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Sutton is a cultural communications company promoting creativity across the globe. Our bespoke strategies span the fields of visual arts, performing arts, design, craftsmanship and architecture. We work with inspiring individuals, museums, galleries, fairs, biennales, organisations and companies, including cultural enterprises, corporate supporters of the arts and luxury brands.

A full-service agency integrating all aspects of communications, our approach is as strategic and results-driven as it is creative and considered. Our team combines international experience and reach with local knowledge and we have an established network of journalists, industry figures and influencers. Through our offices in London, Hong Kong and New York, we offer a seamless approach to all we do, both at home and abroad.

We put thought into the stories we tell, the platforms we use and the people we collaborate with.

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In 2006, after several years at Tate, Haunch of Venison and the Saatchi Gallery, Calum Sutton founded his own consultancy. Calum believed there was space for a different agency – providing intelligent, bespoke strategies and campaigns, led by people knowledgeable and passionate about art, with a real commitment to deliver. He set about building a like-minded team with ambitious ideas. After two years the team moved into Somerset House, a cultural hub in the heart of London. In 2012, we opened an office in Hong Kong, with New York following in 2014. With our talented team, we are now a full-service communications agency providing clients with an integrated and creative approach. While our capabilities have grown to meet changing needs, we still believe in the same things: passion, dedication, knowledge and networks.

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Congratulations to #NickCave for his feature in @tmagazine’s 2019 Greats Issue, which celebrates creators who have fundamentally altered their fields, as well as culture at large. Known for his “Soundsuits,” Cave works between the visual and performing arts. “Using materials that range from twigs to crystals to rainbow-colored hair, the artist makes sculptures that, for all their beauty, are visceral and necessary critiques of racial injustice,” @meganogrady writes in her profile of the artist. Pick up a copy of the #TGreatsIssue this Sunday, October 20 to learn more about Cave and fellow honorees #RachelWeisz, @nicolasgesquiere and #ShigeruBan. 18 hours ago

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The Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco has announced that ‘Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death’ (2016) by Arthur Jafa has been selected as the winner of the 2019 #PIAC – Prix International d’Art Contemporain. The winning artwork will be exhibited from 1-13 November 2019 at Palazzo Madama in Turin, Italy during #Artissima #PromotingCreativity _ PIAC – Prix International d’Art Contemporain is awarded every three years for a recent work by an artist at the forefront of their practice. In recent years, the Prize has been awarded to artists of international repute, each nominated by a leading art world professional. _ Image: Arthur Jafa, Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, 2016. Video, colour, sound, 7 minutes 25 seconds. Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/ Rome © Arthur Jafa, 2019. 19 hours ago

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Today, @vangoghmuseum have announced that Emilie Gordenker has been appointed as the new General Director! Gordenker has been Director of @mauritshuis_museum since 2008, and as of 1 February 2020 she will succeed the former General Director Axel Rüger. #PromotingCreativity #VanGoghMuseum Photo: Frank van der Burg 21 hours ago

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Very sad to hear of Charles Jencks passing on Sunday, at the age of 80. An American cultural theorist, landscape designer and architectural historian, Jencks also co-founded @maggiescentres after his second wife passed away. - Referred to by @thetimes as one of Scotland’s ‘most distinctive works of outdoor design’ Charles worked with @jupiterartland from 2003 to design ‘Cells of Life’, which now permanently welcomes guests as they enter the sculpture park. - A pioneer of postmodernism architect and outdoor design, Charles will be dearly missed Charles Jencks (1939-2019) 1 day ago

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On 21 October, Curzon Mayfair will present a special screening of ‘Amazing Grace’, selected by Mark Bradford to celebrate his exhibition ‘Cerberus’ at @hauserwirth in London! The concert film, featuring the iconic Aretha Franklin and produced by Spike Lee, will be introduced on the night by Zoé Whitley, Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery. Tickets to the screening will cost £5, with all proceeds being donated to @southlondongallery #PromotingCreativity @curzoncinemas #MarkBradford #AmazingGrace 2 days ago

