Selected Exhibitions

Nagano City Arts Centre Gallery, Group Exhibition, Oct 2018

Traversing Tidbinbilla, Group Exhibition, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra July 2018

Naturescapes, Solo Exhibition, Galerie H2O, Kyoto Oct 2017, ANCA Gallery & Studios, Oct-Nov 2017

Somé: Dyeing The Australian Environment, Solo Exhibition, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney Aug 2016

The Traces Between, Solo Exhibition, M16 Artspace Canberra, Aug 2015

Kukkiri, with Amy Kerr-Menz, Galerie H20 Kyoto, April 2015

Kyoto Seika University Masters Course Graduation Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex, Feb 2015

ROKKAN Up-and-coming Dye Artists, Some-Seiryukan Gallery, Kyoto, Nov 2014

Resist & Reveal, with Amy Kerr-Menz, Foyer Gallery, ANU School of Art, Canberra, Sept 2014

Selected for the 2014 Kyo-ten Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, June 2014

Solo Exhibition, Galerie H20, Kyoto April 2013

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Melinda Heal

Melinda graduated from the Australian National University with a double degree in Asian Studies/Visual Arts in 2009. 

She spent 4 years living and studying in Kyoto, Japan, funded by a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). 

In 2015 she completed a Masters of Visual Arts at Kyoto Seika University in Textiles, focusing on the traditional techniques of kata-zome and yu-zen dyeing.

Melinda participated in Craft ACT’s Spring Residency at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Sept 2017 and the Nakajo Artist in Residence program, Nagano Japan Aug-Nov 2018.

Currently living and making in Canberra, Australia.


Gallery Director's Encouragement Award, "Kyo-ten" 2013

Research School of Asia Pacific Studies Award, ANU 2009


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