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In addition to the above photographic process, I have translated these images as paintings using acrylic paint on watercolor canvas.


The relationship between the object and the shadow is ongoing and evolving. The ensuing problematic of where one artwork begins and ends is potentially aesthetically exhilarating. I am engaging in different mediums working in both painting and photography utilising my enduring preoccupations with light, color, layering, overlapping and transparency. I hope to continue exploring ways to express the notion of indeterminacy, abstraction and poetic drama in my work practice.    




E heidi.melamed@y7mail.com

Born Johannesburg South Africa 1964 Currently lives and works in Sydney.




2013                     College of Fine Arts UNSW

                            MArt Painting by Course Work

1985                    National Diploma in Graphic Design
                            Technical College Witwatersrand, South Africa Distinction in History of Graphic Design

1982                    High School Certificate
                            Johannesburg School of Art Ballet Music and Drama Distinction in Art and Graphic Art




2006 - 2013     Artbeat

                           I initiated “Artbeat” 1, a bi-Annual Art Competition and Exhibition at Moriah College (Queens                           Park). An art  competition for Middle and High School Students including an                                                         Adult category. I helped implement an  Artist in Residence program in 2008. The Adult Category                         known as the Eva Breuer Memorial Art prize has  a value of $5000. As Convenor of ‘Artbeat’, I                           oversee all aspects of the event including  sponsorship for the fund raising component,                                         marketing, public relations, selecting judges, curating and managing the Artbeat  committee.



2005 - 2013  Shalom Gamarada Ngiyani Yani


                     Ngiyani Yani’ 2, an annual Aboriginal Art Exhibition held at Shalom College, UNSW. A percentage of profits                         from the Art Exhibition fund Residential Scholarships for Aboriginal Medical Students. The program has                             grown enormously and we currently have 22 full time students enrolled and to date three graduates have                             qualified as doctors. As well as Marketing and Public Relations, website development, curatorial advice,                             sales and administration this experience has given me unique opportunities 3. A Community Art Award of

                     $15,000 awarded to the winning ‘community’ with the best body of work, was introduced in 2011 called the                          Glencore Community Art Prize. The second award is being presented on the 18th November 2013. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



2008               Kesher Gamarada


                      I initiated: ‘Kesher Gamarada’ 5, a twinning Program between Moriah College and                                                             Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community in NT. This program offered students the chance to engage with                       Aboriginal communities and facilitated a cultural dialogue through art and education. Barbara Weir was the                         Artist in Residence and conducted workshops with the school students across all years 6.



 2003                  NSW Friends of  Bezalel


                          I Curated my first Exhibition for the NSW Friends of Bezalel Mary Place Paddington. NSW Friends                                     of Bezalel supports local Sydney artists and musicians in raising funds to provide scholarships for                                     students  to attend the Bezalel Art School in Israel. Patron: Dr Gene Sherman.


2002 - 2003         ArtAbout



                         I initiated an “Artist’s Market” at Fox Studios (Entertainment Quarter at the time, a unique and exciting                                concept for  Sydney: An outdoor art exhibition of emerging artists displaying  their work for sale direct to                            the public.


1994 - 1996           Taught art to primary school children





1992 - 1999                       Hey D Design Pty Ltd

                                             Director of own Graphic Design business in Rose Bay

                                             Responsible for all Client liaison, design and project and print management, staff management and                                                 all aspects of running a small business. Specialized in below the line brochures, packaging and                                                      corporate identity

1989 - 1992                        RDA Creative, Graphic Designer and studio manager

1988                                      DMB&B Advertising, Art Director

1987                                     Mojo MDA, Art Director

1986                                       BBDO Advertising Agency, South Africa, Junior Art Director

1985                                     A member of the Artists Market Association painted and sold my artworks at various venues                                                           around Johannesburg, supporting myself through college.


2010                             Nominated by the Shalom Institute UNSW, the host of the Shalom Gamarada program for                                                 my service to Indigenous Art and Health and received a JCA Volunteer Award.


 PUBLISHED                 Jacob Max – Your World: Published a book of my family history under the guidance of the                                                Sydney Jewish Museum I presented this book to my son in honor of his Barmitzvah. ​





UPCOMING IN NOV 2013 -  ArtHop - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November, a free event inviting the public to join in an ‘ArtHop”                                                   hopping from  artists studio to studio in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs.


2013                                     Cofa – Annual Exhibition 2013: Nov 29th – Dec 9th. Blacktown City Art prize: 7th Dec – 23rd January .

                                               East/West of Eden Exhibition, B’nai B’rith: 18th – 25th August.

                                               The Kings 34th Annual Art Show:  


 2012                            Windsor & Newton Art Prize,                                                 

                                    Masters by Course Work, COFA Gallery.

                                                 Blacktown City Art Prize

                                                 Painting “Organic Parabola Orange” acquired by the Ford Land Company.



 2008                             Eilleen Rogoff Studio Exhibition, Bondi Pavilion Gallery.