Matthew Sleeth - Claire Oliver Gallery

Matthew Sleeth

“Over many years I have explored concepts of ‘algorithmic control’ in my work’” says Sleeth, “I have been particularly interested in signs as a cultural iconography; I am both seduced by their elegance and uneasy with their Orwellian effectiveness. These roadmaps of sorts are the rules we live by; they are the software that controls the way we negotiate our environment. I have long been fascinated by these sets of instructions that hold such sway over us. Why is it so difficult to ignore a sign?”

October 27, 2016 to December 3, 2016

Claire Oliver Gallery

View exhibit press release (pdf)

Australian artist Matthew Sleeth seeks to draw attention to how signs “program” us to behave in a prescribed manner. By adopting their form and aesthetic while misappropriating their ideology, Sleeth has constructed a series of sculptural works that question the dogma of a politically correct society. In Rules to Live By, the artist suggests we delve beyond superficiality for a deeper meaning in life. The texts featured in these works will be sourced from a combination of found, combined, appropriated or completely invented signs or instructions.

Public Collections:

  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney
  • Australian War Memorial, Canberra
  • Brandts Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
  • City of Boroondara Collection,
  • MelbourneHorsham Art Gallery, Horsham
  • La Trobe University Art Museum,
  • MelbourneLyons House Museum, Melbourne
  • Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
  • Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
  • The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra
  • National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
  • Queensland University Technology, Brisbane
  • State Library of N.S.W, Sydney
  • State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
  • State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Tweed Heads Regional Gallery, Tweed Heads

Awards:

  • Development Grant, Australia Council · 2017
  • Good Pitch, Opera House, Sydney · 2016
  • Hive Fund – Adelaide Film Festival, ABC, Screen Australia · 2016
  • New Work Grant, Australia Council · 2016
  • Performing Arts Development Grant, City of Melbourne · 2014
  • New Work Grant (Mid-Career), Australia Council · 2014
  • Arts Development Grant (Project), Arts Victoria · 2013
  • Arts Development Grant (Project), Arts Victoria · 2013
  • Siemens/RMIT Art Award, Melbourne · 2010
  • Development fund Grant, RMIT, Melbourne · 2010
  • Cultural Exchange Grant (International), Arts Victoria · 2009
  • New Work Grant Austrailia Council · 2008
  • Book of the Year, Photo Espana, Madrid, Spain · 2008
  • Arts Development Grant (Presentation), Arts Victoria · 2007
  • Tokyo studio residency, Australia Council · 2006
  • Finalist, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Art Photography Award Gold Coast Arts Centre · 2006
  • Finalist, City Of Perth Photomedia Award Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) · 2006
  • Tokyo studio residency, Australia Council · 2005
  • Finalist, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Art Photography Award Gold Coast Arts Centre · 2005
  • Finalist, City Of Perth Photomedia Award Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) · 2005
  • Shortlist, Prix du Livre Rencontres International Photographie, Arles, France · 200
  • Finalist, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Art Photography Award Gold Coast Arts Centre · 2004
  • Finalist, Citibank Portrait Prize Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney · 2004
  • Finalist, Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne · 2003
  • Best Color Photography (Editorial) Folio Awards, New York · 2002
  • Finalist, Prix du Festival Off Rencontres International Photographie, Arles, France · 2002
  • Documentary Award Summer Salon, CCP, Melbourne · 2001
  • Finalist, Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne · 2001
  • 30 under 30” Photo District News (PDN) Magazine, New York · 2000
  • Finalist, Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne · 1997
  • Documentary Award Summer Salon, CCP, Melbourne · 1996
  • Ernst Haas Awards – Student Category New York · 1995
  • Finalist, Felix H. Man Memorial Prize. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne · 1993

