Recent Projects

Selected artist –black candy-Tesselaar sculpture award 2018.

Selected artist – what’s that Skip, -Biennal of Australian Art, Ballarat 2018  

Selected artist - Black- Wollongong sculpture prize, Wollongong, 2018

Selected artist – Lt Skip Lorne Small Sculpture,  Biennial, Lorne 2018

Selected artist - In this we trust- Montalto sculpture prize, Red Hill, 2016, 2017, 2018

Artist & Fabricator – Scouts, public art commission -Geelong City Council  2017

Winning artist -Gold Scout-Tesselaar sculpture award 2017.  

Set design - Lady Eats Apple,   Back to Back Theatre Melb Festival 2016, European tour 2017 / 18

Artist & Fabricator – My Dearest,   public art commission - Hepburn Shire, Creswick Vic 2016 

Selected artist – The Scouts -   Lorne Sculpture Biennial, Lorne 2016 

New showing - Generic Objects of Influence- Qdos Gallery, Lorne 2016 

Artistic design & fabrication - The High Altar- Big West Festival, 2015 

Artist & Fabricator - Aunty Meredith’s, public art commission, Meredith Vic 2014 

Lead Artist – Generic- Art Prospect festival, St Petersburg Russia 2014 

Curator & lead artist, the Intervention, Golden Plains Walking Trail, Inverleigh 2014 

Shortlisted Artist - Braybrook public art commissions 2014 

Key Artist Oracle Big West Festival in collaboration with Victoria University Melbourne 2013 

Set design - Super DiscountBack to Back Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre Sydney, Melbourne 2013 

Shortlisted artist - Footscray public art commission 2013,

Set design - Hell House   Back to Back Theatre Melbourne 2012

Inflated installation design & fabrication - Seeding for a Greener City, Point View Art Macau, China

2012 Lead artist design & fabrication ShoelessWyndham City Council & Arts Access Melbourne

2012 Lead artist building launch Courthouse ARTS Geelong, Victoria 2012

Community residency The 5 Whale Project, Upwelling Festival Portland, Victoria 2012 (remount)

Design construction Ganesh Versus the Third ReichBack to Back Theatre Melbourne & worldwide 

Community residency Reveal Creative Gippsland Festival Sale, Victoria 2011

Design & installation Yellow Duck Stereosonic Australian National Tour 2011

Design & Fabrication, 2011 Festival Poster Launch Adelaide Fringe Festival 2010

Design & Fabrication, 2010 Festival Poster Launch Adelaide Fringe Festival 2009

Set Design & construction Food Court Back to Back Theatre 2008

Inflated installation Body Manufacture Mozart Festival Austria 2006

Inflated installation & design Soft  Back to Back Theatre Melbourne, Zurich & Hamburg 2005

Artist’s Rationale
Mark Cuthbertsons artwork is a playful commentary on society,  turning the monotonous into something far more interesting and challenging. Mark creates art that deconstructs an idea to its simplest elements and rebuilds it into something that tugs & pushes our preconceptions. He creates using simplistic and common aspects of the everyday and manipulates them into work that is unexpected, evocative and surprising.  Mark experiments with a variety of constructed forms & large scale air controlled environments, exploring new mediums and ways of pushing the boundaries of his practice.

Mark Cuthbertson bio

Mark Cuthbertsons current practice is exploring metaphors of colonisation & domestication within a broad national context, experimenting with a variety of constructed forms & large scale air controlled environments, drawing relationship and direction between the work & the given installation site. He regularly works with Back to Back Theatre on various projects including Lady Eats Apple, Super Discount, Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, Hell House and Food Court. Other recent work includes Seeding for a Greener City – inflated installation, design & fabrication (Macau, China 2012), Shoeless Wyndham city council, & Arts Access, lead artist, design & fabrication (Werribee 2012), Court House Arts - launch lead artist (Geelong 2012), The 5 Whale Project community residency Upwelling Festival (Portland 2012), and Stereosonic Yellow Duck installation (National Tour 2011).  Mark’s work has recently been awarded public art commissions with, Geelong City Council 2017, Hepburn Shire 2016,  Golden Plains Shire 2015, & the private sculpture collection Smorgon 2016.