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ABOUT

Melanie studied at the University of NSW: College of Fine Arts and Macquarie University, Sydney.
She is an accomplished practicing and exhibiting contemporary artist, based in Adelaide – South Australia, and a Secondary Visual Arts teacher at one of South Australia’s leading schools.

Melanie’s original artworks have found homes in the USA, UK, Ireland and across Australia.

EXHIBITIONS

SALA Festival
A selection of Melanie’s artwork is currently on exhibit at 33 Chapel, Norwood following on from her exhibition for the 2018 SALA Festival – a state-wide festival of Visual Art. The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia and is an annual event held every August. Be sure to drop in to33 Chapel and view some of her pieces!

Loreto Spring Art Show
That Was Then – Melanie’s Loreto SpringART Show submission was sold on the Opening Night to a very happy collector! The Loreto SpringART Show has showcased established and emerging talent for over 30 years and this year’s event delivered yet again!

ARTIST STATEMENT

My abstract paintings are about creating a space for contemplation, room to breathe, to meditate and relax. Often described as lonely, yet created to be a safe place for solitude, peace, stillness and comfort. I seek to offer a place that can stand to be seen over and over, a place to live, not dusty or sleepwalking, but fully alive and present; to see again something new, to be reminded, to be renewed. To hear faint sounds, murmurs and whispers, to travel somewhere and come back safely. Texture, beautiful mistakes and the capturing of light guide the way until my paintings become a place, an offering of safe space, a gift.