a little bit about me

Heather Matthew


I believe everyone has a story to tell.

This is mine…

When my high school art teacher told me I would never be an artist, I believed her. I couldn’t paint or draw realistically like my friends. So instead I became a journalist, a bookseller, a librarian, a playwright and an arts facilitator UNTIL I finally went to TAFE and started my art career twenty years later.

I rekindled my love of darkroom photography, revelled in printmaking and explored papermaking. I loved it all so much I then went to University and completed my Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours.

I haven’t looked back.

Since then I’ve had a daily art practice making collages every day, been an invited artist to present my work in Taiwan, undertaken artist residencies in France and Central Australia and held numerous solo exhibitions and workshops. 

Travel is a big part of my artistic inspiration. In 2018 I created collaged postcards in a #91 day project on Instagram.

I hope I can inspire you to follow your creative dreams.

Every Sunday I write a blog post on my week in the studio, and publish a monthly newsletter.

Measuring - photo credit Chelle Wallace

Measuring - photo credit Chelle Wallace