Mathew, Marcus and Grace

Group show

25 September – 20 October 2019

Opening Wednesday 25 September at 5.30pm

Despard Gallery is proud to present a diverse trio of artists in the group exhibition Mathew Marcus and Grace.

Through a playful and theatrical aesthetic, each artist explores narratives that connect them with place and culture.  This includes drawing from traditional techniques, uniquely applied through wood, paint and mixed media.  



Artist Mathew Simms lives the simple life that many of us aspire to, living in a single room within a 19th century Gothic school house in Deloraine, Tasmania. Over recent years Mathew has written a series of folk stories that revolve around a character named ‘Mackle Pickle’. Carving wooden dolls and making their clothes to represent some of the books’ characters, Mathew paintings followed in what seems a logical progression.



GRACE GARTON: Grass Roots Football, Tasmania – 1817 – 1973… 

Grace Garton is an artist based in Tasmania.  Originally from Sydney, she relocated to Hobart in 1992 to further her studies in art.  Having been involved with the animation industry for over 27 years, working for various Australian studios Grace decidedo take time of from work to pursue her art carreer and started painting and making small cloth dolls.  These works have sold locally and internationally through galleries, retail outlets and online.




Marcus Tatton is a public space sculptor who takes inspiration from where he lives amongst the wild landscapes of Tasmania.  Through his work Marcus explores the relationship between the natural and non-natural environments, how we humans interact with nature and the effect we have on the landscape.