About

Rebecca Ross lives and works on Queensland's Gold Coast where she works as an artist, an academic at Queensland College of Art Griffith University, and as Artistic Director of The Walls Art Space which she founded in 2013. Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (1998) and Master of Fine Art (2005) at Queensland University of Technology. She has undertaken public art and curatorial commissions locally including major projects for Festival 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Robina Health Precinct. Rebecca has exhibited internationally in U.S.A., New Zealand, Malta and Italy, and has participated in international artist in residence programs in Malta (Gozo, Valletta), Italy (Rome, Venice) and New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington). Rebecca was an inaugural recipient of the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists' Fellowship (2004), was awarded the Rome Studio at the British School at Rome by the Australia Council for the Arts (2012), and has received Career Development Grants from Arts Queensland and the Regional Arts Development Fund Gold Coast on numerous occasions including a mentorship (2015) to travel to Los Angeles and Miami, USA. Her work has been shown internationally including at the Embassy of Australia in Washing DC USA in 2012. Rebecca serves on the boards of The Walls Art Space and the Tugun Progress Association, and practices surfing in her spare time.

Curatorially and collaboratively Rebecca has worked on projects with an array of artists, artsworkers and arts organisations including Domenico De Clario, Anna Carey, Abbey McCulloch, Clark Beaumont, Scott Redford, David Broker, Mariam Arcilla, Byron Coathup, Soda_Jerk, Queensland Film Festival, Screen Queensland, National Association for the Visual Arts, Institute of Modern Art, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Maverick Art Space, Testing Grounds, Home of The Arts, City of Gold Coast, Queensland College of Art Griffith University, Museum of Brisbane and Bleach Festival. Her knowledge of working in and with Artist Run Initiatives is extensive and includes exhibitions with Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Stable ARI, Level, Outer Space, Blindside, JJ Morgan & Co., Development AIR, and Screen Space.

CURRICULUM VITAE (OR AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL THE THINGS I HAVE DONE IN THE ART WORLD)
1977 Born East Bentleigh, Victoria, AUSTRALIA 
Lives and works in Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

EDUCATION
2014 Certificate III Digital Media, Gold Coast Institute of Tafe
2010 Certificate Level 3, Italian Language, ELLCI, Milan, Italy
2005 Master of Fine Art, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland
1998 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), Queensland University of Technology, Queensland

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2019 HOTA (Home of The Arts) Creative Development Program Grant (The Walls Art Space)
2018 Accelerate Triennial Funding, City of Gold Coast (The Walls Art Space)
Screen Queensland, Screen Culture Fund (The Walls Art Space)
Creative State Bursary, City of Gold Coast
2017 Screen Queensland, Screen Culture Fund (The Walls Art Space)
Regional Arts Development Fund Gold Coast (The Walls Art Space)
2015 Accelerate Triennial Funding, City of Gold Coast (The Walls Art Space)
2014 Mentorship Grant, City of Gold Coast
Regional Arts Development Fund Gold Coast (The Walls Art Space)
2013 Regional Arts Development Fund Gold Coast
Regional Arts Development Fund Gold Coast (The Walls Art Space)
Arts Queensland Projects and Programs Fund (The Walls Art Space)
2012 Rome Studio, British School at Rome, Australia Council for the Arts
Arts Queensland Career Development Grant
2009 Arts Queensland Career Development Grant
2004 Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists' Fellowship
1999 Arts Queensland Individual Professional Development Program Grant

RESIDENCIES
2013 Development AIR, Auckland, New Zealand
2012 British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
2010 J.J.Morgan & Co., Wellington, New Zealand
2009 Internazionale Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy
2004 Gozo Contemporary, Gharb, Gozo, Malta
St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta
2000 Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

PRIZES
2011 Shortlisted - The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition
Shortlisted - Linden Postcard Prize, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art
2010 Shortlisted - Clayton Utz Prize, Brisbane
2008 Shortlisted - LAUNCH Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship
2005 Shortlisted - Hazelhurst Art Award: Art on paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, N.S.W.
2004 Shortlisted - Cromwell's Art Prize
1995 First Prize  - Palm Beach Currrumbin Art Show
First Prize  - Schoolies/Gold Coast Drug Awareness Poster Competition

