Mel McVee


  • Commissioner: Perth Public Art Foundation For The City Of Perth
  • Telethon Beneficiary/Permanent Home: Coming Soon


Artist Statement

Mel McVee is a mural artist and sculpturer using colour, shape and detail to invoke a sense of nostalgia - celebrating what is locally beautiful and quintessentially Australian.  


I’m a Perth born mural and sculpture artist creating works of whimsy and colour. 
My work primarily deals with the idea of lines and connection.  With a cartographic background of creating maps for the environmental industry, I have been fascinated in the way the surrounding world can be shaped in absolutes. Solid colours and shapes are used to creatively define an area, an idea or a relationship. 
With aesthetic influences from artists such as painter Howard Arkley and print maker Kit Hiller, I use colour to invoke a sense of nostalgia within the surrounding environment - celebrating what is locally beautiful and quintessentially Australian.
I have created over 25 murals to date, and work extensively with local communities in bringing art onto the street. 

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IMAGE: Mel McVee, George, 2016. CowParade PERTH. Photographer: Christophe Canato. Image courtesy of City of Perth, Perth Public Art Foundation and Artsource.