Friday, July 28, 2017


I am in Group Exhibition at:
STEPS Gallery.
62 Lygon St, Carlton (up Near Trades Hall and RMIT).
My work will be alongside the works of the very talented Judy Bartosy, and Christine Georgiou.
Opening event- Sunday 6th August, 2-5pm.
Then daily 11am-4pm, from Tuesday the 8th until Wednesday the 16th August 2017.
*note the gallery will be closed on Monday the 7th of August.
*note the gallery will be open till 6pm on Wednesday the 16th of August.
. I will also be sitting at the Gallery on Friday 11th of August (11am-4pm), Sunday the 13th of August (11am-4pm) and Wednesday the 16th (11am-6pm), if you wanted to pop in and say hello.
kind regards,
matthew schiavello.

I will have over 20 pieces of photography, mixed media and paintings there.
Here is some of my work.

all work copyright matthew schiavello 2017

Monday, December 5, 2016

mixed media experimental works

here are some recent mixed media experiments I am working on. Perhaps for an exhibition or something else!

all images copyright matthew schiavello 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Almost forgotten

Here are some abstract photographs I had taken mid last year and almost forgotten all about.

These are imaginatively titled - 'Fences':

All images copyright matthew schiavello 2015-2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Smiths: 50 greatest songs: pt 2

Recently MOJO magazine listed the 50 greatest Smiths songs. Here is the second and final part of that list, including some videos.

Here is the rest of Mojo's 50 greatest Smiths songs, from 20-1.

20. Girl Afraid
19. The Headmaster Ritual
18. The Boy With A Thorn In His Side
17. Stretch Out And Wait
16. Shoplifters Of The World Unite
15. Bigmouth Strikes Again
14. I Know It's Over
13. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
12. Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me
11. Back To The Old House
10. Still Ill
9. Hand In Glove
8. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
7. Panic
6. William It Was Really Nothing
5. Reel Around The Fountain
4. This Charming Man
3. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
2. The Queen Is Dead
1. How Soon Is Now?

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Smiths: 50 greatest songs: pt 1

Recently MOJO magazine listed the 50 greatest Smiths songs. While such lists are subjective and can lead to many a disagreement, I thought it a good time to share the list and some of the music. When I first learned to play guitar, a Smiths fan at my school taught me to play 'please, please, please let me get what I want'. He also suggested that if I wanted to start with any Smiths Lp, the best one to start with was the compilation- 'Hatful of Hollow'. I since realised how right he was. It is my favorite of their albums, compiling non album singles, b-sides and live tracks.

The Smiths formed in Manchester in 1982 and ended in 1987. They released four studio albums;The Smiths, Meat is murder, The Queen is dead, and Strangeways here we come. A live album 'Rank',  a slew of singles (including many non-album singles), and a handful of compilation albums.

Here is Mojo's list from 50-21

50. Barbarism Begins At Home
49. Ask
48. Cemetry Gates
47. Meat is Murder
46. Is It Really So Strange?
45. Nowhere Fast

 44. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
43. Suffer Little Children
42. You've Got Everything Now
41. I Want The One I Can't Have
40. This Night Has Opened My Eyes

39. Pretty Girls Make Graves
38. These Things Take Time
37. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish

36. Rubber Ring
35. Jeane
34. Shakespeare's Sister
33. Rusholme Ruffians
32. London
31. What Difference Does It Make?

30. Half A Person
29. Well I Wonder
28. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
27. Handsome Devil
26. I Won't Share You

 25. Accept Yourself
24. Death Of A Disco Dancer
23. A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours

22. Asleep
21. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Here are some new tunes I have been listening to. The last music post was decidedly guitar based and raw, this is quite the opposite.

Kari Faux- Fantasy.

Aside from great lyrics, this track has an interesting clip, which I can't stop watching.

Mark Pritchard (feat Thom York)-  Beautiful People.
This track has a meditative quality to it. I first heard it on a quiet sunday morning.

Trentemøller- Redefine.
This track has a nice groove to it, but I have no idea what is going on in the film clip!

Case/ Lang/ Veirs- Atomic Number.
If you are a music fan you will know those names. Neko Case, Kd Lang and Laura Veirs are three amazing  singer-songwriters who came together to make a beautiful lp.

Lastly, I have been relistening to some older Kate Bush and yes, I still love this track.

 Kate Bush-Wow

All copy right, of the respective artists.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


AK and I went to Brisbane (and Nth Stradbroke Island) for a couple of days. It was beautiful.
Here are some photos I took.

At the hotel/apartment:

At the train station:

At the gardens:

All photographs copyright matthew schiavello 2016