Melinda Young

Associate Member


Melinda Young is a visual artist & craftsperson whose work spans jewellery, textiles, installation & interactive public art projects. She has a Master of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts and is currently undertaking a cross-disciplinary PHD in Human Geography and Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong. Melinda has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas since 1997, recent exhibitions include isolate/make: Creative Resilience in a Pandemic at Australian Design Centre, Sydney & The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at the South Australian Museum. Her work is held in public collections in Australia and Norway has been included in numerous publications. In addition to her jewellery practice Melinda engages in work as an educator, curator and writer, she is currently an Associate Lecturer at UNSW Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

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Exhibitions: The Neck; and, Grow Your Own

Instagram: @unnaturaljeweller

Above image: Amulets for Covid Learning Situations (a pair of neckpieces), 2021. 24ct Gold, fine silver, HDPE plastic packaging (laundry detergent, texta, shampoo). Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Cover image: Pennyweight neckpiece, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the artist