Melissa Hamlyn creates
Melissa Hamlyn Creates


A little bit more! Here you can read interviews about my arts practice and learn more about my creative habits.



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Some of my zines at New Moon community creative space in Lewisham.


In February this year I took a trip to India to work with Thomas Louis, a pottery artist in Goa. Here I am learning how to hand-build clay at Banana Studios, his rainforest retreat. This 4 day holiday was organised in conjunction with Vacation With An Artist (VAWAA). Read about it! Part 1 & Part 2


A ficot-critical art blog by me.

Published with Subbed In

An exploration of the the possibilities of our condition and the inaccuracies of our world.




My zines on display up on the top shelf, 3rd and 6th from the left.




My zines featured on the top shelf! Second from the left.

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Recently I attended my first ever zine fair as a stallholder! Here it is! Part of the Otherworlds Zine Fair held at Marrickville Town Hall in May, 2018.

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Other Worlds was born out of the 2014 Biennale boycotts of Transfield (the service providers for Australia's offshore immigration detention centres). Other Worlds has been collectively organised since 2014.

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Otheroworlds is a progressive organisation that hopes to provide a space for marginalised voice and acknowledge that Other Worlds takes place on the stolen lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation.

My RMIT CRITICAL Writing Mentorship articles appeared in RMIT's student media magazine CATALYST.

Sunset Priest being performed by me at SNATCHES - a performance art showcase held in conjunction with RMIT and the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015.

Red Magpie did this neat little interview with me about my arts practice and Redbubble shop!

A collaboration with Interlude Gallery as part of a writers program I responded to artist Ton Timmer's exhibition 'Plastic Realities'.This animation is an exploration of the endless imagery and language that spans art and design.


One of my typographic animations featured on The New Post Literate blog.