Matthew Fitch

www.matthewfitche.wordpress.com

mattfitch.mf@gmail.com

 

Artist Bio

Matthew Fitch is an Artist and Curator based in Melbourne. Australia.

Resume

  • 2017

    Director/ Curator of Fitch Art Alliance

     

  • 2014

    Co-Editor & Arts Editor of The Boomerang Chronicle: A Hard-copy African-Australian Newspaper for Melbourne, Australia.

  • 2009-2013

    Master of Art Curatorship. University of Melbourne, Australia. minor thesis: Public art

  • 2005-2008

    Specializing in Hand priming of Belgium Linen; Canvas & Hand Priming. other duties include aluminum bracing of Aboriginal bark paintings, many Arnhem Land barks, some assisting with conservator duties.

  • 2004

    Bachelor Fine Art Degree awarded Sculpture with distinction, R.M.I.T. University, Melbourne, Australia.

  • 1999

    Gallery Director at The Melbourne Arts Club Inc.

  • 1996-2000

    Committee Member, The Melbourne Arts Club Inc.

Conferences

  • 2014

    ARTS//MATTER: Symposium 2014, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Matthew Fitch: Museums: Revaluations of the arts as a 'public good'

  • 2011

    Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference: Matthew Fitche: Tangible and Ephemeral Correlations. Wellington, New Zealand. Keynote Speaker: Okwui Enwezor.

  • 2011

    Ambassador, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne Au

  • 2013

    Oration, Matthew Fitch presents research on Ian Bow: The Attitudes and Passions of Man and Objects of Compassion. The Ian Potter Museum of Art. Swanston Street Melbourne.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Fitch 11, The Blackcat Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne, AU

  • 2017

    Talented Art Fair, @ The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK.

  • 2016

    MOSS DECK ART SHOW, The Moss Foundation, @ The Ministry of Art, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Au.

  • 2015

    Art in Science- Science in Art. The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery Research Week. St Vincent Art Gallery, Melbourne, Au.

  • 2014

    Winter Salon, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne, Au.

  • 2014

    Summer Salon, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne, Au.

  • 2013

    'Fifteen' Salon group exhibit at The 69 Smith Street Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne, Au

  • 2012

    Permanent and Ephemeral Dichotomies, solo at The Paton Gallery, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia.

  • 2011

    White Canvas Select A Group Show, White Canvas Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia

  • 2011

    ACT for Kids 21st Annual Art Exhibition & Auction, White Canvas Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia.

  • 2010

    "Fitch Matthew", solo at The Collingwood Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia.

  • 2008

    “Sandwich Art Exhibition”. The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, India

  • 2007

    Y.E.A.H. ‘The World We Live In’ Art Exhibition and Auction 2007 ‘The Blue Diamond Club.’ 123 Queens Street, Melbourne, Australia.

  • 2005

    Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.

  • 2004

    Sculpture Exhibition R.M.I.T Sculpture, Melbourne.

  • 2001

    Triptych at Polly Courtin Gallery, The Fringe Festival, Swanston Street, Melbourne.

  • 1999

    Six Artist’s exhibition at The Melbourne Arts Club Inc. North Melbourne, Ted May Art Studio/Gallery.

  • 1999

    The Melbourne Arts Club Annual Exhibition at The Goya Galleries, Brunswick, Melbourne.

  • 1998

    Inaugural Exhibition at The Melbourne Arts Club Inc. Windsor, Australia.

Awards

  • 2013

    Graduate Internship Scholarship, University of Melbourne.

  • 2010

    The 2010 Vice-Chancellor's Engagement Award, University of Melbourne.

Curatorial

  • 2015

    The Art Enclave, Fitch Art Alliance, Gallery Director in Art Fair, Mumbai, India.

  • 2013

    The Outdoor Public Art Exhibition @ The Festival of Ideas, The Art and Science of Wellbeing, The Festival of Ideas, Melbourne.

  • 2012

    Permanent and Ephemeral Dichotomies, Paton Gallery, Melbourne.

  • 2011

    Triptych at Polly Courtin Gallery, The Melbourne Fringe Festival, Swanston Street, Melbourne.

  • 1999

    The Melbourne Arts Club Annual Exhibition at The Goya Galleries, Brunswick, Melbourne. /+ gallery director 1999.

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