Current research includes:
2/ the generation, creation and installation of a public artwork for Murdoch Square, to be delivered later this year.
2021 – 2022
New jewellery works:
The image below is of Juukan Tears, a piece commissioned for the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (IOTA:21) in Perth in 2021. In 2022 it was finalist in the North Sydney Art Prize, and was on display at the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in North Sydney in May 2022.
Juukan Tears Offcuts (a limited series made with the fabrication remnants of Juukan Tears) was again a touring companion for the larger work in Sydney, in 2022, while in 2021 Garland Magazine asked me to write about the series.
2019 – 2020
Everything Must Go; Marfa, TX; Connexions
I detailed my 2020 lock-down project Everything Must Go on this platform, and a recent solo exhibition at Bilk Gallery, Marfa, TX, (2019). Also documented are my curatorial experiences, including as Connexions (2020-2021).
Winner – Raphael Prize
Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh
I use this blog as a research platform. It contains dozens of posts written as background to my Raphael prizewinning piece 1.1.2017 (2017-2018). Using online sources I researched each of the guns used on one day of gun violence in the USA. For ten months of Mondays I detailed my findings, and my drawings of the weapons. I then paired the drawings with objects found in each of the towns where the weapons were used to kill, to make the piece 1.1.2017. This short film captures the project:
2013 – 2016
Body Politic / Escalation Series
Body Politic (2016), was my previous show at Bilk, for which they too host a great archive. The posts on the Escalation series (2013-2020) detail some of the works from this show. The aforementioned pages coexist with those showing works made for a whole host of one-off works and limited jewellery series, made for specific exhibitions over the last 13 years.
This is a blog that has been maintained since 2010 with hundreds of images among the posts. Instagram also has images from my studio – including in-progress and finished pieces. I maintain a profile on Klimt02, and my website melissacameron.net is currently an archive of work pre-2014.