Work leased by Frankston City Council

Work leased by Frankston City Council

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Articles/Reviews

I’m also very pleased that a work I did with Michael Schlitz for the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea (Bondi) exhibition, The Navigator, has been leased by the Frankston City Council in Victoria and is located at Seaford on the Mornington Peninsula.

Kangaroo Bay work under way

Kangaroo Bay work under way

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Articles/Reviews

This month I’ll finish a commission for the Clarence City Council for its foreshore development at Kangaroo Bay, on Hobart’s eastern shore. The work is constructed from glass and aluminium and at 4 metres tall it will be difficult to miss.

South East Asia Plus Triennale, Jakarta

South East Asia Plus Triennale, Jakarta

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Articles/Reviews

I’m about to head off to Jakarta for 10 days, to be a part of the South East Asia Plus (SEA+) Triennale 2016 at the National Gallery of Indonesia. This exhibition is in its second year and its theme is Encounter: Art from different lands. I will be reconstructing the work Die Back from the […]

Visiting artists arrive
New residency program launched

New residency program launched

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Articles/Reviews

I recently listed my studio and new residency program with Res Artis.  Check the link below for details. http://www.resartis.org/en/residencies/list_of_residencies/?id_content=6993  

Artist Profile Interview – 2009

Artist Profile Interview – 2009

Posted by on Oct 15, 2009 in Articles/Reviews

Tasmanian based sculptor Matt Calvert works in the medium of toughened glass, creating large scale figurative silhouettes that piece together memories and objects from his personal history. His unique choice of materials, like his career, came about through chance encounters. Artist Profile discusses with Matt the evolution and expanding nature of his work. I’m interested in your journey into the arts. […]

With My little eye Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art 2007

With My little eye Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art 2007

Posted by on Oct 15, 2007 in Articles/Reviews

The wistful charm of Matt Calvert’s recent glass figures is tempered with a precise choice of materials. The use of shattered windscreens from vehicle road accidents indicating that the devil is in the detail; Winnie the Pooh innocence and blackcurrant pastille silhouettes fuse with a touch of bitterness. The figures, taken from illustrations to a […]

J Arts Crew: I Spy

J Arts Crew: I Spy

Posted by on Sep 22, 2007 in Articles/Reviews

Jennifer Hopper had a smashing time catching up with shattered-glass sculptor Matt Calvert. There is the crunch of broken glass underfoot, tiny little pieces of it glitter the ground.  There is a windowpane on the floor, smashed to bits and a bucket filled to its brim with gleaming granules.  This is the studio of Tasmanian […]

Tableaux 2006 Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art Sydney

Tableaux 2006 Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art Sydney

Posted by on Jul 15, 2006 in Articles/Reviews

Part of the mystery of finding something is the imaginative process that ensues, trying to piece together a narrative that will make sense of things. There are questions to be answered. Davy Rothbart, Editor, FOUND Magazine It is not unusual to find sculptor Matt Calvert scouring highways for splintered shards of shiny plastic. The reflective remains […]

Reflections: Picking up the Pieces

Reflections: Picking up the Pieces

Posted by on Oct 15, 2005 in Articles/Reviews

Tasmanian artist Matt Calvert, top, and with his father Greg, bottom, who was killed in a road accident. Photo: Peter Mathew Memories of his father loom large in Matt Calvert’s unusual work, writes Megan Backhouse. As flowers go, they are a bit greasy and muddy, for sure, but smashed scraps of car reflector lens actually […]