Fascinated by the potential for unexpected narrative and interpretation, my jewellery has a carefully considered use of colour and often a sly, subversive sense of humour. Inspired by architecture, the landscape, the social condition of the body and my everyday surroundings, my work often takes the form of small colour studies, each having the potential to tell a range of stories.
Melinda Young completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons), 1999 and a Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, 2002. She also has a Graduate Diploma of Education, Charles Sturt University, 2006. Melinda has participated in over 100 national & international exhibitions, many of which she has also curated. Since 2000, she has taught jewellery at numerous places including the Design Centre, College of Fine Arts, & Sydney College of the Arts.