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

‘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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HOLDING GROUND #savearthursseat

The work of 76 leading contemporary artists comes together in HOLDING GROUND, an online art exhibition fundraiser to help stop …

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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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Sarah Tomasetti – Finalist in the Gosford Art Prize 2021

Image: Sarah Tomasetti  From Balpatta IV  2021 oil and incision on fresco plaster with muslin, mounted on stretched canvas  145 …

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David Frazer – ‘The artist turning Nick Cave songs into wood engravings’, Sydney Morning Herald

David Frazer’s latest artist book, Love Letter, has recently been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald in an article written …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Finalist in the Paddington Art Prize 2021

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Spring Wattle I  2021  oil on linen  92 x 198 cm Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler-Milne who has …

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Chris Ingham at Baldessin Studio

Image above: Chris Ingham  Urban mission I  2019  lithograph  edition 3  76 x 56 cm Printmaker and sculptor, Chris Ingham …

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Angus Fisher – ‘Masterworks II’ at Jonathan Cooper Gallery London

Image: Angus Fisher  Rosellas and Banksias  2021  ink pen and watercolour on paper  76 x 56 cm Angus Fisher has …

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Andrew Antoniou – Finalist in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2021

Image: Andrew Antoniou  Constant Companions  2020  charcoal and conte  130 x 220 cm Australian Galleries are thrilled to announce that …

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Glenn Morgan and Jenny Rodgerson – Finalists in the 2021 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Image above: Glenn Morgan  COVID Melbourne  2020  acrylic on board  130 x 170cm Congratulations to Glenn Morgan and Jenny Rodgerson, …

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Jimmy Rix – Winner of the 2021 Sculpture on the Farm Acquisitive Prize

Image above: Jimmy Rix  Kelpie  2020  bronze  edition 9  51 x 42 x 21.5 cm Congratulations to Jimmy Rix, who …

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Dianne Fogwell – Winner of the 2021 Geelong Acquisitive Print Award

Image above: Dianne Fogwell  Latency  2021  linocut  unique  150 x 375 cm Congratulations to Dianne Fogwell who has been announced …

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William Robinson – Art Guide Interview

Image: William Robinson  Out of the dawn  1987  oil on linen. Collection of Martin and Jan Jorgensen, Brisbane. William Robinson …

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