This online shop allows you to purchase original works and prints from visual contemporary artist Rosanne Robertson.

Rosanne Robertson is an artist based in the UK with a studio base in Hebden Bridge (West Yorkshire). Working with drawing, assemblage, performance and sound she explores tensions, anxieties and relationships between body, object and environment. Personal themes of sexuality, gender, class and mental health intersect- overlapping and layering with each part dependent on the other. Lesbianism, Queerness, disruption and the construction of self are main concerns explored via the body in opposition to inhumane dominant structures.

Described by Dazed and Confused when selected by Doodlebug as one of the city’s ‘Emerging Ones’ as “working beneath the skin by any means possible”.

Rosanne Robertson is director of Dyke|Queer contemporary art project The Penthouse (Manchester/Salford).

Robertson has performed and exhibited worldwide from group exhibition Transcript at Charlie Smith London, OutsiderXchanges at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), (De)Construction at HOME (Manchester), For Posterity at Castlefield Gallery (Manchester), Threshold at VOID Gallery (Derry), Inside Out/Next Generation a K11 Art Foundation (Wuhan, China) to residencies in New York with Sluice__ /Norte Maar (London/Brooklyn) and The Trelex Residency (Switzerland). She has had solo shows at PAPER Gallery (Manchester), The Art House (Wakefield) and AIR Gallery (Manchester). Her work has been reviewed by Corridor 8, The Skinny, Double Negative, The Wire and Dazed Digital. Robertson has given lectures on Contemporary Feminism at University of Manchester and performed at The European Outsider Art Association Conference.

Standing 2018

Standing 2018


Standing 2018

A4 Giclée print on smooth rag matt finish 300gsm paper.

Limited edition of 50, numbered and signed.

These works on paper assert the boundaries of the body as structure- the representational body is caught in a moment, against the psychological space of the black background.

Boundaries of the body and mind as it occupies, ingests, and resists its environment, is explored with appendages and imagined shapes spilling from the body.

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Standing 2018 has been shown in the following exhibitions:

Slipping.Suspended at PAPER Gallery

8 November - 15 December 2018

A solo exhibition of  works on paper asserting the boundaries of the body,  pulling the viewer into a space of both vulnerability and power. 

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To the Ground at AIR Gallery

5-26 October 2018

A solo exhibition of new works spanning drawing, assembled sculpture and sound. The exhibition explores the female and Queer body as a structure withstanding violence.
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ReModel at The Art House

25 July- 3 August 2018

A solo exhibition exploring mental health and societal structures- with a new body of assembled sculpture and drawings supported by Arts Council England and The Art House.  

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