Bio

Autumn Harvest Gig - Photo credit - Peter Cahill Melody standing infrount of a microphone playing a Casino Epiphone guitar and wearing a white long sleeved backless jersy dress. her blond dreadlocks are worn high in a bun held back you a thick black head band. Melody identifies as a person form CALD backrounds
Jusitne Sless Comedian/ Roarhouse MC - Photo by David de Roach - Roarhouse Melbourne Unearths Project - Justine stands in front of a bright background of Balloons fabric and coloured fairy lights. in her hand is a microphone and a piece of folded paper. Justine is wearing a white shirt with red dots and buttons and a pair of black slacks.

Melody's Past and present inclusive Artist project events roles include:

2020

Dreamscape Project- Grant writing

City of Port Phillip & Arts Access Victoria - Assessment Panel Member for THRIVE grants

2019

3CR Radio- Interview Pauline Vetuna International Day of Disability

- The Village Storyteller - The Village Festival, AAV Nebula Small Scratches Upcoming early 2020, Lentil As Anything & Ife Products and Community

- Melbourne Fringe- Access Champion Training - Fringe Hub

Trades Hall

- Nexis Chain Reaction- Podcast interviews @ The Channel /Art Center Kiln

- Project/ Crowdfunding/Funding Planning and applications 2020 (Dreamscape) TBA

- Arts Access Artist Engagement workshop- Presentation Woven

- Weave- Movement Workshops with Janice Florence (including observation workshop with Yumi Umiumare)

- 3CR Radio Radio - Come on Come in/ Solidarity Breakfast

Lorjournal Interview - Romy Durrant

2016- 2019- City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund Recipient- Mentee Producer/ Director of Inclusive theatre arts project titled ‘Woven'

2018

- Access To Fashion Runway- Melbourne Fashion Week -Runway Model

- Ruthy Hunter Foundation Benefit Concert - Stage Manager

- Space2b St. Kilda- United Threads Fashion Show- Team Assistant Coordinator

2017

- Rag Theatre Ensemble Melbourne Fringe Performance ‘No Offence’- Performing Artist/Catering Assistant

- City of Voices - Backstage Assistant, Makeup Artist.

- Voices of the South Side Member of the Community Choir - Woven Pozible Campaign

2014- 2018- Roar Lounges/Unearths/ Roar Stages- Roarhouse Artist and Events Coordinator / Mentor/ Facilitator/Promotions/ some videography/editing and fundraising/ film extra/ caterer.

2016 2017 -Rise West Papua fundraisers- Stage management/Assistant

2015

- Keep It Queered Events- Volunteer and collaborator dance party/ fundraisers

2014 - The Social Studio /Multicultural Events in Collingwood - MC and Stage Manager

2014- Autumn harvest small teaser talented women artists with Serangi player and belly dancer the amazingly multi talented Tyto and Essie Thomas.

2014 - Pan African Cafe Events- Stage Manager and Events Assistant

2013 - The Roller Derby Au Fundraiser- also a part of the Darebin Music Feast at The Thornbury Theatre, including award winning fringe act Lady Bird Blue. The event also consisted of an amazing line up the barbershop a' Capella group Bobby and the Pins, Folk sensation the Bon Scott's, Indie Rock Trio Since We Kissed and other Musical acts.