Light through the gorge

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas framed
124x102 cm
Light through the gorge

Light through the gorge

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas framed
124x102 cm

Stormy Coastline

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x183 cm
Stormy Coastline

Stormy Coastline

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x183 cm

Meeting at the creek

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x183 cm
Meeting at the creek

Meeting at the creek

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x183 cm

The empty bowls

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
76x76 cm
The empty bowls

The empty bowls

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
76x76 cm

Coastal Arrivals

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas with perspex
104x104 cm
Coastal Arrivals

Coastal Arrivals

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas with perspex
104x104 cm

Coastal Passage

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
156x125 cm
Coastal Passage

Coastal Passage

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
156x125 cm

Outback Gathering, 2023

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x182 cm
Sold
Outback Gathering, 2023

Outback Gathering, 2023

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x182 cm
Sold

Still Life

Mel Brigg
Oil on Canvas
102x103 cm
Sold
Still Life

Still Life

Mel Brigg
Oil on Canvas
102x103 cm
Sold

The Fishermen 2023

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas, framed
122x152 cm
Sold
The Fishermen 2023

The Fishermen 2023

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas, framed
122x152 cm
Sold

The Gathering

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
200x250 cm
The Gathering

The Gathering

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
200x250 cm

Journey towards a brighter future

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x152 cm
Journey towards a brighter future

Journey towards a brighter future

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x152 cm

Desert Journey

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
104x104 cm
Desert Journey

Desert Journey

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
104x104 cm

Exodus 2022

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x122 cm
Exodus 2022

Exodus 2022

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x122 cm

Afternoon Stroll

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
104x80 cm
Sold
Afternoon Stroll

Afternoon Stroll

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
104x80 cm
Sold

Last Stroll

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
102x102 cm
Sold
Last Stroll

Last Stroll

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
102x102 cm
Sold

Solo wander

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
9x9 cm
Solo wander

Solo wander

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
9x9 cm

Travellers

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
9x9 cm
Travellers

Travellers

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
9x9 cm

Journey through the centre 2021

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x152 cm
Sold
Journey through the centre 2021

Journey through the centre 2021

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x152 cm
Sold

The Fishermen

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
76x102 cm
The Fishermen

The Fishermen

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
76x102 cm

Journey through the interior

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
274x122 cm
Sold
Journey through the interior

Journey through the interior

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
274x122 cm
Sold

Moon over the gorge 2021

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x122 cm
Sold
Moon over the gorge 2021

Moon over the gorge 2021

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
122x122 cm
Sold

Shoreline 2021

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
120x152 cm
Sold
Shoreline 2021

Shoreline 2021

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
120x152 cm
Sold

Crossroads 1

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
75x75 cm
Sold
Crossroads 1

Crossroads 1

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
75x75 cm
Sold

Light on Katherine

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
106x166 cm
Sold
Light on Katherine

Light on Katherine

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
106x166 cm
Sold

Last catch

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
76x91 cm
Last catch

Last catch

Mel Brigg
Acrylic on Canvas
76x91 cm

Biography

South African Artist Mel Brigg is self-taught and started painting full time in 1970. Now based in Queensland, Mel Brigg has built an impressive career in his art practice over the past 30 years. Mel Brigg’s art resonates with a cross-section of art buyers and is collected around the world by significant corporate, private and government institutions and individuals.

Mel Brigg’s paintings explore movement from Africa and asylum seekers coming to Australia to find a better life. Mel Brigg grew up in Africa then migrated to Australia in 1993. He now works from his studio on the Sunshine Coast. “I have always been moved by the complexities of the human condition and my paintings are reflective of turbulent times that the human race may endure in countries with conflict. I also reflect on harmony and peace once pro-active personal change has occurred ”

“Light is the core of my paintings, together with perspective, texture, structure and lyrically atmospheric colour. Combined, these culminate in evocative, emotive and emphatic works” – Mel Brigg

Mel Brigg; Solo Exhibition

27+ in Gold Coast, Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle, Kenthurst, Canberra, South Africa.

Mel Brigg; Awards

SCEGGS REDLAND Art Award 1997

Sorrento Art Exhibition, best in exhibition, 2010, 2011, 2012 Currabubula Art Exhibition, best in exhibition, 2010 Tattersalls Club Art Prize, Brisbane

Mel completed a mural for the new Super Catamaran “Mary MacKillop” used as a ferry in Sydney Harbour. Also completed three works commissioned for “Burrawang West Station Art Collection” and sold two paintings to Keanu Reeves in Sydney.

Mel Brigg: Collections

SA Embassies in Singapore, Canada and Belgium;

Royal Exchange in London; Total Oil collection South Africa;

Pellisier Museum, South Africa;

Universities of Orange Free State and Stellenbosch, South Africa. Barclays Bank South Africa and Australia;

Standard Bank of South Africa.

Numerous Town Councils and corporations throughout South Africa. Queensland State Government; Grain Corporation, Sydney.

Housing Loans, Insurance Loan Sydney;

Sister of St Joseph, North Sydney;

Amnesty International, Victoria;

Opus Communications, Australia.

Many other large corporations and private collections throughout Australia.

Mel Brigg: Publications

Art and Australia 1993

Mary McKillop, a Tribute. Limited Edition Cover, published by Andre Wilson 1995 In the Picture (Year 8, Text Book on Australia and International Art), Oxford Press 1996. Reproductions by Swan Press 1974.

Almac Publishers 1979-1990

Associated Industries 1980-1990

Dictionary of South African Painters and Sculptors 1998

The Bulletin Magazine, Australia 1996

The Promised Land by K Schoeman 1979

Auge International 1982

Art and Artist’s of South Africa by Esme Berman

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