Matt’s Gallery is committed to supporting artists in the development of
their practice and to the critical engagement of its audience. The gallery
endeavours to engage and generate discussion in an educational context
through its exhibition and publishing programmes, the gallery Reading
Room, access to archive materials, artists’ talks, surgeries, and
the internship programme.
Matt’s Gallery has a reading area and bookshop which is currently housed
in the foyer of the gallery, with a large table and space to sit and browse
reference copies of gallery publications and related materials.
Publishing is one of Matt’s Gallery's core activities. Approximately four
small publications are produced annually with exhibiting artists and are
distributed free at the gallery. Matt’s Gallery also produces larger monographs,
with texts by eminent writers, focussing on emerging and mature artists
with a large body of work previously unpublished.
Through its publishing programme
Matt's Gallery produces lasting documents of bodies of work, which both
explore and provide critical context for the artist's practice.
Since 1979, Matt’s Gallery has built up a unique archive of research materials
on exhibiting artists, installation art, performance art, painting, sculpture,
photography, film and video, that includes showreels, photographs, printed
ephemera, press cuttings, maquettes and correspondence. A limited amount
of the material is currently available to researchers. The gallery intends
to catalogue and digitise the archive in the near future to make it fully
available as a resource.
Matt’s Gallery currently organises talks by exhibiting artists during exhibitions.
These talks are attended by groups of higher education students from Foundation
to MA level, from art schools and institutions around the UK.
Matt’s Gallery offers internships to undergraduate and postgraduate students,
and recent graduates, and is keen to work with students who undertake
the experience as part of a course of study. Interns are introduced to
the running of the gallery office, and provide invaluable administrative
and general support to the gallery managers and director. Two of the current
gallery managers were previously interns.
For further information on these activities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org