Matthew Hopkins

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Matthew Hopkins (b. 1978) is a Sydney based artist working with sound, painting, drawing, objects, video, and text based work. An ongoing interest for Hopkins is how sound, particularly processed voice, might be seen as grotesque and liminal in nature, and in turn how this sound can function as an axis point which connects the optical and the aural through absurd, often alogical methods.

Hopkins Completed his Master of Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney) in 2013. A semester of his candidacy during 2012 was spent at Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst Gent, Belgium. In undertaking this exchange opportunity Hopkins was the recipient of the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Exchange Scholarship through Sydney College of the Arts.

Hopkins was a finalist in the Substation Contemporary Art Prize 2104 and the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship 2008, and was awarded both an Art Start, and a New Work Emerging Artist grant through the Australia Council for the Arts in 2010. In 2013 Hopkins, along with artists Emily Hunt and Vicki Papageorgopoulos, were awarded the Innovate/Curate grant through Tin Sheds Gallery (University of Sydney) for their collaborative exhibition ‘Two Dollar Pareidolia’.

Hopkins’ work is held in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Artbank, and numerous private collections.

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