Rebecca Kay
Halliwell Sutton
b.1991 Bolton


2018-2022 Royal Academy Schools, Post graduate course 

2017-2018 School of The Damned

2016 Feminism and Contemporary Art Short Course,Middlesex University

2013-2016 BA Fine Art (1st Class Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University 

Group Exhibitions


Ancient Vessels, A.P.T Gallery, London  

Photocopier II, Recent Activity, Birmingham 

RA Schools Degree Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London

One by One, Fiumano Clase, London 


Premiums: Interim 2nd year show, Royal Academy of Arts, London


Everything Must Go! Assembly Point, London

Sensitive Matter, Bridget Riley Studios, London

LANDGRAB, The Shop, Sadie Coles HQ, London

State of The Arts, Selfridges, Manchester


i.o.u.a.e. x Shelf, Spanish City, Whitley Bay 

Vision & Signs: School of The Damned Grad Show, Sluice Gallery, London


Les Boites, Suede Gallery x Slugtown, Edinburgh 

Cut Cloth, Portico Library, Manchester

In Dark Times…, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Slowing into Form, Vane, Newcastle


Paint by Number, Studio 24, Leeds

Fools and Follies, Tatton Park, Knutsford

Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize, BALTIC39, Newcastle

Fine Art Degree Show, Manchester School of Art, Manchester

Heaven is a Place Where Nothing Ever Happens, Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester

Illegible Rage, Wonder Inn,Manchester

Oh! Tell… - Room554, Britannia Hotel, Manchester

Solo Exhibitions 


Floating on the surface of knowledge, duo show with Mollie Milton, 
Islington Mill, Salford

Earth works, L22 Press, Crosby Library, Waterloo


Field Studies of Touch, Gallery North, Newcastle

Relics of what could be, what could have been, Slugtown, Newcastle 

Texts from the universe, STCFTHOTS, Leeds

Group Residencies


Merz Barn residency, Cumbria, School of The Damned

Common Room, Guest projects London, School of The Damned


Joya: arte + ecología, Andalucía, Spain



Beacon Programme; Pharos, Flare & Signs, Caustic Coastal, Salford

With ; Maria GondekRebecca AckroydJesse DarlingMary HurrellTai ShaniJenkin Van ZylLiv FontaineAmshu Chukki, Verity BirtAnna HughesNicola SinghDominique White and Ayesha Tan Jones.


Something Coquettish, Juliet Fleming solo, House of Bah Blah, Middlesbrough

Shared Space, with Holly Hendry, Kayt Hughes, Ramona Zoladek, Baltic39, Newcastle


SoftMatter, Wonder Inn, Manchester

Prizes, Awards, Grants

Gilbert Bayes Scholarship Award
Almacantar Prize, Art Source, RA
Patricia Turner Sculpture Prize, RA
Dissertation Distinction Award, RA

Grants for the arts, Arts Council England

Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture 1st Prize: Fellowship with Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art & Northumbria University
Leonard Little Prize, Manchester School of Art
New Creative Talents Shortlist by 5plus Architects, Manchester

Press & Publications


RA Magazine Summer 2022


Corridor8 Interview with Helena Kate Whittingham 

#206: The week’s top exhibitions, Slugtown Solo Show, a-n

In Dark Times Review, Corridor8

Cut Cloth: Contemporary Textiles and Feminism, Publication.

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