B. Fine Arts (Hons), M. Fine Arts, B. Arts Arch
Dr Mathieu Gallois graduated from the Institute of the Arts, Australian National University, in 1996. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, realising 21 solo shows and participating in over 35 group exhibitions.
Gallois received major grants from the Australia Council in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2012. He has been selected for numerous national art awards, including the Inaugural National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia, ACT (2001), and The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Melbourne, VIC (for which he received a high commendation (2001), commendation (2003) and popular choice award (2003).
In 2002 Gallois exhibited at the Australian Embassy Paris, France, and received a Samstag Scholarship, which enabled him to complete a Masters Degree at Goldsmiths College in London, UK, in 2003. In 2004, Gallois’ work was documented in Monument magazine in a feature review written by Jeff Gibson. In 2005, Gallois had a survey exhibition of his work at UTS gallery and exhibited twice at Sherman Galleries in Sydney.
Gallois completed a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney in 2007, and launched the art/architecture project the Reincarnated McMansion project on ABC Radio National’s By Design program in 2008. The Reincarnated McMansion project was presented at the HotHouse Symposium at the Sydney Opera House in 2010. In 2009 1 house = 1000 homes was exhibited at Carriage Works and later the next year at the McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award.
In collaboration with Wellington’s (NSW) Wiradjuri Aboriginal community, between 2011- 12, Gallois wrote the publication Wellington.The related ‘Wellington’ projects were exhibited at Artspace Sydney and Western Plains Regional Centre, Dubbo in 2013 and Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, in 2014.
In 2017, Gallois completed a PhD at The University of Sydney. His thesis explored the Aboriginal Flag as a work of activist art that has brought about social change. He was the first academic researcher to write about the Aboriginal Flag in long form. Excerpts of his thesis have been published in The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture and Australian Aboriginal Studies Journal.
Over the course of his PhD Gallois tutored design, art, and architecture at UNSWAD, UNSW Built Environment and The University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.
Gallois is currently negotiating the publication of his thesis into a book and engaged in his first solo architectural commission.