Art Forum: Melinda Heal & Amy Kerr-Menz

'resist & reveal' showcases the artwork of ANU School of Art alumni Melinda Heal and Amy Kerr-Menz, who are both textile artists using traditional Japanese resist dyeing techniques in an Australian context. Melinda and Amy will discuss the use of traditional processes in contemporary art practice.

Melinda Heal is currently undertaking a Masters of Visual Art at Kyoto Seika University, focusing on the resist dyeing techniques of katazome and yuzen. She has been living and making art in Kyoto, Japan for the past 3 years, funded by a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Amy Kerr-Menz is a Canberra-based textile artist who works with the resist dyeing technique of katazome. Having spent time living and studying in Kyoto, Japan, her work encapsulates an Australian/Asian hybrid: a unique blend of Australian design and Japanese aesthetic.