Currently at the Mornington Peninsula Gallery you can view a couple of Danie Mellor’s impressive large works on paper. Danie Mellor sees himself as a contemporary observer and and artist he’s interested in contrasting similarities and differences in ritual knowledge and ceremonies that are part of Indigenous and Western culture. He also explored Freemasonic history and explored and juxtaposed indigenous presence in a narrative of symbology. The notion of the hidden and secret interests him. He is a story teller and his narration takes into account shared histories. The blue and white tradition of spode bone china is part of this notion of shared histories, blue is very accepting colour and provides a sense of familiarity and ease in reading a picture, it is a pathway to open up the broader discussion of shared and challenging histories of cultures.