Roynae Mayes is a Canadian born Australian practicing in Melbourne.  She is interested in art as a tool to foster and build community. Roynae is founder and mentor for the artist collective Council of SVOo, which is funded and sponsored by RMIT University.

The Rising Tide Does Not Discriminate, 2015


2011-2014 Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours, Sculpture and Spatial Practices, RMIT, Melbourne

2009-2010 Diploma of Visual Arts, LaTrobe College of Arts & Design




2017 “Interior Geographies”, Neon Parlour, Thornbury VIC


2016 “Of Mice and Den”, Howard La Gallery, Brunswick VIC

2016 “100 Years”, Council of SVOO, The Substation, Newport VIC (artist & curator, funded by RMIT Link Arts)

2015 “ALLOT”, Trocadero, Footscray VIC

2015 “MARCS Laneway Festival”, Council of SVOO, Melbourne VIC (coordinator, funded by RMIT Link Arts)

2015 “Launch 2015” Brunswick Arts, Brunswick VIC

2015 “Shop-a-Rama”-Council of SVOO, Fort Delta, Melbourne VIC (funded by RMIT Link Arts)

2015 “Newer 15” Trocadero Art Space, Footscray VIC (awarded by Trocadero)

2014 “(Details)”, RMIT School of Art Gallery Honours Exhibition, Melbourne VIC

2014 “The Art Fair Murders”, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne VIC

2013 “Where is Everybody”, RMIT Graduate Exhibition, Melbourne VIC (coordinator)

2013 “How-To YouTube”-Council of SVOO, First Site Gallery, Melbourne VIC (coordinator)




2017 “While The Hour” Testing Grounds, Melbourne, VIC

Commissions and Collections

2018 “Gum Blossoms”, public mild steel sculpture, commission, Tarneit, VIC

2017 “Youth”, ballpoint pen, private commission, Melbourne, VIC

2017 “The Balcony and Us”, chalk pastel, private collection Sydney NSW

2016 “The Frogs”, public 6 piece concrete sculptures, commission, Tarneit, VIC

2015 “The Rising Tide Does Not Discriminate” #3 watercolour, private collection, Melbourne,  

2015 “The Rising Tide Does Not Discriminate” #1 watercolour, private collection, Melbourne,

2015 “Family Tree”, seven concrete faces, private commission, Sydney, NSW

2013 “Kisses Kill”, collage, private collection, Melbourne, VIC

2013 “Brothers”, ballpoint drawing, private commission, Melbourne, VIC

2011 “Flamenco”, outdoor mural, commission, Dinos, Windsor, VIC


Publications and Bibliography

Triple R 102.7FM, Smarts Arts with Richard Watts April 14th 2016, guest curator and artist for Council of SVOO

Rabelais, page 41, vol. 4, issue 4, June 2013 “Ceci n'est pas Roy”


Arts Industry Experience

Project Manager

June 2014-current, Thompson Berrill Landscape Design, Melbourne, VIC


March 2012-August 2012, Arts Administration, West Space, Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary Positions

February 2017-present, Board Member, Neon Parlour

February 2017-present, Artist and Film Editor, While The Hour

March 2014, Gallery Assistant for Phuong Ngo, Next Wave

November 2013-Present, Advisor and Curator, Council of SVOO (collective)

2013, President, Fundraising Committee for RMIT’s Spatial Practices Final YearType your paragraph here.