based on the possibilities that evolve
While personal experience is at the centre of her art practice, it is often through outward connections to community or site that her work unfolds. She consistently explores the tensions between material form and ephemeral light/shadow interplay and her work seamlessly crosses between the platforms of public art and personal professional practice.
Subtle collaborations, impressions and triggers, chance meetings, synchronous moments, and often intimate conversations are crucial to understanding her work.
Rosa has just completed installing works for Immerse 2019, an exhibition that breaks away from the traditional confines of an art gallery. Two sites; and through both art and storytelling Rosa created work at Coonara House in Ferntree Gully and within a space at Knox City Council foyer.
A year ago, Rosa completed a 12 month Artist in residence (AIR) at Park Victoria's Coolart Wetlands. She exhibited works inside the Homestead and in the Minsmere Birdhide & Crake Birdhide in both May & November 2018.
The residency culminated in a day where the public were encouraged to discover the artwork in and around the Coolart Homestead and Wetlands property.
The Maggie and Bird series were created in these surrounds and editions of these works are for sale. Rosa is currently creating a series of wall hangings and experimenting with range of materials such as carpet, velvet, and silk.
Collaborations in relation to the bird series to develop a range of textiles welcome.
Photo Credit: Stan Fridlind
She has been the recipient of several artist-in-residence grants; a research grant in Shanghai through RMIT School of Art and ECNU Shanghai, a funded residency in various locations around Menzies Shire in remote Western Australia, including a month long artist in residence at NGV Studio in 2012 with 10 other women culminating in an exhibition for International Womens Day.
Rosa was also the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts’ ArtStart Grant & George Alexander Foundation Scholarship
NGV Studio Residency
Curated by Deborah Ratcliffe & Rowena Martinich
Rosa has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally and has received important public, private and site-specific commissions in her home state of Victoria, Australia.
She was commissioned by BateSmart Architects to create a permanent public artwork at the entrance of the VIP Teak Room at Melbourne's Crown Casino.
International Digital Print Exhibition New York Hall of Science New York City USA
Rosa also works as a Media Facilitator, facilitating various clients in the realms of Performing Arts, Law, Gender Identity, as well as providing a VIP Liaison service given her qualifications as a NAATI interpreter.