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About Melissa

Melissa Carey is an established Contemporary Artist, originally born in Perth WA, and is based in South East Queensland, Australia and often travels for her art projects and workshops to Brisbane, Gold Coast, Northern Rivers and Sydney. 

After completing her visual art studies after high school, she worked in Project Management, Quality Assurance and Training in several industries for 12 years, while she continued her art practice part time. In 2013, she took the plunge to follow her art career full time, successfully undertaking art commissions and art projects within the community. 

Her style is intricate, detailed & contemporary in it's various forms of sculpture & installation art, balancing her feminine elements of rope & textiles with her masculine elements of timber & metal, and encompasses themes of connection. She has a strong focus on managing all elements of her projects from design concepts, fabrication and installation, and has a hands-on approach to making her artwork. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and encouraging creativity through teaching, and has taught thousands of people at her art & modern craft workshops in her studio & events Australia-wide.

Melissa’s work has been showcased internationally, and some highlights of her art career are: completing an art residency in Berlin, Germany, being an invited artist for Strand Ephemera sculpture exhibition in Queensland, designing 2 key artworks for award-winning restaurant 6HEAD in Sydney Harbour, and working with leading brands & locations, such as Google, Ikea, Seafolly Australia & US Swimwear brand, Salvation Army, Atlassian, Market City Shopping Centre, and more.

Melissa regularly volunteers within the community - she recently volunteered at the Sydney Children's Hospital teaching craft in the Mental Health Ward, and a past highlight was working in the art room at Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital in Perth, WA.

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Melissa Carey - Art CV

EDUCATION & TRAINING  

2013 – Project Management Diploma (PMBOK), Safetynet Management Solutions, Australia 

2006 – Visual Art Advanced Diploma, Central TAFE, Perth, Australia 

ART AWARDS 

2021     “Damien Lacey Indoor Sculpture Award” for “Spiralling Up” Sculpture, at Brisbane Sculpture Festival, QLD  

ART RESIDENCIES 

2016     Art Residency, Huttenpalast studio, Berlin, Germany 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2016    “Connections” exhibition to showcase art residency work - Studio Baustelle Gallery, Berlin, Germany 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2021     Sculptors QLD Group Exhibition, Brisbane Sculpture Festival, QLD  

               “Welded Hearts” Art Exhibition with Colleen Lavender at The Centre, Beaudesert, QLD 

2019     Invited Artist, Strand Ephemera Sculpture Exhibition – Townsville, QLD, Australia  

2015    “Fibre Art Exhibition” - Create or Die Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

2011     “Artists On The Walkpath” Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary, Riverside Gardens, Perth, Australia 

               “Connections” - Exhibition at Riverview Gallery Space, Perth, Australia 

2010     “Sculptures by the Swan” Sculpture Park Exhibition, Sandy Beach Reserve Perth, Australia 

                “Artists On The Walkpath” Toni Di Scerni path, Bardon Park, Perth, Australia 

2008    “Seven Sensational Sculptures by the Swan” Sculpture Park Exhibition, Perth Australia 

                “Fine Art Auction” – Central TAFE Art Gallery, Perth, Australia 

                 ‘Material Pleasure’ – Exhibition at Heathcote Museum & Gallery, Perth, Australia 

2007     ‘Sketchpo’ – Exhibition during Artopia, at the Fibonacci Centre, Perth, Australia 

2006     “Breakthrough” Graduate Exhibition, Central TAFE 

               “Red Hot Art Auction” – Central TAFE Art Gallery, Perth, Australia 

2002     The Angelico Exhibition (Award Winner), the Forrest Centre, Perth, Australia 

GRANTS 

2019    Burning Seed Art & Music Festival – Grant for Key sculpture for Friday Night Art Burn, NSW 

              Confest Art & Lifestyle Festival – Grant for sculpture & community workshops, NSW 

PUBLIC ART & COMMISSIONS 

2021    Private Commission - Snake Sculpture for Art Collector, Queensland, Australia 

2019    Cow Head Sculptures - 6HEAD Restaurant, Sydney, Australia 

               Rope Art Installation - 6HEAD Restaurant, Sydney, Australia  

               Ocean Art Installation & Art Workshops - St Clares College, Sydney     

2018    “Cotton Conversation” Art Installation – Ikea, Sydney Australia 

               “Open Heart” Sculpture for “Eat your heart out” festival for Liverpool City Council, Sydney 

               “Fortune Circle” Art Installation for Chinese New Year, Market City Shopping Centre, Sydney 

2017    “Airwave” Commissioned Sculpture, Air Nightclub, Perth Australia 

2016     Sculpture Commission – The Pavillion Restaurant, Botanical Gardens, Sydney, Australia 

               Sculpture Commission – Seafolly Swimwear, 5 locations around Australia & showcased in USA 

2015     Sculpture Commission – Oxford Hotel, Sydney, Australia 

                Commissioned Light Art for Vivid Festival – Keystone Group, Sydney, Australia 

2013     Commissioned Painting – Private Art Collection, Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands 

2007     Commissioned Sculpture – West Coast Blues N’ Roots Festival, Perth (Sunset Events) 

2006     Public Sculpture – Mt Narryer Station, Australia 

                Public Sculpture – Wogarno Station, Australia 

                Commissioned Sculpture - Hartley Estate Winery, Chittering, Australia 

2005     Public Sculpture - Wogarno Station, Australia 

                 Commissioned Sculpture - Hartley Estate Winery, Chittering, Australia 

FESTIVALS 

2019     Burning Seed Art & Music Festival – Grant for Key sculpture for Friday Night Art Burn, NSW 

              “Open Heart” Sculpture for “Eat your heart out” festival for Liverpool City Council, Sydney  

               Bondi Art Trail, Street Art Festival – Invited Artist, Bondi, Sydney, Australia  

               Confest Art & Lifestyle Festival – Grant for sculpture & community workshops, NSW 

2018     “Open Heart” Sculpture for “Eat your heart out” festival for Liverpool City Council, Sydney  

2015     “Beams Art Festival 2015” – Public Art Installation in the streets of Chippendale, Sydney, Australia 

                “Day Of The Dead Festival” – Sculptural Art Installation commissioned by The Artistry, Sydney  

2014     “Beams Art Festival 2014” – Public Art Installation in the streets of Chippendale, Sydney, Australia 

2007     “West Coast Blues N’ Roots Festival” - Commissioned Sculpture, Perth (Sunset Events) 

2005     “Qfest” – Collaborated and Individual Fire Sculpture, Cue, Australia 

TEACHING 

2014 – current: Teaching art & modern craft workshops independently to both kids & adults, and at events  and working with leading brands                 such as Google, Atlassian, Salvation Army and more. 

2019    Waverley Woollahra Arts School – teaching art & modern craft to kids   

2018     Teaching art workshops at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Australia 

2008    Teaching art workshops at Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital in Perth, WA 

CURATED 

2016   “Connections” exhibition to showcase art residency work - Studio Baustelle Gallery, Berlin, Germany 

2015     “One Sydney” Art auction, raising $7,000 for asylum seekers, Sydney, Australia

              “Quantum Science + Art” by Tony Nicotra at The Space Gallery, Sydney Australia  

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