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Melanie Rose explores 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.