Matthew van Roden


15 December 2018 – 9 February 2019

to be opened by Sharni Jones, Manager, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Collection, Australian Museum


THE//WORD//BECOMES//FLESH is the culmination of the last eighteen months of research as part of van Roden’s Masters by Research in Visual Arts at Charles Darwin University.


“With sharp observation and with clinical precision

in the use and arrangement of his materials,

van Roden scrutinizes the institution of religion,

the institution par excellence which has enforced its

domain over the human body since time began with

weapons and with words.”


Koulla Roussos