Laura Mansfield - curator

Her prior expertise of being both a maker and a museum curator gives Melody a unique insight into creative practices from the perspective of artists and audience, production and exhibition, and practice and theory. During the Ambiguous Implements Re-thinking Domestic Design Symposium Melody successfully hosted an in conversation with four practitioners, fielding questions from the audience and encouraging the group to elaborate on their individual responses, moving the discussion in a structured and focused manner. She is highly engaging when speaking in public and very easy to talk to on a one to one basis, which means she has become a trusted confidante of many makers, aiding and supporting them in their developing careers. Her close relationship to makers further gives Melody a privileged insight into their work and the current challenges facing creative practitioners, thinking on the ways and means these can be overcome.

- Laura Mansfield, curator Ambiguous Implements