Melanie Jayne Taylor

A room for ordering memory

Melanie Jayne Taylor's practice is concerned with the complex function of memory through the photographic image. A room for ordering memory features a new series of Melanie Jayne Taylor’s evocative photographs of neglected, abandoned and weathered environments.

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 24 May 2012 to Sunday 24 June 2012
Launch Thursday 24 May 2012, 6.00pm

The Gesture in Geometry [The Bamboo Forests], 2012 image Melanie Jayne Taylor image Melanie Jayne Taylor image Summer Structure [Irretrievable] 2012 image After Hindsight [The Path] 2012 image

Published by Counihan Gallery on Thursday 12 April 2012.
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Of these are private residences, civic structures, fragments of public space as well as interior views and panoramic landscape scenes. Of these are private residences, civic structures, fragments of public space as well as interior views and panoramic landscape scenes. Each alludes to the constituent parts of daily life.

The picturing of temporary structures, changing landscapes both natural and urban; and varied engagements with the city form part of an ongoing project that considers the aesthetics of ruin, our relationship to place, and the slippery nature of memory in recollections of the past.

A room for ordering memory is inspired by a recent residency at Mustarinda, Finland, courtesy of the Australia Council for the Arts.

Artist in conversation
Saturday 16 June, 2.30pm
(Free – no bookings required)