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10/10
CAR YARD
HEARTLAND
MADE IN CALIFORNIA
FOLLOW ME TO PARADISE (soon)
MECHANIC (soon)  

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Matthew W Shaw
b. 1994
Lives in Melbourne ~ Naarm ~ VIC
Works from around the
Studio located in Northcote
@melonshaw


It’s difficult to summarise a bio given it’s constant evolution. One constant is that; I use this medium as a means to explain and explore the world and myself. 

I ❤︎ photography

Thanks for visiting my website, I’m always open to new projects and collaborating to make a cool image. You can reach me at studio@melonshaw.com 

Publications and Exhibitions

Group Exhibition: Hillvale Photo Trophy / Hillvale Gallery 2023 
Group Exhibition: The General Public / 99% Gallery 2022
Feature: The Journal Of Grievances Vol 3 - ‘Fool’s Paradise‘ / Antics Publications 2020 
Group Exhibition: Everything louder than everything else / Big Dogs Deli 2020
Group Exhibition: 10/10 / Sucker. Co Gallery 2019 
Curated Exhibition: Big Blue House 2019 
Group Exhibition: WIP first birthday / xostudios 2019 
Feature: Hamburger eyes 2019 
Feature: PIX 2018 & 2019 
Self Published: Made in California 2018 
Group Exhibition: IPF / the good copy 2016


10/10
A JOINT EXHIBITION WITH TOM HAVALA AT SUCKER CO. GALLERY 2019

“The pair lived parallel lives long before they met, growing up on the same street to both move and once again be neighbours. The foundation for 10/10 began when the two travelled independently to South Korea and Japan, at the same time, unaware of each other’s objective – to photograph. Now, a year after a new friendship has formed, the two combine their works to display 10 photographs each. The two bodies of work fit together – as does their friendship.”


HEARTLAND
TASMANIA 2021


CAR YARD
TASMANIA 2020


MADE IN CALIFORNIA
SELF PUBLISHED 2017
EDITION OF 50, A5
Found photos courtesy of Fairfax Highschool Flea market
A quintessential road trip across California — an early exercise to document the diversity of landscapes offered in a single state. Exploring the interplay between location and human presence, utilising roadside stops and tourist hotspots as a platform to snap fortuitous moments, each soaked in the never-ending Californian sun. These works were displayed in a limited edition self-published record.  


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