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Matt Durran

Matt works on large-scale installations and sculptural pieces which at times harmonise with their physical surroundings and at other times lie in uneasy conjunction

Always curious always looking - words often used to describe Matt's approach to life and which run like a continuous thread through the territories of his work.

His explorations have taken him from ancient lava-formed obsidian to stockpiled waste glass and the frontiers of new technologies. They’ve found him devising collaborative solutions to energy sustainability and the up-cycling of waste materials. They’ve led him inwards through medical research to the internal architecture of the human body and outwards to the built environment we live in.

Matt's art practice strives to balance aesthetics with emerging technologies. He stresses the importance of making his own work, pushing forward with new materials his own artistic expression, of making beautiful, compelling and inspiring pieces.



Matt Durran will be featuring in Session 2 - Tools

Make:Shift Presenters

Dr Sarat Babu
Julia Bennett
Lauren Bowker
Gerard Briscoe
Mark Burrows
Annabelle Campbell
Mark Champkins
Professor Daniel Charny
Amy Congdon
Professor Geoffrey Crossick
Gina Czarnecki
Boris Debackere
Matt Durran
Lizete Druka
Michael Eden
Gregory Epps
Bronac Ferran
Grant Gibson
Dr Karen Ingham
Michelle Kasprzak
Professor Roger Kneebone
Dr Zoe Laughlin
Professor Julia Lohmann
Martina Margetts
Alex McLean
Tom Metcalfe
Dr Mark Miodownik
Ammar Mirjan
Gareth Neal
Professor Raymond Oliver
Dr Claire Pajaczkowska
Professor Mike Press
Fi Scott
Professor Lucy Di Silvio
Rhian Soloman
Dr Becky Stewart
Dries Verbruggen