Matthew RuttenMatthew Rutten studied textiles and art at Caulfield Technical School where he completed his VCE in Melbourne in 1987. It was there that he learned the art of silk painting. Rutten furthered his artistic education at the Melbourne College of Textiles where he studied Studio Textiles which involved design, weaving, tapestry and silk painting. His design work is influenced by Aboriginal art. In 1988 he went to Alice Springs and met various Aboriginal artists at one of the galleries. Matthew had his first solo exhibition in 1990 in Prahran. You can contact Matthew on +61 3 97544533 or +61 0476532111
(Photo: Peter Forell)
In 2016 and 2017 Matthew created a collection of scarves. In 2018 Matthew has extended his painting techniques using retro designs on cotton shirts, and other mediums.. These works will be exhibited in Matthew's next exhibition.
Solo exhibition at Evolve Fair Food Store – Cafe (2015)
Solo exhibition at Burinja cafe (2014)
Scarves at Touchstone Gallery, Olinda. (2014)
End of the Line Festival, Belgrave. (2013)
Solo exhibition. Harry's Couch Cafe, Mt. Dandenong. (2013)
"Eternal" Morrisons on the Park Cafe, Mt. Evelyn. (2012) Read about exhibition.
Private teaching and painting of silk scarves (2011)
Steps Gallery, Carlton, an exhibition with other artists (2010)
Stall at Kallista market winter (2010)
Silk pieces for collective project: Bruno's Quilt (2009)
Artistic advisor and silk artist for performance Christmas (2009)
Scarves in a Belgrave shop and for private sale (2009)
Chocolate Sensations cafe Belgrave (2008)
Photo courtesy of Star News Group.
Backdrop for 'The Kingdom of Heaven' June (2008)
Chapel on Station Gallery Box Hill (2007)
Lady Hawke Cafe Mt Dandenong (2007).
Backdrop painting for Sacred Stage performance 'Christ' (2007).
Burrinja shop (2007)
Beautiful Treasures Olinda (2006)
Aztec Bar Belgrave (2006)
Churinga Cafe Mt. Dandenong (2006)
Green Bean Cafe Belgrave (2005)
Dandenong Ranges Open Studios held in conjunction with Burrinja. (2005)
Boheme Cafe Richmond (2004)
Wyreena Community Arts Centre Croydon at Moments Musicale concert (2004)
Queen of Tarts Cafe Belgrave (2003)
"The sky is the limit for Belgrave artist Matthew Rutten" Free Press Leader 19-10-05