Melanie McCollin-Walker is a contemporary landscape painter, whose 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. Subtle layers of paint are juxtaposed with bold and intuitive painterly marks and gestures. The landscape provides the framework within which the artist’s journey takes place. The resulting paintings are light-filled and dramatic. The essence of natural forces which she is able to capture on the canvas creates a sense of place, simultaneously evoking both mystery and curiosity. Each painting providing a window into her subconscious, while also challenging those viewing her work to delve deeper into their own. McCollin-Walker has been invited to participate in several solo and group exhibitions. Her art is represented in private and public collections globally.

Solo Exhibitions

 

2020 New Works, Singapore

2019 The River Lies Within, Handmark Gallery, Tasmania

2018 Adrift, Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania

2018 First Impressions, Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania

2017 The View From Here, Art Atrium, Sydney

2017 On The Edge, Atrium Gallery, Australian High Commission, Singapore

2015 Inner Storm, Depot II Gallery, Sydney

2014 Dreamscapes, Salamanca Arts Centre,Tasmania

2012 Limited Edition, Australasian Arts Projects Gallery, Singapore

2011 Before the Beginning, Australasian Arts Projects Gallery, Singapore

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018 Celebrating Our Landscape, Handmark Gallery, Tasmania

2017 At Bull Bay, Bull Bay Artist in Residence Exhibition, Tasmania

2016 Summer Sojourn , Art Atrium, Sydney

2016 Cliftons Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Cliftons Venue, Singapore

2015 Looking Down Under, Benetton Foundation, Venice Biennale, Italy

2014 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Australasian Arts Projects, Hong Kong

2013 Loaded, Atrium Gallery, Australian High Commission, Singapore

2013 Cliftons Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Cliftons Venue Singapore

2013 Grounded, Atrium Gallery, Australian High Commission, Singapore

2012 Just This Moment, Australasian Arts Projects Gallery 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

 

Collections

 

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

 

Selected Reviews

 

2018 TasWeekender, The Mercury 

2015 Caribbean Echoes, Real Life Magazine

2014 Island Home Sparks Inspiration, The Mercury 

2014 Nomadic Wonders, The Finder

 © 2019 Melanie McCollin-Walker, All Rights Reserved

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