Matthew Stanton

Melbourne and Cairns

Matthew Stanton (b. 1975) is an Australian Artist, Educator and Photographer living and working between Melbourne and Cairns. His work primarily utilises the mediums of still photography, 16mm film and video; investigating the interrelationships between ecological, spatial and biogeographical histories within landscapes whilst tracing their lingering psychological associations.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His most recent solo suite of works from the series ‘Deep North’ was exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne (2019). Other solo exhibitions include ‘Conversation Piece’ at MARS Gallery, Melbourne in 2016 and ‘Deep North’ at Wallflower Photomedia Gallery in Mildura in 2015. His work was included in ‘37° Sur a 19° Norte’ at the City Museum in Cuernavaca, Mexico and he was a participating artist in the inaugural Bristol Biennial (UK) in 2012.

He was a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize (2007) and selected by curatorial Judges Petrina Hicks and Monica Allende as a finalist in the Perth Centre for Photography’s ‘Iris’ and ‘Clip’ awards in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
His works are held in the collections of the Museo de la Ciudad de Cuernavaca (Mexico) and the Geelong Gallery.

From 2004-2018 he worked extensively as an educator in Fine Art photography at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), Monash and Deakin Universities.

Matthew Stantons solo exhibition Deep North will be showing at NorthSite Contemporary Arts in February 2022.



Matthew Stanton

Deep North

18.02.2022 — 14.04.2022


11:00 am — 1:00 pm

19 February — 19 February 2022

Artists Talks, Conversations, General Event, Opening Event, Performance

Never So Visible and Deep North EXHIBITION OPENINGS at NorthSite

NorthSite Contemporary Arts presents two photographic exhibitions: 'Never So Visible' curated by PCPA and 'Deep North' by Matthew Stanton. Join us at NorthSite at Bulmba-ja for the opening of two spectacular photographic exhibitions. This will be the premiere for Never So Visible. This exhibition, curated by Pacific Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA), proposes the importance […]


2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

19 February — 19 February 2022

Artists Talks, Conversations, General Event

EOI Deeply Visible: Artists & Curators Panel Discussion – LIVE AUDIENCE

We talk with Vic Bulmer, Matthew Stanton, Sean Davey, Aishah Kenton & Spiro Miralis about the new photography exhibitions at NorthSite. RSVP to indicate your interest to participate in our upcoming filmed panel discussion as an audience member. Limited seats are available. Hear from Matthew Stanton (artist) and Vic Bulmer (head ecologist Djunbunji Rangers), and […]


10:00 am — 1:30 pm

26 February — 26 February 2022

Conversations, General Event

Ecology of the Redlynch Valley with Matthew Stanton and Peter Stanton

Experience a renewed perspective of the Redlynch Valley with photographer Matthew Stanton and his father, ecologist Peter Stanton PSM. Mini-van ecological tour of the Redlynch Valley. Sit back, listen in, and travel on a progressive tour, experiencing landscapes and gaining insights and knowledge of the ecology of the Redlynch Valley with Deep North photographer Matthew […]


9:00 am — 12:00 pm

28 February — 28 February 2022

General Event

Half Day Eco Tour – Mandingalbay Yidinji Country.

Join the NorthSite team, Matthew Stanton & the Djunbunji Land and Sea Rangers for a half-day eco-tourism experience on Mandingalbay Yidinji Country. Tour Information Imagine – gliding across Trinity Inlet past tethered yachts and wetlands into the expanse of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef region. In the distance, rainforest clad mountains soar – […]