Rick Matear


Mt Martha Bathing Boxes
ACRYLIC 69x104cm
The Big Slide
ACRYLIC 45x67cm
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About Rick Matear

Rick Matear was born in 1960. He was awarded the Sarah Levi Scholarship in 1982. During 1983 and 1994 he travelled and painted in Europe. Lived in the Grampians where among other things he painted and planted trees in 1992-94 and now lives and works in Melbourne. The artist loves gardening, teaches art and would like to spend more time at the beach.

In 2001 Rick was artist-in-residence for Turtle Island, Fiji. His stretchers are hand made which is good exercise for him and made from recycled wood.

His work can be viewed at Collins Street Gallery, 411 Collins Street,Melbourne, Huntingtower Gallery, 106 Church Street, Hawthorn or online at www.collinsstreetgallery.com, www.hillsmithfineart.com.au and www.rmatear.com.au.

Rick holds a Degree of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 1985 Bibra Gallery, Armadale
  • 1987 Chapman Gallery, Canberra
  • 1991 Chapman Gallery, Canberra
  • 1991 Guilfoyles Gallery, South Yarra
  • 1992 First Settlement Gallery, Sorrento Victoria
  • 1994 Libby Edwards Galleries, South Yarra
  • 1994 Ararat Regional Gallery, Ararat Victoria
  • 1995 Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1996 Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1997 Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1997 Catanachs Art Gallery, Armadale
  • 1998 Libby Edwards Galleries, Portsea Victoria
  • 1999 Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
  • 2000 Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2001 Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2001 Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
    • Turtle Island Exhibition
  • 2002 Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2003 Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
  • 2004 Huntingtower Gallery Melbourne

Group Exhibitions:

  • 1985-2002 Participated in more than 30 group exhibitions around the world
  • 2004 December Thursday Group Exhibition Domain House


  • Maribyrnong City Council
  • Private and corporate collections in Australia ,the UK and the USA

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