A little bit about me.
I have 20+ years as a practicing artist and prior to following my passion, I founded a Work & Travel Company which enabled me to travel the world promoting the value of working and travelling abroad. Supporting and training those who needed it the most to take that leap of faith, stands out as one of my most rewarding memories.
Celebrating, encouraging artists to tell their story and share their own unique process is my purpose.
I completed a Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) (Honours) Sculpture and have experience exhibiting in group & solo shows, have been successful in receiving grants for various public and local projects including residencies, and invited to participate in significant art festivals and public projects.
I have been awarded several Public Art and site specific Commissions. I am a member of NAVA (National Association Visual Arts) and the Women's Art Register (WAR), follow artists work, promote artists exhibitions and talks listen to podcasts & like to keep in touch with artist's social media, their unique processes and journey & am committed to listening to story.
I know what it is like to find my own creative voice and believe in it.
I have created my own opportunities and am known to be a 'people collector or people connector' often linking people to each other, innately knowing that the exchange will be beneficial.
This a unique component of my mentoring, ensuring that you are connected to like minded and no longer feeling the disconnect. I will be offering established artists, curators, public art consultants to present their offerings and insight relating to pertinent issues artists face in the second half of the year.
My recent appointment on the Mornington Peninsula Arts and Culture Panel (ACAP) gives me a further opportunity to learn, link, and create these important connections locally, regionally and internationally due to my connections abroad.
Assisting artists, include and not limited to, public artists Penelope Lee, Elizabeth Weissensteiner, Robert Owen, Anna Taylor for their own local and international outcomes has been a privilege. My CV/resume will outline residencies in remote Western Australia, China, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and most recently a one year Artist in Residence on the Mornington Peninsula auspiced by Parks Victoria.
A scholarship early in my career gave me the faith to continue with my vision of nurturing my arts practice and this turning point, & amongst others, is what I eagerly wish to share with you. As a single mother I completed my Undergraduate and Post Graduate studies at University and like many creatives, life's issues, family time, and Covid-19 has meant that my art practice has had a natural ebb and flow. This program I have developed will be a supported jumpstart.
I have supported individual artists and marketed creatives such as Peninsula Chamber Musicians & Buckley Opera to authentically engage & attract their specific audiences. Currently my work is divided between a role of artist and creative mentor. Currently my clients are based in Australia, Mexico, United Emirates and the USA. I am currently in the final stages of creating a public artwork for the new Flemington Community Hub which will completed in 2023 and also developing a new body of work. Stay tuned.
In the coming weeks I will be introducing you to my past mentees.
Live where You Fear To Live’ is all about YOU.
This 6 week program is geared towards creative individuals who wish to take their practice to another level.
Rosa speaks Spanish and able to understand French and Italian if individuals need to revert to their mother tongue during the sessions.
If you have known that it is time for you to shine, then know that this process is a partnership. Each session will offer clarity and direction however, there is an element of you being responsible in regards to achieving your goals.
If you dislike social media & the tech side of any art practice, or are wanting to attain skills around how to tell your story and stand out, this is for you BUT (yes there is a but) you will be challenged, there is a lot of reflection at the onset and clarity will arrive around engaging authentically and consistently in order to create a financially viable arts practice.
'What can I say about Rosa? I engaged Rosa to support me prior to touring an exhibition internationally. Initially the goal was to document the exhibition material, create a multilingual poster and face to face engagements in Australia.
In 2018, through private funding, Rosa was able to assist me in the first leg of a world tour.
It was the most wonder filled, hilarious and instructive trip together. I am so grateful for her support and being there, all the wonderful things we did together.
We travelled to Japan where I was embarking on to carry the message of the generational legacy of war.
And to carry the 1000 paper cranes made by our local primary school, to honour Sagato, the young Japanese girl who died from the effects of the atomic bomb's radiation. Sagato believed if she made 1000 cranes she would live. She died just short of that number and her friends went on to finish them for her.
Rosa and I took the paper cranes to both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, celebrating their peace days.
Rosa and I shared a very profound experience, for which I am grateful.'
Anna Taylor www.annataylorart.com
'Rosa’s great skill is organisation and documentation. She offers thought around how to make your work stand out. She created a multilingual banner/poster at the last minute, and even managed to have our rooms upgraded.'
Art in unexpected spaces during the Peace Ceremony.