Dr Melanie Cooper

Australian mixed media visual artist + art historian

S1 Ep07

Dr Melanie Cooper

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Dr Melanie Cooper is a visual artist and an art historian from Adelaide South Australia, and a mother of 2. Melanie combines painting + drawing with a mix of knitting, crochet, stitching and rug making techniques.

In this episode we chat a lot about art, as Melanie’s expertise in the long 18th Century allows us to delve into the role and treatment of women artists during this era. We also discuss the importance of sharing our experiences as mothers, and the role of judgment in our current society – and how it got there.

**This episode contains discussion around post natal depression**

Connect with Melanie here - https://drmelaniecooper.com/

See the Queen Victoria yarn bomb here - https://drmelaniecooper.com/projects/

Shop art supplies that Melanie uses here

Connect with the podcast here - https://www.instagram.com/artofbeingamum_podcast/

Music in this episode used with permission - Alemjo - https://open.spotify.com/artist/4dZXIybyIhDog7c6Oahoc3?si=pTHGHD20TWe08KDHtSWFjg&nd=1

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