SHANE SUTTON ART

Dublin born Shane’s visual work as included a wide variety of media but he is best known for his SPACER street art paintings. Work has ranged from graphic design, motion graphics to film making with editing photography and directing. His street art has awarded him with an art residency with the European Space Agency for the Living Planet Symposium 2019 were he collaborated with a number of scientists from the space agencies UK climate office. The final artworks were commentaries on climate awareness and were showcased at the symposium in Milan. In 2019 he became the first street artist to sign work in weightlessness on a zero Gravity flight with ESTEC (European Space Agency Holland) after winning the 2018 ‘Graffiti Without Gravity’ Street art competition.

Over the years collaborative projects have been an important part to Shane’s development while working with digital creative tools. Combining is motion graphic skills and knowledge of film editing he was awarded a nomination as best editor 2009 at the Irish Film and Television Awards for a feature film in which he also co directed. The documentary film ‘Fight or Flight’ would also win 9 national and international film festival awards. Shane is a Berlin Film Festival Alumni in 2019 and returned to screen the Hard Hob animated project at the festival opening in 2017.

ART FACILITATION

Between 2005 and 2010 he worked as an artist facilitator for various joint community and social research projects where he designed workshops for young people interested in arts and film making. Projects included an Artist in Residence in The BASE in Ballyfermot partnered with the National Education Board, National Youth Council and Dublin City Council. Other groups included The Young Peoples Advocate (Y.A.P.) Partnered with Cork University and The Ombudsman for Children’s office.

Shane is currently working as the Artist in residence for Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork and volunteers with Irish NGO and charity The Scoop Foundation where he has been working in the IDP camps with Kurdish people on the Turkey, Syrian and Iraqi border.

You can read a little more about spacer projects here.

SPACER STREET ART

Current Artist in Residence Blackrock Castle Observatory Cork.
Previous: Artist in Residence, European Space Agency 2019.
Commissioned by the European Space Agency in Holland (ESTAC) and The UK (ESA Climate Office 2018.
Winner Graffiti  without Gravity Street Art competition 2018.
SPACER prints were the first street art prints to be signed in weightless on a Zero Gravity flight in March 2019 With the European Space Agency and Nove Space.

Fight or Flight is a feature documentary that explores an Irish man’s physical and psychological journey through the art and culture of Muay Thai Boxing in Thailand.

Nominated for Best Editing, Fight or Flight at IFTA (Irish Film and Television Awards) 2009
Winner: Best Foreign Documentary – Long Island Film Festival, New York (2008)
Winner: Best Documentary: Radar Hamburg International Film Festival (2008)
Winner: Best Documentary for Artistic Expression: TVIFF Film Festival California (2008)
Winner: Best Documentary “Making a Difference Award” : Commffest Toronto (2008)
Best Feature Films Showcase: Moving Images Film Festival (2008)
Nominated for MAMA Awards: MAMA Awards Ireland (2008)
Nominated for Best Documentary: BIFF Wisconsin (2008)