Rosie Weiss is a Melbourne / Mornington Peninsula based artist & educator. In 1992 she won the Moet & Chandon Australian art Fellowship with a painting titled 'lung' a reaction to the chemical fire on Coode Island the same year. In 1996 she completed her Master of Arts at RMIT with 'Intimate Patterns' a body of work that examined our relationship with nature. She has exhibited in Australia, Asia & France over the past thirty years, and her work can be found in collections across Australia including The National Gallery of Victoria, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Artbank & The National Gallery of Australia.
Weiss makes work about her/our relationship to the natural world. She finds plant fragments on the edges of human activity, paths, bush tracks, school playgrounds, city streets, logging tracks, farms, her garden and by the sea. These fragments have often been worn down by wear and tear, including fire, to their essential structures, they then form the basis of her practice as she attempts to give them a voice.