Bio
Rebecca Ross lives and works on Queensland's Gold Coast where she is as an artist, a creative consultant, a designer, an academic at Queensland College of Art Griffith University, and Artistic Director of The Walls Art Space which she founded in 2013. Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (1998) and Master of Fine Art (2005) at Queensland University of Technology. She has undertaken public art commissions locally, exhibited nationally and participated in group exhibitions and international artist in residence programs in Malta (Gozo, Valletta), Italy (Rome, Venice, Milan), New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington) and USA (Washington DC). Rebecca was an inaugural recipient of the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists' Fellowship (2004), was awarded the Rome Studio at the British School at Rome by the Australia Council for the Arts (2012), and has received Career Development Grants from Arts Queensland and the Regional Arts Development Fund Gold Coast on numerous occasions including a mentorship (2015) to travel to LA and Miami, USA. 



About my new work
DREAM SEA MOVE WATER at Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space 5-26 November, 2016
This new suite of works navigates and maps out images of leisure, culture, fashion and architecture, whilst engaging daily practices of walking, riding, skating, learning to surf, surfing the net and art making. The works are a culmination of studying, collecting and gazing at the slogans, pastimes and (web)sites that shape the place where Ross lives and works in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, or, as it is known nationally 'Australia's Playground'.


About me: Artist, Artistic Director, Academic

1977 Born Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA 

Lives and works in Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Founder and Director of The Walls Art Space
Sessional Academic, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University Gold Coast


Personal Details

Address: Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA 4220

Telephone: +61 405103255

Email: mail@rebeccaross.com


Education

2010 Certificate Level 3, Italian Language, ELLCI Milan, Italy

2005 Master of Fine Art, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland

1998 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Queensland University of Technology, Queensland


Grants and Fellowships
2015 Accelerate Triennial Funding, City of Gold Coast (The Walls Art Space)

2014 Mentorship Grant, City of Gold Coast

Regional Arts Development Fund Gold Coast (The Walls Art Space)

2013 Regional Arts Development Fund Gold Coast

Regional Arts Development Fund Gold Coast (The Walls Art Space)

Arts Queensland Projects and Programs Fund (The Walls Art Space)

2012 Rome Studio, British School at Rome, Australia Council for the Arts

Arts Queensland Career Development Grant

2009 Arts Queensland Career Development Grant
1999 Arts Queensland Individual Professional Development Program Grant

2004 Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists' Fellowship


Residencies

2013 Development AIR, Auckland, New Zealand

2012 British School at Rome, Rome, Italy

2010 J.J.Morgan & Co., Wellington, New Zealand

2009 Internazionale Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy

2004 Gozo Contemporary, Gharb, Gozo, Malta

St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta

2000 Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Dream Sea Movie Water, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane,
Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville, New Zealand

2013 Grid Trip, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2012 In The World, British School at Rome, Italy

2011 Find Your Way, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2010 Radius of Action, Mezzanine Gallery, Museum of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 

2009 There There, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2006 In Site, Blindside Artist Run Space, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2005 Old Mint Street, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2004 Hypogeum, Gozo Contemporary, Gharb, Gozo, Malta


Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 FMX (catalogue Design), Firstdraft, Liquid Architecture, Sydney, Australia

2015 Sign/Action, Screen Space, curated by Kyle Weise, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
TEXT, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, 

2014 Institutional Capture, Otherfilm, Boggo Road Gaol, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Fibro Coast, Gold Coast City Gallery and Bleach Festival, Gold Coast

2012 Lie of the Land: New Australian Landscapes curated by Alex J. Taylor, Embassy of
Australia, Washington DC, USA

2010 Invitational, Level Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2009 Temperature Two, Museum of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia            

2006 TURRUBAL-JAGERA, curated by David Pestorius, University of Queensland Art Projects, Brisbane, Queensland


Public Artwork Commissions

2014 Screen Animation for Federation Square, Liquid Architecture, Melbourne, Australia
The Hub, Arts Centre Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

2012 Inner World, Kick Off, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

En Route, Northern Busway Tunnel, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Flourish, Robina Health Precinct, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 

Map Suite, Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

2010 Islands, Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Points of Departure, Platform, Royal Brisbane Womens Hospital Busway, Brisbane


Bibliography
2016 Danni Zuvela: Dream Sea Movie Water (catalogue) Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space
2015 Jade Quinlivin: The Locals, Rebecca Ross The Weekend Edition, Gold Coast

2014 Rhonda Oxnam: Rebecca Ross, A Sense of Community, Gold Coast Creative Magazine Issue 5, 2014, pg 24
        Melissa Spratt: Reaching out with Rebecca Ross , Liveworm, Griffith University Gold Coast

        Anna Itkonen: The Blank White Walls of a Contemporary Art Space, Blank Magazine #007, pg 21, 30 April 2014

        Virginia Rigney: Fibro Coast (catalogue) Bleach* Festival & Gold Coast City Gallery

2013 Front & back cover, British School at Rome: Annual Review, In The World (image credit)

Solua Middleton: Two Walls of Art, ABC Open Gold Coast, 12 March 2013

Jacopo Benci: Fine Arts 2012-2013 (catalogue) British School at Rome

Australian Home Beautiful Magazine

2012 Mariam Arcilla: From the Place (catalogue), Comb Artspace

2011 Terry Smith: Beyond Globalisation: Contemporary Culture and the Arts, NAVA Quarterly December

Louise Martin- Chew: Find Your Way (review) Habitus Living Online, March 4

2010 Shaun Weston: A - B (review), Independent Press Spring 2010 Issue #2 pg 11

Louise Rollman: The Circumference of Influence (catalogue), Museum of Brisbane
Radius of Action (Exhibition Brochure)

Linda Carroli: Maps as Art, Placeblog

2009 Channon Goodwin (in conversation with): The Sink, Accidentally Annie Street/Brisbane Dialogues

Christopher Bennie & Nicola Chatham (producers): Exposure MSSR

Tasha Finn: Mapping, sensation and virtuality: a conversation with Rebecca Ross, May 30, 2009

There There (catalogue), Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space

Louise Martin-Chew: Exhibition Raises the Heat, Retrieved February 12, 2009 

               Timothy Morrell: Queensland: The Unreal Australia (catalogue), Museum of Brisbane

2007 Greg Hooper: Liquid Architecture in Brisbane, Real Time, issue #80 Aug-Sept 2007 pg.51

2006 Eluned Lloyd: pol y/simulacrum/difference (catalogue), Metro Arts
David Pestorius: Turrbal Jagera (catalogue), University of Queensland

David Pestorius: Some Selected Quotes from One of Heimo Zobernig's Little Dictionaries (catalogue), Blindside 

2005 Map Magazine, Old Mint Street, #64 May.

Rachael Haynes: Old Mint Street (catalogue), Metro Arts


Collections

Queensland University of Technology Art Museum

Gold Coast City Gallery

Museum of Brisbane

Gaydens Lawyers

Miami State High School

Brian Tucker CPA

Private collections in Australia, New Zealand & Italy