Melanie Caple | Book An Artist

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Melanie Caple in Australia

Melanie Caple

Melanie

Melbourne

7

(5)

Workshops,Interviews,Canvas commissions,Custom designs for wallpapers or decals,Live painting events

Total years of experience:

Reviews (7)

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Siobhan Moody

(5)

| 27-Sep-2022

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!!

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Ashley Neilson

(5)

| 21-Aug-2022

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.

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Malcolm Odam

(5)

| 18-May-2022

We are very happy with the entire process from discussion of the concept,to the completed work. We are very happy with the result.

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Valeriya Samokh

(5)

| 02-Mar-2022

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!

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Damien Cullen

(5)

| 09-Jan-2022

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!!

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Noelle Javier

(5)

| 22-Dec-2021

Melanie has transformed our theatre room wall into an incredible, jaw-dropping art piece. I love every inch and detail of it! She was very quick to respond to queries and was very flexible with colour changes too. My wall looks stunning. Thank you!

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Michael Nuciforo

(5)

| 10-Dec-2021

Melanie did an incredible job. The boat shed looks amazing! Thank you so much

About
With a Bachelor of Fine Art Painting and a Masters of Arts Management, over the last decade I have developed my arts practice to incorporate finely detailed oil paintings and large-scale exterior murals. Examining our relationship with the botanical world around us with a focus on immortalising a sense of place, I use native flora to activate walls and canvases to draw attention to the fragility and vibrancy of our landscape. Botanicals, colour and birds are my thing, and I love working with clients to bring walls and elements of landscape to life. Taking my practice from predominantly painting artworks in the studio to large scale murals has been such an incredible transition. For the past three years whilst painting murals I have been able to work with amazing individuals, school groups, community groups and local councils who are excited to transform and beautify the landscape that they love. My passion is identifying native plants and birdlife that are endemic to an area, and then using colour and design to really elevate these elements, spurring conversations around sustainability and appreciation for our environment. I love art deco shapes and colours and these also feature heavily in my work. Every mural or commissioned artwork is a great experience to continue to make amazing art.

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.

footscray-botanical-colour
river-red-gum-and-templetonia-echuca
dutch-tulip---magnolia---rubber-plant-opulence
crimson-and-blue---carlton
mediterranean-modern
past-and-present---landscape-2021
moe-acacia-and-eucalyptus-pop
swamp-gum-tea-tree-and-banksia-2021
indoor-lush-botanicals
butterfly-noir-2021
monarch-and-daisies
ibis-and-pelican---frankston
coastal-banksia-mural
heron-wattle-et-al

Qualifications/Positions :

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

Awards/Grants :

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.

Exhibitions :

MURALS
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.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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.

Worked with the following major brands :

Big Picture Festival