Melissa Carey loves to contribute to community art through festivals around Australia. With her experience as a full time professional artist, she knows how to lead a team and create something beautiful to capture the people's hearts.
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. For more about Melissa CLICK HERE
Burning Seed Festival, Australia 2019
ConFest, Australia 2019
"Woven Conversation Pod" at ConFest 2019
Melissa won an art grant to build a sculpture for ConFest Festival in the Australian bushland of south NSW as part of 4ArtsSake.
She travelled down to the property a week before the festival to create a sculpture with the help of friends and volunteers, where they used found sticks in nature to build the dome-like structure.
Then Melissa created looms on the inside of the sculpture, and invited the community to come and add their weaving inside the sculpture, or just hang out and weave conversations.