The Tank Fiona Meller and Tracy LymnWaiting for Hope7th - 24th September 2016 | Stanley Street Gallery

The Tank
Fiona Meller and Tracy Lymn
Waiting for Hope

7th – 24th September 2016

Sculptor/jeweller Fiona Meller and artist/photographer Tracy Lymn have joined forces to present Waiting for Hope.

By employing their different artistic disciplines, Fiona and Tracy have collaborated to create works that focus on the symbols and talismans associated with hope, luck and good fortune.

The still life photograph by Tracy Lymn portrays carefully selected components chosen to symbolise the idea of Hope. Some of Fiona Meller’s jewellery can be seen amongst the many elements of the still life.

Tracy Lymn, Hope VanitasFiona Meller Humanesque Sterling Silver and Bronze 2016 160x60mm Web

Fiona Meller

Through experimentation I try to understand the properties inherent to the materials and extend their function beyond the accepted norm. This often leads to serendipitous results, creating objects that are imbued with a visceral and evocative meaning. I find inspiration in forming new dialogues and narratives that deviate from the expected.

I have long held a fascination with bones and found objects, and now with my training in jewellery I try to combine the metal elements with these collected pieces. For me, bone has strong symbolism held deep within the psyche. The wishbone, especially, has long been a symbol of hope and the possibility of a wish come true.


2011 Graduate Diploma Jewellery and Object Design, Design Centre Enmore, Sydney
2008 – 2010  Advanced Diploma Jewellery and Object Design, Central Institute of Technology
2006 – 2007 Perth
Certificate IV Visual Arts (Sculpture) Central Institute of Technology, Perth
2000 – 2002 Certificate IV Footwear Custom Made, Sydney Institute, Ultimo TAFE, Sydney
1996 – 1999
 BA Interpreting/Translation Spanish, University of Western Sydney, Certificate in Book Binding and Restoration, Sydney Institue, Ultimo TAFE, Sydney
1979 – 1981 BA Languages, University of NSW, Sydney

Professional Development

2011 - 2015 Resident at Square Peg Studios, Enmore
2010 Volunteer – JMGA Conference, Perth
1995 NEIS – New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, Small Business Management Training

Group Exhibitions

2014   Sculpture by the Sea
2014 Over your Head – Stanley Street Gallery
2013 A time of gifts – Stanley Street Gallery
2013 Red to Wear – Stanley Street Gallery
2013  In Situ 2013 (Winner), Mosman Festival of Sculpture & Installation, Sydney NSW
QLD College of Art Griffith University, Brisbane Qld
Participate & Exchange, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD
2012   Profile 2012   Gaffa Gallery, Clarence St, Sydney NSW
‘Forrest for the Trees’, Breathing Colours Gallery, Balmain, Sydney NSW
2011    Graduation Exhibition, “BENCHMARK”, Danks St Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney NSW 2010 Graduation Exhibition 2010, Gallery Central, Central Institute of Technology Perth, WA.


2013   Winner In Situ 2013 Sculpture Award, Mosman – Judge Monica McMahon, Art Curator University of Western Sydney
2010   Western Frontier Traders Award – Award for Excellence in Jewellery Practice

Tracy Lymn

Tracy Lymn was born in South Australia. She studied a Diploma of Education in Fine Arts at Underdale CAE then moved to Marleston TAFE to study a Diploma of Advanced Fashion Design. Her career in fashion spanned over 25 years. During this time she also freelanced as a graphic designer for South Australian independent record labels and bands as well as designing logos for businesses. Pursuit of work in fashion took her interstate for over fifteen years. On her return to Adelaide Tracy began study for a Bachelor of Visual Art and Design at AC Arts, Light Square, Adelaide. She majored in photography, specialising in still life and portrait work using large format film. She feels her work is darkly humorous with undercurrent social and political themes. Exhibitions and Awards

2015 AC Arts Graduating Students Exhibition Hill Smith Gallery

2012 White Death and Black Tales- solo exhibition in the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Exeter Hotel

2011 O’Halloran Hill TAFE Certificate IV in Visual Art and Contemporary Craft graduating exhibition

1985 Lady Mayoress Fashion Awards, Adelaide. Winner – Day wear category

1985 TAFE Occasion of Recognition Award- Top student

1984 Australian Wool Corporation Young Designer of the Year- State Winner, National Final runner up.

Tracy Lymn has work in the collection of Adelaide College of the Arts as well as private collections in Adelaide (including well known collector Candy Bennett), Melbourne, Sydney and Scotland.