Matt Carney was a young sculptor with a broad scope
of talent. His work had become greatly sought after here in Australia.
Matt specialised in mild steel works as well as lost wax bronze.
In his early training Matt completed a Bachelor of
Fine Art at the University of Tasmania majoring in both sculpture and
painting. He then apprenticed himself to the well known Australian
sculptor Stephen Walker as an assistant in bronze casting. During this
time Matt also completed several major public works and maintained his
The nineties found Matt in London where the
theatricality of his sculpture background was recognised by Sir Richard
Branson and he was hired as a creative consultant to design and fit out
the interiors of Branson's Voyager Club empire. Matt returned to
Tasmania in 1996 and established a working studio.
He had been selling nationally at galleries such as,
Handmark Gallery and Red Chapel Gallery in Hobart. Code Red Gallery in
Perth, Soho Galleries in Sydney and Delshan Gallery and Artefact in
Due to his commercial success this had been the first
opportunity for Matthew to create a coherent body of work as a show and
as he has built his own foundry this year, has incorporated lost wax
bronzes into his repertoire.
Collections included are Arts Tasmania, Leonard
Bernstein Collection NYC, Richard Branson Collection, London and private
collections in America, Japan, England and Singapore.