Abbie Matthews

Over the past ten years, Abbie Matthews has been developing her art practice through study, research and collaborations with other artists. Despite being formally trained as a painter and art teacher, she enjoys delving into any art form including theatre, performance art and puppetry.

Her latest collaborative works have been through an involvement in Weave Length Productions, a creative production company with a revolving cast of artists, working across the fields of theatre, film, literature, installation, research, visual art, music & radio. Her work with Weave Length, and her collaboration with Amy Tsilemanis have opened up a world of opportunity with regard to the form in which she creates her work.

Abbie has been developing a cubist inspired style. It came naturally to her and it’s a style that she always returns to. Drawn to the texture of oil paint, the unpredictable results produced from printing and the permanence¬† of water colour, she creates works that are often figurative, involving themes of memories and time.

She has exhibited at a wide range of venues including The Bali Purnati Center for the Arts, Indonesia, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne and Red Brick Gallery, Ballarat.

Recently, Abbie traveled overseas to teach art in Canada and undertake a month long artist residency in Indonesia. Prior to this she had been conducting an after school and holiday program at The Art Gallery of Ballarat, Volunteering as an Education Officer at Heide Gallery, and undertaking a six week tenure as Artist in Residence at Ballan Primary School.

Abbie is currently teaching Visual Communication at Daylesford Secondary College. She is happy to be contacted via email abbiejmatthews@gmail.com

Website: www.abbiejmatthews.com