New Ways of Seeing - COVID19

In these crazy times its important for Artists to remain active and develop new ways of interacting with the audience. With an increasing move towards self isolation and in an effort to reach out, I have set up a studio webcam and will start to livestream. If I`ve got something interesting, I`ll announce it beforehand on Instagram or Facebook, so keep your eye`s peeled! Scroll down the home page for latest videos. Use can also use the orange bubble (bottom right) to Instant Message me if you fancy a chat. Feel free to ask any questions. You don`t have to buy anything. It`s ok just to chew the fat and say howdy! 

Alternatively you can connect via Skype or Facetime to view or chat about any of the artworks for sale.

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Exhibition: Journeys and Discoveries - Bayside Gallery, Brighton 

29th January-8th March 2020

Brighton Town Hall, Corner Wilson and Carpenter Streets, Brighton, Victoria 3186

Free Event: Exhibition Artists in Conversation with Bayside Gallery Curators: Saturday 15th February 2pm

'Bayside Local' is a group exhibition that showcases the work of accomplished artists living in and around Bayside who have responded to the theme of 'journeys and discoveries'.

Mat Hughes Photographer 2020

Exhibition: Group Chemistry 2019 - Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne 

Friday 30th August - 15th September 2019 

Level 1 and 2/322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065


“Group Chemistry 2019 is the third exhibition by the Melbourne based, Friends of Photography Group. Featuring analogue film work, the exhibition invites the viewer to experience the chemistry of photography through two different contexts: the scientific magic of the darkroom and the intangible chemistry of a group who share their knowledge, build community and encourage creativity through film photography"

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Exhibition: Extending Tradition 2 - LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon 

Saturday 10th August - 11th September 2019 

1045 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon 97103-4219


“Thirty-six Photographers exhibit work celebrating the traditional approach and beauty of large format film photography. This exhibition gives recognition to those whose interest follows the masterful path of traditional large format photography. The LightBox Photographic Gallery features the work of Photographers who use traditional tools and methods from the early days of photography. Each Photographer finds their own reward in their disciplined and methodical practice which results in these distinctive and unique photographs”

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Meet the Artist - MCC (Melbourne Camera Club) 

Artist Talk Saturday 13th & 14th April 2019 

Corner of Ferrars Street & Dorcas Street, South Melbourne, Victoria


I`II be giving a couple of informal Artist Talks over at the MCC, South Melbourne on the 13th & 14th April. Both talks start at 12.30. I shall have a few works from my recent solo exhibition at Gasworks Arts Park and will be sharing some of the thoughts and techniques behind the work. 

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Exhibition: The Print Exposed - Gold Street Studios 

20th March - 26th May 2019 

700 James Lane, Trentham East VIC 3458


Contributing Artist for the The Print Exposed at Gold Street Studios. Features work from Australian as well as international artists. Work on display includes; albumen, carbon, copperplate photogravure, gum bichromate, gumboil, lith, chrysotype, new cyanotype, mordançage, photogravure, platinum/palladium, salt, silver gelatin and ziatypes  

Landscape still life photograph, Melbourne
The Print Exposed, 2019
Sheltered place, 2018
Silver gelatin print on 300gsm fibre paper
3 unique prints / 2 Available

Exhibition: Quiet Time: Above Savage River

11th December - 13th January 2019 

Angela Robarts-Bird Gallery. Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park Cnr Graham/Pickles Street VIC 3206

Solo exhibition, 22 framed works include: silver gelatin prints | pinhole camera images | large format & digital formats  

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