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Today is the grand opening of @rubycity in San Antonio, Texas! Designed by architect Sir #DavidAdjaye, the contemporary art center will open with a tripartite exhibition: "Waking Dream," examining themes in the Linda Pace Foundation Collection and featuring works by #DoHoSuh, #WangechiMutu and #MarinaAbramovic; #IsaacJulien’s video installation "Playtime;" and "Jewels in The Concrete," on view in the Studio. Providing a space for the greater San Antonio community to experience works by local and internationally-acclaimed artists, Ruby City will be free and open to the public. 📸: Mark Menjivar #PromotingCreativity 3 days ago

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“GO HANG A SALAMI IM A LASAGNA HOG” is the title of #CalvinMarcus’s upcoming exhibition of new work at #DavidKordanskyGallery, a nod to the Los Angeles-based artist’s brand of humorous surrealism. On view November 1, 2019 through January 11, 2020, the show features a series of paintings that debuted at the @whitneymuseum’s #WhitneyBiennial this year. The exhibition will be the artist’s most extensive and immersive to date, with the gallery transforming into a "rabbit hole" where four bodies of work—including paintings, sculpture, and photography—unfold across its three exhibition spaces. #PromotingCreativity 5 days ago

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The Masterpiece Pavilion was held within Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong (4 – 7 Oct) & showcased a focused selection of over 35 significant artworks from 15 leading galleries from Masterpiece London’s exhibitors. Highlights ranged from #YayoiKusama , #MelBochner , #AndyWarhol to a 1st century AD Roman bust and The Bridgewater House Porphyry Dolphin Tables from 1803 – 1806. 📷: Installation images of Masterpiece Pavilion at Fine Art Asia 2019. Courtesy Masterpiece. #PromotingCreativity #Masterpiece #MasterpieceLondon #TheMasterpiecePavilion #MasterpieceAsia #FineArtAsia #CrossCollecting #Antiques #ContemporaryArt 6 days ago

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@MuseumMACAN announces its 4th commission for the UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space since opening in November 2017. For the upcoming project, renowned Thai artist Mit Jai Inn will present his first commissioned work for children, titled Color in Cave, which will run from 25 October 2019 to March 2020. Color in Cave will see the UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space completely transformed, where children will be able to immerse themselves in the environment that is set up to resemble a cave – often depicted as the dwelling place for human beings. The cave concept was chosen because in its bareness, it sharpens the senses and opens minds to possibilities, thereby encouraging creativity and experimentation among children. #PromotingCreativity #ContemporaryArt #MitJaiInn #ChildrensArtSpace #Jarkata 6 days ago

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Bertille Bak has just been announced as the winner of the third edition of the Mario Merz Prize (Art Category). Selected via a public vote and a jury, Bak will be commissioned to produce a new site-specific solo exhibition at @FondazioneMerz in Turin, in 2020. - “Bertille Bak places the human being at the centre of her work … with an open mind, empathy and social attention.” - #promotingcreativity #MarioMerzPrize #BertilleBak 6 days ago

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Over the past few weeks, visitors to #TheAfricaCenter have had the unique opportunity to watch artist @Thenjiwe_Niki_Nkosi create her immersive installation, "Gymnasium." While the expansive and abstracted arena celebrates the successes of renowned athletes such as #SimoneBiles or #GabbyDouglas, it equally represents the unseen powers that have worked against these heroines. Officially opening to the public today, "Gymnasium" examines the pressing dynamics of black vulnerability in white spaces, using the theatrics of Nkosi’s painting and its installation to bring to light the role of observation in discrimination. #PromotingCreativity 6 days ago

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@taschen, the global leader of art-book publishing, announces its inaugural participation at the Shanghai West Bund Art & Design art fair from November 7th to 10th 2019. Building on the phenomenal reception of TASCHEN’s SUMO-sized ‘David Hockney. A Bigger Book’ in 2016, TASCHEN will celebrate the global launch of a completely new limited-edition titled ‘David Hockney. My Window’ in Shanghai. In conjunction with their participation at the fair, TASCHEN will become the first art-book publisher to launch a mono-brand shop on Alibaba’s T-mall e-commerce platform with its globally celebrated range of illustrated books covering art, photography, architecture, film, lifestyle, travel, and pop culture and the launch of their Weibo and WeChat channels to engage with Chinese-speaking collectors and art lovers in China and around the world. #Shanghai #WestBund2019 #DavidHockney #ContemporaryArt #SUMO #PromotingCreativity 7 days ago

