Selected Exhibitions

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.

Currently living and making in Canberra, Australia.


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

Research School of Asia Pacific Studies Award, ANU 2009


See my new project SOMÉ 20:20, profiling innovation in Dyed Textile Art, looking towards change and the future. Its over at