referencing and reflecting on that which came before her. Using methods of abstraction with increasing frequency, her work exhibits a painterly sensibility, often raising more questions than it answers.

In 2020, Wednesday curated premier contemporary art space The Lock-Up’s annual fundraiser show COLLECT, and won the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize for Photomedia. Wednesday is also a member WHIP Collective, a group of women-identifying photographers based in the Newcastle and wider Hunter region. She is currently Program Coordinator at The Lock-Up, Newcastle.


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

Group exhibitions

2023 COLLECT, The Lock-Up, Newcastle
2022 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 (co-curator), The Creator Incubator, Newcastle
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, as part of WHIP Collective, Newcastle Art Space 
2021 Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2020 Newcastle Emerging Art Prize (winner - Photomedia), Newcastle Art Space
2020 Zeitgeist, This Is Not Art Festival, Newcastle Art Space
2020 COLLECT (curator), The Lock-Up, Newcastle
2019 Spirit World Rising, Suspension Espresso, Newcastle
2019 Objectify, Watt Space (UON student art prize), Newcastle
2019 Fused, Watt Space, Newcastle
2019 @RTJAM$, Between the Lines gallery, 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, Hunter Street TAFE, 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 Photomedia Mayhem, ArtHIVE, Newcastle
2009 Modesty, Suspension Espresso, Newcastle

Publications, talks + projects

2022 Y2C zine (contributor), Newcastle Art Gallery, published by NAG Youth Advisory Group
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 NSW
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 VIC
2014 Fancies, fantasies & imaginings collaborative poetry/photobook with Simmons (Aaron Loughland), self-published

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