Pig Melon is an independently run project space located in a repurposed shop front and dwelling in Boorloo (Perth, Western Australia). We exist to provide an alternative creative space that is suited (but not limited) to art exhibitions, intimate live music events and performances, screenings, discussions and more. Blurring the lines between art gallery, venue and project space we aspire to create an all inclusive creative hub which provides an empowering experience for both artist and audience.
We aim to provide a safe and well-resourced working environment for emerging and established artists that enables the exploration and exchange of ideas, knowledge and skill.
Pig Melon acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, the traditional and rightful custodians of the land on which we operate. We recognise their strength and resilience and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.
Pig Melon Team
Leigh Craft - Founder/Director
Leigh holds an undergraduate degree in Creative industries from Edith Cowan University/Monash University. He has toured both nationally and abroad with his music projects as well as working with artists as a graphic designer and promoter. Leigh hopes to develop partnerships with artists and artist-run-initiatives in order to build community within the arts and encourage diversity.
Luisa Hansal - Founder/Director
Luisa holds a Master of Fine Art (High Distinction) from RMIT University, and has exhibited widely within Australia and internationally. She currently resides at Gotham Studios in Northbridge and works at Goolugatup Heatcote as a gallery officer. Luisa hopes to facilitate an inviting and nurturing space within the cultural community.
Liz Smith - Assistant Curator
Liz holds an undergraduate degree from University of Western Australia, receiving Honours in Art History. Most recently she has co-curated an exhibition with Aimee Dodds, entitled (e)merging, alongside the support of Artsource, is a member of Room01 Collective; an arts initiative exploring nascent arts practice in Western Australia, was apart of The Lobby’s emerging curatorial program where she delivered an exhibition entitled Familiar Objects & Feral Arrangements; and was invited to contribute a piece to the interdisciplinary journal for emerging researchers (Currents) receiving mentorship from Kelly Fliedner. Liz hopes to expand her curatorial practice and foster new relationships and opportunities within the arts community through her involvement with Pig Melon.