Melinda Young

About Melinda Young

I live and work on Dharawal Country, on the South Coast of NSW. My research-based practice spans jewellery and textiles, exploring place and materiality. I have exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally since 1997, with work is held in public collections and included in numerous publications. Since 1999 I have worked within the contemporary craft and design field as a tertiary and community educator, curator, gallery manager and sometime writer. I am currently an Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture UNSW and undertaking a cross-disciplinary PhD in Human Geography and Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong. Find my work in progress, news and visual inspiration on Instagram @unnaturaljeweller and finished work @madebymelindayoung

Secret(ion)s from an occasionally scented jewellery practice - Melinda Young shares her quest to transform scent into personal adornment
Alice Potter ✿ You’re more than just fruit & veg - Mel Young offers a tribute to the Australian jeweller, Alice Potter, whose embroidered ornaments brought joy to so many.
Mel Young ✿ Mapping the tideline - Mel Young uses jewellery as a way to attach herself to the coast during the lockdown.
Sydney Craft Week 2019 ✿ Learning to play & playing to learn - Contemporary jeweller and educator Melinda Young reflects on play, the theme of this year's Sydney Craft Week.