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Melanie Cove is a contemporary artist who works in drawing, filmmaking, installation, printmaking, sculpture, writing and performance.


Melanie is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Twisted Trees Productions, a not-for-profit arts organisation where she works primarily as an educator with communities and private individuals.

Melanie cares for the legacy of the artist Ben Cove. She was recently the curator of Ben Cove in Space at SPACE, Ilford, London.





2020-2021    ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Stockport College.

2010-2011    P.G.C.E. Art and Design 11-18, Manchester Metropolitan University.

2003-2007    B.A. Hons Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University.


2019-             Twisted Trees Productions, co-founder and director.

2012-2018     Teacher of Art and Design, Parrs Wood High School.

2011               Identify Me Transition to Secondary Preparation,  Romiley Primary School, Stockport.

2007-2011     Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, Institute of Arts.

2008               Associate Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University, Faculty of Arts and Society.

2023               Ben Cove in Spacecurator and artist representative, SPACE Ilford, London.

2023 & 2022  Endomorphosos, Gallery Oldham, Cabasa Carnival Arts. 

2022               Seeing Red, collaboration with Ami Horrocks, On Gathering, S1 Artspace group exhibition, Sheffield.

2021               Stockport Together Again, Stockport Memorial Art Gallery, Stockport.

2021               We Move Together, performative site specific work, New Mills Festival, High Peak.

2016.              Lecture on the work of Ben Cove, John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

2016               Double Dutch, curator and artist representative, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.

2009               Procession by Jeremy Deller, production team, Manchester International Festival, Manchester.

2007               Zoo Art Fair, Gallery liaison, partner gallery representative, London.

                       Last Night While You Were Sleeping: solo show, Lescar Project Space, Sheffield.

2006-2007     What We Did Instead: group exhibition; publication; symposium and education room.

2006               Drawn Together: Curator, End Gallery, Sheffield.

                       Members Will Endeavour: lead producer, group exhibition, Lodz Poland.

                       The Fed Baby Still Cries, solo show, Dressing Up Gallery, Manchester.

1999               Community Workshops for European Social Fund, Cherry Tree, Stockport.

1996-1998     Artist in Residence Cheadle and Marple Sixth form College, Manchester.

1995               Education for Schools, National Trust, Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

1992               Artist in Residence, Chevausset Primary School, Hulme, Manchester.

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