Mel Brigg

Artwork on display at Gallery Beneath

Selected Artwork Previously Sold at Gallery Beneath

    “I am moved by the complexities of the human condition, the vastness of our beautiful country, the mix of cultures, and the spirituality of our nomadic indigenous peoples and enjoy sharing my thoughts, through painting, with those who expect a work to have some meaning, a connection, that moves them, be it in a positive or negative way..If some of my work’s create an emotional response, then I am content, but that I leave for the viewer to decide.” – Mel Brigg.

Born 1950 – South Africa
Mel is self-taught and started to paint full time in 1970.  An artist whose career spans three decades and several continents, he is noted for his support of institutions such as Child Welfare, Wild Life Trust, Save the Rhino Foundation, and exhibitions staged to draw attention to political detainees.  He founded the Swellendam Art Society.  Mel arrived in Australia in 1993 to settle near Dungog in New South Wales.  In Australia, Mel has supported the Sydney City Mission, the Variety Club of Australia, Save and Amnesty International.
Mel’s depiction of the African landscape in all its moods – including the spiritual overtones has made him and his work unique and very collectable.  Mel’s work is considered highly collectable

South African Embassies in Singapore, Canada and Belgium
Royal Exchange London
Total Oil Collection South Africa
Pellisier Museum South Africa
Universities of Orange Free State and Stellenbosch, South Africa
Barclays Bank of Australia and South Africa
Standard bank of South Africa
Numerous town councils and corporations across South Africa
Queensland State Government
Grain Corp. Sydney
Housing Loans Insurance Corp, Sydney
Bayer Australia Ltd, Sydney
Sisters of St. Joseph, North Sydney
Amnesty International, Victoria
Optus Communications and private collectors throughout Australia
Burrawang West Station Art Collection. NSW
Mural for Mary McKillop Supercat , Sydney Harbour
Ehime Women’s College Art Collection , Ehime, Japan

Profile Magazine, July 2008
Weekender Magazine, feature interview June 2008
Salt Magazine, interview Winter 2008
Noosa Style Magazine, interview June 2008
Style Magazine, interview June 2008
Buderim Weekly, June 2008
Buderim Chronicle, June 2008
Coast Magazine, interview Spring 2008
The Record, winter 2006 cover (St Vincent de Paul)
Australian Artist
Bulletin Magazine
Australian Art Collector
Art and Australia 1993
Mary Mc Killop, A Tribute. Limited Edition cover Published by Andrew Wilson. 1995
Mary Mc Killop College Yearbook 1999
In The Picture (Year 8 text book on Australian and International Art) Oxford Press 1996
Reproductions by Swan Press, 1974
Almanac Publishers 1979 - 1990