Jesse Sutton Artist Profile

Jesse Sutton is a proud young Kalkadoon man & contemporary Indigenous artist from Mount Isa, QLD, Australia. Jesse is part of a family of Artists who are passionate about their culture & history & want to share that with the rest of the world through their art.

Jesse has been painting from a very young age, he has won various art competitions both locally and nationally and has sold his artworks to collectors from around the world. He has worked with local and Government Departments to create stunning pieces and has collaborated with his sisters renowned Aboriginal artists Brooke and Chern’ee Sutton on several projects all whilst still at school.

Jesse’s artworks have been commissioned by The Australian Defence Force, St. Lukes Anglican School, SKG Services, Centacare and Local to name a few. Jesse has collaborated with SPENCIL where his artwork has been used on a range of children’s school items including backpacks, pencil cases, book covers, drink bottles etc. Jesse has also collaborated with QBD Books and National Geographic where his artwork has been used on an exclusive range of bags, cups, placemats and coasters.

Jesse was also invited to meet her Excellency The Honourable Dr. Jeanette Young AC PSM Governor of Queensland where he presented her with one of his signature style paintings called “Medicine Leaves” which now hangs proudly in Queensland Government House, he also had the honour of exhibiting his art alongside his sisters at a special exhibition at Government House for NAIDOC Week.

2024

  • Exhibition of paintings on permanent display at the Pullman and Mercure hotels King George Square Brisbane.
  • Combined permanent art exhibition with my sisters Brooke and Chern'ee at Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Bargara, QLD.
  • Combined art exhibition with my sisters Chern'ee and Brooke at CHARTS - Childers Art Space.

2023

  • Exhibition of paintings on permanent display at the Pullman and Mercure hotels King George Square Brisbane.
  • Official launch of a combined permanent art exhibition with my sisters Chern’ee and Brooke at Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Bargara.
  • Exhibited my artwork alongside my sisters Brooke and Chern’ee at Queensland Government House where we all attended the art and fashion show to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
  • Digital artwork created and donated to A.R.T.I.E. by myself and my sisters Brooke and Chern’ee which was used as a vinyl wrap on their driving instructor cars as well as merchandise and apparel as incentives for A.R.T.I.E. program participants.
  • Listed in the News-Mail as one of the most influential Indigenous leaders in Bundaberg.
  • Commissioned by Lutheran Care to create their Reconciliation Action Plan artwork.
  • Created an artwork for the NDRL All Stars jerseys for the Indigenous round.
  • Commissioned by Local Residential to create and artwork for their Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Commissioned by St.Lukes School in Bundaberg to create their story that will be used on carpets throughout the School.

2022

  • Exhibition of paintings on permanent display at the Pullman and Mercure hotels King George Square Brisbane.
  • Official launch of a combined permanent art exhibition with my sisters Chern’ee and Brooke at Mon Repos Turtle Centre, Bargara.
  • Invited to attend a special function at the Bundaberg Botanical Gardens by Her Excellency The Honourable Dr. Jeanette Young AC PSM Governor of Queensland during her visit to Bundaberg. I also presented the Governor General with one of my Medicine Leaves paintings as a gift from the Bundaberg Region which now hangs in Queensland's Government House.
  • My latest collaboration with Spencil has been launched on a range of school products including back packs, pencil cases, water bottle etc.
  • My latest collaboration with QBD Books and National Geographic has been launched across Queensland with my artwork featured on mugs, coasters, tea towels aprons, tote bags etc.
  • Paintings exhibited at Kalkimoons 5th anniversary celebrations and launch of their new Gin bottle featuring my sister Chern’ee’s artwork.
  • Official launch of Greensill farming’s tractor featuring my artwork to celebrate reconciliation for NAIDOC Week.
  • Paintings exhibited at the Moncreiff theatre with my sisters and brother Brooke and Chern’ee as part of a NAIDOC week exhibition.


 

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