Melanie Tomlinson CV
|BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Illustration) 1st Class||1993|
|PGCE (Post Compulsory Education)||1998|
|Birmingham Institute of Art and Design||1990-1994|
|TEACHING AND PARTICIPATORY LED WORK|
|17 years experience of working as an artist within education and participatory arts.|
'Inhabit' with Hybrid Consulting – 2010-2011|
Lead artist for interiors – working in five empty shop spaces in Birmingham to create installations and with the local community.
'1mile2 Smethwick' with Visiting Arts – 2009-2011 |
Lead artist for 1mile2 Smethwick, the global arts and ecology project, working with the local community to explore the nature and diversity of the high street.
Craftspace – Routes to New Routes 2010 and Seeds of Change 2005-2009|
Lead artist delivering art workshops for women asylum seekers and refugees in Birmingham.
Lecturer – Further and Higher Education 1994-2005|
Visiting Lecturer BA Hons Crafts – Staffordshire University
Visual Communication/Illustration tutor – North Warwickshire College
Visiting Lecturer 3D Design - Newman College University Sector
Visiting Lecturer Illustration – Sutton Coldfield College
Ongoing mentoring to new graduates and emerging artists including being a mentor on the Craft Councils Hothouse programme.
|COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS|
Aston Family Centre - 2012|
Commissioned to make an artwork for the Atrium of the centre.
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery – 2011|
Commissioned to work with the collections and archives for six months to produce an artwork for the permanent collections and Animal Stories exhibition.
Paintings in Hospitals - 2010|
Commission for second wall based sculpture to tour UK hospitals.
Paintings in Hospitals - 2009|
Commission for wall based sculpture to tour UK hospitals.
Manchester Metropolitan University – 2008|
Purchase of a piece for the contemporary metalwork collection.
Craftbox - 2007|
Commissioned by Shropshire County Council/ Bilston Art Gallery to make new work for an interactive touring exhibition
St Barts Hospital – 2007|
Commission for children's waiting area.
Evelina Children's Hospital - 2006|
Commission of five wall based pieces for the intensive care unit.
Tate Modern and Frida Kahlo – 2005|
Commission of a range of flower and butterfly jewellery to accompany this beautiful exhibition of Frida Kahlo's work.
Arts Council Award – 2010|
Awarded a grant to work with Natural History collections to create new work.
Arts Council Award – 2006|
Awarded a grant to purchase a specialist printer.
West Midlands - Manufacturing and Advisory Service - 2006|
Grant awarded to purchase and develop tooling for cutting into steel.
UK Trade and Investment Award - 2004|
Short listed for the British Crafts In Japan Award at Chelsea Craft Fair 2004.
George Little Management International Marketing Award - 2002|
Awarded at Chelsea Crafts Fair 2002 to promote work in USA.
Creative Ambition Award 2002|
Awarded by the Arts Council (West Midlands) to develop new work.
Creative Ambition Award 2001|
Awarded by West Midlands Arts for exhibiting at Chelsea Craft Fair 2001.
Princes Youth Business Trust 2001|
Start up assistance given to purchase digital imaging equipment.
Recipient of Year of the Artist Award – 2000|
Awarded for a residency at the Jaguar Car Factory, Coventry.
David Canter Memorial Fund - 1998|
Awarded the 'David Canter Memorial Award' for automata makers.
Tangye Memorial Prize – 1994|
For innovative work undertaken on my MA Degree.
|Louisa Ryland Travel Scholarship – Prague December 1994|
|2012||Christmas exhibition, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh|
|2012||Summer Games, Handwerksform Gallery, Hannover|
|2012||From Wall to Table, Flow Gallery, London|
|2011||Animal Stories, New Walk Museum, Leicester|
|2011||Ghosts of Gone Birds, Rochelle School, London|
|2011||Artistic Toys, Galerie Handwerk, Munich|
|2011||Vogelschau, Craft2eu, Hamburg|
|2011||Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London - represented by the Scottish Gallery|
|2011||Melanie Tomlinson and Rachel Howard, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool|
|2010||Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London - represented by the Bluecoat Display Centre|
|2009||Bug Bazaar, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield|
|2008||A Christmas Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh|
|2008||Things Beastly, Flow Gallery, London|
|2007||Beautifully Crafted, National Glass Centre, Sunderland|
|2007||Solo Show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh|
|2006||Made, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield|
|2004||Solo Show, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham|
|2004||The Story and the Song, Brewery Arts, Cirencester|
|1999||The Great Exhibition, Hitchcocks, Bath|
|1999||Recycling the Century, Oriel Myrddin, Camarthen|
|1997||Making Movement, Oriel Myrddin, Camarthen|
Featured in the Craft Council's research report|
'Making Value': craft and the economic and social contribution of makers
|Guardian Life & Style – 18th November 2011|
|Living at Home (Germany) – Spring 2011|
|Arts Industry – Teatime Pop-up - 15th April 2011|
|Guardian communities - Pop-up tearooms 4th January 2011|
|Non-precious jewellery – Kathie Murphy 2009|
|Ceramic Review Things Beastly review – May/June 2008|
|Irish Interiors – July 2008|
|Vogue (Germany) – November 2007|
|Coast Magazine – March 2007|
|Country Living Magazine – Summer 2006|
|Feature in Collect it Magazine – April 2006|
|'Lets Start at the Beginning' Crafts Mag. – Crafts Council Sep/Oct 2006|
|Mexican Wave - The Observer 3rd July 2005|
|Lookout, Crafts Magazine – Crafts Council, Sep. / Oct. 2004|
|Automata & Mechanical Toys, by Rodney Pepe - Crowood Press 2002|
|Crafts Council Photostore Register of Selected Makers|