Workshops,Interviews,Canvas commissions,Custom designs for wallpapers or decals,Live painting events
Total years of experience:
Melanie’s art is so beautiful, what a privilege to have her come and transform my home. From start to finish she listened to my ideas and created a mural that will be the talking point of my home for years to come. Absolutely thrilled, highly recommend!!
We engaged Melanie for a localised mural for our new Zambrero restaurant. She absolutely nailed the brief with the concept design process going so smoothly. Her communication and dedication was second to none. The finished product is just amazing and we will definitely be using Melanie again.
Melanie was just wonderful, all the way from communication and booking through to design and painting such a beautiful mural on my balcony. She really understood the vision that I had and brought it to life :) She is also such a lovely person and it was a pleasure having her painting over the weekend!
Melanie was simply amazing to deal with. Very professional, flexible with requests and completed the entire outdoor piece remotely and with zero fuss. Melanie has activated what was effectively a plain external colorbond wall into a highlight of our beach house backyard. Highly recommended!!
I paint my designs that have been created after working with the clients
Pick me for these projects! :-
I love painting both interior and exterior murals that really focus on botanicals, colour and birds. I get excited by public art projects and private mural commissions.
I'll sit these ones out :-
I don't really like just replicating an image - I'd much prefer to work with clients to find something that is unique and special.
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art Painting) 2012
Masters of Arts Management 2014
Facilitating Mural Artist - Big Picture Festival Frankston 2022
Facilitating Mural Artist - Big Picture Festival Frankston 2021
Archibald Prize Project Manager - Victoria 2021
Project Manager Creative Projects, South Gippsland Shire Council 2020-2021
Facilitating Mural Artist - Girls Own Space Project 2020
Assistant Director - Flinders Lane Gallery 2014 - 2019
2019. Finalist, KAAF Art Prize, Sydney
2019. Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art
2018. Finalist, Collins Place Summer Art Award, Melbourne.
2017. Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art
2016. People's Choice Award Winner, Roi Art Prize, City of Yarra.
2015. Finalist, Gippsland Print Award, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
2015. Winner, Dick Bishop Memorial Prize. Latrobe Regional Gallery.
2013. Pozible - Creative Crowdfunding. Successful Campaign.
2013. RMIT University Link Arts Second Semester Funding. Successful
2013. RMIT University Quick Response Grant. Successful.
2021. Modern Mediterranean, private commission, Anchor restaurant, Elwood.
2021. Butterfly Noir, Frankston City Council, Armstrongs Road, Seaford.
2021. Heron, Wattle Et Al, private commission, Leongatha Health Hub.
2021. Lush Green Botanicals with Black, private commission, Bendigo.
2021. Luxe Interactive Mural, Sweet Life Cafe, Leongatha
2021. Swamp Gum, Tea Tree and Banksia, Seaford Library, Seaford
2021. Pelican and Ibis, Frankston Big Picture Festival, in collab with Frankston High.
2021. Acacia and Eucalyptus - Moe, Show Me The Art Festival, Moe.
2021. Eastern Rosella and Wattle from Nerrena, Leongatha Primary School.
2020. Monarch and Daisies, My Leongatha Beauty, Leongatha.
2020. Foster Botanicals, in collab with students from Foster High School, Foster.
2020. Harvest Botanicals, Harvest Laneway Nursery, Leongatha.
2020. Coastal Banksia, Forage and Grind, Leongatha
2020. Urban Jungle Adventure, private commission, Northcote
2018. Narwhal, private commission, Thornbury.
2018. It’s Like A Jungle Sometimes, Roi Apartments Communal Area, North Fitzroy.
October 2018. ‘out in the darkness / seafood / skin test / i love you too’ Solo Exhibition, Enough Space, Prahran
September 2018. ‘Covered, ’ Marios, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
November 2017. 'Almost Solo V3, ' Incube8r Gallery, Fitzroy.
August 2017. 'Specimens', Marios, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
December 2016 - January 2017. 'In A Darkened Room, ' Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek.
September 2016. 'Inked, ' Alternating Current Artspace, Windsor.
October 2015. 'Dripping in Gold', Marios, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
August 2015. 'I wake to see the world gone wild' Dick Bishop Memorial Prize Winner, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell.
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
August 2020. ‘Art in Iso Exhibition, ’ Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill.
February 2020. ‘Bushfire Fundraiser Exhibition, ’ Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill.
December 2019. ‘First Year Anniversary 12x12, ’ Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill.
November 2019. ‘Finalist Exhibition, ’ KAAF Art Prize, Korean Cultural Centre, Sydney.
November 2019. ‘Linden Art Postcard Show, ’ Linden New Art, St Kilda.
October 2019. Blindside Annual Fundraiser, Blindside, Melbourne.
June 2019. ‘In The Round, ’ Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek.
December 2018. ‘12x12, ’ curated by Melika Davies, Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill.
October 2018. ‘Blossom and Bloom’, curated by Brigita La, Ladder Art Space, Kew.
May 2018. 'Stille' curated by Casey Freeman, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne
December 2017. 'Summer Smalls Exhibition, ' Southern Buoy Studios, Mornington.
December 2017. 'Small Works Art Prize, ' Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy.
November 2017. 'Linden Art Postcard Show, ' Linden Art at Domain House, Melbourne.
September 2017. 'Southern Buoy Studios Launch Exhibition', Southern Buoy, Mornington, Victoria.
March 2016. A4 Art Australia Exhibition, facilitated by the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, Herring Island, Melbourne.
Big Picture Festival