Melissa Hamlyn creates
Melissa Hamlyn Creates







Melissa Hamlyn


Creative yet objective. Unique insights with visual appeal.  Inquisitive and thoughtful writing and photography for publications and people.

A graduate from UNSW & RMIT with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) focusing on installation and writing, I have combined paid work with volunteer positions at various arts festivals and organisations around Melbourne and Sydney.

Combining my art curious nature with practical experience in the arts has allowed me to invigilate exhibitions, facilitate artists talks, participate in writing programs, exhibit in galleries and create content for digital media.

Events include DARK MOFO, MONA FOMA and Beyond The Valley. Writing mentorships and collaborations include RMIT's Catalyst magazine, UNSW's Framework, Interlude Gallery writers program, n'SCRIBE's short story anthology and zine fairs in Australia and The Netherlands.


To help build my professional practice and general skill base I had an ongoing volunteer role with a group called The Melbourne Collective; a team of designers, photographers, writers and creatives who hunted down inspiring arts and design events around the city. We promoted these events on our a social media hubs, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr.

As a social media officer with The Melbourne Collective I was responsible for writing long and short form articles for our social media accounts. This included actively seeking out and emailing potential festivals and cultural events to feature, these included the successful coverage of DARK MOFO, MONA FOMA and Beyond The Valley Festival.

Each of my articles and emails represented our brand at The Melbourne Collective and had to adhere to a strict style guide.

My creative approach—no matter the medium—is to highlight in an evocative yet realistic manner points of interest behind the idea I’ve been assigned or am interested in. I aim to entertain my reader or viewer with authentic prose and images that lend themselves to abstract and impressionistic moods.

For me, visual arts, writing and photography isn't about communicating the state of things as they appear, but rather, a way to arrest your audience. It’s a way to plant a little bit of desire in their hearts; a yearning to turn the page and learn more about your idea. Ultimately, it’s about creating memorable content.





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