About the Artist

Matthew Darbyshire (b.1977) lives and works in Rochester, Kent. He studied at The Slade School of Fine Art, London and Royal Academy Schools, London. He has exhibited in major London institutions including Tate Britain, The ICA, The Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Gasworks and The Royal Academy, and elsewhere in the UK including solo exhibitions at The Hepworth, Wakefield; Kettles Yard, Cambridge; Tramway, Glasgow; Manchester City Art Gallery and Nottingham Castle. He has exhibited in numerous museums and commercial galleries across Europe, America and Asia. Darbyshire has permanent public commissions in Holland, Finland and the UK, and artworks in public collections including CNAP, Paris; Arts Council Collection, England; Government Arts Collection, UK; The Hepworth, UK; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK and Deutsche Bank, Germany. He has received teaching fellowships from The Slade School of Fine Art, London; Kingston University and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Matthew is represented by Herald St Gallery, London and Jousse Enterprise, Paris.

Matthew Darbyshire’s work critically explores the languages of design, manufacture and consumption. His sculptures explore the complexities of replication and perhaps most relevant to this project, his ongoing study of repetition, with compulsive attention to the structural and aesthetic distinctions of each individual object.



Contact Details

Instagram: @sussudiodarbyshire
Mail: mattdarbyshire@yahoo.co.uk