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Melinda Harper

Melinda Harper video tour

OLSEN Gallery
June 2021

Video tour of Melinda Harper 2021 exhibition at OLSEN Gallery

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Art at work: Melinda Harper

Castlemaine Art Museum
June 2020

From exuberant and optical through to pensive and moody, Castlemaine based artist Melinda Harper’s abstraction is endlessly absorbing and uplifting. Inspired by her lived experience of the visual world, Harper’s small precise paintings, watercolours and embroideries are equally influenced by early 20th-century abstraction and mid-century modernists. We are delighted to say CAM is currently working with Melinda towards an exhibition at CAM in the not too distant future. Harper shares with us something of her working life in this email interview.

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Australian Art Collector
Courtney Kidd
Jan 2011

What Now?


Your dazzling paintings in the 1990’s with right, clashing colours, attracted a lot of attention. What have you been working on lately?

I’m focussing on the show coming up in March. It’s made up of embroidery works, small scale about 30 by 30 centimetres in size and all done by hand. Their embroidery mesh is spray-painted, they’re like the way I work with paper.

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