Matt Palmer

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About Matt Palmer

Matt Palmer is a commercial film director and a veteran of the Australian advertising and New Zealand film industry. In the early nineties, his background in painting and music video production gained him the attention of the film industry. Since then his mix of strong visuals combined with a simple, storytelling style, has earned him a range of awards and a steady stream of projects in Australia and overseas.  In recent times Matt has turned towards photography and printmaking to bridge the gap between his painting and his film work.  

1984 – 1986 Studied Fine Arts at University of Auckland
1987 – 1989 Production assistant at Silver Screen Films Wellington
1990 – 1995 Director at Blackstump Films Wellington and Auckland
1996 – 2003 Director at Flying Fish Films Auckland and Sydney
2003 – 2008 Director at Film Construction Sydney
2008 – 2012 Director at Prodigy Films Sydney  
2012 – 2013 Director at The Feds Sydney   

1986 – Paintings at Deluxe Courtney place Wellington
1988 – Paintings at Deluxe Courtney place Wellington
1989 – Cross pollination at Art Space Gallery Auckland
1991 – Paintings at Deluxe Courtney place Wellington
1996 – Video Instillation at Fringe film festival Wellington
2003 – Music video instillation “Kissing booth” at Auckland City Art Gallery
2005 – Photographs at Deluxe Courtney place Wellington
2006 – “Anti Portraits” at Mary Place Gallery Sydney
2007 – “Places I think I’ve been” at the Studio Sydney
2007 – “Large works” Group show Lane Gallery Auckland
2007 – “Slipping in time” at China Heights Gallery Sydney
2008 – “Misplaced” Lane Gallery Auckland
2008 – BMW Auckland Art awards emerging artists selection
2009 – “Meandering” Lane Gallery Auckland
2010 – Storyboard project – Gallery 329 Sydney
2011 – Flagstaff Gallery Auckland “Between the silence”
2012 – Arthere Gallery Sydney “Joyous child”
2012 – Arthere Gallery Sydney “Suburban songs
2012 – NKB Gallery Auckland “Fabrications”
2013 – Flagstaff Gallery Auckland “Passing through”