Melanie Tomlinson is a Birmingham based artist whose practice involves creating visual narratives about marginalized spaces and communities, which are often neglected and found hidden between urban and rural places. She makes complex, narrative, sculptural artworks that use both traditional processes and new technology. Multi-layered, detailed and colourful, her pieces can be seen as urban three-dimensional illuminated manuscripts. Her socially-engaged practice spanning 23 years, encourages people to explore their sense of place in a creative and authentic way, empowering individuals to share their stories with their communities and beyond.
Melanie worked at Gather Cafe and Community Hub and the local community around the High Street in Dudley’s town centre.