Laura Matthews

\ Winner in the 2019 Naked and Nude Art Prize, Manning Regional Gallery, Finalist in the 2019 Paddington Art Prize & Semi-finalist in the 2019 Moran National Portrait Prize

Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Matthews reminds us what is real and what is technical. She reminds us to dream and view things beyond a cursory glance.

Laura Matthews received her formal education at the Slade School of Fine Art, UK. Matthews currently lives and practises in Sydney. In her Inner West studio, Matthews focuses on interpreting the landscape of Australia. Leaving behind memories of a paler climate, her increasingly acute sense of colour and light has generated large and acclaimed bodies of work.

Her work references ancient mythologies and contemporary stories. Human figures are painted in motion, a multidimensional motion that has an other-worldly feel. In this way the works become a metaphor for our contemporary existence. The constant communication that technology affords us, serving to connect us to each other, ironically erodes much of what is personal about our relationships.

\ Artworks

Dancing towards twilight

2014 \ Acrylic, oil and spray on canvas \ 150x200cm


Days Descent

2007 \ Oil on canvas \ 107x183cm



2016 \ Oil and spray on canvas \ 150x150cm


Inside Out

2017 \ Oil on linen \ 120x120cm



2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 122 x 122cm

Ride the Wave

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 122 x 122cm


2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 120 x 120cm


Steel Winter

2019 \ Oil on canvas \ 120 x 120cm


2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 180 x 200cm

The River

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 122 x 122cm


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\ Exhibitions featuring Laura Matthews


Group Exhibition

16 December 2020 — 16 January 2021


Group Exhibition

10 September — 15 September 2019

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Spring Collector Exhibition

Group Exhibition

11 September — 6 October 2018

Laura Matthews

Rivers, Roads and Relics

16 August — 1 September 2018

Summer Exhibition

Group Exhibition

6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

Laura Matthews


4 August — 19 August 2016

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

Laura Matthews


9 October — 23 October 2014

Laura Matthews

Devils' Heart

7 August — 22 August 2008

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to find out more about Laura Matthews.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm COVID Safe Check-in: As part of the Nanda\Hobbs COVID safety plan, all visitors to the gallery must sign in via the Service NSW QR code.