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Rosebud, The Lyon Collection, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne · 2018
  • It Was All A Dream, PULSE Miami Special Project, Miami Beach, FL · 2017
  • The End, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne · 2017
  • Rules to Live By, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY · 2016
  • Magnificent Obsessions, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, · 2015
  • Intentionally Left Blank, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne · 2014
  • Representation and Reproduction: a love story, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology · 2014
  • The Last Carpark, WestSpace, Melbourne (Liquid Architecture Festival of Sound Art · 2013
  • The Generative Freeway Project, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney (ISEA 2013) · 2013
  • The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization (And Other Obvious Metaphors), Claire Oliver Gallery, New York · 2012
  • Various Positions, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York · 2009
  • Ten Series, Aperture Gallery, New York. · 2008
  • Melbourne International Arts Festival, Australia · 2008
  • Next @ Art Chicago, represented by Claire Oliver Gallery · 2008
  • Pattern Recognition, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Australia · 2008
  • Matthew Sleeth: Photographs, Galleri Hornbaek, Denmark · 2007
  • Matthew Sleeth: 2004-07, Gallery at The Depot Gallery, Sydney · 2007
  • Matthew Sleeth, Art Sydney 07 (Next Generation), Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney · 2007
  • Ten Series, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney · 2007
  • Mixed Tape, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne · 2007
  • Rosebud, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria· 2007
  • Mixed Tape, The Convent Gallery, Daylesford Foto Biennale, Daylesford, Victoria· 2007
  • Silver’s Circus, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne· 2007
  • 12 Views of Mount Fuji, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane· 2007
  • Call Of The Wild, Fyrtøjet, Odense Photo Triennial, Denmark · 2006
  • Rosebud, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney· 2006
  • Pictured, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne· 2006
  • Rosebud, Fremantle Prison, Fotofreo Festival, Fremantle, Western Australia· 2006
  • Roaring Days, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Victoria· 2005
  • Red China, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne· 2005
  • Tour Of Duty, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne · 2004
  • Roaring Days, National Trust, Melbourne · 2004
  • Survey, Gallery at The Depot Gallery, Sydney· 2004
  • Feet, Citylights, Melbourne· 2003
  • Tour Of Duty, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne· 2002
  • Roaring Days, Leica Gallery, Tokyo· 2001
  • Tour Of Duty, Boccalero Gallery, Los Angeles · 2001
  • Roaring Days, Saba Gallery, New York · 2000
  • Roaring Days, Photographers’ Gallery, Melbourne· 1998
  • Roaring Days, Stills Gallery, Sydney · 1998
  • Silvers Circus, Leica Gallery, Solms, Germany · 1998
  • Short Stories, Ararat Art Gallery, Ararat, Victoria· 1997
  • Boys, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, Victoria· 1997
  • Boys, Prostitutes Collective of Victoria, Melbourne· 1997
  • Short Stories, Stills Gallery, Sydney· 1996
  • Short Stories, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, Victoria· 1996
  • Short Stories, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne· 1996

Film:

  • Guilty (2017, 80 mins)
    Director/Co-writer
    Produced by Savage Films in association with Adelaide Film Festival, ABC, Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Australian Council for the arts.

Performance:

  • A Drone Opera
    Creator/Director
    Commissioned by Experimenta Media Arts
    presented by Arts House at Meat Market, Melbourne
    10-13th September 2015.

Group Exhibitions:

