Melanie Jayne Taylor

Location: London

Melanie Jayne Taylor's practice explores the use of photography as a site for ordering and archiving memory.

She works with text components and installation strategies to display her extensive personal photographic archive; within these images she investigates the transitory meanings of memory, loss, absence and the complexity of time.

Melanie is an early career artist from Melbourne, Australia. She holds an Master of Fine Arts (2010) from RMIT University, Melbourne, and a Graduate Certificate in Information Management (2017).

Melanie has exhibited her work extensively in Australia and internationally. She has been awarded grants from Australia Council for the Arts, Australia-Thailand Institute, Victorian Multicultural Commission and RMIT University and residencies in Australia, Finland, France, Italy, Spain and Thailand.

Melanie worked for the Storage & Digital Collection Services at State Library Victoria since 2007. She is co-founder of The Australian Thai Artist Interchange (ATAI), a cross cultural exchange organisation, and is also part of the collectives Concrete Post and Eye Collective.



2016 All The Gardens I Could Find, Blindside, Melbourne
2015 Variations [Re-orientation], WTA Emerging Art Centre, Barcelona
2015 A Way With It All, The Ferry Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2013 A Way With It All, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne
2013 Acts of Re-ordering, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
2013 Certain Geometry, G3 Art Space, City of Kingston, Melbourne
2011 The Room for Ordering Memory, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Cataloguing the Composite, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne
2011 On the Rise, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat
2011 Some Sort of Split, Summer Studio Residency, Blindside, Melbourne
2010 Viewing Room, First Site Gallery, Melbourne


2017 Excavation, Arts West, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2016 Performing cinema, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia
2015 Wandering Archive, Blindside, Melbourne
2015 Concrete Post 3, Collaboration with Concrete Post, Raum 281, Bonn, Germany
2015 Stream: A Room for the Conscious Mind, curated by Laura Thompson, Fringe Festival, Melbourne
2015 Concrete Post 2, Collaboration with Concrete Post, Project Space/Spare Room, RMIT University
2015 Wrapped in Culture, Collaboration with Rushdi Anwar, Ne' na Contemporary Art Space, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2014 View from the Window, Wallflower Photo Media Gallery, Mildura
2014 View from the Window, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Shelf, Collaboration with Concrete Post, SITUATION, Design Hub, RMIT University
2014 Constructing Absence Part III, Collaboration with Eye Collective, Mailbox Artspace, Melbourne
2013 Summer Studio Residency, Collaboration with Eye Collective, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Wandering Archive, Scope Miami, Miami Beach
2012 Orientation, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne
2012 Matter and Space, Ne Na Contemporary Art Space, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2011 (Untitled), Sardam Gallery, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan