Mel Dare has three main interrelated themes she has been working on during the period of 2013 to now:
- The first began in 2013 when the artist revisited her mother’s homeland Czech Republic. It centres around the construction of personal narrative. More recently how meaning is created within individual subjectivity.
- The second project began in 1999 with the body of work called ‘Deconstruction of a Moment’. This lead to an ongoing investigation into the relationship between time, memory and subjectivity.
- The third also started in 1999 with the intent to re-evaluate Manet’s painting Olympia within a contemporary context. Investigating gender as well as self-portraiture. This lead to a body of work which has investigates identity and gender.