Paper, print and book artist Heather Matthew is concerned with interconnection; between people, nature and the cosmological world. Much of her work features collages and folded artist books using her own handmade banana paper.
Heather has held numerous arts based and creativity workshops both online and in person in NSW, QLD and Victoria as well as in France, Taiwan and the Netherlands. She is passionate about helping people find their creative path and has curated art and community projects which reflect these themes of interconnection, inclusion and resilience.
Heather graduated with a BVA (Honours) from Southern Cross University in 2016 and has been selected for numerous regional and international exhibitions. In 2019 she travelled to Iceland on an artist residency making work about climate change and her work has been selected for inclusion in the 1.5 exhibition on climate change in Melbourne.
She was one of two artists who undertook an artist residency at Curtin Springs near Uluru in April 2019. She also created an ephemeral exhibition of work on the silk industry during her residency at La Filature du Pont de Fer, Lasalle, France supported by Create NSW, NSW Artists' Grant administered by NAVA., NSW. In 2017 she was selected as a feature artist for the International Biennial Paper Fibre Art in Taiwan.