Rosie Armstrong (b.1996 Canberra, preferred pronouns she/her), lives and works on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country. Her practice employs a range of textile, ceramic and digital processes such as laser cutting. Her work regularly explores the nuances and effects of climate change. She is currently creating a body of work that explores change and agency through participatory interactions with a woven surface.

 

Rosie was awarded Highly Commended in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize for her work Requiem for Insects (2019 ) and the COX Architecture prize for the same work (2019) . Her work is held in private collections across Australia and internationally. She is currently competing her Honours in Visual Art (textiles) at the School of Art and Design at ANU.

Studies

2021- Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) at the School of Art and Design, Australian National University. 

2019 - Bachelor of Visual Art (Majoring in Textiles), School of Art and Design, Australian National University. 

 

2017 - Diploma of Visual Art, Canberra Institute of Technology

 

2016 - Youth Initiative Program, Järna, Sweden. 

Awards and Prizes

 

2020 - Talente 2021, Munich Germany

 

2020 - Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, highly commended in the emerging category. 

 

2019 - Cox Architecture EASS Prize

 

2019 - Craft ACT: Craft and Design Emerging Contemporaries: National Exhibition Award

 

2019 - Belconnen Community Gallery Group Exhibition 

 

2019 - EASS Canberra Spinners and Weavers Award

 

2019 - Eckersley’s Art & Craft Materials Award

 

 

Publications

Loam Magazine 'Weaving Worlds'  2020 

 

Exhibitions

Solo

2020 - Requiem for Insects at Cox Architecture

Group

2020 - CraftACT Emerging Contemporaries Encore

2020 - CraftACT Emerging Contemporaries

2020 -  'Pinned and Stitched' Belconnen Community Centre 

2020 - 'EASS Exhibition' Canberra Spinners and Weavers