Melanie Rose

Melanie Rose is a visual artist. She graduated from Trent Polytechnic with a BA Honours degree in Fine Art in 1987, then Central Saint Martins with MA in Fine Art in 2002. Melanie is a member of the practice-led research group Land2, has exhibited extensively, and has work in both public and private collections.

"My approach to teaching is holistic and student centered, I am a qualified teacher with over twenty years of teaching experience in both gallery and mainstream settings."

What inspires your own work?

"The ancient tracks that traverse the South Downs in England are my inspiration, working with materials sensitive to place, the artwork relies on social geography as a way to explore and reflect through drawing and painting the historical narratives."

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