• Displacement / Belonging

    Mathieu Gallois, 2019

    As an artist, architect and researcher, Mathieu Gallois’ practice explores social and material alienation and displacement, and their antithesis: place / belonging. Gallois’ practice falls into three main periods of cultural production.

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  • Hill Street Design Statement

    Mathieu Gallois, 2019

    The Hill Street design separates old and new parts of the house with a 1.2 metre garden corridor that is intercepted with perpendicular inter-building glass and a concrete bridge / corridor.

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  • An expanded practice entailing architecture and research; resulting in collaborative, speculative, activist propositions

    Mathieu Gallois, 2018

    Upon returning from Europe, several major developments broadened the scope of Gallois’ creative practice. Between 2004-7, Gallois completed a degree in architecture at UTS. Starting in 2005, Gallois made a conscious decision to turn the direction of his practice inwards (so to speak) and engaged with Australian Indigenous history and culture (culminating in his PhD).

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  • Engagement of Indigenous Australians and Their Culture

    Mathieu Gallois, 2017

    Gallois’ deeper engagement and interest in Indigenous Australians and their culture was kindled by the music of Archie Roach. His album ‘Charcoal Lane’, and in particular his song ‘Native Born‘ challenged Gallois to start seeing Australia – in all its forms – from Indigenous perspectives.

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  • Social Portraits

    Mathieu Gallois, 2017

    Since 1996, Gallois has explored the idea of social portraits. These mainly photographic works position themselves as antithetical to individual portraiture, and the associated ideologies, values and social structures of individualism.

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  • The Sunraysia Daily 1966–1974

    Mathieu Gallois, 2013
    Artist Statement

    The period 1966 - 1974 includes the 1967 national referendum and the discovery of Mungo Woman and Man. The former amended the Australian constitution to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the national census of the population...

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  • Wellington Project Exhibition

    Mathieu Gallois, 2013

    In 2005, Gallois had the good fortune to meet Auntie Joyce Williams, Elder of the Wiradjuri people of Wellington Valley, located in central NSW. Starting in 2005 Joyce took the time to sit with Gallois and communicate the fuller meaning of myriad issues relating to Indigenous Australians.

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  • To Move Forward To Destiny Of Full Epuality The Wellington Times 1944 – 1965

    Mathieu Gallois, 2012

    To Move Forward To Destiny Of Full Epuality* The Wellington Times 1944 – 1965 explores the representation of Indigenous people in the Wellington Times over a period of great social change (1944 – 1965) when Gallois’s grandfather was owner and editor of the newspaper.

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  • Containment

    Mathieu Gallois, 2006

    Since 1992 thousands of asylum seekers to Australia have been incarcerated for months, or years, in detention camps across Australia and the Pacific. Amnesty International estimates that as of 29 May 2005, 210 people detained in Australian immigration facilities (including the offshore centre on the South Pacific island of Nauru) had been there for over 18 months.

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  • Polystyrene

    Mathieu Gallois, 2001

    A lightweight thermoplastic polymer, polystyrene is unusual for a foam in that its molecular structure is rigid. Unlike other petroleum-based plastics, it has a degree of surface tension which resonates when strummed, and it snaps in two in a clean and satisfying way…

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  • Polystyrene art works 1995 – 2001

    Mathieu Gallois, 2001

    As a student at the Canberra School of art in the 1990s, Gallois came across a small piece of polystyrene discarded in the sculpture workshop and preceded to make a series of sculptures from this curious and fascinating material.

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  • Notes from the Under Matrix

    Mathieu Gallois, 1998
    LIKE Arts Magazine, Issue 7

    These last few months I have been employed at Sydney's newly-opened Fox Studios to work on a Warner Brothers action sci/fi production called The Matrix. The film is set in the 22nd century when a race of intelligent machines rule the earth, using human beings as their energy source.

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