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.
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
Loam Magazine 'Weaving Worlds' 2020
2020 - Requiem for Insects at Cox Architecture
2020 - CraftACT Emerging Contemporaries Encore
2020 - CraftACT Emerging Contemporaries
2020 - 'Pinned and Stitched' Belconnen Community Centre
2020 - 'EASS Exhibition' Canberra Spinners and Weavers