Melissa Jane


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Artist Bio

Creative Artist- Photographer  Regional Victoria, Australia


Melissa Jane is an award winning Photographic Artist who resides in Regional Victoria, Australia.

Capturing emotion and storytelling is reflected throughout her work whilst the Camera is just an extension of her creative expression. Melissa Jane often finds the emotions of her subjects, a reflection of herself.  Whilst her Photographic subjects vary widely. Melissa Jane is repeatedly drawn to Botanical Landscapes Abstract and Nature. The power and magic of photography and its ability to capture a unique perception of a moment in a form is something Melissa Jane loves to be able to share with others.


Photography is an art of observation.

It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

- Elliott Erwitt

You don't take a photograph.

You make it.

- Ansel Adams


Melbourne Camera Club

ArtsAction Community


APS Australian Photographic Society

MAVA Melbourne & Victorian Artists

AIPP (Australian Industry Professional Photographers) 

  • emerging member

MGA (Monash Gallery of Art)

CCP (Centre for Contemporary Photography)

IPA (International Photography Awards


Capture Magazine

Focus Australia

Lens Culture

Life Framer


The Mono Awards 2021 Capture magazine/Australian Photography

  • ​Top 40 - Animals- A Giraffes Gaze

  • Commended- Animals- Solo Flight

  • Highly Commended- Places- Silent lake 

  • Commended- Places- River ghosts



Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers Awards "Capture magazine" 2021

  • Highly Commended - Endless - Botanical Art

  • Highly Commended - Below Zero

Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers Awards "Capture magazine" 2020

  • ​Top 30 Landscape Folio

  • Highly Commended Landscape Folio

  • Highly Commended Art Folio

  • Highly Commended Art Folio

Ballarat International Foto Biennale 

Artists Exhibitor   2017,  2019,  2021

  • Yellow Dot Exhibition & Fundraiser 2017, 2020

Australian Photographic Society  Australian Cup  2019  APSCON

  • Judges Choice Medal  

Melbourne & Victorian Artists CFA Fundraiser Art for Donation 2020

International Womens Day Exhibition at the Melbourne Camera Club 2018  2019

Melbourne Camera Club end of year Photography Exhibition 2018 2019

Leigh Hawke Trophy B Grade Aggregate Prints 2019 MCC

Capture Magazine Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2018

  • Top 20 for Ice Flower Folio

  • Highly Commended for Beechworth Asylum Folio

Australian Photographer of the year 2018

  • Commended B&W  Folio   Train Depot

Australia's Top Photographers  Emerging   Student   2018 

  • TOP 20 #16    Frozen Flower Folio

Australias Top Photographers Emerging    Student   2018 

  • Highly Commended Beechworth Asylum Folio

Rotary club of Bacchus Marsh  49th Art Exhibition & Sales 2019

Shot in the City of Port Phillip Photography Exhibition Held by the Melbourne Camera Club 2018 ( Book of images )

Travel Photography Exhibition  MCC 2018

Centre for Contemporary Photography  CCP Salon 2018 exhibition

  • Sales

Centre for Contemporary Photography   CCP Salon 2019  exhibition

Nature Photography Exhibition Melbourne Camera Club 2019

Focus Awards 2018

  • 1 Silver  & 9 Bronze awards


Royal Melbourne Show  2018 

  • Won Best in Show  & also 1st place in the Pet photography category

  • 1st place Natural Environment 

  • 2nd place Experimental Photography

  • Highly Commended & Commended

Royal Melbourne Show 2019  

  • Multiple Awards in set Categories

Skipton Photography Show 2019

  • Multiple Awards in set Categories

Bacchus Marsh Flower & Garden Show  2018 & 2019

  • ​Best in Show

  • Multiple awards in set categories 

MCC Photo Book competition (Judged by MGA)  2018

  • Beechworth Asylum Folio Award - Commended

Best Creative Print 2018 MCC

Photo essay Print of the year 2018 MCC

Travel Exhibition - Melbourne Camera Club 2018

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Artist  2017

  • Frozen Flowers Exhibition/Sales

  • Yellow Dot Exhibition & Fundraiser Sales x 2 Prints

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Artist (2019)

  • Asylum Walkthrough  


Creswick Photographic Competition/Exhibition   2017 Community Bank Winner-

  • Best in Show

BOP Farms and Fields exhibition  2018 - Sales

Strawberries & Cherries Festival Photographic Exhibition (2017)

International Photography Awards 2018

  • Honourable Mention (Still Life  Immortal) 

International Photography Awards 2017

  • ​Honourable Mention (Still Life)

Post Card Project 3340 2016

Trentham Winter Show/Sales 2016


Bacchus Marsh Flower & Garden Show  2018

  • Won  Best in Show

  • 1st , 2nd place flower category, 1st ,3rd place tree/shrub category 

  • 2 highly commended

The Print Swap 2017 

Lens Culture   2017 - B&W Finalists