Melissa Shemanna

{Artist, seer, mother, forest dweller, visionary, oracle for Gaia, medicine woman, keeper of knowledge, womb of sacred honey, stargate for cosmic intelligence, compassion warrior, heart activator, sky dancer, teacher and sharer of wisdom, rainbow body ambassador, piercer of illusions, she who can see infinity, soul avatar, honeybee priestess, starfire queen, shem~ anna lineage, conduit for truth, lightning courter, pans lover, mountain whisperer, songline singer, aeon sophia's agent for awakening, gnostic midwife, daughter of the wild honey...come to me, and I shall anoint your third eye with sacred nectar and open your eye to infinity..}


Visionary artist, curator and cultural art activist, Melissa Shemanna explores the frontiers of our evolving cosmic consciousness on our planet. Woven though an understanding of ancient myth and magic of indigenous law/lore, Melissa is originally self taught, and has also learned the old masters 12 century technique of hand-made egg tempera and oil medium glazing, from mentors such as Amanda Sage, Laurence Caruana and others. She is known for her ability to ‘bring highly saturated pure pigmented colour, into a light on awareness, through her intimate vision’. 

Shemanna brings raw and original energy to her paintings and offers detailed symbolic story, through her sensual expressions of embodiment, rich and pulsing with a larger perspective. 

In 2018, Melissa founded a private arts enterprise N.G.O called “Vision. Create. Pollinate Foundation” for arts based projects that contribute towards cultural expression, creative activism and environmental awareness surrounding the honeybee, exploring what it means to achieve enlightenment in a civilisation, and bringing it all into the alignment and responsibility of each human being.

Melissa is based rurally at her off-grid intentional community home in the mountains of the Yarra Valley, where she reside with her two boys. She holds regular studio exhibitions and workshops at the venue within her home “The Honeybee Temple”.

Melissa curates Melbourne based arts activism gallery events, she also curates international galleries at various arts festivals around the world, including the Evolve Gallery at Rainbow Serpent festival, and aims to contribute towards a greater vision of sustainable arts practice in Australia, that benefits ecological and cultural factors.

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Art Form: Community Arts

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