About Mat Hughes

Mat Hughes b.1964

Mat was born in Libya when the country had a King and was raised in the UK. He was given a blue plastic camera when I was little, so naturally went on to study photography. After three years at the Plymouth College of Art & Design, he hit the streets of London in 1984 as a freelance photographic assistant.

In 2009 he moved to Melbourne with his Australian born wife. With the birth of his daughter in 2012, he became a full time stay at home Dad. Between juggling the demands of a busy home life, he has continued to pursue his photographic craft.

“I’m drawn to journeys. I like the idea of moving through a landscape towards an unknown distant horizon. I love wide open spaces and their simplicity in shape and form. Little nuances in a landscape interest me. Geography and history play their part too, but I like to stand still and imagine the passing of time over the land”

With over 35 years’ experience, his craft bridges traditional handmade, wet-process and alternative techniques as well as digital photography. Framing and presentation are integral to his process, and each is chosen carefully resulting in these finely crafted works.

Education

Plymouth College of Art & Design 1981-1984

Exhibitions

2017
Knox Immerse Festival, Melbourne
Contributing Artist: The Hand Magazine. USA ​

2016
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

2015
Click 15 BSG, Melbourne

1985
Solo. West End Arts Centre. Aldershot, UK