Matthew Thorne (AU)


Born 1993, Adelaide, Australia
Lives and works Adelaide, South Australia & Athens, Greece
Matthew Thorne is a SA filmmaker and artist whose work explores the ‘Australian’ identity and landscape through film, photography, and reenactment. His recent work Marungka tjalatjunu (2023), made with Yankunytjatjara man Derik Lynch, won the Silver Bear Jury prize at Berlinale. His work has been exhibited at Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide (2023), the Canberra Museum and Gallery with their Sidney Nolan collection (2022), National Portrait Gallery, Australia (2021), National Portrait Gallery, London (2020), National Museum of Australia (2020), and the Art Gallery of South Australia (2020). He was also recipient of the Adelaide Film Festival & Samstag Gallery of Art Commission (2022), and nominated for the Martin Kantor Portrait Prize (2023), Olive Cotton Award (2023), National Portrait Prize, Australia (2021), and Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, UK (2020).

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March