Roseanne Bartley



1964, New Zealand

Training / Education:

  • 2000 -2006 Enrolled in Masters Program RMIT (part time)
  • 1991 Graduate from Bachelor of Fine Art (honours) Gold and Silversmithing. RMIT, Melbourne.Australia

Work Experience:

  • 1999-04 Tutor/ Course Organiser NMIT PRODUCT DESIGN/JEWELLERY

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):


  • 2002 Culturing the Body. Craft Victoria, e.g.etal, Workshop 3000
  • 2002 Body of Language. Craft Victoria Melbourne Australia
  • 2000 Doggett St Gallery. Brisbane Australia
  • Homage to Qwerty Linden Gallery. Melbourne Australia
  • 1998 Fisher Gallery. New Zealand

Selected Group Shows

  • 2009 SOFA NY, repr. by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  • 2009 PalmBeach , repr. by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  • 2008 Int. Art + Design Fair NY, Charon Kransen Arts NY
  • 2007 SOFA Chicago, repr. by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  • 2007 SOFA NY, repr. by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  • 2006 SOFA Chicago, repr. by Charon Kransen Arts NY
  • 2006 City of Hobart Art Prize, Australia
  • 2006 International Metalwork Shizuoka University Japan
  • 2006 Finalist Cicely and Colin Rigg Design Award Australia
  • 2005 Make the Common Precious Curator Kevin Murray
  • Craft Victoria traveling to Santiago 2006
  • 2004 Self. Craft Space Touring Show UK - Curator Andy Horn

Awards / Grants:

  • 2006 Australia Council New Work Grant
  • 2004 Australia Council Skills and Development Grant
  • 3mth Studio Residency Barcelona
  • 2001 Australia Council. New Work
  • 2001 Arts Victoria. New Work Presentation

Collections (Private & Museum):

  • Toowoomba Regional Gallery Australia


  • 2005 Craft Unbound: Make the Common Precious Author: Kevin Murray. Pub. Thames and Hudson

Artist Statement:

My work is created in a variety of materials; tin lids, balls, number plates and street signs to name a few. Often my work is classified within Found Object although I feel this only goes part way in describing the origins of the materials I work. Some are not lost they may be deliberately discarded, given, brought or stolen. They may even be stolen, discarded and found.
In acquiring material I have no intention of crossing any moral divide, I'm not motivated by profit nor do I involve exploitation rather it indicates the level of dedication I have to working materials that signify a trace of the environment and culture I find myself in.