Fauna Face

Space Space Gallery, Warehouse F, 1-8-9 Iwadominami, Komae, Tokyo / 2015

A solo presentation of Steaphan Paton

Steaphan Paton is a Melbourne-based artist, member of the Gunai and Monero Nations, he grew up in rural Victoria. His work explores colonialism, tradition, concepts of race and conflict.  Influenced by his home country, ‘Gippsland’ and his experiences Paton uses painting, sculpture, installation and video to articulate his worldview.

Paton’s work has been exhibited at major Australian art institutions including; Colony: Frontier Wars at NGV Australia (2018), Sovereignty at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2016), Murruwaygu at the Art Gallery of NSW (2015), Moving Backwards into the Future at National Gallery of Victoria Australia (2015), Melbourne NOW at NGV International (2013). Paton is an alumnus of Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art (2015) and NextWave Festival (2014). Paton’s most recent solo exhibitions include; Gunailand at Gippsland Art Gallery (2018), Muraskin at Tristian Koenig (2017) and Contrecoup at COMA Gallery (2017). His most recent group exhibitions include Gertrude Studios 2018 at Gertrude Contemporary (2018), Weapons for the Soldier at Hazelhurst Gallery (2018) and at Booth D5 at the Melbourne Art Fair (2018).

Paton’s work is represented in the collection at the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Museums Victoria, City of Darebin, Yarra City Council, Wellington Shire Council and the Brooklyn Library in New York. Paton’s work is also held in private collections in both Australia and internationally.

Paton is based in Melbourne, Victoria. Australia



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