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Melanie Rose - Artist 
b. County Antrim, NI

Me walking Steyning.jpg

Exploring landscape and place through painting; the tracks, traces, paths, and ancient monuments, investigating contemporary concerns including access, biodiversity, farming practices and stewardship, arguments sourced, witnessed, and explored through walking and painting.

Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leeds Arts and Humanities Institute (LAHRI), after successfully completing a practice-led PhD in the School of Design. Prior education includes, MA Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Trent Polytechnic and Foundation Winchester School of Art. Melanie is a member of LAND2, a national network of artist/researchers with an interest in place-oriented art and teaches at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. She has exhibited widely and has work in both private and public collections.

  • Education
    2022 - 2023 LAHRI Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leeds 2018 - 2022 PhD practice-led School of Design, University of Leeds 2010 – 2011 PGCE, University of Portsmouth 2009 – 2010 Mentorship for Research, University of the West of England 2000 – 2002 MA Fine Art (Painting), University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins 1984 – 1987 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University 1983 – 1984 Foundation Diploma Fine Art, Winchester School of Art
  • Exhibitions
    2023 tba spudWORKS, New Forest 2022 The Hostry, Norwich, Trees and the Sacred 2021 ARC, Winchester. Facing Both Ways: Walking the South Downs Way through Painting 2020 Transition Gallery, London. Picture Palace 2019 Mall Galleries, London. Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019 The Youngs Gallery, Salisbury. Arborealists 2019 Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea. Phyopia 2019 West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Bone Winter 2018 Bankside Gallery, London. The Masters Screen and Stone 2018 The Steel Rooms Gallery, Brigg. A Case for Place 2017 Glyn Vivian Gallery, Swansea. The Moon and a Smile 2016 Royal West of England, Bristol. Imagined Landscapes 2015 Winchester Discovery Centre and Studio10 Days: Chalk 2015 St John Bethnal Green Drawing Breath 2015 Hemingford Grey Cambridge Elemental Dialogues 2014 10 Days Winchester Elemental Dialogues 2013 Southampton City Art Gallery Landscape Art & Uncertainty Exhibition
  • Residencies
    2023 New Forest National Park Artist in Residence 2011 Drawing out the Archive Kilquhanity Free School in Scotland 2010-2011 New Creatives University of Portsmouth
  • Awards & Miscellanies
    2025 Every Step of The Way co-curating an exhibition and conference about the South Downs Way 2024 The Arc Winchester artist-led curatorial exhibition 2022 Modern British Nature Writing, 1789 -2020 Book cover design CUP 2021 Green Letters Studies in Ecocriticism design for front cover 2019 - 2021 AHRC University of Leeds/School of Design research assistant – Tipping Points/Landlines 2018 West Dean College of Arts and Conservation tutor/assessor 2017 Glynn Vivian Gallery, National Museums Wales Collection 2015 Hampshire County Council Collection, Salt Lane 2015 Portsmouth University and aspex Gallery Generate lead artist 2010 Arts Council Funding Heart2Art PCC and Aspex Gallery 2006 Arts Council Funding ‘textbank’ 2002 Arts Council Funding Pavilion Housing Association 2001 Cable and Wireless Prize Winner for M.A. student commission
  • Membership of Professional Bodies, Conferences and Symposiums
    2016 Southampton University TAG Conference 2016 Southampton City Art Gallery Women in the Art World 2014 Plymouth College of Art (Symposium – Drawing as Tacit Intelligence) 2013 Southampton City Art Gallery (Symposium – Eggs, Chalk & Landscape) 2013 Southampton City Art Gallery (Keynote Speaker - Beyond the Frame) 2012 Leeds University (Symposium – Romantic Pragmatism) 2011 Hertfordshire University (Symposium) 2010 LAND2 Leeds University (Member)
  • Reviews
    2006 an-magazine 2006 The Guardian Newspaper/Weekend 2006 The Guardian – technology online blog 2006 The Independent 2004 an-magazine
  • Writing
    2016 Integrating Art and Technology into Eduction (Chapter) 2012 This Is Not a School Book 5 Years Gallery 2011 Drawing Out the Archive Publication “Posthumanism & the Holly Hut” 2001- 2006 Arty Fanzine Articles & Drawings. 2005 Arty Book Articles & Drawings. 2005 – 2009 Leisure Centre Fanzine Articles and Drawings
  • Interviews
    Winchester Today - 01/08/2021 BBC Radio Berkshire BBC Technology Unit BBC Radio Solent BBC Radio Manchester BBC Radio Scotland BBC Radio Wales Heart 106 East Midlands Kerrang! 105.2 FM Kick FM LBC News 1152 AM Greater London Palm FM Devon
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