We are very saddened to learn sculptor Matthew Harding died on Thursday 22 February 2018. Best known for his large-scale public art, Matthew had a wide-ranging practice that spanned sculpture, furniture and design. He was awarded the McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park Sculpture Award in 2014 with his work "Void".
Harding is survived by his partner Freya and four young children. The local community in Trentham have set up a GoFundMe page to support Harding's family - www.gofundme.com/fund-for-freya
Image: Via Arts Hub. Matthew Harding with his work Nano for Sculpture by the Sea 2006; Photography Jamie Williams.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.