Read about the amazing life of Matcham Skipper, who passed away in February 2011.
About Matcham Skipper
Sculptor, jeweller, painter, and founding builder of Montsalvat, Matcham Skipper, died on 24 February 2011, aged 89.
An extraordinarily gifted artist who inspired many others, his work is displayed in art collections and galleries around the world.
In addition to prestigious commissions, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and an Emeritus Award from the Australia Council for his lifelong contributions to visual arts and craft.
He will always be remembered by the Montsalvat community as a skilled craftsman, friend to many, and an engaging storyteller with sparkling eyes and a mischievous laugh.
A celebration of Matcham Skipper's life was held at Montsalvat on 2 March 2011. Click here to read the eulogy for Matcham given by Sigmund Jörgensen, click here to read an obituary in The Australian by Gwen Ford, click here to read an obituary in The Age by Marcus Skipper and click here to read an article in the Diamond Valley Leader.
Over time, a compilation of Matcham's life and work will be posted on this site.
Sigmund Jörgensen's 'Red Chair' Artist Talk - April 2011
Craft Unbound article - March 2011
Diamond Valley Leader multimedia presentation - November 2010
Pol Magazine interview - 1972
There are two scans and the front cover - click to view them & read this fascinating article.
Magazine front cover