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Melissa Appleton is an artist, producer and creative director based in the Black Mountains, South East Wales.

With a background in architecture, Melissa’s work responds to place – combining environments, live events, sound and other elements into an expanded form of sculpture.

Since 2015 Melissa’s work has focused on developing site-responsive programmes with community, land and environmental partners. 
Melissa is currently creative director at Peak Cymru an arts organisation working with young people, artists and rural communities. 

Between 2008-12 Melissa co-directed Post Works, a collaborative architecture studio with Matthew Butcher – making environments for dance and live performance. 

Melissa taught at the Ruskin School of Art between 2011-19 and has also taught on art and architecture courses at the Royal College of Art, The Bartlett (UCL) and Nottingham University. 

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2 Emma Toc / Writtle Calling 

An environment and curated  adio programme located in Writtle, Essex near the site of the first regularly broadcasting radio station in the UK. 2 Emma Tocoperated from an ex-army shed in the fields around Writtle in 1922. The 2012 station broadcast content on the FM band and online with contributions from artists, geologists, writers and astrologers, responding to the agricultural term ‘broadcasting’ and the history and imagined future of the Writtle site. 

Location: Writtle, Essex
Collaborators: Matthew Butcher, Jes Fernie & CADE, Writtle College
Date: September 2012
Website: writtlecalling.co.uk
environment & curated broadcast programme