Roma is a papercut artist, painter and illustrator from Melbourne Australia. Roma offers a look at unique styles across a range of mediums. Intricate patterning observed and imagined has become a hallmark throughout her work.
'There is an element of story in everything I do. Themes around my personal daily experiences are integrated with my observations of contemporary life in suburban Australia.'
Roma graduated in 1975 with a Diploma of Art and Design: Painting from Prahran College of Advanced Education (Melbourne)
Papercut Art -Solo Exhibitions
2017 Whitehorse Artspace Gallery Box Hill Vic.
2014 Ravensfield Studio Kyneton Vic.
Papercut Art – Group Exhibitions
2016 Her Presence in Colours X11- Kaohsuing Cultural Arts Centre. Kaohsuing, Taiwan.
2016 Paper Artist Collective Exhibition A Side B Side Gallery. London.
2016 Birds and Us group Exhibition Melbourne Vic.
2016 Works of Art Gallery Exhibition Kyneton Vic.
2015 'Complementary' Quadrant Gallery Hawthorn Vic.
2015 Tutors exhibition Box Hill Community Arts Centre Vic.
2015 Finalist in Portrait Exhibition Cambridge Studio Gallery Melbourne Vic.
2014 Quadrant Gallery Summer Salon II Hawthorn Vic
2014 Chapel Street Art Town Visual Arts Award Melbourne Vic.
2012 ‘Blossom Spirit’ Exhibition Fo Gaun Yaun Gallery. Melboune Vic.
Painting – group exhibitions
2010 Ming Chuan University Gallery. Taipei. Taiwan.
2010 Sincewell Gallery and Fo Guan Shan Gallery Kaohsiung. Taiwan.
2009 and 2010 Finalist in ‘SHE Who Discovers’ Exhibition. Walker Street Gallery. Vic.
2009 Seasons of Whimsy and Passion Exhibition. Highway Gallery. Vic.
2008 Her Presence in Colours VIII - National Art Museum of China – Beijing.
2006 Her Light in Native Colours. Her Presence in Colours VII – Dague Art and Cultural Centre. Korea.
2006 Her Light in Native Colours. Her Presence in Colours VII – Australian Chapter Manningham Gallery. Vic.
Recent illustrations were published in July 2010, for Macmillan Art Publishing: a book of poetry by Barbara M. Moore called Cosmic Collisions and Falling Bodies. Illustrations for both children and adult books with other publishers include: Cole’s Publications, Black Dog Books, Five Mile Press and Macmillan Publishing. The Alchemy of Cats is a book currently being prepared for publication.
2016 Invited Artist Competition Whitehorse Artspace Gallery Box Hill Vic.
2014 Winner 2nd Prize Chapel Street Art Town Arts Awards
2013 Winner 1st Prize ‘A Moment in Monty” wine label competition for Montmorency Traders.
Whitehorse City Council
Melbourne City Council
2013 and 2009 Finalist in ‘Book Beyond Words’ Exhibition. Bairnsdale Art Gallery. Vic. Books include writing, illustrating and construction.
Roma has worked as a community artist teaching drawing and painting to adults and primary and secondary school children for many years in after school programs and art material suppliers. Currently she is teaching at Box Hill Community Arts Centre and Wonga Park Community Cottage in Melbourne.
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