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



Rosie's work explores materiality, physical processes of disintegration, and indexing of materials whilst using clothing as a psychoanalytical focus for emotionality.


Using various painting and drawing processes (including digital manipulation) and sculpture, She aims to explore liminal states of mind and uncomfortable emotions. She is interested in the boundaries that lie between form and formlessness and how our own sense of self is a constantly shifting territory.


She often simultaneously delves into social and environmental issues as part of this personal territory, responding to current affairs within the framework of her continuing fascination with Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytical realms of the Symbolic, the Imaginary and the Real.



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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