Shaking hands with ghosts

Shaking hands with ghosts

A weeks residency in Dartington Gallery February 2010 When I heard first that Dartington College was closing it’s doors in summer 2010 it seemed like a long way away, then a few months ago I realized it was very soon … Read more

Cut here ……………

Centre of Bowling Green installation

A residency in Portland, Dorset, 17th – 26th September 2010 Part of B-side festival 2010 – 8 min film now on You Tube and Portland is almost an island – cut off from the main land. This work is … Read more

Palace intrusions 2006 – 2008

Palace Intrusions

Palace Intrusions was a year-long public arts project produced by Artmusic. It was curated by composer Helen Ottaway and performance artist Melanie Thompson. The project took take place in Wells, Somerset, with monthly events and arts interventions, called Benchmarks, beginning … Read more

Beacon Quay Public Art Project 2004 – 2006

beacon quay ring

Project Review May 2006 Paul Osborne Senior Urban Design and Landscape Officer, Torbay Council Background In October 2004 Torbay Council was approached by lead artist Melanie Thompson who proposed to work with the authority to create a site specific piece … Read more

Scallop project 1999-2000

Scallop Project

1 year residency in small Somerset village and in collaboration with artist /doctor Jane Hazlewood. Received local and Millennium funding. Final event September 30th 2000 Chillington, Somerset. Brief description of the Residency A three phase project, beginning and ending in … Read more

Zwillinge Project 1992 – 1996

Zwillinge Project

In July 1992 Melanie began working with Kirsten Lavers (Installation artist) on a series of site-specific Live Art works. Their collaboration was called The Zwillinge Project. Zwillinge is the German word for twins. The Zwillinge Project made 10 episodes / … Read more

Scaping the Land

Scaping the Land

A series of site specific  interventions in Somerset 2011 – 2013 Scaping the Land is a project I initiated in 2011. It is an exploration of different sites/ landscapes in Somerset. I am creating a performance response to each site … Read more



Solo performance 2003 – 2006 Slippage is a vehicle; the work is to track the developing hybrid, which will grow from the many local, national and international performances of Slippage. These performances are structured to change and respond to each … Read more

Intimate Strangers 1983-1991

In 1983, formed ‘Intimate Strangers’ with Paul Roylance, a performance company committed to developing work in collaboration with a range of art practitioners. Received funding support from the Arts Council and South West Arts Created 5 major touring works – … Read more