Ms Melinda   Young
Associate Lecturer

Ms Melinda Young

2020 - current PhD Candidate, School of Geography & Sustainable Communities, University of Wollongong

2017 - Foundations of University Learning & Teaching Certificate (FULT), University fo NSW

2016 - Certificate III Floristry

2007 - Graduate Diploma of Vocational Education & Training, Charles Sturt University

2007 - Certificate IV Workplace Assessment & Training, Charles Sturt University

2002 - Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

1999 - Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney 

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Melinda's studio-based craft & research practice spans jewellery, textiles, installation and interactive public art projects. She has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally, participating in over 200 group and solo exhibitions since 1997 including recent solo exhibitions in Bangkok and Sydney. Her work is held in public collections in Australia and overseas and included in numerous publications. In 2020 Melinda received an APA Scholarship to undertake a PhD in the School Of Geography & Sustainable Communities at the University of Wollongong.

Melinda's professional experience in the contemporary craft and design field since 1999 has included gallery management, curatorial projects and writing commissions. She has been teaching for 20 years in community and tertiary education institutions including Enmore Design Centre (TAFE NSW), Sydney College of the Arts. Since 2015 she has been working with the Indigenous Jewellery Project, running workshops in communities and at Aboriginal Art Centres including Buku Larrnggay Mulka (NT), Ernabella (APY Lands) and Gab Titui Cultural Centre (Thursday Island).

Melinda has taught at UNSW Art & Design sessionally since 2002 and as an Associate Lecturer since 2017.

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young M, 2020, 'Mapping the Tideline', Garland, https://garlandmag.com/loop/mapping-the-tideline/
  • Curatorial Outputs | 2020
    Ms Melinda Young
    Cahill L; Craswell P; Murray K; Hancock-Davis M; Young M, 2020, made/worn - Australian Contemporary Jewellery, exhibited at: Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW 30 June - 16 August 2020 Artisan, QLD 28 August - 10 October 2020 Cairns Art Gallery, QLD 23 October 2020 - 31 January 2021 Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW 20 February - 2 May 2021 Australian Design Centre, NSW 20 May - 7 July 2021 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW 17 July - 5 September 2021 JamFactory, SA 9 December 2021 - 13 February 2022 Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, TAS 18 March – 15 May 2022 Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, VIC 4 June – 27 August 2022, - , https://australiandesigncentre.com/madeworncontemporaryjewellery/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young M, 2020, Arcus/Adrift, isolate/make: Creative resilience in a Pandemic, Australian Design Centre, Sydney, 26 November 2020 - 27 January 2021, medium: Driftwood, marine debris, 925 silver, brass, bronze, at: https://australiandesigncentre.com/object-digital/isolate-make/
    Creative Written Works | 2020
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young M, 2020, Everything and Nothing : Jewellery Beyond Adornment, Australian Design Centre, https://australiandesigncentre.com/madeworncontemporaryjewellery/essays-made-worn/everything-and-nothing-jewellery-beyond-adornment/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young M, 2018, The scent of you... (Collection of 5 neckpieces), ReminiSCENT, May Space, 25 July 2018 - 11 August 2018, medium: Contemporary Jewellery, at: https://www.mayspace.com.au/details.php?exhibitionID=524
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young M, 2018, Landlines (I-Land Home) Installation, Landlines (I-Land Home), Atta Gallery, 4,6 Soi Charoenkrung 36 Charoenkrung Rd Bangkrak, Bangkok, Thailand, 07 September 2018 - 02 October 2018, medium: Mixed media including: Grasses, raffia, jute, wool, linen thread, fine silver, copper, coloured pencil, paint, at: http://attagallery.com/home/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=236:herman&Itemid=55
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young M, 2018, Sea Sketches (a collection of 5 neckpieces), Seashape, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 04 September 2018 - 06 October 2018, medium: Found marine plastics, brass, 925 silver
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young M, 2018, Future Relic, National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2018, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, NSW & Touring to Sturt Craft Centre, Mittagong, NSW, 10 August 2018 - 23 September 2018, medium: Marine plastics, multifilament fishing line, brass, at: https://www.griffith.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/gallery/page.asp?p=DOC-WOA-06-81-62
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young M, 2018, Groundfall Lei, Island Welcome, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 02 June 2018 - 30 July 2018, medium: Found shell lei, oxidides 925 silver, at: http://www.craft.org.au/island-welcome
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young M, 2017, Landlines Vessels, Saltbush, Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art GAllery, 13 June 2017 - 30 August 2017, medium: Raffia, wool, grasses, at: https://www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/explore/regional-art-gallery/pro-hart-outback-art-prize
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young MH, 2016, Grow your own, Grown Your Own, Craft ACT, Canberra, ACT, 09 September 2016 - 22 October 2016, at: https://craftact.org.au/blogs/past-exhibitions/grown-your-own
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young MH, 2016, Mari Funaki Contemporary Jewellery Award, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Mari Funaki Contemporary Jewellery Award, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, 24 August 2016 - 24 September 2016, at: http://galleryfunaki.com.au/exhibitions/2nd-mari-funaki-award-for-contemporary-jewellery/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young MH, 2016, National Contemporary Jewellery Award, National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith NSW, 13 August 2016 - 11 September 2016
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young MH, 2016, Off the Wall solo exhibition by Melinda Young, Off the Wall by Melinda Young, Atta Gallery, Bangkok, 10 February 2016 - 27 March 2016, medium: Contemporary Jewellery, at: http://attagallery.com/home/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=184:off-the-wall-mel&Itemid=55
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young MH, 2016, Off the Wall by Melinda Young, Atta Gallery, Bangkok, 10 February 2016 - 27 March 2016, at: http://attagallery.com/home/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=184:off-the-wall-mel&Itemid=55
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    Ms Melinda Young
    Young MH, 2014, A Fine Possession, A Fine Possession - Jewellery & Identity, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences - Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW, 24 September 2014 - 22 May 2016, at: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/exhibitions/jewellery/

Awards

2020 - APA Scholarship, University of Wollongong

2019 - Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, UNSW 

2006 - Profile Award for Established Artist, Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group fo Australia (JMGA) NSW

Grants

Media