Terry Matassoni

b. 1959

Painter Terry Matassoni completed a Diploma of Fine Art in 1980 and a postgraduate diploma in art in 1982 at the Victorian College of the Arts, and later a Master of Fine Art at Deakin University in 2001. He has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Fremantle, Italy and Auckland, New Zealand, and in group shows in Toronto, Denmark, Berlin and Chicago. In 1992 he painted a tram for the Victorian Ministry of the Arts and was artist in residence at St John Baptiste College in New York in 1993. In 2003 a retrospective of his work was held at the Deakin University Stonington Stables. Matassoni was awarded the Sir Russell Drysdale Memorial Prize for Drawing in 1981 and the Broadford Prize in 1987. In 2012 he had a major curated exhibition spanning 23 years of work at The Maroondah Art Gallery. His work is held by the National Gallery of Victoria, VIC Heide Museum of Modern Art, VIC, The Museum of New Zealand , the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Artbank, Sydney; the Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, and several regional and university

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‘Extinct’ – Artistic Impressions of Our Lost Wildlife

Image above: Sue Anderson  Christmas Island Pipistrelle  coloured pencil on paper  30.5 x 22 cm ‘Extinct’ is a recently published book by …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne and Terry Matassoni – Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2019

Above: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Beetles, bugs and butterflies (2019), charcoal, paper, glass and wood. 5 domes; 25 x 14 x 14cm, 4 …

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Paul Guest Prize Finalists- Graeme Drendel, Barbie Kjar & Terry Matassoni

Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Barbie Kjar & Terry Matassoni, finalists in the 2018 Paul Guest Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery …

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Glenn Morgan – 67th Blake Prize Finalist

Image: Glenn Morgan  High Rise Towers Congratulations to Glenn Morgan who has been selected as a finalist in the 67th …

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Nick Howson – Works Acquired by Parliament House

Image: Nick Howson  Magpie  2019  etching  19.5 cm x 30.0 cm Australian Galleries are delighted to announce that three works …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Elizabeth Fortescue Article on Destination Sydney Exhibition

“An artful collaboration celebrates nature and contemporary female talent across three stunning locations.” Elizabeth Fortescue writes on Destination Sydney: The …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Destination Sydney at S.H. Ervin Gallery

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Spring Wattle III  2021  oil on canvas  121 x 228 cm Destination Sydney: The natural world is now …

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Geoffrey Bartlett – Newhaven Public Art Commission

We are delighted to share these images from Geoffrey Bartlett with his recently installed sculpture, Alpha, for the Newhaven Public …

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Sidney Nolan: Myth Rider – Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Image above: Sidney Nolan  The Myth Rider  1958-59  polyvinyl acetate on composition board  122 x 152 cm (Copyright the Trustees …

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Jeffrey Smart – National Gallery of Australia

Image above: Jeffrey Smart  Labyrinth  2011  oil on canvas  100 x 100 cm The National Gallery of Australia is today …

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For the Love of Trees – Burrinja’s creative response to the devastating June storm event

Image above: Mary Tonkin  After, Kalorama  2021  oil on linen  183 x 320 cm We are delighted to share this …

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Angus Fisher – Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021

Image: Angus Fisher with winning work Carrion #3 at the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021 A huge congratulations for Angus Fisher who …

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Dianne Fogwell – Artist of the Year, 31st Annual ACT Arts Awards

Image credit: Holly Treadaway Congratulations to printmaker, Dianne Fogwell, who has been announced as Artist of the Year at the …

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