Colour Chameleon


23 October – 6 November

The Project Space

Deakin University Waterfront Campus: Cnr Cunningham St and Western Beach Rd, Geelong VIC

Mon – Wed 10-4pm

Event: Artist Talk – Wednesday 6 November 4.30pm



Color Chameleon was a group show that utilised mutual explorations and associated enquiries to bring together three diverse artists.

Colour is a vital element of our world and art making, it functions not just as a surface, it also activates our senses in many other ways.

As a code to our eyes and perceptions, it often functions as an invitation or deterrent; as informant or signifier; and as aid to seduction or disgust. At times colour can exceed the visual apparatus, flood it with information and have the viewer grasping to find visual balance.

Melinda Harper has a long and accomplished practice of applying colour within painting, objects and textile with fierce patterns to create formations of a personal visual code. Creating a world of shimmering colour and visually mesmerizing surfaces.

Narinda Cook works with plasticine to re formulate it into a liquefying and unstable material revealing darker concerns around the toxic excesses of our consumer wastelands.

Tara Gilbee fashions large coloured sculptural forms into a field of abstracted bodily objects with psychotropic painted skins that references mineral, biological or synthetic worlds.

As each artist in this exhibition has re-framed and remixed colour to enact it’s use as a primary catalyst to amplify its meaning. Colour working in dynamic ways, building strong impulses and cloaking darker meanings.

Color Chameleon examines the parallels between these visually synthesized surfaces and a type of natural shape shifting found in our environments beyond the exhibition.

Link to:

Melinda Harper:

Artist Profile


Narinda Cook:


The Project Space Deakin