Mathew Simms: The Handmade Tales from Tassie, The dollmaker of Deloraine

ABC interview

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. 

Read and listen to Mathew talk about his practice, wooden doll making, chairs and his latest project; wooden clogs. Link below: 

ABC: ‘The Handmade Tales from Tassie: The dollmaker of Deloraine’