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Making Arrangements, Stable Artspace, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 
2016 Dream Sea Movie Water, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia  
Wallace Gallery, Morrisville, New Zealand
2013 Grid Trip, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2012 In The World, British School at Rome, Italy
2011 Find Your Way, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2010 Radius of Action, Mezzanine Gallery, Museum of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 
2009 There There, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2006 In Site, Blindside Artist Run Space, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2005 Old Mint Street, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2004 Hypogeum, Gozo Contemporary, Gharb, Gozo, Malta
Hyper Colour, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
2003 Map, Palace Gallery, South Brisbane, Queensland
2002 Letters to Frida, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane Queensland
2001 Circular, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane Queensland
2000 Remote Control, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland
Glow, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane Queensland
1999    Clear, Satellite Space, Brisbane Queensland
1998 Artificial, Palace Gallery, Brisbane Queensland
Palette, Metro Arts, Brisbane Queensland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Playgrounds, Byron Scholl of Arts, Mullumbimby, NSW (forthcoming)
Borderlands, M Arts, Murwillumbah, NSW (forthcoming)
2018 Super Souvenir, Festival 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Australia
2016 FMX (catalogue Design), Firstdraft, Liquid Architecture, Sydney, Australia
2015 Sign/Action, Screen Space, curated by Kyle Weise, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
TEXT, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2014 Institutional Capture, Otherfilm, Boggo Road Gaol, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Fibro Coast, Gold Coast City Gallery and Bleach Festival, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 
2012 Lie of the Land: New Australian Landscapes curated by Alex J. Taylor, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, U.S.A.
2010 Invitational, Level Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2009 Temperature Two, Museum of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
BEATS, Museo della Ferrovia/ Museo del Confine/ Caffe Bordo, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
IN_SECT Arc Biennale at Gympie Regional Art Gallery 
She's a Tough Old Broad, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland
Exposure, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland
23 Degrees, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba, Queensland           
2007 Sounding Wivenhoe Sounding the Powerhouse with Clocked Out Duo, Brisbane  
2006 TURRUBAL-JAGERA, curated by David Pestorius, University of Queensland Art Projects, Brisbane, Queensland
P oly, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland
2005 Field of Vision: Extremes Institute for New Media, Frankfurt a.M Germany
2003 Drive Thru, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland
Artists Making Do, Palace Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
Three Degrees of Separation, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
2000 Venture: Art and Spatial Politics, Metro Arts, Brisbane Queensland
1999 Sunny Disposition, Shop 49b, Brisbane, Queensland
Hatched Healthway National Graduates Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, W.A.
1998 ProspectUS, H Block Gallery, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland
Wall Drawing for Kerrie Polliness, Two Timing, Metro Arts, Brisbane
Transit Lounge, Smith and Stoneley Gallery, Brisbane Queensland
Now, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane Queensland
Freak Art, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast Queensland

PUBLIC ARTWORK COMMISSIONS
2017 2970° The Boiling Point Practising Democracy, collaboration with Byron Coathup, HOTA, Gold Coast, Australia
2014 Screen Animation (layout) for Federation Square, Liquid Architecture, Melbourne, Australia
The Hub, Arts Centre Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2012 Inner World, Kick Off, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
En Route, Northern Busway Tunnel, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Flourish, Robina Health Precinct, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 
Map Suite, Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2010 Islands, Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Points of Departure, Platform, Royal Brisbane Womens’ Hospital Busway, Brisbane

CURATORIAL COMMISSIONS
2018 The Night Watch, Festival 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Local Loops, City of Gold Coast, 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
2016 Sand, Sound, Shake, Bleach Festival, Gold Coast

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2019 Sunscreening: Networks, The Walls Art Space
2018 Studio Art Graduate Exhibition, White Box Gallery, Queensland College of Art Gold Coast
The Rest is West: Aaron Chapman, The Walls Art Space (a joint project with HOTA Gallery)
Surf Salon, co-curated with Byron Coathup, Maverick Hair & Art Space and The Walls Art Space
2017 Studio Art Graduate Exhibition, Left Bank Gallery, Queensland College of Art Gold Coast
2016 Channel Surfing, The Walls Art Space
High Rise Low Rise, co-curated with David Broker, Canberra Contemporary Art Space and The Walls Art Space
2015 Head Land, co-curated with Danni Zuvela, The Walls Art Space
Subject Line, The Walls Art Space
2014 Last Resort, The Walls Art Space
All Night Long, Ocean View Motel, Coolangatta

