Matthew Greaves and Nicholas Tammens

Matthew Greaves

Film essay/moving image and exhibition: Honesty.

The project will collaboratively develop and produce a film essay on the history of the Melbourne Anarchists Club (MAC) in the late 19th century. It is intended that this work will be exhibited in contemporary art spaces and galleries in Australia and the US.

Highlighting the fact that MAC considered the rights of early immigrant workers and the status of women, the film essay will explore several themes that remain pertinent to Australian society: a peculiar story involving the fate of David and William Andrade, independent publishing during a media revolution, political ideology and Australia’s first vegetarian restaurant.

Currently based in Melbourne, artists Matthew Greaves and Nic Tammens have worked together in several capacities, writing, curating, performing and exhibiting in Melbourne, Beijing and Portland, Oregon. They have worked with private and public art collections in the context of contemporary art spaces including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Gallery at the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Yale Union and Portland Institute of Contemporary Art.