PHOTO: Lee Harrop 



Melissa Drummond is a photographer based in Kalgoorlie, in the eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.

Born in 1973, Melissa grew up in Melbourne, and studied at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

At the end of 1997 she graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geology.

In the winter of 1998 Melissa packed up her old Land Cruiser and headed west across the Nullarbor on what would be the first of many adventures across the southern part of the continent.
She has lived in Kalgoorlie for the last 19 years.

Melissa is a geologist and former GIS specialist, with a background in gold exploration, having worked in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. Her photography reflects her own interests and life, from a documentary perspective, as well as incorporating a love of nature and science.

She uses both digital and analogue cameras, including various vintage models, and hates third-person bios. 



Awards

2015 - Award for Excellence (Photography)
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize

2014 - Highly Commended Award
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize

2013 - Winner, Photography Award
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize

2012, 2018 - Semi-finalist
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize



Clients

Discover The Round - Australia's Biggest Party | Mellen Events | Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) | Tourism WA | Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club | Shartruese Jewellery | Cocoa Desert | Westpac | SAFE Kalgoorlie | RAC | Deloitte | Cannings Purple | Strahan Events | Rydges Kalgoorlie Resort & Spa | Raeco | WAGPET | City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder | Goldfields Indigenous Housing Organisation (GIHO) | Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI) | WA Country Health Service (WACHS) | Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison (EGRP) - Art Project | Country Arts WA | Discovery Holiday Parks | EM Potts & Co. | Goldfields Institute of Technology (GIT) | Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance (GEMIA) | Norton Gold Fields Ltd | Solomons Flooring | Desert Gem | Northern Star Resources | Goolarri Media Enterprises | Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines | Hannans North Tourist Mine | Hormone Hoedown Inc. | WA Museum Kalgoorlie | WAM - West Australian Music | Breast Cancer Network Australia - BCNA | Bauer Media | Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) | Joined Up Films-SBS TV 



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