The Billboard Project
Rochelle is a visual storyteller using collage of popular culture, new and mixed media to explore ideas on women’s identity and transformation. Creating strong, larger than life central heroines she plays with the potential for women to transform beyond accepted archetypes.
This work is her take on Dubbo during her residency for this project earlier in the year. The notion of preservation and the need to protect and control heritage, flora and fauna was part of her exploration. Rochelle was one of ten artists selected for 'Future Public' with installations in positions central to the various venues for the Artlands Regional Arts Conference from October 27 to 30, 2016.
Curator Alex Wisser
The curator Alex Wisser, spoke about his direction for this exhibition, 'The title Future/ Public' has been chosen because it communicates the exhibition's intention to stretch boundaries and thinking about what is and can be public art. The works we are commissioning will be 'propositional' in nature, and while they will not need to be permanent artworks, they will need to exist in an outdoors environment for four days at least. I am asking that artists make works that need not meet all of the material and social requirements that permanent public artworks require but that can suggest possibilities for works that might one day be made as permanent.'
I make images of sassy women in new and mixed media. In 2016, a solo at Grafton Regional Gallery. In 2014, I was awarded the Windmill Trust Scholarship Encouragement Award.