About Mat Hughes

Mat Hughes was born in Libya and grew up in the UK before moving to Melbourne in 2009. In the early eighties he studied Photography at the Plymouth College of Art & Design before moving to London and working as a commercial freelance photographic assistant.

In 2012 with the birth of his daughter, Mat became a full time stay at home Dad. Between juggling the demands of home life, he has continued to pursue his photographic craft.

Mat's work includes images made using traditional photographic techniques, through to digital hybrids that use a combination of analogue and digital process.

There is a strong compositional aesthetic flowing through his work which evokes a sense of calm and balance. Mat Hughes’ work references classic theme`s such as strength, resilience, fragility & memory. His work remind us that beauty and mystery is there to be found, often away from the granular sharpness of today`s images, if we only take the time to look for it.

Mat exhibits regularly in Melbourne and also online as part of the wider international community of Photographic Artists.


Plymouth College of Art & Design 1981-1984


Knox Immerse Festival, Melbourne
Contributing Artist: The Hand Magazine. USA ​

APC Art Show, Port Melbourne
Click 16. BSG, Melbourne
Featured Artist. New Landscape Photography, online journal
Solo, In Flux. Consulate-General of Japan, Melbourne
SHOOT V2. Melbourne Arts Club Gallery, Melbourne
In Flux. BSG, Melbourne

Click 15 BSG, Melbourne

Solo. West End Arts Centre. Aldershot, UK