Rosie Wesley is a graduate from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham with a BA (Hons) in Metalwork. Currently based in the New Forest, Rosie works from her Lymington studio which is situated in the back room of her independent high street gallery Chalk’s.
With a focus on texture and form, Rosie’s sculptural works and jewellery are individual, site-responsive pieces to different locations in the New Forest.
Using burn-out casting techniques to produce replica textures of bark or other organic materials, each piece is completely unique and crafted from an original piece of the forest. Many of her pieces also feature components based on the landscape’s negative spaces or markings and drawings inspired by her sketches of the landscape.
Rosie is fascinated by the concept of taking something from our natural environment and transforming it or assembling it into something else; giving it a new life away from it’s original environment. Her work allows you to appreciate natural spaces everyday, and preserve a part of them forever.
Upcoming Shows / Exhibitions
‘A Walk In Autumn’ – Chalk’s Gallery, 22nd Sept – 7th Nov 2020.
‘Festival Of Crafts’ – Farnham Maltings, 17th & 18th October 2020.
‘ACJ Wessex Winter Jewels Exhibition’ – Online, 15th Oct – 31st Dec 2020.
‘Hopeful & Glorious Fair’ – Online, 6th – 8th November 2020.
‘South Coast Makers Pop-Up Shop’ – The Avenue in Bournemouth, 27th Nov – 10th Dec 2020.
‘South Coast Makers Market’ – The Loading Dock in Bournemouth, 6th December 2020.
The following events and exhibitions have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak:
‘Country Living London Christmas Fair ‘ – Business Design Centre, 12th – 15th November 2020.
‘The Sorting Office Open Studios’ – The Point in Eastleigh, 21st & 22nd November 2020.
‘ACJ Wessex Winter Jewels Exhibition’ – Sir Harold Hiller Gardens, 28th Nov 2020 – 5th Jan 2021.
Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
Lingwood Samuel Gallery, Godalming
Chalk’s Gallery, Lymington
The Bee Hive, Portsmouth
The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
Winner – Little Forest Land Art Award 2020
Finalist – Emerging Artist Award 2019
Winner – Goldsmith’s Silver Bullion Bursary Award 2017
Shortlisted – Rising Stars Award 2017
Tel: 07961 233528