Jordan Grant - 2010

About the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship opportunity:

“I was really impressed with Cockatoo Island, being a major venue for the Biennale… The entire island had been taken over by artists, who filled the warehouses and rooms with everything from scuplture and painting to video screening. I took particularly to the works by New Zealand artist Rohan Wealleans, who created a series of sculptures around 1.5 metres tall, which were hybrids of different animals, fashioned in a human-like stance and covered in interesting patterns and jewels… I was also able to visit other galleries nearby, which I follow closely online, such as Monster Children and May’s Lane, and was introduced to new galleries like Chalk Horse and White Rabbit.

These experiences provided me with fresh inspiration and energy to push myself, and since I’ve been back I have been sketching down ideas in any spare moment I get. I plan to implement these sketches into larger works and collaborate with artists around me to share the experience and the motivation it gave me.”

What has happened since the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship opportunity:

“Since being involved with the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship I have been in various group and solo shows around Australia and moved to Melbourne to pursue study and involvement with a broader arts scene. I am currently studying Fine Art at RMIT University and getting involved in a few group shows around the place as well as doing posters for the odd local gig. I was also selected as a Finalist in the 2012 Archi-bottle Competition.”


Work & Education
  • Gallery Trainee, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery – 2009
  • Completed TAFE Certificate III, Arts Administration – 2009
  • Currently studying Fine Art, RMIT University
  • Featured in the 2012 Visible Ink publication Fleshy Husks and Brittle Bones
  • Book covers for Nathan Roche’s novels The Golden Tramp and The Luna Knights
  • Collaborated with Townsville artist Louis Dunn on the album artwork for The Broken Needles’ 2011 release Terra Nullius.
  • Featured artist in the first issue of Mayhem magazine
  • Shirt designs for Umbrella Studio staff
  • Released zine to accompany solo exhibition Honour Among Thieves
  • Gig posters for various Melbourne and Townsville events
  • Poster design to accompany Elle Graham’s 2011 release Woods
  • Album artwork for Alligator Creek’s 2011 self release
  • Album artwork for the Popli Kids 2011 EP

Traveled to the Sydney Biennale with funding from the Matt Clark Traveling Scholarship


Traveled to Melbourne’s ¬Semi-Permanent conference with funding from Starburst regional Mentoring Program coordinated by Youth Arts Queensland

Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions
  • Tunnel Vision, Three One Six Oh! Film Festival, Melbourne | 2012
  • Archi-bottle, Cake Wines pop-up bar, Melbourne | 2012
  • The Brown Study, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville | 2012
  • Where Has All The Wine Gone? Shøøting Gallery, Brisbane | 2011
  • Honour Among Thieves, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville | 2010
  • Umbrella Studio Member’s Exhibition, Umbrella Studio, Townsville | 2010
  • Ignite Youth Exhibition, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville | 2009
  • 35/120, Artspaced inc., Townsville | 2009
Matt's mother Abbey Clark, 2010 Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship recipients Jordan Grant, Kyana Pike and John Bradshaw, and Matt's father Michael Clark.
Cockatoo Island warehouse. Artwork by Cai Guo Qiang, photograph by Jordan Grant.
Artwork by Rohan Wealleans, photograph by Jordan Grant.
One of the many contemporary galleries visited, photograph by Jordan Grant.
Jordan Grant, City Anxiety, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 112 x 82 cm (approx), 2012
Jordan Grant, Gin + Milk, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 102 cm (approx), 2012
Jordan Grant, Hypnic, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 96 cm, 2012
Jordan Grant, Itch, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 96 x 96 cm, 2012