February 7 – February 24, 2018
Persistence / Resistance
Political art treads a fine line between the imagination and the polemic. In this exhibition I put protesters at the centre of the problem. I show protesters, myself included, in looping wires, cushions and sewn objects. In a world of undeniable climate change, discrimination and an unprecedented widening in the gap between rich and poor, this exhibition is a question as much as an answer.
Melanie is a Melbourne based artist whose practice is predominantly installation based. Her history of displacement, self exile and burning antagonism to injustice fuels her art which treads a fine line between polemics and investigation. She completed a Masters of Contemporary Art at Victorian College of the Arts in 2014 and since then has exhibited at Red gallery, Blindside, Linden Gallery, Alternating Current Art Space, Counihan Gallery, and Brunswick Street Gallery.