Working with finely illustrated printed metal, Melanie Tomlinson creates intricate three-dimensional sculptures, some with moving parts, as an archive of urban folk tales.
Ghost Horses and Guns comes from Melanie’s fascination in the forgotten spaces between urban and rural landscapes. She sees them as overgrown, full of life and somehow magical corridors, and a metaphor for transformation changing identities, memory and experience.
The exhibition features nine new pieces created especially for the show, alongside short stories that merge childhood memories and real-life events to reflect universal themes such as nature,
destruction, transformation and hope.
Generously supported by an award from the Arts Council England.