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Joy Labinjo will open her first major institutional solo show at @balticgateshead next week, Our histories cling to us, launching 19 October! Based in Brixton, Joy Labinjo creates captivating paintings featuring portraits of relatives, friends and people discovered in family photograph albums. Her work draws on personal experiences of growing up in the UK with British-Nigerian heritage. Exploring memory and ideas of belonging, her paintings depict intimate scenes of contemporary family life, encouraging us to reflect on our own histories and traditions. Just one week ago, Labinjo’s work was one of the highlights of @FriezeArtFair FOCUS, exhibited by @tiwani_contemporary. The exhibition will run from 19 October 2019 – 23 February 2020 #PromotingCreativity #JoyLabinjo #BalticGateshead Pictured from left to right: Man Drinking Coffee (2019), Untitled (2019), Untitled (2018), Gisting in the Kitchen (2018) All images courtesy of the artist and BALTIC Contemporary 7 days ago

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Congratulations to Goldsmith Street by @mikhailriches, winner of the 2019 @riba #StirlingPrize! 🎉 And to fellow nominees @yspsculpture, Cork House, London Bridge Station, @nevillholtopera and The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience - all stellar examples of architectural innovation. 📸 Tim Crocker, Peter Cook #RIBA #YSP #architecture #prize #promotingcreativity 7 days ago

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@artontheunderground will present an ambitious commission by @larryachiampong which will re-imagine London Underground’s iconic roundel, for Westminster Underground station. The artist will redesign the iconic logo in Pan African colours that speak symbolically to various African diasporic identities: green, black, and red, which reflect the land, the people and the struggles the continent has endured, while gold represents a new day and prosperity. _ The project will launch on 14 November 2019 and is on view until February 2020. #PromotingCreativity #ArtontheUnderground _ Image: Larry Achiampong, PAN AFRICAN FLAG FOR THE RELIC TRAVELLERS' ALLIANCE (MOTION), 2018. Courtesy of the artist & Copperfield. 8 days ago

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Opening October 25, @seankellyny will present @laurentgrasso’s third solo exhibition with the gallery — a collection of new paintings, video, and sculptures centered around the artist’s film “OttO.” Marrying the scientific and the extraordinary, “OttO” presents an aerial tour of ancient Australian geographies with a paranormal twist. A collaboration with the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation and their aboriginal communities, “OttO” was produced using a camera that visualizes electromagnetic radiation at sacred sites. Commissioned by the 21st Biennale of Sydney in March 2018, this will be the first time the film is shown in the United States. #PromotingCreativity 9 days ago

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For its second #FriezeMasters booth @galleriacontinua is collaborating with Bacarelli Botticelli, presenting a striking booth of antique works alongside contemporary artists like #MichelangeloPistoletto #DanielBuren and #KikiSmith See their works at G12 this weekend. #promotingcreativity 11 days ago

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Budapest based @qcontemporary seeks to unveil the best of contemporary art from Central and Eastern Europe. See Q Contemporary's pop up exhibition in London for this final weekend of Frieze London. The work of Hungarian artist Ilona Keseru is presented as part of Under the Radar: Contemporary Masters from Central and Eastern Europe. #promotingcreativity 11 days ago

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At this year’s #FriezeArtFair #London, #JackShainmanGallery is showcasing the diversity of its celebrated program committed to art that reveals the complexity of identity and engages with our contemporary moment. Head to booth A20 to see new and recent works by #ToyinOjihOdutola, #CarrieMaeWeems, #NinaChanelAbney, #YoanCapote,#PaulAnthonySmith, and #OdiliDonaldOdita, among others. #PromotingCreativity 12 days ago

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Head to Spruth Magers' booth A4 at @friezeartfair #London to see works by artists including Cindy Sherman, Kaari Upson Eric Fischl, Kara Walker and more. Photo credit Kris Emmerson #promotingcreativity #SpruethMagers #FriezeLondon 12 days ago

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