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Melanie Rose

Melanie Rose is a visual artist whose practice is predominantly drawing; the constant theme running through her work is the relationship between the human form and the natural environment. Rose’s current focus is the ancient tracks that traverse the South Downs in England; this body of work relies on social geography as a way to explore and reflect through visual interpretations the historical and geographical narrative associated with these byways. Rose also has a history of collaboration working with institutions, filmmakers and fellow artists; it has been through collaborative projects that Rose has extended her practice, taking it in directions that have expanded her knowledge base and pushed the boundaries of her discipline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a visual artist whose practice is predominantly drawing; the constant theme running through my work is the relationship between the human form and the natural environment.

Education

  • 2011
    • PGCE – University of Portsmouth
  • 2010
    • Mentorship for Research – UWE
  • 2000 – 2002
    • MA – Central Saint Martins
  • 1984 – 1987
    • BA (Hons) Fine Art – Trent Polytechnic
  • 1983 – 1984
    • Foundation – Winchester School of Art

Awards / Commissions / Collections

  • 2015
    • Hampshire County Council Collection
  • 2015
    • Portsmouth University and aspex Gallery Generate – Lead Artist
  • 2010
    • Arts Council Funding Heart2Art PCC and Aspex Gallery
  • 2006
  • 2002
    • Arts Council Funding lead artist Pavilion Housing Association
  • 2001
    • Cable and Wireless Prize Winner for M.A. student commission
  • 2001
    • National Institute of Medical Herbalists corporate design
  • 2000
    • Ravi Shankar paintings for restaurant
  • 1998
    • Earth Works Trust Sustainability Centre paintings for restaurant
  • 1997
    • Marwell Zoological Park animal illustration
  • 1996
    • Southampton General Hospital lead artist mural project
  • 1994 – 2008
    • Peagreen textile design children’s wear
  • 1987 – 1991
    • Design LSM Interior wall paintings for restaurants
  • 1990
    • Paul Smith Floral St London

Exhibitions (Full list available)

  • 2017
    • The Moon and a Smile Glyn Vivian Gallery Swansea
  • 2016
    • Imagined Landscapes Royal West of England Academy
    • A Balancing Act Mottisfont NT Cellarium
  • 2015
    • 10 Days: Chalk Winchester Discovery Centre & Home Studio
    • Drawing Breath St John Bethnal Green London
    • Drawing Breath drawing performance The Manor Hemingford Grey
  • 2013
    • Landscape Art & Uncertainty Exhibition Southampton City Art Gallery
    • Elemental Dialogues 10 Days Creative Collisions / Guildhall Gallery Winchester
  • 2012
    • The Makers Southampton City Art Gallery
  • 2008
    • Dual Avington House
  • 2007
    • Storm Chaser aspex Gallery
    • c-u aspex Gallery
  • 2006
    • Artsway Open Exhibition
    • txtme & where r u New Greenham Arts
    • Drawing Spaces: picturing knowledge Hartley Library University of Southampton
  • 2005
    • Transitory Natures aspex Gallery
    • Tears in the Tea Tent collaboration with Rosemary Shirley
  • 2004
    • Post Marks Transition Gallery
    • Solo Exhibition Big Rock Gallery
    • nobleArt   Affordable Art Fair London/Bristol/Harrogate
    • View Artsway
  • 2003
    • Art Futures Contemporary Art Society
    • Souvenir Transition Gallery
    • nobleArt   Harrogate group exhibition
    • Sense & Sensibility Transition Gallery
    • Fisherton Mill group exhibition
    • Society of Landscape Painters group exhibition

Membership of Professional Bodies, Conferences/Symposiums/Residences

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    • University of Leeds, University of Dundee (Member)
  • 2017
    • The Lure of the Archive Glynn Vivian Gallery Swansea
  • 2016
    • TAG Conference University of Southampton
    • Women in the Art World (Keynote speaker) Southampton City Art Gallery
  • 2014
    • Drawing as Tacit Intelligence Plymouth College of Art
  • 2013
    • Eggs, Chalk & Landscape Southampton City Art Gallery
    • Beyond the Frame Southampton City Art Gallery (Keynote speaker)
  • 2012
    • Romantic Pragmatism University of Leeds
  • 2011 – 2012
    • New Creative’s University of Portsmouth residency
  • 2011
    • Drawing out the Archive Kilquhanity drawing residency
    • Hertfordshire University (Symposium)
  • 2002
    • Theory in Art Practice Now Tate Britain Central Saint Martin’s MFA Symposium

Writing

  • 2016
    • Art and Technology: The Practice and Influence of Art and Technology in Education
  • 2016
    • Landscape Art and Uncertainty exhibition publication
  • 2012
    • This Is Not a School Book 5 Years Gallery
  • 2011
    • Posthumanism & the Holly Hut Drawing Out the Archive Publication
  • 2001-06
    • Arty Fanzine Articles & Drawings
  • 2005
    • Arty Book Articles & Drawings
  • 2005 – 2009
    • Leisure Centre Fanzine   Articles and Drawings

Academic Employment

  • 2016
    • University of Cumbria Lecturer
  • 2016 – 2017
    • Arts University Bournemouth Visiting Tutor
  • 2015 – 2017
    • Queen Mary’s College .5 Fine Drawing & Painting Lecturer
  • 2014
    • Southampton City Art Gallery Interviewer Painter Painter: Fiona Rae and Dan Perfect
  • 2012 – 2015
    • Fareham College Course Leader (.8)
  • 2000 – 2011
    • Eastleigh College p/t HE Lecturer FdA Degree – Contextual Theory and Drawing
  • 2005 – 2011
    • Southampton City Art Gallery Gallery Education
  • 2002 – 2015
    • aspex Gallery Gallery Education
  • 2005
    • Andalusia – Drawing & Painting
  • 2004 – 2005
    • New Art Centre Roche Court Gallery assistant
  • 2004 – 2006
    • Arts University Bournemouth – Visiting Tutor

 

rose-michelangelo_and_mobilesMelanie Rose

e-mail: melanieroseart@hotmail.co.uk
website: www.melanierose.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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