Barry Melder was born in Kolar Gold Fields, India.
He studied in a country school before moving to Bangalore city, where he completed his secondary schooling. Barry had no formal training in design or painting but found a natural talent in seeing beauty in most ordinary things. Barry's main interest is Batik and he has held several solo exhibitions of his batik painting in India before moving to Australia in 1986.
Barry works with various materials including stone, wood, fabric dyes and drift wood. Barry has exhibited at a number of galleries in North Melbourne, CS Gallery in Caroline springs and the 1990 Herald Sun Art show. Barry also runs workshops in batik painting, most recently at the Melton Reglan Cottage.
Artistic Practice: Visual Arts
Phone: 0458 939 932
Email: barry.melder @ bigpond.com