  • Another Day in Paradise, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo · 2018
  • Another Day in Paradise, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra · 2018
  • PULSE Miami, Claire Oliver Gallery, Miami Beach FL · 2017
  • The Bowness Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne · 2017
  • Another Day in Paradise, Campelitown Arts Center · 2017
  • The Traveler, The Lyon Collection, TownHall Gallery, Melbourne · 2016
  • The Rabbit Hole, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH · 2015
  • Australian Artist in Bali, McCelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Melbourne · 2015
  • Highlights from the MGA Collection, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne · 2015
  • Data Flow, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne · 2015
  • The Future is Here, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne (London Design Museum) · 2014
  • Gifted Artists, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra · 2014
  • China Stories, Rencontres International Photographie, Arles, France · 2014
  • Wildcards: Bill Henson shuffles the deck, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne · 2014
  • Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne · 2013
  • China Stories, Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi · 2013
  • Things, National Library of Australia, Canberra · 2013
  • Negotiating This World, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne · 2012
  • Beyond Bling, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY · 2012
  • LUMEN Festival of Video Art, Staten Island Waterfront, New York · 2011
  • The Typhoon Continues and So Do You, Flux Factory, New York · 2011
  • The Penis Show, Mario D’Agostino, London · 2011
  • Contemporary Encounters, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne · 2010
  • Tropical Lab, La Salle Gallery, Singapore · 2010
  • Warzone, Fries Museum, Noorderlicht Festival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands · 2010
  • Marks Of Honour, Photographers’ Gallery, London · 2010
  • Weapons of Mass Consumption, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne · 2010
  • Growing Pains, Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia · 2010
  • L.A.F Project, Prague · 2010
  • Snapshot: Contemporary Photo Media, La Trobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne · 2010
  • Snap!, UTS Gallery, Sydney · 2009
  • Long Distance Vision: Three Australian Photographers, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne · 2009
  • Anticipation, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York · 2009
  • Marks Of Honour, Kaune Sudendorf, Cologne · 2009
  • Marks Of Honour, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam · 2009
  • New, Next, Now, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York · 2008
  • Photo-Electric, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York · 2008
  • The Truth of the Matter, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne · 2008
  • Holding On, Letting Go, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne · 2008
  • Wilson HTM National Art Prize, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane · 2008
  • Bridging The Distance, National Library Australia, Canberra· 2008
  • Memoirs: Selected Photographs from the Daryl Hewson Collection, State Library Of Queensland, Brisbane · 2008
  • Victorians On Vacation, Keith Murdoch Gallery, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne· 2007
  • Mysteries, F Galerija, Kaunas Photo 07, Kaunas, Lithuania · 2007
  • Blast!, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Redcliffe, Queensland. (Touring to Logan Art Gallery, Logan, Queensland) · 2007
  • One Shot Each, Museet for Fotokunst Brandts, Odense, Denmark · 2007
  • The Photography Show 07, 7th Regiment Armory, New York · 2007
  • Lessons In History–Vol 1, Grahame Galleries, Brisbane · 2007
  • Australian Art, Australian Embassy, Berlin · 2007
  • On The beach, City Museum, Melbourne · 2006
  • Soft To The Touch, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria · 2006
  • City Of Perth Photomedia Prize, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art · 2006
  • Another Asia, Fries Museum, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands · 2006
  • Bookish – an exhibition of Artist’s Books, Australian Galleries, Melbourne· 2006
  • Genius Loci, 8th International Festival of Photography, Athens, Greece· 2006
  • Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne· 2006
  • Micro Macro City, 10th International Architecture Biennale, Australian Pavilion, Venice· 2006
  • Recent Acquisitions: Photographs from the MGA collection, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne· 2006
  • Ulrick and Schubert Award, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Queensland· 2006
  • Australian Photography: Landscape and Cityscape, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney · 2005
  • After The Fact, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin Photography Festival, Berlin · 2005
  • Space Between Words, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane · 2005
  • Ulrick and Schubert Award, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Queensland · 2005
  • Eye For Photography, State Library of NSW, Sydney · 2005
  • In A New Light, National Library Australia, Canberra · 2004
  • City Of Perth Photomedia Prize, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art · 2004
  • Written With Darkness: from The Patrick Corrigan Collection, UTS Gallery, Sydney · 2004
  • Ulrick and Schubert Award, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Queensland · 2004
  • Citibank Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney · 2004
  • The Bottom Line, Span Galleries, Melbourne · 2004
  • Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne · 2003
  • New Portraiture, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne. (CCP satellite exhibition) · 2003
  • Images Against War, Gallery Licktblick, Koln · 2003
  • M.33 Projected: 10 Years, (Projection), Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne · 2003
  • Images Of Australian Men, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne · 2002
  • Tour Of Duty, (Projection), Voies Off, Rencontres International Photographie, Arles, France · 2002
  • Phiction, Horsham Art Gallery, Victoria· 2001
  • Family, State Library of NSW, Sydney · 2001
  • Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne · 2001
  • Magic Moments II, Leica Gallery, New York · 2000
  • Endangered Species, Horsham Art Gallery, Victoria · 1997
  • Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne · 1997
  • Rage To See, Opera House, Sydney · 1996
  • Felix H. Man Memorial Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne · 1993

Publications:

