Gill Hedley

Curator & Contemporary Art Consultant

Ann Sutton

Gill Hedley speaking at Site Gallery, Sheffield, in 2006

Installation photos of exhibition On The Grid

At Gallery Oldham in Dec 2016.

Introduction to the catalogue essay by Gill Hedley (PDF):

When Ann Sutton was a small girl she and her mother went from home in Stoke-on-Trent to Altrincham, Cheshire, to visit Auntie Elsie who ran a high quality bespoke dressmaking business. Her showroom was not an easy place in which to entertain a toddler so Ann was plonked down in a changing room with a cheval mirror but her reflection did not divert her. Instead, she was given a swatch of fabric samples. The plain navy blue cloth was boring; the next, with a single white pinstripe in the warp, began to hold her interest. The third sample had a second horizontal white line woven in the weft: Evidently I was very pleased with these three pages and turned them back and forth seeing how plain became stripe became check, until it was time for tea.

Gill is an independent curator, writer and consultant on contemporary visual arts.

Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo
Ann Sutton Oldham installation photo