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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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Post Works 

Between 2007-12 Melissa collaborated with architect Matthew Butcher as Post Works, collaborating with practitioners such as choreographer Rosemary Butcher and artists Daria Martin and Pablo Bronstein to create environments for live performance.

Location: various 
Collaborator: Matthew Butcher
Date: 2007-12

Design: Mark El-khatib
collaborative design studio