ReModel at The Art House, Wakefield


25 June- 01 July 2018 (Preview 25 June 6-9pm- Art Walk, Wakefield). 

Collaborator Space, The Art House. 

ReModel is an exhibition by artist Rosanne Robertson following a research and development project exploring the idea of power at the margins. A central focus is a personal project exploring gender non-conformity, mental health and societal structures- producing a new body of assembled sculpture and drawings works. Focussing on the relationship between mind, body and environment these works celebrate the moment as the site for change and remodelling. Rosanne imagines the physicality of the site for change and how it involves the body- destruction of the past, embodying resistance to dominant structures and renewal.

A homophobic, rigid and patriarchal society can lead to a deep distrust and hatred of our own selves, bodies and variations. During research and collaborations Rosanne considers the psychological and physical effect of being at odds with a system.


Starting points involve automatic drawings that embody the mutilation of Queer female identity considered deviant in over riding patriarchal capitalistic system that rely on rigid and binary understandings of gender and sexuality. In contrast representational drawings on the psychological space of the black background depict the body as structure- withstanding its brutal environment and workload with re-built re-connections and crutches.  

Assembled sculpture is used to build new meaning and make new connections piece by piece as opposed to a single totalitarian sculptural object. Fragile connections and abused objects are held in a moment together- in an ongoing process of renewal.

This project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Rosanne Robertson is supported by The Art House during this project as a bursary studio holder.

YES LAD YES LASS at Charlie Smith London

Barry Finan and Rosanne Robertson exhibit their collaborative installation YES LAD YES LASS in a group exhibition curated by gallery director Zavier Ellis and artist Hugh Mendes.

Transcript | CHARLIE SMITH GALLERY | London

| Fiona Banner, Pavel Büchler, Matt Calderwood, Ben Eine, Tim Etchells, Barry Finan & Rosanne Robertson, Sam Jackson, Hugh Mendes, J Price, Michael Scoggins, Barry Thompson, Mark Titchner, Amikam Toren, Mark Wallinger |



CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is delighted to present ‘Transcript’, a group exhibition curated by gallery director Zavier Ellis and artist Hugh Mendes. Both Ellis and Mendes have an enduring interest in text based work and in the occurrence of text itself in our general cultural environment.

Rosanne Robertson