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2011 Gallery Manager (Part-time 4 month contract) IMA@Surfers, Institute of Modern Art, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
2010 Gallery Assistant (Temp.), Gallery One, Southport
2010 Gallery Assistant (Part-time), Gallery 2120, Fortitude Valley
2006 - 2009 Gallery Manager (Full-time), Libby Edwards Galleries, Brisbane 
2006 Gallery Assistant (Part-time), Watling Galleries Brisbane
2006 Runner/Front of House (Contract), Deutscher~Menzies Major Fine Art Auction, Brisbane
2006 Gallery Assistant (Temp.), Jan Manton Art, South Brisbane
2005 Storage Marshall (Contract), Brisbane Art Fair, Brisbane
2004 Sales (Contract), Art Monthly UK, LAB’04 (London Artists Book Fair), London

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
2000 Gallery and Administration Assistant, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland
1998 - 19999 Gallery and Administration Assistant, Institute of Modern Art, Fortitude Valley
1998 Installation Assistant Third Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery

PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS
2018 Panellist, Bleach Festival, Gold Coast Student Hub
Head Judge, Swell Sculpture Festival, Gold Coast
Presenter, NAVA New Space Mentorship Program, The Walls Art Space, Gold Coast
Guest Lecturer (for Justene Williams), Queensland College of Art Griffith University
Workshop Facilitator, Super Souvenir, Bleach Festival, Gold Coast
2017 Panellist, HOTA Gallery Public Artwork Tower Commission
Workshop Facilitator, Pop-Up Parks, Relative Creative, Gold Coast
Performer (Skullgrabber), First Thursdays curated by Mariam Arcilla, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Panellist, 2970° The Boiling Point Practising Democracy, Not Yet It’s Difficult, Gold Coast
Professional Development Advisor, Level Up Studio, Gold Coast
Industry Advisor, Industry Advisor, Gold Coast Careers Festival
Workshop Facilitator, Energies, HOTA Gallery, Gold Coast
2016 Panellist, Museum of Air and Water, Not Yet It’s Difficult, Gold Coast
Instameet Leader, HOTA Gallery, Gold Coast
Project Advisor, Regions of Alienation / Satellites of Love, David M Thomas and Suzanne Howard, HOTA Gallery
Artist Talk, Flying Arts, Brisbane
2015 Panellist, 2970 The Boiling Point, Bond University, Gold Coast
2014 Panellist, Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Charrette
Artist Talk, Career Pathways, Queensland University of Technology
Artist Talk, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2013 Gold Coast Draft Culture Strategy Response, Rabbit and Cocoon
Workshop Facilitator, Energies, Gold Coast City Gallery
2012 Home and Away - Queensland College of Art, Griffith University 
Opening Address for John Forno - White Box Gallery, Griffith University
Guest Judge, Moreton Bay Girls Grammar School
Senior Student Lecture, Miami State High School
Opening Address for Nicola Chatham, Bundaberg Art Centre
Workshop Facilitator, Energies, Gold Coast City Gallery
2011 Workshop Facilitator, Energies, Gold Coast City Gallery
2010 Workshop Facilitator, Logan Art Gallery
2005 Artist Talk, 4x4 exchange, Queensland College of Art
Artist Talk, Metro Arts, Brisbane Queensland
2004 Workshop Facilitator, Summer Rage Festival, Redcliffe City Art Gallery
Floor Talk, Pop Art, Redcliffe City Art Gallery
1996 Workshop Facilitator, Raw Art, Regional Queensland

BOARD TENURES
2014 - Present The Walls Art Space (President/Secretary), Gold Coast
2011 - 2013 Rabbit + Cocoon, Gold Coast
2011 - 2013 Sold Coast, Gold Coast
2011 - 2013 Regional Arts Development Fund, Gold Coast
2012 Gold Spaces, Gold Coast

