Melanie works in a range of mediums to explore colour, texture and narrative forms. Printing on textiles and paper led her to develop new work in recent years, which increasingly draws on past experience of working with gesso and gilding.
Melanie's early training, as a painter, was in France but her practice has broadened in recent years. She exhibits regularly: her work has featured in both local and national exhibitions, including the House of Commons and the Mall Gallery..
Melanie is based in the Jubilee Stores, the Quay Arts studio and workshop complex. She is an experienced Arts Educator and has worked with a range of community projects,
In 2009, she co-founded the NoManisanIsland CIC. As Director and Project Manager, Melanie worked with Arts, Education and Community organisations, to deliver free events and exhibitions. NoManisanIsland's work was awarded a London2012 Inspire Mark, from 2009 to 2012. The Company closed in 2013 but its contribution to the Cultural Olympiad is commemorated on the Inspire Mark memorial plaque, in the Olympic Park site.
For information about workshops and commissions: Please contact Melanie by email or mobile. Alternatively, visitors are most welcome to see her, by appointment at Studio 4, Jubilee Stores, Newport Harbour, PO30 2EF. More nformation at jubileestoresstudios.wordpress.com
Melanie works with the Drawing Ahead art group, together with her colleague Tabitha Fedden. The group meets weekly during Term-times, in the quiet and supportive studio environment of the Jubilee Stores. Drawing Ahead welcomes people living with mental health difficulties who are interested in developing their creative work.
For further information about Drawing Ahead please email email@example.com, call 07531151782 or write to Drawing Ahead, c/o Studio 4, Jubilee Stores, Newport, PO30 2EF
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- (01983)530894; 07531
- 07531151782 (mobile)
- http://www.isleofwightarts.com/melanieswan; jubileestoresstudios.wordpress.com