About Me


Melanie Joy is a Melbourne based artist whose practice is predominantly installation based. Her history of displacement and self exile and her burning antagonism to injustice makes her art tread a fine line between polemics and investigation.

She recently successfully completed a Masters of Contemporary Art at Victorian College of the Arts, 2014.

Her work has been awarded ta special show at the Chin Chin Restaurant with a financial reward. She has been asked on two recent occasions to be the judge of the Proud Exhibition of students at the VCA.

Melanie has exhibited at the Red gallery, Linden Gallery, Alternating Current Art Space, and the Brunswick Street Gallery.

She is very grateful to have recently undertaken a residency in Barcelona Spain in Gracia, at the Jiwar, where the growing protest movement for independence was underway.

Melanie’s work is held in private collections in Australia and overseas.

Born in South Africa she currently lives in Moreland, Melbourne.pramcloseup