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Rosie Perl

artworker

 “It is ‘the beautiful sorrow of things’, it’s the insight of Virgil’s Aeneas, as he looks back over his troubled life and forward to troubles yet to come: sunt lacrimae rerum*; there are tears in everything, said not mournfully nor hopelessly but as a paradoxical statement about the beauty of the world”
— Adam Roberts, Aeon essays 2014 *Aeneid 1:462

2019

A Singular Moment of Forever.  Acrylic, oil, ink, watercolour, gold metal leaf on rag paper mounted on board. Diptych, two 8x10” boards, 254x406mm overall  I finished this piece two days after our dog died. It uncapped a torrent of emotion in me, like I felt the grief for every loss I had ever known. I hesitate to admit that in case others think it petty and disproportionate response to the actual event. I’d already created the main image, with elements that held personal meanings and wider observations on colonialism – overabundant landscapes, houses representing self, gold lace diversion – which suddenly seemed like empty gestures in the face of my losses. The red, spontaneous eruption of raw, violent grief felt like the least I could do.

A Singular Moment of Forever. Acrylic, oil, ink, watercolour, gold metal leaf on rag paper mounted on board. Diptych, two 8x10” boards, 254x406mm overall

I finished this piece two days after our dog died. It uncapped a torrent of emotion in me, like I felt the grief for every loss I had ever known. I hesitate to admit that in case others think it petty and disproportionate response to the actual event. I’d already created the main image, with elements that held personal meanings and wider observations on colonialism – overabundant landscapes, houses representing self, gold lace diversion – which suddenly seemed like empty gestures in the face of my losses. The red, spontaneous eruption of raw, violent grief felt like the least I could do.

2019

Sublimity 2019

Finalist, Lethbridge $20,000 Art Prize, two works selected


2018

Stimming and the Great Outdoors | Diptych 910x1870mm overall | Acrylic, pastels, oil medium, mica pigments on canvas

Stimming and the Great Outdoors | Diptych 910x1870mm overall | Acrylic, pastels, oil medium, mica pigments on canvas

2018

Finalist, Lethbridge $10,000 small scale art prize

Finalist, Kangaroo Valley Art Prize, two works selected


2017

Major commissions, Star Casino Gold Coast. Private areas, details unavailable. Enquire


2016

INSCAPES Solo exhibition, The Lost Ones Gallery Ballarat 

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