Exhibition History

Solo Exhibitions: 

2018  Spot the Arab, Backspace Gallery, Ballarat, Australia

2017  Blow-Up, Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome

2014  Lip Service, ACAF Art Terminal 1, Sydney

2012  Pazze Vibrazioni, Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome

             MMXII Portraits of Matthew Mitcham, Gallery Vientiane, Sydney

2011   Art Meets Fashion (Gossip Couture), Global Gallery, Sydney

2008  Sailor Style – Banca Giuratale, Gozo, Malta

2005  Sailor Style – Mate Gallery, Berlin

2005  Blow by Blow – The Center, New York

2003  Blow by Blow – Atelier Gallery, New York

2002  Natimuk and friends – Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

             Recent Photographs – GrantPirrie Gallery, Sydney

2001  Undressed – Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

             Déshabillé – Galerie Say, Paris

2000  Recent work – Atelier Gallery, Soho, New York

1999  Vernissage, Zanzibar Showroom, Sydney

1998  Recent work – Gallery 1A, Sydney

1995  Wimmera Impressions – Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre, Sydney

1986  Silk – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


Group Exhibitions:

2019    photo + illuminate + paint, Zed Gallery, Sydney

2018   Museum of Love & Protest, NAS Gallery, National Art School, Sydney


The Bond of Art, (curated by Gu Jiajun), Duolun International Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai.

Q.A.P.A. (curated by Jimmy Twin), Clifford Chance,

Sydney Reconnecting, Ark Gallery, Shanghai, China

2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize (Finalist), National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

You No Speak Americano Original (integration/discrimination/racism) – CAM Contemporary Art Museum, Casoria, Italy

Margaret Olley: Painter, peer, mentor, muse, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Q.A.P.A., Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne


Between You and Them – The Identity of Self, Object and Place, ACAF Art Space, Songjang, Shanghai

National Photographic Portrait Prize  (Finalist), National Portrait Gallery, Canberra


Shoot the Chef competition finalist, Parramatta Lanes Festival, Parramatta


“Portraits of Matthew Mitcham”, North Sydney Olympic Swimming Pool, Part of the Vivid Festival 2014

“You See Me and I See You”, James Cohen Gallery, Shanghai (Curated by Shen Qilan)


“Shoot The Chef”, Star City, Sydney (Competition Winner)

Head On Portrait Prize – Finalist, State Library, Sydney

Add On, Danks Street Gallery, Sydney (Part of the Head On Photographic Festival 2013)


5 Photo-based Artists, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne

The 2012 National Photographic Portrait Prize (Winner People’s Choice Award), NPG, Canberra

The Blake Prize (Finalist), S & H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

The Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photographic Award (Finalist), Gold Coast City Art Gallery

The 2012 Moran Photographic Award (Finalist), Sydney


The 2011 National Photographic Portrait Prize (Finalist), National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

The Olive Cotton Award (Finalist), Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW

International Art Exhibition for the Queensland Flood Relief, BlackWattle Café, Sydney

Add On, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney (Part of the Head On Photographic  Festival 2011)

Mount Eyre Art Prize (Finalist), Rex Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney


Sydney Life, Art and About Festival, Hyde Park, Sydney

La Follia (Madness, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva),  Villa Rufolo, – Ravello (IT) as part of the Ravello Festival 2010

3 Dimensions, Maree Azzopardi, Renato Grome & John McRae, Smith & Hall, Sydney

Matt, Dive, Gold – Smith and Hall, Sydney (Curated by Jonathan Turner)

The Blake Prize Travelling Exhibition (Delmar Trinity Gallery, Tweed River Art Gallery, Western -Plains Cultural Centre, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery)


The Blake Prize, (Finalist), National Art School, Sydney

The Blake Prize Travelling Exhibition (Ararat Regional Art Gallery)

The Olive Cotton Award, (Finalist), Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW

Kings Cross Photographic Award (2nd Prize, portrait award) Kings Cross Library, Sydney

Matt, Dive, Gold – Lipanjepuntin Arte Contemporanea, Rome (Curated by Jonathan Turner)

Multiple Personalities, Ward 17 & 18, Rozelle Psychiatric Hospital, Sydney


The Olive Cotton Award, (Finalist), Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW


Galleria Paola Verenga, Salerno (Italy)

Off The Wall, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Off The Wall, Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney


The Olive Cotton Award, (Finalist), Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW


Face to Face (Matteo Basile, Rocco Dubbini, Fritz Kok, – John McRae) Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome

Tripod – Spazio ex-Deco, Teramo (Italy)

The All-Australian Show (Maree Azzopardi, Paul Ferman, Matthew Griffin, – John McRae, Tracey Moffatt and Selina Ou) – Galleria Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome

The All-Australian Show – Lipanjepuntin Arte Contemporanea, Trieste


Sailor Style – Maritime Museum, Sydney


Humanite – Cafe Mado, Montreal

Sexidem – Ground Floor Gallery, Sydney


Hung, Drawn and Framed – PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney

1+2 – Galerie Say, Paris

Identité – Salle Gouverneur, Montreal


Hung, Drawn and Painted – PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney

5 Australian Painters – Roebling Street Gallery, Williamsburg, New York


Neroli Weaver and John McRae – , Zanzibar Showroom, Drummoyne

Both Sides of the Bridge – Gallery 1A, Sydney

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award – Winner of works on paper award. Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery


1 metre square – Open House Gallery, Sydney


Expressions of Freedom II – Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

Bloom II – C.A.S.A. Studios, Sydney

Expressions of Day and Night – Hyatt Hotel, Canberra


Expressions of Freedom – Sydney

Bloom – C.A.S.A. Studios, Sydney