  • The Future is Here, essay by Fleur Watson (RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, 2014)
  • Kenny, Anusha The Last Carpark, Liquid Architecture, August 2013
  • Sonic City, essay by Kristen Sharp, (Liquid Architecture Festival, Melbourne, 2013)
  • Delany, Max Melbourne Now, (National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, 2013)
  • Hassell, Multitudes, (Uro, Melbourne, 2013)
  • Hulbert, Shane & Hulbert, Tammy, Lumens Festival, (Australian Scholarly Publications, Melbourne, 2013)
  • Gellatly, Kelly 101 Contemporary Australian Artists, (National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, 2012)
  • Lyons, more…The Architecture of Lyons, (Thames & Hudson, Melbourne, 2012)
  • Snapshot: Contemporary Photo Media, essay by Hannah Elliott, (La Trobe Uni Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2010)
  • Van Wyk, Susan. Long Distance Vision: Three Australian Photographers. Melbourne: NGV, 2009.
  • Schaden, Christoph. Marks of Honor. Cologne: Schaden, 2008.
  • Smith, Jason. Pattern Recognition. Melbourne: Sophie Gannon Gallery, 2008.
  • Melbourne International Arts Festival 2008. Melbourne: MIAF, 2008.
  • Wilson HTM National Art Prize. Brisbane: Artworkers, 2008.
  • Ten Series/106 Photographs. New York: Aperture, 2007.
  • Badger, Gerry. The Genius of Photography. London: Quadrille, 2007.
  • Brandwijk, Yvonne. 8 past 8. The Netherlands: Zwann, 2007.
  • Ennis, Helen. Photography and Australia. London: Reaktion Books, 2007.
  • Matthew Sleeth: 2004-07. Sydney: Josef Lebovic Gallery, 2007.
  • Art Sydney 07. Sydney: Art Sydney 07, 2007.
  • Thrane, Finn. One Shot Each. Odense: Museet For Fotokunst Brandts, 2007.
  • Mixed Tape. Melbourne: Sophie Gannon Gallery, 2007.
  • Adlington, Brett. Blast! Redcliffe: Redcliffe City Art Gallery, 2007.
  • The Photography Show 2007. New York: AIPAD, 2007.
  • Moorfoot, Jeff. Daylesford Foto Biennale 2007. Daylesford: Daylesford Foto Biennale, 2007.
  • 12 Views Of Mount Fuji. Brsibane: Jan Manton Art, 2007.
  • Badger, Gerry. Tour Of Duty, The Photobook: A History. Volume 2. London: Phaidon, 2006.
  • Badger, Gerry. The Concerned Photobook since WWII, The Photobook: A History. Volume 2. London: Phaidon,2006.
  • McCulloch, Alan, Susan & Emily. Encyclopedia of Australian Art: Melbourne: Aus Art Editions, 2006.
  • Bel-Bachir, Gilbert. In Transit. Sydney: Alliance Francaise, 2006.
  • Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography. Melbourne: National Gallery Victoria, 2006.
  • Bertram, Nigel & Murray, Shane. Micro Macro City, 10th International Architecture Biennale Venice. Canberra: RAIA, 2006.
  • Foster, Alasdair. Fotofreo 2006. Fremantle: City Of Fremantle, 2006.
  • Melis, Wim. Noorderlicht: Another Asia. Groningen: Noorderlicht Photofestival, 2006.
  • Milne, Peter. Pictured. Melbourne: Monash Gallery of Art, 2006.
  • Rosebud. Sydney: Josef Lebovic Gallery, 2006.
