Melanie Beresford (Nee Boreham)


2011-2013 Masters of Fine Arts, CoFA, UNSW.

2009 Honours (First Class), CoFA, UNSW.

2006-2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, CoFA, UNSW.



2013 Safekeeping. Kudos Gallery, Paddington.

2011 Traces. Somewhere Gallery, Melbourne.

2010 The Departed. Hardware Gallery, Enmore.

2010 Insight of you. Somedays Gallery, Surry Hills.

2009 on EST (we ARE). Kudos Gallery, Paddington.

2008 Nous Voila. At The Vanishing Point Gallery, Newtown.



2017 Feels like Home. Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill.

2016 Art for Cambodia. All Saints, Petersham.

2016 Noella Lopez Gallery Group Show. The Shop Gallery, Glebe.

2013 Proximity. Kudos Gallery, Paddington.

2012 100×100. FEVA Show. All Saints, Petersham.

2012 Kudos Emerging Artist and Design Award. Kudos Gallery, Paddington

2012 Tell us the story. Sheffer Gallery, Darlington.

2012 Nannageddon. He Made She Made Gallery, Darlinghurst.

2012 Rough Edges. St John’s Anglican, Darlinghurst.

2012 Unveiled. Jannali Anglican, Jannali.

2011 100×100. FEVA Show, All Saints Petersham.

2011 Where are they now? Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Waterloo.

2011 JAC Art Exhibition, Jannali Anglican, Jannali.

2010 Mortality. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.

2010 13th Annual Glebe Art Show, Glebe.

2010 Medium Vinyl. Hardware Gallery, Enmore.

2010 Hatched 2010: National Graduate Show. Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

2010 carriageARTworks. CarriageWorks, Eveleigh.

2009 CoFA Annual Grad Show. College of Fine Arts, Paddington.

2009 Honours Grad Show. College of Fine Arts, Paddington.

2009 Aluminium and Tin – 10 Years of Hardware Gallery. Hardware Gallery, Enmore.

2009 Spring Fair. College of Fine Arts, Paddington.

2009 8 for Spring. galleryeight, The Rocks.

2009 Waverly Youth Art Prize. Bondi Pavillion.

2009 Big Aussie Icons. Hardware Gallery, Enmore.

2009 Waiting- A Still Life. NG Art Gallery, Chippendale.

2009 Black and White, Feva Show. St Stephen’s Anglican, Chatswood.

2009 StarGazing. Hardware Gallery, Enmore.

2008 CoFA Annual Grad Show. College of Fine Arts, Paddington.

2008 Spring Fair. College of Fine Arts, Paddington.

2008 Waverly Youth Art Prize. Bondi Pavillion.

2008 Untitled. At The Vanishing Point Gallery, Newtown.

2008 More than Meets the Eye. At The Vanishing Point Gallery, Newtown.

2008 ArtSpace, SmARTarts- Youth Arts & Cultural Festival. Pine Street Gallery, Chippendale.

2007 Torture, Amnesty International Exhibition. TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.



2011 APA Masters Scholarship for 2011-13.

2009 Dinosaur Designs COFA Award. Highly Commended.

2009 Zealous (2008) selected by Avant Cards to be printed and distributed Australia-wide.

2009 Half Way House II. Barry Keldoulis Award Winner. CoFASpace, Paddington.

2009 Jenny Birt Award. Nominated. CoFASpace, Paddington.

2008 Waverly Art Prize. Finalist. Waverly Art Centre.

2008 Small Works Art Prize. Finalist. Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.

2008 Mosman Youth Art Prize. Senior Textiles 3rd Prize Award, Mosman Art Gallery.

2008 Freedom, Newtown Community Art Exhibition. Finalist. Newtown Uniting Church.



2010 FraserStudios 3 month Residency.



Beresford, Melanie. “60 Seconds (Chloe)” and “Forest of the Inside.” Trove Magazine. Volume 3 Issue 2, Feb 2013.

Engberg, Juliana. Mortality Catalogue. ACCA, Oct 2010.

Backhouse, Megan. “Exploring big issues.” The Age, 7 October 2010, p.2, 19

Spencer, Ric. “A fresh stream of ideas.” The West Australian, 23 April 2010, p.7

Boreham, Melanie. (ed. PICA). “Unnatural High.” Hatched 2010 National Graduate Show Catalogue. PICA, Apr 2010, p.15

Duggal, Seema. “Hair, Hands On: Melanie Boreham.” Side Street Sydney, 29 Mar 2010.

Christopher, Lissa. “Open Gallery- The Departed.” SMH Spectrum, 27-8 Mar 2010, p.14

Stephens, Rohan. “Dearly Departed.” Art(e)fact Magazine, 25 Mar 2010.

89.7 Eastside FM. Something Else Interview with Katherine Lim, 11:30am. 19 Mar 2010.

Zebrowski-Rubin, Stefan. “Melanie Boreham in Sydney.” The Art Blog, 18 Mar 2010.

Strobed. “The Departed – Melanie Boreham @ Hardware.” Strobed, 17 Mar 2010.

Shmidt, Amelia. “The Departed- Not Scorcese but art made of hair.” Throwshapes, 15 Mar 2010.

Goodwin, Louise. “Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair.” Inner West Courier, 4 Mar 2010. p.16

Williams, Malcolm. “Made of hair: a very different Christian artist.” Eternity Magazine, Mar 2010. p.13

Boreham, Melanie. (ed. Carsley, Gary) “Split Ends.” The Final Word Volume I, 2009. COFA/UNSW/GBK, Nov 2009.

Boreham, Melanie. “Split Ends.” Unpublished Thesis, Sep 2009.

Santer, Vanessa. “This show will be her crowning glory, or burst her bubble.” MX Newspaper, 9 Jun 2009. p.5

Boreham, Melanie. (ed. Carsley, Gary) “Disembodiment.” Half Way House Volume II, 2009: An Honours reader at the halfway mark. COFA/UNSW/GBK, May 2009.

Bosben, Jo. (ed.), Incubate Magazine Issue 2, Nor 2008. p.3



Works held in private collections in Sydney, Melbourne and Paris.