It is right to protest 2014
It is right to protest 2014

Melanie’s work is a multimedia mix of installation, photography, painting and printed material. Her iPad installations show collective outcries in tangles of  wires,  plugs, and looping scenes catching anger and determination with words on banners, colours of flags, and the interaction of protesters. Currently Melanie is printing these scenes in unusual ways,  as banners and cushions. She is making cushions out of her paintings, photographs and drawings playing with the concept of comfortable/not-comfortable.

Some cushions are demanding others are of our native flora and scenery, which needs to preserved not necessarily as decoration!

 

Melanie has a Master in the History and Philosophy of Science from Melbourne University, and a Master in Contemporary Art from the VCA. 

The above  installation makes wired connections on the wall, electric links joining videos of protests taken mostly in Melbourne, some overseas, using iPads and iPhones. he issues are too many, racism, refugee abuse, homophobia, Islamaphobia, climate, war. Many of us organise and walk, or stand with the unfolding banners flapping trying towards change. Spread across a large wall this exhibition,  invites viewers to contemplate the fact that (although not reported in the common media) everyday, ordinary people take to the streets, or gather in some way, to show non-acceptance of injustice and intolerance. Nothing is hidden. We cannot be afraid.