  • Thrane, Finn. Odense Foto Triennial 2006. Odense: Odense Foto Triennial, 2006.
  • Walsh, John. Ulrick + Schubert Photography Award. Gold Coast: Gold Coast Arts Centre, 2006.
  • City Of Perth Photomedia Award. Perth: PICA, 2006.
  • Red China. Edition of 15. Sydney: Josef Lebovic Gallery, 2005.
  • Bamfield, Audrey. National Purchase Award. Albury: Albury City Art Gallery, 2005.
  • Palmer, Daniel (Ed). Photogenic: CCP 2000-2004. Melbourne: Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2005.
  • Lundström, Jan-Erik. 1st Berlin Photography Festival. Berlin: Berlin Photography Festival, 2005.
  • Palmer, Daniel. The Great Leap Forward. Melbourne: Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2005.
  • Pedersen, Courtney. Space Between Words. Brisbane: Queensland Centre for Photography, 2005.
  • Walsh, John. Ulrick + Schubert Photography Award. Gold Coast: Gold Coast Arts Centre, 2005.
  • Opfikon. Melbourne: M.33, 2004.
  • Call Of The Wild. Edition of 15. Sydney: Josef Lebovic Gallery, 2004.
  • Survey. Sydney: Josef Lebovic Gallery, 2004.
  • Dwyer, Tessa. The Bottom Line. Melbourne: M.33, 2004.
  • Lebovic, Josef. Australian Photography 1928-2004. Sydney: Josef Lebovic Gallery, 2004.
  • Gibson, Ross. Written With Darkness. Sydney: UTS, 2004.
  • 17th Internationale Photoszene Cologne. Cologne: Stadt Cologne, 2004.
  • City Of Perth Photomedia Award. Perth: PICA, 2004.
  • Bamfield, Audrey. National Purchase Award. Albury: Albury City Art Gallery, 2003.
  • Frajman, Helen. M.33 Projected. Melbourne: M.33/ACMI, 2003.
  • Papastergiadis, Nikos. Leica/CCP Documentary Award. Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2003.
  • home + away. Melbourne: M.33, 2003.
  • Tour Of Duty . Melbourne: Hardie Grant Books, 2002.
  • Scott, Jane. Images of Australian Men. Melbourne: Monash Gallery of Art, 2002.
  • Palmer, Daniel. The Bank Book. Melbourne: M.33, 2001.
  • Sleeth, Matthew (Ed). 15-21* The Stuff That Surrounds Us. Melbourne: City Of Boroondara, 2001.
  • Davies, Allan. Family. Sydney: State Library of NSW, 2001.
  • Dwyer, Tessa. Leica/CCP Documentary Award. Melbourne: Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2001.
  • James, Paul. Tour Of Duty. Los Angeles: Boccalero Gallery, 2001.
  • McArdle, James. Phicton. Horsham: Horsham Art Gallery, 2001.
  • Roaring Days. Melbourne: M.33, 1998.
  • Thomas, Michael. Roaring Days. Melbourne: M.33,1998.
  • Bull, Tas. Life On The Waterfront. Sydney: Harper Collins, 1998.
  • Lowenstein, Wendy. Under The Hook. Melbourne: Bookworkers Press, 1998.
  • Ennis, Helen. Leica/CCP Documentary Award. Melbourne: Centre for Contemporary Photography, 1997.
  • Thomas, Michael. Untitled. Short Stories catalogue. Melbourne: M.33, 1996.
  • Owen-Fox, Stuart (Ed). Beyond Black and White. Melbourne: Portside Editions, 1996.
  • Circus Capers, Melbourne: Caulfield Arts Centre, 1995.
  • Van Wyk, Susan. Felix H. Man Memorial Prize. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1993.

