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Melissa Smith

award winning printmaker whose work is in many private and public collections

About

Melissa Smith primarily works with print, utilizing traditional and new technologies. Her work references aspects of the landscape and in particular the shifts in the landscape that have occurred as a consequence of climatic changes, questioning its future balance. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas.

Melissa has been a finalist in major art prizes including the Alice Prize, Hutchins Art Prize, Burnie Print Prize, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Banyule Works on Paper Art Award, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize and the CPM National Print Award.

Her prints were acquired in the 2011 Silkcut Print Award and the 2012 Fremantle Print Award. Melissa’s work is represented in corporate, tertiary, college and private collections in Australia and overseas, and in the following Public galleries; National Gallery of Australia, Burnie Regional Gallery, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, and the Warrnambool Art Gallery.

Melissa currently lives and works in Launceston, balancing her roles with Arts Tasmania as a Roving Curator and Program Officer for public art, with her arts practice.

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Past events

Peonies
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Summer Exhibition

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2 Russell Street, Evandale

A group exhibition of new works by Handmark artists
regeneration I
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Works on Paper

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2 Russell Street, Evandale

Forgotten Tomorrow
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Works on paper

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Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place

a group exhibition at Handmark Hobart
Interior of Handmark Gallery Evandale
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Handmark – Evandale

Galleries

2 Russell Street, Evandale

Handmark – Evandale has been a Tasmanian institution for the past 28 years.