Melissa Spratt is an emerging artist who lives and works on the Gold Coast. Melissa studied at the Queensland College of Art where she completed her Bachelor of Digital Media with Honours, majoring in Fine Art. In 2015 Melissa undertook an exchange at the Leeds International Summer School at the University of Leeds, UK. Spratt has worked with various mediums including painting, photography, drawing and printmaking, but has found most enjoyment in the realms of installation and sculpture. Recently exploring textile and surface design elements in sculpture and working closely with different yarn making techniques, where she is most well known for her finger-knitted artworks. Spratt was the winner of the RADFLY Youth Art Prize in 2017, finalist in the Border Art Prize at Tweed Regional Gallery in 2016 and again in 2018 at M-Arts Precinct. She facilitated workshops and was a finalist in the 2018 Swell Sculpture Festival. Spratt was the 2018 artist in residence at The Walls Art Space in Miami, where she had a solo exhibition titled Essential Existence. Melissa has incorporated painting techniques into her practise during her time as the 2019 AiR at 11th Ave Creative in Palm Beach and went on to be the first AiR at Relative Creative for 4 months at the end of 2019, where she showed work as part of the ‘Gold Coast City Futures Forum’ at The Walls. She also participated in The Other Art Fair – Melbourne, in May 2019. Spratt has recently been successful in achieving another place at The Other Art Fair – Sydney which was sadly cancelled due to Covid-19. She looks forward to more collaborations and exhibitions in the near future.