Roseanne spent most of her younger years along the rural west coast of Ireland; during that time she would relocate every Irish winter to Western Australia to visit her immediate family. At 15, she made the decision to make Australia a permanent home where she hoped to connect with and understand her Aboriginal culture and family. The move had a huge impact on her understanding of home and connection. To clarify this interpretation, she began to explore self-expression through art. After completing a certificate 3 and 4 in Visual Arts, she realised she wanted more from her work and her surroundings.
The decision was made to move to Melbourne at age 19, where Roseanne hoped to find more opportunities to study and explore her practice. After the first year of a Diploma of Visual Art at NMIT she found a hidden love for printmaking. To explore that specialized area further she applied for the Bachelor of Fine Art (Printmaking) at the Victorian Collage of the Arts.
The Victorian College Of The Arts eagerly accepted Roseanne into their prestigious Fine Arts degree, along with a number of scholarships to assist. Once completed, she then continued her study into the honours program where she transported her printmaking knowledge to live and installation base performance art. The Honours program not only extended her creative ability but also gave her the chance to investigate the theory behind her practice, giving her body of work clear clarification and purpose.
She has been involved in a number of group shows over the past couple of years, she was part of The International Mokuhanga conference 2014 in Tokyo Japan, where she participated in a group show among other professional artists from across the world, ‘Drawn Drawn’ located at the George Paton Gallery Melbourne 2014 and ‘Love And Inspiration’ at the Hawthorn Studio And Gallery Melbourne 2015. She also had a solo show in 2013 “An Indefinite Extent” located in a prime location in Melbourne The Black Cat.
Roseanne graduated with a Bachelors (Honours) of Fine Art in 2015. At the completion of each course at The Victorian Collage of the Arts, she was given a number of awards to demonstrate her efforts and outcomes. In 2014 she was awarded The University Of Melbourne Creative Arts Grant and The Firestation Print Studio Graduate Printmaking Award. In 2015 she was awarded the Plumm Wine Glass Award and Majlis Encouragement Award. Roseanne will continue to explore her practice by investigating new areas of the world, collaborate with other like-minded people in artist run spaces and residencies.