Melissa Scott

I have a degree in photography but recently discovered printmaking. So I am now taking photographs again and dabbling in printmaking – oh so much fun. My printmaking is primarily about sex and desire whilst my photographs are about religion.

My current series of linoprints is forming the basis for a body of work which relates to the body and desire.

I am also currently revisiting a body of work about my children and focussing on a “Bride” series of photographs.

My work is primarily about sex, desire, life and death.

Commenting on Melissa’s last print exhibition Bella Ciao, Dr Peter Milne from the University of Queensland said “Scott’s work breaks rules but that is not because it depicts naked bodies engaging in sensual activity. We all have dangly, wobbly bits of our bodies that we normally keep out of sight, there’s nothing shocking about that. Scott is guilty of a much greater sin as an Australian visual artist – she uses humour in her work”.

Melissa has recently co-ordinated the visual arts for the 2013 Castlemaine Fringe Festival and is currently helping establish an art program at the Comma Hotel.  A monthly art program for local artists.​