Matt Calvert - Tasmania
Matt sources his glass from waste material, smashes it up in his studio in in southern Tasmania, and reconfigures it using a cold fusion, flat mould lamination technique into playful, quirky forms of children and an iconic range of farmyard and exotic animals. A recurring theme in Matt’s work revolves around roadside tributes and memorials, referring to the loss of his father in a car accident when he (Matt) was only seven years old and featuring in the work selected for the 2014 McClelland Sculpture Survey, Dieback.
A regular finalist in major Australian sculpture awards over the past 15 years, he won the Montalto Sculpture Prize in 2015 for the work Pointing Girl. His work is held in public and private collections in Australia, Japan, Malaysia and the United States