Wednesday Sutherland (b. 1992) is an emerging photomedia artist living and working in Newcastle, AU. Her photomedia work revolves around a preoccupation with observing and documenting her immediate environment. Concerned with everyday objects, plants and scenes, Wednesday's uniquely Australian images are subject to a variety of contemporary and traditional post-production processes, often delving into abstraction. Sentimental and poetic, her works at the surface seem brooding and dark, yet are similarly focussed on simple representations of beauty in the mundane.

In 2020, Wednesday curated premier contemporary artspace The Lock-Up’s annual fundraiser show COLLECT, and won the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize for Photomedia. In 2021 she will complete her Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Art) at University of Newcastle. Wednesday is also a member WHIP Collective, a group of women-identifying photographers based in the Newcastle and wider Hunter region.


2021 COLLECT, The Lock-Up, Newcastle
2021 Untitled show with James Rhodes, Equium Social, 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 Untitled (curator), Suspension Espresso, Newcastle
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
2014 El Mundo Feliz (solo), Kent St, Melbourne
2010 Into Dark, Suspension Espresso, Newcastle
2010 Photomedia Mayhem, ArtHIVE, Newcastle
2009 Modesty, Suspension Espresso, Newcastle

Publications, talks + projects

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 assist, HIBALL Productions, Coffs Harbour NSW
2017 Nambucca Altair Zine [online]
2017 Tewinga 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, self-published

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