Born in South Africa, Heidi Melamed now lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Encompassing painting and sculpture, her practice constitutes an investigation and elaboration of form, especially colour, as well as the optical properties of light. Making use of innovative materials and methods, Melamed’s approach sees her enact a dialogue between geometric and organic forms, surface and luminous colour, and artificial and natural light. Melamed holds Master’s degrees in visual art from UNSW Art & Design and the National Art School.