Melissa Read-Devine and Julie Simmons – Elemental

Humble House Gallery
93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, ACT
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Saturday 3 February to Sunday 3 March 2024
Artist Talk at 12noon Sunday 4 February 2024

Elemental  is a culmination of painting trips around the country but primarily at Arkaroola in the Northern Flinders Ranges.

Mellissa and Julie are both established Sydney based artists whose vibrant and engaging work is collected worldwide. They regularly travel together exploring the Australian outback.

Mellissa was born in England and as a child emigrated to Australia with her family. Having lived in Melbourne, Canberra, Townsville, and Darwin, she now lives in Sydney overlooking the Hawkesbury River.

The recipient of many Australian art prizes, Mellissa’s style is distinctive with her electric palette and layered application of brush strokes.

Julie spent her formative years in western Sydney and now resides in Castlereagh at the foot of the Blue Mountains. Julie was employed in an art studio in Sydney preparing tonal drawings for major department stores including David Jones. In 2004 Julie attended the Mitchell Arts program in Bathurst and since then has developed her own style working across many different mediums.

Strength Renewed by Melissa Read-Devine

Julie and Mellissa are both Fellows of the Royal Art Society teaching art around Australia.

The artworks are also available online.

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Top picture: Solidarity by Julie Simmons