About artist Melanie Sky

Melanie Sky is a multidisciplinary emerging artist living on Dja Dja Warrung country in Maldon, Victoria, Australia. She follows the inspiration of the landscape in her surroundings while exploring her strong passion for art and colour. Her work aims to bring you the joy, movement, and energy of bold colour, shape, and texture.

 

As a child growing up in coastal NSW, she enjoyed being surrounded by dance, music, colour, and creativity. She has always felt a subtle energetic connection with the Australian environment, and now explore this relationship with land, love of movement, and the interplay of nature and colour through my works.

Melanie's work starts with being on country and photographing the landscape both at ground level and from the sky with a drone. Once back in the studio she uses those images to draw inspiration from the shapes, colours and textures seen and felt in the landscape. She loves to turn up the volume with the colour and uses different techniques to create a flexibility and fluidity in her style. This allows her to dramatise the landscape through the use of bold colours, shapes and textures. 

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Melanie hosts workshops and retreats across regional Victoria and is available for private parties. Get in touch if you are interested

In 2022 Melanie started The Bold Collective. A community that celebrates, connects and empowers female-identifying artists. In late 2022 she will launch a range of mentoring and business service packages to support Australian female visual artists. 

Her watercolour products are available for wholesale and original artwork is available on consignment/commission. Please contact me if you are interested in stocking her products or paintings. If you are interested in commissioning an artwork please get in touch to discuss. 

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Studio Mel Sky is located on Dja Dja Wurrung country. We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to all Traditional Owners and their Elders past and present as the original custodians of Australia’s land and waters.

We are a 100% Australian owned company. We have a focus on working with Australian suppliers and using Australian made products wherever possible.

We have partnered with Australian company 15Trees to offset any emissions we are creating along the way.  Products and supplies are sourced locally where possible or only printed on demand to reduce waste and my carbon foot print. Packaging is made with recycled paper, and plastic free where-ever possible. 

Original artwork is painted with Australian made artist quality paint on canvas and paper from a local supplier. Frames are handmade in Melbourne using local timber. Your artwork will be wrapped with bubble wrap however this is often reused and I encourage you to reuse or recycle with your soft plastics.

Our cards and wrapping paper are printed just 20km from our studio. They are printed on 100% recycled paper. Cards come with 100% recycled paper envelopes. Tea Towels are printed in Melbourne and are 100% organic cotton. These products are packaged without plastic and with recycled materials. The stickers and any tape you see is are all compostable. Please recycle, reuse and compost where possible.  

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August 2021 - Climate Resilience Is Art Exhibition, Bendigo

September 2021 - Market building winter art show, Castlemaine

October 2021 - The Valley Art Show‘s 9×5 Art Prize, Wyong Creek

October 2021 - Shortlist -Into the Light’ Whitewall Art Prize 2021

October 2021 - Solo Exhibition, Bendigo Bank, Bendigo

October 2021 - Hepburn Swiss Italian Festa Central Victorian Landscape Prize

October 2021 - Melbourne Artists “Spring Breeze” Virtual Exhibition

November 2021 - Daylesford Art Show

November 2021 - Kathryn and the bear Petal & Twig group show, Northcote

November 2021 - Alykat Creative Gallery group show, Coffs Harbour

December 2021 - Market building art show summer, Castlemaine

January 2022 - Over the horizon group show, The Old Auction House Kyneton

March 2022 - 55 Cities group show, The Hue and Cry Collective Geelong

March 2022 - Grammar Art Show, Toowoomba

March 2022 - Melbourne Artists “This is me” group show, Carlton

April 2022 - Before the fall group show, The Old Auction House Kyneton

April 2022 - Fight Cancer Foundation’ 9x5, Swan Hill

April 2022 - Solo Exhibition, Bendigo Bank, Bendigo

April 2022 - Bendigo Art Show, Bendigo

April 2022 - Petite Pieces Prize, Aspire Gallery, Paddington

April 2022 - Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi

May 2022 - The Other Art Fair, Melbourne

October 2022 - Solo show, Space Gallery, Geelong

January 2023 - Solo show, LEDA Gallery, Newcastle

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If you are interested in exhibiting or stocking my original artwork please email hello@studiomelsky.com.