Melanie joined the Arts Team as Exhibitions Co-ordinator for the Hearth Gallery in 2015 after working with Cardiff and Vale UHB as a commissioned independent artist. In 2019 she took up the role of Arts in Health Project Manager to facilitate arts projects both within hospital sites and within the community, and also co-curates our Exhibitions Programme. Melanie’s focus through several new projects aims to build connections and collaborations with community groups, third sector organisations, arts organisations, and a network of artists and creative practitioners.
Melanie has a Fine Arts background, has worked as a Complementary Therapist for many years in London and Cardiff and has experience working in marketing. She strongly believes in the power of holistic, creative activities to improve our health and wellbeing.
She is a member of the Kings Road Artists’ Studios collective in Cardiff and regularly exhibits her artwork locally. She has been a Wales Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards finalist and participated in a British Council UK/Italy delegation to Rome for the Hearth Gallery.