Rick Matear

b. 1960

Rick Matear graduated in 1981 from the Victorian College of the Arts during which time he was awarded the Sara Levi Scholarship. Rick has had a strong and successful career of painting for over 35 years, holding one or two solo exhibitions each year in Melbourne, South Australia, Canberra and Internationally in London.

He has completed residencies in Turtle Island, Venice, Grimaud and earlier this year Antibes.

Later this year Rick has been invited to exhibit in London, Zurich and the South of France.

Rick is well known for his interpretations of the Mornington Peninsula and his ability to capture the reflection of light on water.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2017

2016

In Blog

Rick Matear – Finalist in the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award

Congratulations to Rick Matear who has been selected as a Finalist in the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award with his …

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2020 John Leslie Art Prize Finalists Announced

Congratulations to Rick Matear, Paul Miller and Sarah Tomasetti who have been announced as finalists in the John Leslie Art …

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Mary Tonkin – Artist Feature

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Sue Anderson: “Savouring moments of artistic escape”

“Two weeks into lockdown, wading through the bleakness of pandemic panic, impending winter, and the wild west of Collingwood’s tumbleweed …

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