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
‘St. Barbe Open Exhibition’ – St. Barbe Museum, Lymington 7th July – 31st August 2020.
‘Hampshire Open Studios’ – Chalk’s Gallery, Lymington 22nd August – 31st August 2020.
The following events and exhibitions have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak:
‘Art In The Garden’ – Little Forest in North Boarhunt, 30th May – 13th June 2020.
‘New Forest & Hampshire County Show’ – New Park in Brockenhurst, 27th – 29th July 2020.
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