March 13, 2018

Vale Matthew Harding

All of us at DMR Open Studios would like to pay tribute to the life and outstanding body of work of our former Open Studios participant and friend, Matthew Harding, who tragically died suddenly late February 2018.

Matthew created major public works that have become loved landmarks around the world.  The piece best known to Melburnians is probably the giant pods that act as a gateway to the city for visitors arriving via the Tullamarine Freeway where it meets Flemington Road.

The community here has set up a Matthew Harding Family Support Fund at or BSB 633-000 Account No 162237325 “Fund for Freya” to help support his wife, Freya, and their four young children through this difficult time.

Donations to his wife and children can be sent via this link.