Articles and Reviews:

  • Cassrels, Deborah The Art of Salvation, The Australian, 6 September 2014
  • Colless, Edward What Now: Matthew Sleeth, Art Collector #58: October–December 2011
  • McGhie, Alistair For The Boys, Portrait: April/May 2011
  • Dean, Bec. “Pattern Recognition.”
  • “’The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization’ by Matthew Sleeth.” According2G. 9 December 2011.
  • Colless, Edward. “Matthew Sleeth.” Australian Art Collector. October/December 2011.
  • “Wicked Artsy: Private and Public Photography.” The L Magazine. 10 April 2009.
  • Morrell, Timothy. “Top Five Public Gallery Shows: Matthew Sleeth.” Art Collector. January/March 2009.
  • Harper, Alison. “Matthew Sleeth and Josef Lebovic.” Australian Art Market Report. Autumn 2008.
  • Webb, Penny. “Take A Holiday Look At How We Used To Take A Holiday.” The Age. 1 January 2008.
  • Crawford, Ashley. “Matthew Sleeth, 50 Most Collectable Artists.” Art Collector. January/March 2008.
  • Jolly, Martyn. “Matthew Sleeth: Ten Series/106 Photographs.” Photofile. Summer 2008.
  • Lazauskas, Rita. “Daylesford Foto Biennale.” Photofile. Summer 2008.
  • Smyth, Diane. “Baby Face.” British Journal of Photography. 19 December 2007.
  • Smyth, Diane. “Book This: Recent Favourites.” British Journal of Photography. 5 December 2007.
  • Jones, Jennie. “All Fired Up For The Camera.” Daily Telegraph. 15 October 2007.
  • McFarlane, Robert. “Images of Life’s Ups and Downs.” Sydney Morning Herald. 23 October 2007.
  • Roberts, Jo. “Noticed By The Best, For Even More Success.” Sydney Morning Herald. 5 October 2007.
  • Roberts, Jo. “Australian Photographer Captures Focus of Esteemed Arbiter.” The Age. 4 October 2007.
  • Makin, Jeff. “Matthew Sleeth: Mixed Tape.” The Herald Sun. 11 August 2007.
  • Rhodes, Kate. “Mixed Tape.” 2007.
  • Colless, Edward. “Mixed Tape.” 2007.
  • Kirkham, Alex. “Rosebud Summers Relived.” The Mail. 18 July 2007.
  • Frost, Andrew. “The Art Life (Episode 1).” ABC Television, broadcast (Australia). 19 June 2007.
  • Colless, Edward. “World Vision.” Art Collector #41. July/September 2007.
  • Pedler, Martin. “On The Beach.” Mini International #24.
  • Boyd, Chris. “A Lens Aimed At Undermining the Idea Of Truth.” Australian Financial Review. 22 July 2006.
  • Crombie, Isobel. “Here and Now: Contemporary Photography In Australia.” Light Sensitive, NGV, Melbourne. 2006.
  • Frost, Andrew. “Matthew Sleeth, 50 Most Collectable Artists.” Art Collector: January/March 2006.
  • Hart, Melissa. “In The Frame.” Monash Gallery Art magazine. Winter 2006.
  • Hill, Peter. “Australian Art and a Family Affair.” The Age. 11 November 2006.
  • Messer, Barbara. “Northern Exposure.” Australian Creative. April/May 2006.
  • Miles, Melissa. “Matthew Sleeth: Pictured.” Eyeline. Spring 2006.
  • Mordue, Mark. “Matthew Sleeth: Rosebud.” Art Collector. July/September 2006.
  • Morrell, Tim. “Repositioning Photography.” Artlink. Summer 2006.
  • Rule, Andrew. “Carry On Camping.” Good Weekend Magazine. 7 January 2006.
  • Thrane, Finn. “FOOD – Around the Table.” Odense Foto Triennial 2006 catalogue. Odense. 2006.
  • Zavos, Zolton. “Matthew Sleeth.” Riot. Issue 05. August 2006.
  • Milne, Peter. “Pictured.” 2006.
  • Boyd, Chris. “A lens aimed at undermining the truth.” Austrailian Financial Review. 22 July 2006.
  • Bartlett, Gillian. “Show Not Tell – Matthew Sleeth.” Desktop. June 2005.
  • Crawford, Ashley. “Red China.” The Age Preview magazine. 8 May 2005.
  • Frost, Andrew. “Fine Frame.” The Age Sunday Life magazine. 8 May 2005.
  • Hanselle, Ralf. “Politisches Pladoyer: das erste Berlin Photography Festival.” Zitty. 29 September 2005.
  • Hart, Melissa. “The Moment.” Monash Gallery Art magazine. Autumn 2005.
  • McDonald, Alex. “Snap Happy.” State of the Arts. April/June 2005.
