Heather Matthew

Multidisciplinary artist living on Bundjalung country in Pottsville, New South Wales.

When my high school art teacher told me I would never be an artist, I believed her. I couldn’t paint or draw realistically like my friends. So instead I became a journalist, a bookseller, a librarian, a playwright and an arts facilitator UNTIL I finally went to TAFE and started my art career twenty years later.

I rekindled my love of darkroom photography, revelled in printmaking and explored papermaking. I loved it all so much I then went to University and completed my Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours. In 2023 I travelled to the United Kingdom to undertake my Masters in Arts & Place, a Visual Arts masters program of place based artist residencies.

It’s never too late to follow your creative dreams.

Every Sunday I write a blog post on my week in the studio, and publish a monthly newsletter.

A woman with short light hair smiling at the camera with glasses, red lip stick and a blue patterened scarf.