Rochelle Summerfield
Artist

Rochelle Summerfield was born in Sydney, Australia and lives and works in Northern New South Wales. Her studio looks onto the majestic Clarence River, its lush beauty and tempestuous nature bears a powerful presence on her work. Summerfield combines the classic media of drawing and collage with new technologies of photomedia and recently animation to examine psychological and cultural relationships to nature, which she says are full of contradiction and emotion. Summerfield begins with collage- historically a subversive and disruptive medium- to make powerful female forms. Semi-formed and cavorting women defy body image and inject a rebellious humour into her work. The flat 2 dimensional nature of collage, interrupts our perception of the picture plan and the sense of the ‘real’ as photographic lush riverscapes or highly detailed pencil drawings. Rochelle Summerfield began her formal training at the highly traditional Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney and later completed a contemporary Bachelor of Visual Arts with first class honours in printmaking followed by a Masters of Arts by research. Exploring themes of interconnectivity and ‘embodied’ subjectivity, her training launched her combination of collage, printmaking and new digital mediums. Rochelle Summerfield’s highlights for 2017 include being overall winner of the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards for photo-digital. She has been selected for many solo shows and exhibited nationally in selected group exhibitions. Summerfield has been selected for international and national artist residencies and been awarded several grants. Most recently being for a collaborative project involving animation. She has exhibited widely throughout Australia and has artwork in public and private collections across Australia such as National Library Permanent Collection, State Library of Victoria Collection, RMIT Gallery Melbourne, Charles Sturt University Art Collection and several regional galleries such as the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Bequest. In 2016 and 2009 she was a commissioned artist for The Print Council of Australia.

Rochelle Summerfield
Artist

Rochelle Summerfield was born in Sydney, Australia and lives and works in Northern New South Wales. Her studio looks onto the majestic Clarence River, its lush beauty and tempestuous nature bears a powerful presence on her work. Summerfield combines the classic media of drawing and collage with new technologies of photomedia and recently animation to examine psychological and cultural relationships to nature, which she says are full of contradiction and emotion. Summerfield begins with collage- historically a subversive and disruptive medium- to make powerful female forms. Semi-formed and cavorting women defy body image and inject a rebellious humour into her work. The flat 2 dimensional nature of collage, interrupts our perception of the picture plan and the sense of the ‘real’ as photographic lush riverscapes or highly detailed pencil drawings. Rochelle Summerfield began her formal training at the highly traditional Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney and later completed a contemporary Bachelor of Visual Arts with first class honours in printmaking followed by a Masters of Arts by research. Exploring themes of interconnectivity and ‘embodied’ subjectivity, her training launched her combination of collage, printmaking and new digital mediums. Rochelle Summerfield’s highlights for 2017 include being overall winner of the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards for photo-digital. She has been selected for many solo shows and exhibited nationally in selected group exhibitions. Summerfield has been selected for international and national artist residencies and been awarded several grants. Most recently being for a collaborative project involving animation. She has exhibited widely throughout Australia and has artwork in public and private collections across Australia such as National Library Permanent Collection, State Library of Victoria Collection, RMIT Gallery Melbourne, Charles Sturt University Art Collection and several regional galleries such as the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Bequest. In 2016 and 2009 she was a commissioned artist for The Print Council of Australia.

  • Unhealed
    Mar 3 – Sep 15, 2024
    Moderna Museet
    Malmö, Sweden
    The international group exhibition Unhealed delves into the aftermath of the uprisings and revolutions, that swept through the Arab world starting in 2010. These events altered the lives of millions of people, many of whom as a consequence now live in Sweden. With this exhibition, Moderna Museet Malmö proudly presents seventeen artist who, in poignant and thought-provoking ways, have addressed this still unfolding chapter in history. (more…)
  • Leda Papaconstantinou: Time In My Hands. A Retrospective
    Dec 14, 2023 – Apr 21, 2024
    EMST
    Athens, Greece
    Time in my hands represents the first ever major retrospective exhibition for Leda Papaconstantinou (b. 1945), one of the most important artists in the history of contemporary art in Greece. For over almost five decades, Papaconstantinou developed a diverse body of work that took on a range of forms – performance, sculpture, video, site-specific installations, painting, etc. – in order to explore issues of gender, sexuality, collective and personal memory, history, politics and ecology, centred always on the body. (more…)
  • 13 Stories of War
    Publication
    Ukrainian Warchive
    International
    Welcome to the book release of 13 Stories of War, published by Ukrainian Warchive supported, among others, by the Hasselblad Foundation. In the book, The Ukrainian Warchive has brought together visual essays created by 13 Ukrainian photographers and artists responding to the profound impact of full-scale war on their country and its people since the Russian invasion in February 2022. (more…)