Lyn Mellady Australian Artist

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The FusionSix-Detour Story

Gallery 15
15 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
(A short walk from Southern Cross Station)

November 7 to December 3, 2011

VIP Openings & Silent Auction:
Tuesday 8 November by Rupert Myer
Thursday 10 November by Peter Wegner

Gallery Hours: 10am - 4pm (Mon to Fri)
1-5pm (Sat & Sun)

Exhibition & Sale of Paintings by Fusion6
Supported by Melbourne Citymission and sponsors.

Artist FLOOR TALKS scheduled during exhibition - see below.

A Story of Homelessness
In deciding to tell the stories of six young homeless people whose various life experiences have forced them to leave the security of a family home we were in a very real sense taking a similar 'detour' ourselves from our formerly predictable artistic journeys. Each of us had strong personal reasons for our early interest in basing this exhibition on the issues faced by today's young people and it was a chance meeting with the CEO of the Melbourne Citymission which confirmed our decision and gave shape to our process.

Over the past 3 years we have grown as individuals and artists as we have come to know these wonderful young people who have most generously shared with us their stories. In allowing us to use their images to create an exhibition they are playing an important role in changing widely held negative perceptions of 'homelessness'.

We thank Melbourne Citymission for believing in the power of art to tell a story.



Lyn searches for conditions that imprint the character of the area into her memory. This character becomes the energy in her paintings.

This can be seen in the six portraits prepared for the Exhibition

View a selection of Lyn's latest paintings. These are samples of current work held in galleries. If you enquire she will be able to give you details including the gallery where it may be viewed.

Lyn Mellady is a Fellow and Life Member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (A.G.R.A.) a member of the Pastel Society of Victoria and member of Fusion Six. An active member of the Art community today, she teaches, has demonstrated her methods to hundreds of artists and students, and is called to ajudicate at Art shows. But all these activities take second place to her own artwork.

The serenity that pervades most of Lyn's paintings belies her own inner sense of excitement and impatience to get down on canvas her own vision of Australia. (-Beverly Gould of the Tuscany Galleries)

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