Matthew Thorne is an Australian artist whose work is focused around the relationship between people, land, mortality and spirituality.

Recent work includes a documentary series "Positive Movements" shot in Baltimore and Philadelphia (to be released in 2018). Reportage photography series shot in Iran, and Russia. A book of images taken in Japan, "For My Father", published via Palm* (UK). And a second book of images taken across South America, "Driving Too Long To Be Somewhere To See A Girl", to be published in 2018.

Commercial work includes additional second unit direction for Alien: Covenant, photography for Huawei with Henry Cavill & Scarlett Johansson, and direction for commercial film work for Lexus, Audi and Qantas.

Matthew's film work has been shown at the Cannes Lions Festival, Young Director Award (Cannes Lions Festival), One Screen Awards (The One Show), LA Music Video Festival, Adfest & Spikes Asia,

And his photography has been exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney and Berlin.


Awards and Festivals

2017   Gold Lotus - Adfest (Film)
2016   Bronze Lion - Cannes Lions
2016   Silver Spikes - Spikes Asia (Film)
2016   Silver Clio - Clio Awards (Film Technique)
2016   Bronze Clio - Clio Awards (Film)
2014   Gold Young Director Award - Cannes Lions
2014   One Screen Award  - One Show
2014   Official Selection - LA Music Video Festival



2017   "For My Father" Fiftyfive, Melbourne (Solo Exhibition)
2017   "For My Father" Pembroke Gallery, Adelaide (Solo Exhibition)
2017   "For My Father" m2 Gallery, Sydney (Solo Exhibition)
2016   "The Real Housewives of Neukölln" The Club, Berlin (Group Exhibition)


2018   "For My Father" Palm* (UK), ISBN: 978-0-9934450-4-0