Nellie Rogerson (Austlalia) Residence: November, 2015
Nellie Rogerson is a visual artist working primarily within the sculptural discourse. Through sculpture, craft and installation, her practice explores the multitudes of material potential in artistic forms, with a heavy focus on the interrogation of function and energy. Nellie examines the potentials of objects, both constructed and found, so that they become ‘experiments’ encompassing latent energy in playful and succinct modes. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2011, and then completed her Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts the following year. After finishing at Monash, Nellie was selected for Fresh! at Craft Victoria, the NEWER12 exhibition at Trocadero Art Space and published in DQ Magazine. Nellie has shown in Melbourne and interstate in curated group and solo shows at spaces including Seventh Gallery, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Guilford Lane Gallery, LoopHole, Moana Project Space and as a part of L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Week’s Penthouse Mouse. In 2014, Nellie was selected as an Artist in Residence at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo and since shown at Space Space in Japan. Her work ‘ Bomb’ was featured as the cover of Circuit: Western Australian Contemporary Art. Nellie is a recipient of the ArtStart grant from Australia Council for the Arts. She lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Whilst on residence at Studio Kura, Nellie plans to produce a body of work based on the peculiarities and material potentials of everyday Japanese objects and their idiosyncrasies. Considering the ideas of how art objects are understood, Nellie plans to vary the reception of her artworks in a spatial setting of an interior living space.