'The Waiting Forest' Praxinoscope detail. Photo Ã‚Â© Richard Battye 2013
"Melanie Tomlinson is an artist who has pursued a strongly personal vision in her work, and which I have seen steadily evolve during the last ten years. Her work - sculpture and automata - sits firmly within many key current concerns of contemporary fine and applied art - the decorative, the folk, narrative content, and the natural world. She has an extraordinary generosity and connection to people, and this comes through in both her sculptural work, and as an artist leading in participatory projects."
Andy Horn, Exhibitions Manager, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery