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Biography

Dr Matthew Bird is a practising Architect, Artist and Senior Lecturer within the Department of Architecture at MADA, Monash University Melbourne.

Matthew Bird is an architect and artist with an interdisciplinary spatial practice of sculpture, installation, scenography, photography, interior design, architecture and site-specific interventions. Matthew has exhibited commissioned works at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Festival, MONA, 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, McClelland Gallery and MPavilion. His practice is recognised with numerous honours including a Green Room Award, Australian Interior Design Award and an Australian Institute of Architects VIC Award.

Matthew has established a spatial practice that does not conform to a specific discipline, rather he has established an experimental reputation with projects that transcend expectation, materialising in and outside of convention. Matthew embraces risk openly yet with considered rigour via an inventive process of reimagining ideas, symbols and materials to create interactive multifaceted worlds that offer meaning and complexity. Traversing visual art, design, architecture and performing arts plateaus, Matthew’s immersive creations are the result of a progressive, rigorous and highly experimental interdisciplinary process.

International artist residencies and field research have shaped Bird’s practice. Venues include: The Centre de Création Chorégraphique, Luxembourg; the Herberger Institute for Design+Arts, Arizona State University; and the Arkitektskolen in Aarhus Denmark.

Matthew’s practice Studiobird is an armature for his academic tenure at Monash University where he introduces students to speculative design practices, engages with industry led partnerships and realises a strong and distinct research portfolio.

 

www.studiobird.com.au

Research area keywords

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Installation Art
  • Scenography

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

  • 22 Design / Architecture
  • 11 Commissioned or Visual Artwork
  • 1 Catalogue
  • 1 Article

'Wowzzzeee 2.0' - SM - Fremantle Festival

Varcoe, A., Dalziel, S., Bird, M. & McLaughlin, A., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureOther

Wowzzzeee

Bird, M. & Varcoe, A., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

An Immersive Encounter with the Afterlife

Bird, M., Edwards, C., Morgan, T., Price, D., Adams, P., Von Jenatsch, D. & Interlandi, P., 2017

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

Crome Bar

Bird, M. & Parry, C., 2017

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

Dormitorium

Bird, M., McMahon, M., Wilson Rajaratnam, S., Drummond, S. & Parry, C., 2017

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureResearch

Prizes

2015 Architecture Award for Small Project Architecture

Matthew Bird (Recipient) & Mark Richardson (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Australian Interior Design Award for Residential Decoration, 2016

Matthew Bird (Recipient), 9 Jun 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Australian Interior Design Awards 2015 - Retail Design, Commendation

Matthew Bird (Recipient), Charity Edwards (Recipient) & Harry Evans (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Good Design Australia Selection - Architectural Design, Commercial and Residential

Matthew Bird (Recipient) & Mark Richardson (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Victorian Architecture Awards - Interior Architecture, Shortlisted

Matthew Bird (Recipient), Charity Edwards (Recipient) & Harry Evans (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2017 2017

  • 5 Public lecture/debate/seminar

MTalks: 'The Afterlives of Cities'

Matthew Bird (Contributor)
16 Dec 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Artist's Talk: Dormitorium

Matthew Bird (Contributor)
15 Jun 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

The Bar Sessions: Matthew Bird in Conversation

Matthew Bird (Contributor)
31 Mar 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Exhibition walk-through

Robyn Healy (Contributor), Matthew Bird (Contributor), Winnie Ha Mitford (Contributor), Richard Bigolin (Contributor), Nella Themelios (Contributor)
8 Mar 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

The X-Hibitionists

Paul Morgan (Contributor), Matthew Bird (Contributor), Jane Caught (Contributor), Monique Woodward (Contributor)
9 Mar 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Press / Media

Court house redevelopment

Charity Edwards, Tom Morgan, Matthew Bird & Duane Hamacher

5/06/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Warracknabeal Court House redevelopment

Matt Bird, Charity Edwards & Thomas Davy Morgan

26/07/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

BROADSHEET: 'Loop Project Space & Bar'

Matthew Bird & Jesse Judd

20/05/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

HERALD SUN: 'Onesie Upon a Time with Art'

Matthew Bird & Adele Varcoe

2/03/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature