CV

 

Sam Matthewman (He/They)

b. 1996

Lives and works in Adelaide, Australia (on Kaurna Yerta)

EDUCATION

2021           Bachelor of Contemporary Art at University of South Australia 

– exchange semester Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain 2020 (Stone Carving & Mural Art)

 

EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS

2022

The Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition – Adelaide, SA

2021

MMXXI UniSA Bachelor of Contemporary Art Graduate Exhibition – Adelaide, SA

                   MAN-akin Window Installation, SALA – Fred Living, Aldgate, SA

Group exhibition, Renegade and Party, Gravity & Other Myths – The Forge, Mile End, SA

2020           

                   Ephemeral Art Workshop and Tour – as part of the South Australian Nature Festival – Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, SA

SHARE Youth Arts Exhibition, Online

20x20x20 2nd Year UniSA Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition – UniSA City West, Adelaide, SA

HAPTIC 2nd Year AC-Arts Visual Art Student Exhibition – Adelaide College of the Arts, Adelaide, SA

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2022

City Rural Insurance/Helpmann Development Award

David Baker Innovation Award

Helpmann Academy People’s Choice Award (Jointly)

FELTspace Graduate Award

2021

Carclew Fellowship

The Advertiser Tertiary Art Student Award SALA (Finalist)

University Merit Award in the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences

2020

University Merit Award in the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences

Adelaide Fringe Festival’s South Australian Artists COVID Support Grant in proxy for Vertical Insanity Circus’ 2021 production “Line of Sight”

UniSA International Travel Grant

2019               

University Merit Award in the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2022

Mentorship with Ida Sophia – Performance Artist (FELTspace Graduate Award)

Mentorship with Jascha Boyce from Gravity and Other Myths and Pulsing Heart (Carclew Fellowship)

Dance Hub SA Residency

Goodwood Institute Theater and Studios Residency

2021

Co-President UniSA Graduate Exhibition Committee

Queens Theatre Resident Artist (X-mas Markets)

Jam Factory Assistant Volunteer

Australian Partner Acrobatic Convention

Royal Croquet Club Adelaide, Artist Residency

2019             

MAKE SPACE National Youth Art summit 

 

PERFORMANCE (Acrobatics, CIRCUS AND DANCE)

Note: All Vertical Insanity Circus productions in addition to performing Sam is a Co-creator, Co-producer and Co-director.

2021 

Line of Sight (Vertical Insanity Circus) Adelaide Fringe Festival

2019

Hand in Hand (Vertical Insanity Circus) Adelaide Fringe Festival *Category Winner (Best Emerging Artist)

The Otherworld: Elements (OLIO Circus) Adelaide Fringe Festival

Dystopia (CirqueAxe) Adelaide Guitar Festival

2018

Hand in Hand (Vertical Insanity Circus) Adelaide Fringe Festival & Perth Fringe Festival

Cirque Nocturne (Cirque Nocturne) Adelaide Fringe Festival & Mt Gambier Fringe Festival

Untangling Frailty (Potential Kinetics Theatre) “Perform Your Science” National Science Week *First Place

2017

High Tea with Burl Esque (Vertical Insanity Circus) Adelaide Fringe Festival

Try Again (Vertical Insanity Circus) Adelaide Fringe Festival (Premiered in 2016)

Cirque Nocturne (Cirque Nocturne) Adelaide Fringe Festival

Hoopla International (Street Show) Edinburgh Fringe Festival

 

Graphic DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY – freelance work

 2019-Ongoing      

Bond Store Wallaroo Microbrewery Distillery Restaurant (Logo, Printed Promotional Material Design, Web Development, Beer Decals)

2015-Ongoing

Vertical Insanity Circus (Printed Promotional Material Design)