WRITTEN ESSAYS AND TEXTS
2018 Soaked: Water Worlds, Studio Art Graduate Exhibition, White Box Gallery, Queensland College of Art Gold Coast
2017 Blue into Gold, An Act of Showing, Testing Grounds, Melbourne
From A to Z-enith, Studio Art Graduate Exhibition Essay, Left Bank Gallery, Queensland College of Art Gold Coast
2016 Channel Surfing: a state of ozmosis, The Walls Art Space
2014 Welcome to Last Resort, The Walls Art Space

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2019 Neha Kale: Next-Generation Art Spaces, VAULT Magazine
2018 Chris Bennie (in conversation with): Making Arrangements, Stable Artspace
2016 Danni Zuvela: Dream Sea Movie Water (catalogue) Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space
2015 Jade Quinlivin: The Locals, Rebecca Ross The Weekend Edition, Gold Coast
2014 Rhonda Oxnam: Rebecca Ross, A Sense of Community, Gold Coast Creative Magazine Issue 5, 2014, pg 24
Melissa Spratt: Reaching out with Rebecca Ross , Liveworm, Griffith University Gold Coast
Anna Itkonen: The Blank White Walls of a Contemporary Art Space, Blank Magazine #007, pg 21, 30 April 2014
Virginia Rigney: Fibro Coast (catalogue) Bleach* Festival & Gold Coast City Gallery
2013 Front & back cover, British School at Rome: Annual Review, In The World (image credit)
Solua Middleton: Two Walls of Art, ABC Open Gold Coast, 12 March 2013
Jacopo Benci: Fine Arts 2012-2013 (catalogue) British School at Rome
Australian Home Beautiful Magazine
2012 Mariam Arcilla: From the Place (catalogue), Comb Artspace
2011 Terry Smith: Beyond Globalisation: Contemporary Culture and the Arts, NAVA Quarterly December
Louise Martin- Chew: Find Your Way (review) Habitus Living Online, March 4
2010 Shaun Weston: A - B (review), Independent Press Spring 2010 Issue #2 pg 11
Louise Rollman: The Circumference of Influence (catalogue), Museum of Brisbane
Radius of Action (Exhibition Brochure)
Linda Carroli: Maps as Art, Placeblog
2009 Channon Goodwin (in conversation with): The Sink, Accidentally Annie Street/Brisbane Dialogues
Christopher Bennie & Nicola Chatham (producers): Exposure MSSR
Tasha Finn: Mapping, sensation and virtuality: a conversation with Rebecca Ross, May 30, 2009
There There (catalogue), Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space
Louise Martin-Chew: Exhibition Raises the Heat, Retrieved February 12, 2009 
Timothy Morrell: Queensland: The Unreal Australia (catalogue), Museum of Brisbane
2007 Greg Hooper: Liquid Architecture in Brisbane, Real Time, issue #80 Aug-Sept 2007 pg.51
2006 Eluned Lloyd: pol y/simulacrum/difference (catalogue), Metro Arts
David Pestorius: Turrbal Jagera (catalogue), University of Queensland
David Pestorius: Some Selected Quotes from One of Heimo Zobernig's Little Dictionaries (catalogue), Blindside 
2005 Map Magazine, Old Mint Street, #64 May
Rachael Haynes: Old Mint Street (catalogue), Metro Arts
2004 Lindsay Marshall: Bright Future, Colourful Character, The Independent, July 7
Alison Sandy: Getting Hyper Over Colour, City News, July 8
2003 Amy Thompson: Map (catalogue), Palace Gallery
Art to Lunch, Radio 4ZZZ, June 1
2000   Alison Lee: Remote Control (catalogue), Metro Arts
Phil Brown: Swirl Power, Brisbane News, December 13
Spectrum, Radio 4EB, December 4
Snapshot, ABC Television, December 11
1999 Hatched (catalogue), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
1998 ProspectUS (catalogue), Queensland University of Technology

COLLECTIONS
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum
HOTA Gallery (formerly Gold Coast City Gallery)
Museum of Brisbane
Gold Coast University Hospital
Mater Private Hospital
Gaydens Lawyers
Miami State High School
Brian Tucker CPA
Private collections in Australia, New Zealand & Italy