  • Mcfarlane, Kyla. “Red China.” Photofile. Winter 2005.
  • Tchmyreva, Irina. “Tour of Duty/Opfikon.” Foto (Russia): No. 103. 2005.
  • Tchmyreva, Irina. “Post Factum.” Foto (Russia): No. 103. 2005.
  • Zeinert, Horst-Peter. “Auf Dem Weg Zur Metropole.” LW Photography (Germany). 2005.
  • McFarlane, Robert. “From the Sublime to the Everyday.” Sydney Morning Herald. 27 July 2004.
  • Backhouse, Megan. “Matthew Sleeth Censored.” The Age. 31 March 2004.
  • Dwyer, Tessa. “Undercurrents.” Bottom Line catalogue. M.33. Melbourne. 2004.
  • Eastway, Peter. “Matthew Sleeth – Street Photographer.” Better Photography. Autumn 2004.
  • Foster, Alasdair. “Survey – Matthew Sleeth.” Survey catalogue. Gallery, Sydney. 2004.
  • Foster, Andrew. “Matthew Sleeth – Tour Of Duty.” Photofile. Summer 2004.
  • “Feet.” The Age. 21 August 2003.
  • “home+away.” Artlink. Vol 24 No 1. 2003.
  • Bainbridge, Simon. “The Way It Is.” British Journal of Photography. 28 August 2002.
  • Bartlett, Gillian. “Tour Of Duty.” Desktop. May 2002.
  • Coslovich, Gabriella. “Focus On Propaganda and Nationalism.” The Age. 27 March 2002.
  • Fletcher, Jane. “Tour of Duty.” Source. No 32. Autumn 2002.
  • Palmer, Daniel. “Icons and Other Pictures.” Australian Art Collector. July/September 2002.
  • Manger, B. “Tour of Duty.” Postwest. No 20. July 2002.
  • Milne, Esther. “The Bank Book.” Real Time. February 2002.
  • “Tour of Duty.” The Age. 30 March 2002.
  • “Tour of Duty.” Sunday Age. 5 May 2002.
  • Dwyer, Tessa. “No Alternative.” Leica/CCP Documentary Award catalogue. CCP, Melbourne. 2001.
  • Holland, Alison. “Views From Down Under.” Black & White. October 2001.
  • McFarlane, Robert. “CCP/Leica Prize.” Sydney Morning Herald. 20 December 2001.
  • Mundell, Meg. “Lost Empire.” Big Issue. 9 July 2001.
  • Palmer, Daniel. “Unveiling Film Space.” The Bank Book. M.33. Melbourne 2001.
  • Sykes, Claire. “30 under 30.” Photo District News (PDN). March 2001.
  • “CCP/Leica Prize.” The Age. 18 August 2001.
  • Eastway, Peter. “Roaring Days.” Better Photography. Winter 1999.
  • LaSala, Anthony. “Rising Star.” Photo District News (PDN). October 1999
  • Milne, Peter. “Marginalia.” Artlink. September 1999.
  • “Felix H. Man Memorial Prize.” The Age. 15 December 1999.
  • “Roaring Days.” Artlink. September 1999.
  • Fuller, Kate. Roar Material Australian Magazine. 7 November 1998.
  • “Roaring Days.” Sydney Morning Herald. 2 December 1998.
  • “Roaring Days.” The Bulletin. 8 December 1998.
  • Bunn, A. “Average Boys.” Warrnambool Standard. 6 March 1997.
  • Ennis, Helen. “The Rise and Rise of Documentary Photography?” Leica/CCP Documentary Award. Melbourne. 1997.
  • Rawlings, Sally. “Matthew Sleeth.” Panorama. June 1997.
  • Ullman, Meg. “Innercity Living.” Fashion Journal. Spring 1997.
  • Burrows, Paul. “Short Stories.” Professional Photography. January 1996.
  • Edlich, S. “Artist Hits Out At Censorship.” Mail Times. 14 October 1996.
  • Galliot, Kirsten. “Hot Shots.” Who Weekly. 16 December 1996.
  • Luck, Jason. “Boys, Melbourne, 1996.” Boys catalogue, M.33/Prostitutes Collective of Victoria. Melbourne.1996.
  • McFarlane, Robert. “Short Stories.” Sydney Morning Herald. 9 December 1996.
  • Marsh, Anne. “Short Stories.” Herald Sun. 14 August 1996.
  • Parsons, Belinda. “Stories Of the Street.” The Age. 23 July 1996.
  • Smee, Sebastian. “Wrought Images.” Sydney Morning Herald. 6 December 1996.
  • “Short Stories.” The Age. 31 July 1996.
  • Sullivan, Jane. “History As It Happens.” The Age. 15 April 1995.

 

 


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Vulture: Devouring Culture

March 21, 2008

Museum & Institutional News

Ten Series Photographs by Matthew Sleeth

Aperture Foundation

March 4, 2008 - May 17, 2008

Press

MATTHEW SLEETH: WORLD VISION

Art Collector

July 1, 2007

Press

Matthew Sleeth

Cool Hunting

June 14, 2006