Immerse 19 is an exhibition where art in unexpected places breaks away from the traditional confines of an art gallery. City of Knox commissioned Rosa to create two works on two different sites.
'enCounters revealed' presented as an outdoor site specific work at Coonara House in Ferntree Gully for the month long exhibition. The outdoor installation and the Maggie series artworks exhibited within the Knox City Council foyer relate to about issues that matter.
Stay tuned for her next project, which is gathering light.
Are Magpies the Mozarts of the bush?
Spending twelve months as Artist in Residence (AIR) at Park Victoria’s Coolart Homestead and Wetlands, afforded Rosa a ‘bird’s eye view’. Twitchers (bird enthusiasts) would often stopped by her studio to provide updates on bird counts, and birds that had moved onto the endangered or critically endangered lists.
Rosa is impacted by the controversial limited recycling options affecting our birdlife and passionate about the environment. Living by the water, on the Mornington Peninsula close to several RAMSAR listed sites, she would like to encourage the viewer to contemplate the importance of saving the Earth for the birds and in turn saving the all the other lifeforms including ourselves.
This motivated her to create these multilayered works often sewing repetitively over and over her collages in recognition of their plight.