Visual Artist, Ceramicist and Acrobat

Sam Matthewman is a queer artist and performer based on Kaurna Land in South Australia. Their creative career was ignited within a contemporary circus company and continues to be a significant aspect of their life and career. Through the use of sculptural and installation art they work predominantly with ceramic and textile materials, recently known for incorporating cast elbows of fellow acrobats.


2021 was a big year for Sam, having graduated from the University of South Australia‚Äôs Bachelor of Contemporary Art, they were selected for the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition and was also awarded the FELTspace Graduate Award. On the back of exhibiting within the South Australian Living Arts Festival, in August, and being selected as a finalist for The Advertiser Tertiary Art Student Award, Sam Matthewman’s venturesome direction is sure to make waves. 


In 2022, Sam will be continuing this exploration into uniting both passions of theirs with a Carclew Fellowship including a mentorship with Jasha Boyce, a founding member of internationally acclaimed company, Gravity and Other Myths.


Photo of Sam holding a ceramic vessel
Photo by Catherine Leo Photography 2021