Melinda Young is fascinated by the potential for unexpected narrative, finding inspiration in architecture, the landscape, and her everyday surroundings. She takes delight the colours and textures she encounters on her travels through life and this is reflected in her work. Exploring her culturally rich environment is a constant creative stimulus for a maker who is attracted to the tiny details – the patina and beauty of the everyday.
Melinda has a Master of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, she has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas since 1997, her work is held in public collections in Australia and Norway has been included in numerous publications. In addition to her jewellery practice Melinda engages in work as a university lecturer, curator, writer and workshop convenor.