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Melanie Tomlinson: Ghost Horses and Guns

Posted June 30, 2018 12:00 am by admin under event Exhibition

Working with finely illustrated printed metal, Melanie Tomlinson creates intricate three-dimensional sculptures, some with moving parts, as an archive of urban folk tales.

30 June 2018 - 14 October 2018

Ghost Horses and Guns, Melanie Tomlinson © The Artist
Image courtesy of Richard Battye

The enchanting pieces on how in this exhibition can be seen as illuminated manuscripts which embody Tomlinson’s working class roots – something which she feels isn’t well represented in museum and gallery collections.

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.

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