In Conversation: Allan Grainger and Melanie Rose

Artist Allan Grainger is currently working on a series of photographs taken during night walks on the South Downs, inspired by the landscapes of Eric Ravilious. He will be joined in conversation by Melanie Rose a visual artist and member of LAND2, a national network of artist/researchers with an interest in place-oriented art. Both artists will discuss their work and research in relation to the South Downs and the Towner Collection, in particular how walking can inspire creativity.

Allan Grainger is a photographer whose work centres on an interest and depiction of rural and urban psychogeography. Grainger has worked on professional and art commissions with clients such as Saatchi and Saatchi, Barclays, Scope and Lucy Bell Fine Art Gallery. He is a member of the Urban Photographers Association.

Melanie Rose is a visual artist whose practice is predominantly drawing; the constant theme running through her work is the relationship between the human form and the natural environment. She has exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy and Southampton City Art Gallery. She is currently working on a practice-led PHD focusing on the South Downs in the School of Design at the University of Leeds.

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