Melinda Muscat

Melinda Muscat is a Flemish, Baroque, colourful yet dark Surrealist working in the mediums of oil painting, drawing, mixed media sculpture, craft and digital painting.  Melinda has an exhibition titled “Ballarat Baroque” coming up on May 31st at the Backspace Gallery at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. This will be an installation style show combining all the mediums, lush fabrics, trinkets and props into a visual overload.


Melinda Muscat

Born 1967

Lives and works in Ballarat.  


1999 Electronic Design and Interactive Media

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts, painting

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

1985 Tertiary Orientation Programme

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

1983 Workshop at Victorian College of the Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2007 The Last Picture Show Grainery Lane Ballarat

2006 The Village at Fitzroy

2004 Recent works at Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Melbourne

2000 Recent works at The Eckersley’s Open Space Gallery, Melbourne

1998 Recent works at The Eckersley’s Open Space Gallery, Melbourne

1994 Recent works at The Blaxland Gallery, Melbourne

1990 Recent works at The Linden Gallery, St.Kilda


Commissions & Publications

Traffic Signal box project, Ballarat 2012

Mural for Safeway, central Ballarat 2012

ARTeFACT, Traffic Signal Box Project, June 2012

The Courier, Ballarat, Hat Trick exhibition, Space 22, 20 May 2012

Book Cover art for Found Things by Ron Southern 2009

Book Cover art for Hearts in the Wilderness by Ron Southern 2008

Full page image in ”Design Graphics” magazine January 2000 issue, Australia, Asia, America & Canada

CD covers for Ex Carnated and Shiva Music 2001

Cover art for CD and handbook for The English Learning

Department at RMIT in association with the Australian National

Training Authority 2000

Artwork for City of Yarra, recycling booklet 2000

Cover art for Writing and Corporate Communication

course handbook RMIT 1999

Cover art for Multi Media course handbook RMIT 1999

Prints included in “Overlander” magazine Australia 1997

Cover art for VMAG magazine Australia April & May issues 1999

The Age, Melbourne, Blaxland exhibition, June 1994.




Selected Group Shows & Competitions


Odyssey, group show at Space 22, Ballarat 2011

The Flanagan Art Prize, St.Patrick’s College, Ballarat 2010

Hat Trick, with Kat Pengelley & Kiri Smart at Space 22, Ballarat 2010

Art Deco Postcard exhibition Post Office Gallery Ballarat 2008

Emerge The Albert Park Gallery 2005

Group exhibitions Vanguard Gallery Melbourne 2004-2006

Group exhibition Mechanics Institute Ballarat 2004

Post card show, at Linden Gallery St.Kilda 1993-2004

Her Presence in colours, International Women’s Art exhibition, Doncaster 2004

Group show Asti & Gold Gallery, Melbourne 2004

Smorgon Steel Group Contemporary Art Prize,

Williamstown 1997-2003

Ex Libris exhibition, at First Site Gallery RMIT Melbourne 2001

Mass Hang, group show at Aardwolf Gallery Melbourne 2000

Set to zero at The Project Space RMIT Melbourne 1999

Spin Cycle, at The Project Space RMIT Melbourne 1998

24th Annual Southern Cross Art and Crafts Festival N.S.W 1997

Amcor Paper exhibition, at The Westpac Gallery Melbourne 1995

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, Queensland 1995

The Castlemaine Acquisitive Art prize Victoria 1994

Landscape Show at The Victorian Print workshop Access Gallery 1994

Works represented by the Victorian Print workshop At The Australian Art Fair Melbourne 1994

Richmond Acquisitive Art Award 1993

Posthead Show at Either Ohnetitel, Fitzroy 1993

The Not The Archibald Art Award, Fitzroy 1992-1993

Group exhibition at The York Street Gallery &

Book of limited edition prints Fitzroy 1991

Prints from the above show exhibited at Sydney Trade Expo 1991

Group exhibition at The Inaminka Gallery North Melbourne 1990

Group exhibition at The William Street Gallery, South Yarra 1989

Group exhibition at The Faculty Gallery RMIT Melbourne 1988



Westpac Gallery, Melbourne

Victorian State Library

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne

& several private collections.


Markets & Festivals

Pop Up Shop, Backspace Gallery, Ballarat 2012

Rainbow Festival, central Victoria, 2012

Permanent stall at Mill Market, Ballarat 2010 – 2012

Falls festival, Lorne 2011

The Village, Edinborough Gardens, Fitzroy, 2011

Trash and Trivia, Ballarat 2011-2012

Caledonian Twighlight market, Ballarat 2011

Pleasant Street Twighlight market, Ballarat, 2011

Ballan market, 2011

Daylesford market, 2011

Melinda Muscat is a Flemish, Baroque, colourful yet dark Surrealist working in the mediums of oil painting, drawing, mixed media sculpture, craft and digital painting.
"Ballarat Baroque" Block buster show happening at Backspace Gallery May 31st, 2013.
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