Video still of two legs apart in the sea

Exhibition: From A to B, via C


Cultivator Cornwall Celebration event – Exhibition ‘From A to B, via C’. An opportunity to see work by artists who have been supported to expand their media and process of making. I received support from Cultivator to work with Kelly Taylor and Rachael Jones – mentoring and film editing skills development.

Work in progress film ‘Night Sounds’ shown as part of the exhibition at Back Lane West gallery in Redruth. Thanks to the team for including the work in the exhibition and to audience for coming to the talks on Saturday.

Artist of the month – February

Coming up in February, I’ll be the Artist of the Month on the Visual Arts South West website, link to follow here soon.

Enys House Exhibition

‘So You Think You Know Where You Are Going?’ was an exhibition and day of artist and curator conversation at Enys House in Penryn, Cornwall. Thank you to Cultivator Cornwall and Back Lane West for the invitation and for organising a great day, including contributions by Andrew Hunt, Manchester Metropolitan University, Holly Graham, Turf Projects and Fiona MacDonald : Feral Practice.

GOLDEN extended through August

Melanie Stidolph: GOLDEN at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives has been extended until the end of August. Entrance is free, email or call 01736 339339 to check opening times.

“Beautiful dreamy show by Melanie Stidolph…hovering between states of being.” Mandy Lee Jandrell


Cultivator awards

Thank you to Cultivator for two new awards to support six months mentoring with curator and producer Kelly Taylor and video editing with filmmaker Rachael Jones. Kelly Taylor has an established background in the production and curation of film works through her previous roles including Director of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, recent on location film producer for Tacita Dean, and currently, film programmer for CAST in Cornwall. Rachael Jones is a Lecturer on Documentary and Experimental Filmmaking and a PhD student at Falmouth University. Rachael’s recent commissions include Tracing Granite and Weaving Witches & Women of Penryn. This support from Cultivator is made possible by funding from the European Social Fund, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.

Melanie Stidolph: GOLDEN

Melanie Stidolph: GOLDEN, 6-10 August. Exhibition in Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives. New large scale photographs focusing on contemporary social groups set in the context of recent work and archive images. Thank you to Abigail Reynolds, resident artist at Porthmeor Studios for the invitation and to Mandy Lee Jandrell for her kind assistance. Exhibition entrance is free, email or call 01736 339339 to check opening times – daily before 11:00 and after 16:00 – Wednesday before 13:00 and after 16:00.

Photograph of studio with 3 photographs of a family round a rock pool

Studio Show

Thanks to Abigail Reynolds for hosting a one night show in her studio on Sunday 22 July of some of my new work. Showed prints from photographs taken on recent trip to New Zealand, focusing on family groupings and man-made objects in the landscape.

Photograph of room with wooden floor with sofa in middle and tv screen with white background image and small black square at end of room

Sound show at Porthmeor Studios

Thank you to Naomi Frears who curated last week’s sound show at Porthemor Studio with works by; Dan Scott, Josie Cockram, Oliver Sutherland and a new sound piece from me To Die By Your Side.

Future Imperfect logo - cartoon style TV screen with 'Future Imperfect' text

Future Imperfect Screening

In and Out of Love was selected for, and had its first screening at Future Imperfect at Plymouth University in April. Organised by Allister Gall and Katy Richardson the seminar was a day of screenings, workshops, a presentation by Melanie Manchot and finale by the Imperfect Orchestra.