Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Seminal and non-seminal works exhibition.

I have an exhibition opening this Friday! Here is some info on it and some photos from us setting up/installing the show!

                                            AK and I, taken by Christine Georgiou.

"Seminal and non-seminal works"

Date: Friday 4th of March
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location: 635 Plenty Rd, Preston (Near Tyler st).

This show will only be available for viewing on two occasions.
The opening, or an extra viewing day on Sunday the 20th of March from 10am - 1pm.
This second day is handy for all my friends south of the Yarra.

Some info from my Artist Statement:

" Over the last two years Matthew has been exploring Bricolage through the manipulation of translucent materials. The works in this exhibition were created using this technique. Much of Matthew’s work is centered on finding beauty in spaces or items which are unwanted or discarded. The series ‘Seminal and non-seminal works’ sees Matthew making a shift from passive observer of beauty to active participant in its creation.

‘Seminal and non-Seminal works’ explores several themes. The themes are:
-How items 'to hand' can be used in the creation of beauty,
-The artist’s own personal exploration of how the joy of life and its creation are represented through his choice of materials,  and
-How the experience each viewer has with each piece of work can be affected by the emotional meaning they have attached or imbued in the items used."

I do hope that you will be able to attend. There will be complimentary drinks at the opening. Please feel free to invite those whom you think would be interested. I have attached the flyer in PDF form and two images from the series below. Please note that these works are different to my usual abstract photographs and are mixed media works. Some aspects of the show may be confronting for some people. Please do not hesitate to contact me in need.

best regards,
matthew schiavello.
                         Christine, Jake and AK helping install the work and problem solve!

                               Monique from Balkon Art Incubator helping install the works!

                                                AK is so tall does he really need a ladder?

                               The artist and some of his work, taken by Christine Georgiou.
All images copyright Matthew Schiavello and Christine Georgiou respectively 2016.


  1. what beautiful works. i wish i could be there as usual. you have grown so much as an artist Matthew. you should be very proud. i hope you have a very successful show.