Matthew Stanton


Matthew Stanton (b. 1975) is an Australian Artist, Educator and Photographer living and working between Melbourne and Cairns. His work primarily utilises the mediums of still photography, 16mm film and video; investigating the interrelationships between ecological, spatial and biogeographical histories within landscapes whilst tracing their lingering psychological associations.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His most recent solo suite of works from the series ‘Deep North’ was exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne (2019). Other solo exhibitions include ‘Conversation Piece’ at MARS Gallery, Melbourne in 2016 and ‘Deep North’ at Wallflower Photomedia Gallery in Mildura in 2015. His work was included in ‘37° Sur a 19° Norte’ at the City Museum in Cuernavaca, Mexico and he was a participating artist in the inaugural Bristol Biennial (UK) in 2012.

He was a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize (2007) and selected by curatorial Judges Petrina Hicks and Monica Allende as a finalist in the Perth Centre for Photography’s ‘Iris’ and ‘Clip’ awards in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

His works are held in the collections of the Museo de la Ciudad de Cuernavaca (Mexico) and the Geelong Gallery.

From 2004-2018 he worked extensively as an educator in Fine Art photography at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), Monash and Deakin Universities.

Solo Shows
(Upcoming) ‘Selected works from ‘Deep North’ NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Cairns
‘Selected works from ‘Deep North’ Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
Conversation Piece, MARS Gallery, Melbourne
Deep North, Wallflower Photomedia Gallery, Mildura
Group Shows
(Upcoming) Working Title: Contemporary Australian Photography, Clinic Gallery Tokyo
HOLDING GROUND - Save Arthur’s Seat Fundraiser, Silver Leaf Art Box, Merricks
Small Mercies - Bushfire relief fundraiser. Creative spaces, Melbourne
CAVES Fundraiser 2019. Caves Gallery, Melbourne
Caves Fundraiser 2017. Caves Gallery, Melbourne
37° Sur a 19° Norte: Fotografía contemporánea de Australia, The City of Cuernavaca Museum, Mexico
Pulse of Duration, Bristol Biennial, U.K.
Psych-O-Tropica, MARS Gallery, Melbourne
Aura: The Haunted Image, Level 17 Gallery, Melbourne
I Can Stand You, TCB Gallery, Melbourne
The Matryoshka Principle, BUS Gallery, Melbourne
Obscura, TCB , Gallery, Melbourne
National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
VCA Photography Graduates, Span Gallery, Melbourne