Matthew Gillett’s exhibition 'My Art Kills Monsters' was the culmination of five years and a healing journey in a visceral collection.
What began as a life changing creative sabbatical in Bali reached fruition for this adrenalin-charged passionate surfer and one time manager of the Annandale Hotel during its halcyon days in the Sydney music scene.
Proudly supporting mental health charity beyondblue, My Art Kills Monsters was an entirely immersive experience of vivid, textural bold works.
Bursting with intensely personal painting, music, film and photography, it placed viewers before each artwork and an adjacent AV station with time lapse video and original music from one of Australia’s hottest bands.
My Art Kills Monsters proudly supported and emulated the Hope, Recovery, Resilience tenets of beyondblue and facilities were available to donate any amount via the Everyday Hero fundraising partnership.
“My Art Kills Monsters was, at its core, the recipe I have used to kill, and to continue to kill, my monsters,” the artist says.
“I hope that my story gives hope and sparks conversation in others to start a conversation that will break down the walls associated with mental illness, freeing others and saving lives in the process.”
Exhibition opening was on Thursday 23 June from 6pm at the aMBUSH Gallery Project Space on Level 3, Central Park Mall, 28 Broadway, Chippendale. This event was presented by Fostered and generously supported by Music, Booze & Co., 1st Choice Rentals, Sailor Jerry, aMBUSH Gallery, One Wave, Sticky Fingers and Young Henrys.