Matilda Sutton

Newcastle & Gateshead

Matilda Sutton is an artist and facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne, working between paint, drawing, sculpture and textiles. Having graduated from Newcastle University (2019), she has participated in The NewBridge Project's Collective Studio programme and has exhibited at galleries such as Turner Contemporary, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Quench (Margate) and Vane.

Matilda’s practice is a kind of storytelling through image and object. Drawing from Posthumanist and Feminist philosophies, myth, literary and historical narratives, but also from being a creature, her inquiry is into how we categorise our world and ourselves. Complicating the boundaries of what our culture tells us about what we are, the questioning of binary systems and conceptual dualisms is central to her practice which takes ‘gender’ and ‘species’ in its hands to prod and poke them. Taking symbols as tools, it is a kind of way-finding; charting a journey through the dark, misty places in between.

The NewBridge Project Shieldfield NE2 1AL



Dissolution, Vane, Gateshead, July – August 2023

The Manchester Contemporary, November 2022

Adult by Nature, Quench, Margate, August 2022

Jubilee, Vane, Gateshead, July 2022

Collected, 36 Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, June 2022

RePUBlic Gallery Window, Blyth, Feb – March 2022

Open Call Exhibition, Turner Contemporary, Margate, October 2021 – February 2022

Open Submission, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, May – September 2021

Loose Time, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne, August 2021

Origin of the future, POW Festival, Margate, March 2020

Goosebumps, Conny Festival, Consett, Oct 2019



Art Group – Newcastle Vision Support, April 2022 –

Curious Arts Mini Pride Workshops, 2021 –

Sculpting Sight with Beth Stead, The NewBridge Project, February 2022

Newcastle City Artist Residency, Pendower Estate, Benwell, October 2018 – March 2019

Skills & Experience

  • Workshsops (adult)
  • Workshops (family / general)
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