Artist in Residence

Rosie Wylie

Courtyard Arts Gallery

17th September – 12th October 2019

For one month each year the gallery is transformed as a chosen artist takes over the space to develop and share his/her practice. This year we are delighted to introduce Rosie Wyllie – a graduate in Drawing – as our 2019 Artist in Residence.

Visitors are invited to drop in as Rosie explores and develops her expressive works with ink and paper. The residency provides a space to engage with the artist as she explores ideas, and offers the opportunity for conversations about the creative process.

Rosie studied Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, graduating with a BA in 2016. She has since undertaken residencies (at Dumfries House, Scotland, and St George’s School, Ascot) and her work has been exhibited in a number of contexts alongside other artists.

Rosie’s practice is rooted in drawing. She is currently exploring mark making and abstraction, working with inks, and intends to follow this line of exploration in her time at Courtyard.

Her practice aims for clarity and simplicity, laying bare the process behind the aesthetic result. She seeks to “establish a system of abstraction that balances spontaneity and measured decision making. Like the practice of calligraphy, I would like my drawings to be governed by their own rules, while remaining expressive.”

Rosie grew up locally and has recently completed an animated film illustrating the story of a Syrian refugee who has settled in Hertfordshire. She welcomes the opportunity the residency provides to explore, develop and share her work with the local community.