Rose Rigley is a multidiscipliary Australian contemporary artist who engages with objects, materials and processes to portray the intangible and the fleeting. Memory, loss and language overlay her artworks and inform her creative intentions.
working with others: Rose's latest exhibition project
Rose considers collaboration as an integral part of her art practice. This exchange between different individuals, artists and organisations allows for the development of empathy, understanding and connection.
Rose's upcoming exhibition The Object Project will be based on drawings of keepsakes that others hold dear. She is seeking anyone who has a special 'reminder' object to be part of her next consideration of memory and loss.
previous selected solo exhibitions
previous selected group exhibitions
The Flame Project
Sense and Sensibility
States of Play
Intentions to Exit
Les Femmes & John
current group projects
Regional centres are full of self-starting, motivated artists who group together towards a common outcome - a vibrant and sustainable arts community. These collaborative projects, (both formal or otherwise), enrich and challenge each individual participant and are just FUN!
Rose has worked closely with print-based arts organisation Inkmasters Cairns since 2012. She co-founded project-based Knock Knock Contemporary Artist Initiative in 2010, which evolved into the SixFold Project in 2020.
art for everyone
Inclusive art can deliver a range of positive outcomes for both artists and participants, from the wellbeing and health benefits, to the creation of new and divergent aesthetics, to an expansive commentary on contemporary culture.
Rose teaches art at TAFE Queensland (Cairns campus) and is available for a range of art workshops. She has formal teaching qulifications and holds both Blue (Working with Children) and Yellow (Working with Disability) cards.