Rosie Melville is an artist, technician, and tutor based in Rochester, Kent. She shows in exhibitions, takes commissions, teaches, and works with community groups.
Themes of the body and physical and mental health run through Rosie’s practice, along with her passion for natural history collections and curiosities. She has used a variety of materials throughout her previous sculpture and now works in clay - a lifelong love.
The specific, understated use of materials stimulates disquiet and curiosity in the observer, causing them to question what they see. The interpretation of the forms is left open to the viewer.
Engaging others is an important part of Rosie’s practice. In addition to making sculpture, she teaches others to make Art. She has witnessed the effect of Art to make positive changes to people’s health and wellbeing and considers it a vital path towards better mental and physical health.
Photo: James Macintyre