Matthew Harding

Melbourne-based artist/designer Matthew Harding is engaged in a diverse contemporary practice spanning sculpture, public art and design. He works in wood, stone, steel and bronze, utilising traditional methods through to cutting-edge technologies.

A graduate of the Canberra School of Art, Matthew’s training in the visual arts, construction industries and various crafts has enabled him to push the boundaries of materials and process. Whether carving delicate fine art pieces, prototyping designs for production or working on large-scale public sculpture, his desire is to make objects that feed the spirit.

Matthew has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas, including the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, McClelland Sculpture Gallery, Sculpture by the Sea, NGA National Sculpture Award, Salone Satellite at the Milan Furniture Fair, SOFA Chicago and Collect London. Over the past two decades, he has completed many large-scale public commissions, most recently ‘Ebb and Flow’ for the Canberra CBD.

Matthew has held guest lecturing positions at the Australian National University and University of Tasmania and has presented at several international symposiums, collaborations and conferences. His work is represented in public, corporate and private collections nationally and internationally, including those of the National Gallery of Australia, Art Bank Australia, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Royal Collection, England, and Inami Sculpture Park, Japan.