I am a visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia.
I predominantly make works on and with paper, folding, slicing, layering, stitching and utilizing various print media and alternative photography techniques.
In 2000 and 2002 I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking) with Distinction and First Class Honours respectively, and in 2007 completed a Graduate Diploma of Arts Administration.
My practice continually draws on my printmaking background and considers the nature of the printing process, with works often developed in multiples or series. I am fascinated by the act or art of collecting and display – for science, for pleasure or both – and frequently explore visual organizational structures such as the grid, the frame, the graph matrix and the museum cabinet all of which frame how we catalogue, process and interpret the world around us. I am also drawn to creating artists books, the form of which – while having integrity is fragile and inherently elastic and interactive – lends itself to exploring the relationship between a whole and its parts, or the frame and object contained within.
My artworks can be found in the Artists’ Books Collection at the State Library of Queensland, Mackay Regional Art Collection at Artspace Mackay and private collections in Australia and United Kingdom.
I also work part time as an administrator. My roles include project coordinator for the public art program (2011 to 2014) at City of Melbourne, and grants administrator for the small business and social enterprise grants programs (2014 to 2018) also at City of Melbourne. I currently manage two grants programs at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for the Victorian State Government.
And if you’d like to hear about my upcoming exhibitions, discuss sales or commissions, or just say hello, please make contact.
All photographic documentation by Matthew Stanton, unless otherwise indicated.