Born in Nottingham, England, Matthew Conduit studied Fine Art at Sheffield Polytechnic until 1981. Thereafter, he exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions of 'Groundwork' at Impressions Gallery, York and 'Groundwork' & 'Industrial Valley' at the Axiom Centre For The Arts, Cheltenham, and featured in various group exhibitions including ‘Disturbed Ground’ at Collins Gallery, Glasgow (with Paul Hill, John Davies and Keith Arnatt) and 'Image & Exploration - Directions In British Photography 1980-85' at The Photographers Gallery, London.
Matthew was Director at the Untitled Gallery in Sheffield in the mid 1980's and relocated the gallery to its current location in the city in 1988 (now Site Gallery). He then worked for over 20 years developing the Cultural Industries Quarter and Workstation/Showroom in Sheffield, and as a freelance creative industries consultant working across the UK.
Matthew stepped back from producing new work during this period, but started seriously making pictures again around 2004. Following an Arts Council England grant award to develop new work in 2009, Chora (works from the Wood Land portfolios) was first exhibited at the Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery in Sheffield in 2011, his first solo show in over 20 years. A limited edition book, 'Chora', published by Contours featuring the work was launched alongside the exhibition.
Matthew was commissioned to produce a new piece of work by Wirksworth Festival in Derbyshire under the 'Situation Critical' curated programme 2011 (see Quarry), and was honored in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011.
Matthew has also worked with Heeley Trust since 2009 to develop Sum Studios in Sheffield, where his studio is based and where he continues to develop new work, and operate the Untitled Print Studio (see below).
Untitled Print Studio
Matthew operates a fine art pigment inkjet digital printing studio, drawing on over 30 years’ experience in producing fine photographic prints. Untitled Print Studio is a fine art digital pigment inkjet (giclee) printing studio based in Sheffield, specialising in producing the highest quality archival prints for Artists, Photographers, Galleries and Designers.
The studio specialises in fine art exhibition and limited edition print work, and can also assist with image capture & high resolution scanning of original artworks, colour and tonal corrections, resizing, sharpening and retouching. Matthew also offers one-to-one training sessions in image production techniques.
‘Chora’ - New photographs by Matthew Conduit
A book featuring the Wood Land work published by Contours in 2011 to coincide with the Chora exhibition, comprising 46 colour plates bound in Cairn 500 mic recycled board with debossed foil-stamped title.
Limited edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. £20.00 (plus p&p). Sold Out
Unsigned edition: £14.00 (plus p&p). Use Contact page to make orders.