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Ella Sutherland

MADA Artforum: Ella Sutherland

Wednesday 31 July, 1–2pm
Lecture Theatre G1.04
Building G 
Monash Art Design & Architecture
Monash University, Caulfield Campus

Ella Sutherland is a Sydney-based New Zealand graphic designer and artist whose practice is concerned with giving shape to text and visual language in a contemporary cultural sphere.

Ella studied graphic design at Ilam School of Fine Arts in Christchurch and while completing a Master’s degree co-founded Dog Park Art Project Space (Christchurch, 2012–14). Alongside her design and research-based projects, Ella teaches into the Visual Communication Programme at the University of Technology Sydney. Recent commissions include art direction for EFFE and Field Theory, books for Enjoy Public Art Gallery and the Biennale of Sydney, and websites for Inside and Future Souths.

Ella Sutherland is included in the group exhibition Bookworks, a survey of contemporary artist book publishing guest curated by Warren Taylor that brings together six of the world’s leading exponents to Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) from 24 July until 21 September 2019. The exhibition explores the thematic connections between books, art and publishing from the conceptual, technical and material form of artist books – their history, production, classification and distribution.

Image: Ella Sutherland (with Sarah Rodigari), Actual Hell: Pedagogical Gags and Shaggy Dogs 2014–2017, artist pages, un Magazine, 2017