Australian Contemporary Art

Mel Brigg

Mel Brigg arrived in Australia in 1993 and settled in N.S.W. Australia has been an exciting and challenging metamorphosis for Mel because of the unique landscape and environment. Mel was instantly

Mel Brigg arrived in Australia in 1993 and settled in N.S.W. Australia has been an exciting and challenging metamorphosis for Mel because of the unique landscape and environment. Mel was instantly captivated by the diversity and magnetism of Australia, initially being challenged by the intensity of the light and strong contrasts.

Mel Brigg is self taught and started painting full time in 1970. As well as having exhibited in England, Portugal and Singapore, he has had numerous solo & group exhibitions. He has supported institutions such as Child Welfare, World wildlife Trust, Save the Rhino Foundation; Release the detainees and other important causes, contributing paintings for fund raising exhibitions. He was also the founder of the Swellendam Art Society.

Since coming to Australia, Mel has supported the Sydney City Mission, The variety Club of Australia and
Amnesty international.

Collections:
The South African Embassy in Singapore, Canada and Belgium Royal Exchange, London
Barclays Bank, South Africa and Australia Bayer Australia Ltd, Sydney
Sisters of St Joseph, Nth Sydney Standard Bank of South Africa
Queensland State Government Optus Communications
Peliisler Museum, South Africa Exhibitions: 1996-2000
Housing Loans Insurance Corp. Sydney PowerHouse Museum,
Art Gallery of South Australia, Parliament House, Canberra
SCEGGS Redland Art Award
Tattersalls Club, Brisbane
Von Bretouch Galleries Newcastle

Exhibitions
Mary McKillop House
PowerHouse Museum,
Art Gallery of South Australia,
Parliament House, Canberra
SCEGGS Redland Art Award
Tattersalls Club Art Prize, Brisbane
Pitt St Gallery, Sydney
Von Bretouch Galleries Newcastle
Gannon House Gallery, Sydney
Argyle Gallery, Sydney

Represented by Gannon House Gallery, Sydney

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