R o s i e  G a l l o w a y - S m i t h



The processes within Rosie Galloway-Smith’s art focus on emotionality through materiality, and changing states. Her work considers themes of brokenness/fragmentation, useless fixing, reality and fakeness, and difficult human experience. As a follower of poststructuralism, Rosie’s work attempts to take apart certainties and fixed ideas, questioning the signified meaning of language in relation to the realness of objects. Recent work has used notions of ‘The Uncanny’ to explore our relationship with death.


Graduated from Hull School of Art in 1996 and recently completed a Master of Letters in Fine Art Practice at the Glasgow School of Art, Rosie has had exhibitions in London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Carlisle, Barcelona and Canada.


She was actively involved in the national initiative The Big Draw and worked extensively with Creative Futures Cumbria, as well as working to promote and help deliver the C>Art Open Studio event, run by Eden Arts in Cumbria. In 2016 she was selected for the Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition.


In September 2016, Rosie spent a residency at The Guildhall Museum, Carlisle, where she created and worked ‘Bloodline:Floodlines’. This textile map of the 2015 Carlisle floods formed with public engagement and interaction was acquired for the city's permanent art collection in November 2017.



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