Matthew Newkirk is a multi disciplinary artist based in Meanjin (BNE), Australia. His practice utilises the same mediums and signifiers that deliver the news to us on a daily basis and investigates how mainstream media disrupts and distorts information. His research contributes to a new understanding of how power structures utilise new technologies and contemporary mediums in order to sustain their influence. His artist book practice has been showcased at the Libris National Artist Book Awards and in Roger Butler’s keynote speech at the Australian Print Triennial in 2018. His artist books are in the permanent collections of several national institutions including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia.
Matthew Newkirk will be on the Melbourne Art Book Fair Showcase Stand on Sun 20 Mar 1:00pm – 5pm.