21st November 1960 - 2019
Mathew is a well known painter from Balgo, the son of Mick Gill and Susie Bootja Bootja (deceased), both key artists from the Balgo art movement. Mathew is the person attributed to starting the Art Centre by asking the Adult Education Centre for a place for the elders to paint. He was the Chairperson of Warlayirti Artists for many years, as well as working as production assistant and advisor. His early religious works have been published and collected. Mathew has a meticulous style of intricate dotting and strong design. He spent eight weeks in Japan as an artist in residence, and traveled widely around Australia.