Melanie McCollin-Walker’s artistic journey began whilst growing up on the island of Barbados. Always the wanderer, it is Melanie’s nomadic lifestyle which has been a major source of inspiration. She relies on her innate sensibilities, using a combination of memory, observation and emotion to create her work. The landscape provides the framework within which the artist’s journey takes place with each painting providing a window into her subconscious, whilst also challenging the viewer to delve deeper into their own. Her subtle and painterly technique and meticulous and painstaking layering, create atmospheric, light-filled, dramatic work, which provides a sense of place whilst simultaneously evoking both mystery and curiosity. A career highlight came in 2013 when McCollin-Walker was invited to be part of a Ned Kelly inspired exhibition at the Australian High Commission in Singapore, where she was tasked with telling Kelly’s story from a landscape prospective. Melanie’s work is represented in private and public collections internationally.

Solo Exhibitions


2020     New Works, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2020     New Works, Handmark Gallery, Evandale, Tasmania
2019     The River Lies Within, Handmark Gallery, Tasmania
2018     Adrift, Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania
2018     First Impressions, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania
2017     The View From Here, Art Atrium, Sydney
2017     On The Edge, Australian High Commission, Singapore
2015     Inner Storm, Depot II Gallery, Sydney
2014     Dreamscapes, Salamanca Arts Centre,Tasmania
2012     Limited Edition, Australasian Arts Projects, Singapore
2011     Before the Beginning, Australasian Arts Project, Singapore

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions


2019     Summer Salon, Handmark Gallery, Tasmania
2018     Celebrating Our Landscape, Handmark Gallery, Tasmania
2017     At Bull Bay, Despard Gallery, Tasmania
2016     Summer Sojourn , Art Atrium, Sydney
2016     Cliftons Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Cliftons Venue, Singapore
2015     Benetton Foundation, Venice Biennale, Italy
2014     Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
2013     Loaded, Atrium Gallery, Australian High Commission, Singapore
2013     Cliftons Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Cliftons Venue Singapore
2013     Grounded, Australian High Commission, Singapore
2012     Just This Moment, Australasian Arts Projects, Singapore

 

 

Awards

 

2016    Finalist - Cliftons Art Prize, Singapore

2013    Finalist - Art Prizes Australia

2013    People’s Choice Winner - Cliftons Art Prize, Singapore 

2013    Finalist - Cliftons Art Prize, Singapore

 

 

Selected Residencies

 

2018    Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania 

2017    Bull Bay Artist Residency, Bruny Island, Tasmania

2014    Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania

 

 

Collections

 

2017     Bruce Gosper, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, private collection
2016     Guacoland Project, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore
2016     Wild Honey, The Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur
2015     IQ Global Group, Sydney
2015     The Luciano Benetton Foundation’s ‘Imago Mundi’, Italy
2014     Telunas Resorts, Indonesia
2014     Wild Honey, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore

 

 

Artist Talks

2017       On The Edge, in conversation with curator Anna Layard, Singapore
2013       Loaded, artist dinner, hosted by the Australian High Commissioner, Singapore

 

 

Selected Media

 

2019      WIN News, Hobart
2019      Tassie Lights Up Artist Inspiration, The Mercury
2018      TasWeekender, The Mercury
2015      Caribbean Echoes, Real Life Magazine
2014      Island Home Sparks Inspiration, The Mercury
2014      Nomadic Wonders, The Finder

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