Mel is a multi-disciplinary practitioner with an arts career spanning 35 years, Mel’s first arts practice was in dance, working in the Australian commercial dance industry in the 1980’s-90’s.
Expanding her creative practice, studying Fashion Design at The National Arts School, Sydney Institute of Technology; majoring in fashion history, costume adaptation and textile design. Working in the arts for over 30 years, Mel has developed a formidable reputation for bridging the gap between fashion, costume and art that has seen her land diverse and challenging roles within film, live performance and the education sectors.
Mel also holds her Masters in Cross-Disciplinary Art & Design from the University of New South Wales. Exhibited & published internationally and throughout Australia, Mel has received numerous highly acclaimed awards for her work.