Queensland State Archives Artist in Residence: Matt Mawson
Queensland State Archives welcomes the first ever Artist in Residence, Matt Mawson, on Thursday 1 March 2018. The Queensland cartoonist and illustrator has been invited to create new works in response to the upcoming exhibition surrounding the release of the 1987 Cabinet Minutes, Sunshine Rebooted: the final Bjelke-Petersen Cabinet Minutes.
Matt is a Gold Coast based artist who is an avid contributor of a variety of cartoons, illustrations and poster designs including notable works created during the Bjelke-Petersen era. His cartoons have been published in 4ZZZ’s Radio Times, Brisbane’s satirical magazine, The Cane Toad Times, and the University of Queensland Union’s student magazine Semper Floreat.
You can drop in to see Matt’s work from 1 March until 18 May or you can see Matt while he works each Thursday from 10am – 3pm during that period. The work created during his period will be on display at the Sunshine Rebooted exhibition opening on 25 May.