Exhibition: Melissa Hobbs – PSC Student


The Foyer Gallery @ Gasworks Arts Park
21 Graham St. Albert Park Vic 3206
Exhibition Opening: 27 July 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 28th July – 7th August 2011

Melissa Hobbs is a final year Commercial Major at PSC. Three and a half years ago she started at PSC to learn how to take better photographs. The intent was to have some gorgeous photographs of her young children. As she developed through the course she found that everything you see is worthy of a photograph, it’s how you interpret it that makes the difference!

Image: Melissa Hobbs


Artist Statement: For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to eat, breathe and live New York. Even just for a day. I was wrapt when my husband surprised me with a trip in January. I was less excited to find out the trip would be in winter. Or so I thought!

On an indulgent whim I left the whole family at home and launched myself at the city I had only ever had the opportunity to love on the big screen and in print. And it was everything I’d hoped it would be.

As I walked around and immersed myself in the sights, sounds and smells of this wondrous city of cold I was able to realise many of my bucket list dreams and return to my hotel each night with wet feet, a cold face and a very full and happy heart.

For a city so renowned I don’t think you could ever tire of experiencing it in print or in the flesh. The beauty of New York is that everyone experiences it in a unique way. This exhibition brings together just a few vistas of my visit that wasn’t long enough but was just perfect in every way.

I have mentioned the snow was cold haven’t I? Bloody cold!

Image: Melissa Hobbs