Edward (Woody) Mellor

0419 932 231
edward.mellor@network.rca.ac.uk
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Academic qualifications 

2019 - 2020. Graduate Diploma of Education (Tertiary and Workplace Education)
    
    Murdoch University, School of Education, Murdoch, Western Australia

2014 - 2016. Masters (Painting)
    
    Royal College of Art, Department of Painting, London, UK

    Dissertation title: ‘You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!’

2009 - 2012. Bachelor of Arts (Design and Art) (First Class Honours)
    
    Curtin University, School of Design and Art, Bently, Western Australia

    Honours Exegesis title: ‘Cinematic Immersion in Contemporary Painting’
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Research interests.

Current academic and artistic research interests include…

. Accessibility of Contemporary art, artistic and curatorial methods of engaging diverse publics.
. Adult education in Australian GLAM sector.
. Contemporary Aboriginal art, curation, criticism and politics of display.
. Memory and meaning-making through oral-history, fiction and cinema.
. Contemporary viewing habits and affects of evolving technology.
. Mental health and ethics of ‘outsider art’
. Spoken word, performance and operatic narrative forms.
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Selected exhibitions & performances

2020.  If I Had the World to Give, Cool Change Contemporary, Perth, WA (upcoming)

2019.   Fine Art Perspiration (performance), Cypher Billboard, Bounds Green, London.

2018.   At least it’s Warm, FieldWorks Gallery, London.
    Orpheus Sat Gloomy in His Garden Shed (performance), FieldWorks Gallery, London.
    It’s a Classic ‘Whodunnit’, TLH Cave, London.
    Agape, Studio RCA River-light, Battersea, London.

2017.   Hats in the Belfry, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland.
    Snaps is the Name of the Game or, A few Words on Secret Writing, Barbican Arts Trust,         Blackhorse lane, London.
    The Curious Case of The Pirate Picasso (performance), Barbican Arts Trust, Blackhorse             lane, London.

2016.   Show RCA, Sackler Building, Battersea, London.
    The Curious Case of The Newspaper Parcel (performance), Burren College of Art,             Ballyvaughan, Ireland.

2015.   Notes App, Dyson Gallery, London.
    Screen Saver, Hockney Gallery, London.
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Academic employment history.

2018. Visiting Artist/visiting tutor, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan. Ireland

2017. Visiting Artist/visiting tutor, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan. Ireland

2016. Teaching placement and academic exchange, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan. Ireland
    
Responsibilities included; Delivering artist talk — Leading 2nd Yr BA class discussion of set readings, Beauty in Contemporary art — Group crits, 2nd Yr BA Painting seminar — One-on-one tutorials with BA students.
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Employment history - General

2017 —  . Director, logistics coordinator and technician - Mellor & Banks Fine Art Services. London, E3 3LT

2016, 17, 18. Technician - Show RCA build team, Studio Technician, Royal College of Art, Battersea, SW11 4AY

2016 — 2017. Shop-fitter/maintenance & logistics - The Laughing Heart, 277 Hackney Rd, London E2 8NA

2014 — 2015.  Bartender - Eliot’s Cafe, Borough Market, 12 Stoney St, London SE1 9AD

2012 — 2014.  Self employed - freelance furniture restoration and transport - Mellordramatic Ltd. North Fremantle, 6159.

2009 — 2014.  Bartender/floor manager - Helvetica Bar. 101 St Georges tce, Perth 6000.

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Extra-curricular responsibilities

2014 — 2016. Student Union representative, Department of Painting. RCA Student Union.

2012. Grad Show student supervisor and planning rep. Curtin University.


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Academic, professional and personal references

John Strutton - Senior Tutor, Department of Painting, Royal College of Art, London

john.strutton@rca.ac.uk 
    
Conor McGrady - Dean of Academic Affairs / Head of Painting and Drawing, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan. Ireland

cmcgrady@burrencollege.ie

Anne-Louise Willoughby - Biographer, Author - Fremantle Press. 
PHD Candidate, Sessional Tutor in Autobiographical writing, University of Western Australia.

anne-louise.willoughby@uwa.edu.au