Matt Petherbridge is a Maitland based writer and artist who has dabbled in acting, song writing and music journalism. He has profiled Australian and international music acts including Van Dyke Parks, The Church, My Chemical Romance, ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic and many more. In 2018, Petherbridge undertook a personal project, Creative180 B4 30, which consisted of daily acts of creativity in the 180 days before he turned 30.
Throughout the 180 days, Petherbridge touched upon the visual arts, acting and creativity classes, poetry and music Following his ‘180’, Petherbridge contributed features to The Conveyor, a magazine profiling working class creatives in Maitland. In 2020, Petherbridge exhibited his debut poetry and art collection ‘MY LIFE’S WORK WORLD TOUR: Vol. 1 / Beauty, Light, Struggle, Resolve’ at The Bikesmith & Espresso Bar during Maitland’s Artastique Festival. In the same year, Petherbridge contributed to and appeared in Julien Poulsen’s short film Space Junk, starring Steve Kilbey from legendary Australian band The Church.