Matthew is based in North East England, and works across the UK, Europe and China on arts commissioning, curatorial projects and cultural policy.

Matthew worked as an artist in the 1990’s and then spent 15 years at Arts Council England as a creative broker helping to shape the North East culture led regeneration, developing many new arts buildings and artist’s commissions across the region.  Between 2008/10 Matthew represented the cultural sector at the North East England Office in Brussels.

Since 2013 he has managed the North East Culture Partnership, and through his consultancy has curated visual arts projects across China, established and curated Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens in Northumberland and worked with private sector clients to commission over 30 public artworks within new capital developments in England and Scotland.