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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