Katarina Rose - The Last Ballet Photo Brendan Buesnel

Katarina Rose

I create imaginary worlds, triggered by human traces seen within the natural and urban environment. I combine found objects, old photographs, text, taxidermy, and collage, with my own sculpted and painted forms. Often I invent characters and write short stories to accompany the works. I am inspired by everything around me all the time, and like to stitch together links between seemingly random ideas to form my own symbolic visual language. I have been working under the name 'Katarina Rose' since 2013, and have curated two solo shows, as well as exhibiting widely in group shows. This year I received Arts Council Funding to move into Public Art, and b-side will be my first venture of this kind.

For b-side 2016

Though most of my current artworks are contained within objects such as boxes, suitcases, biscuit tins and radios, I am also beginning to work with internal and external spaces on a larger scale. My work for b-side festival will see my artworks embedded into the landscape of Portland, in various site specific locations. I am particularly interested in exploring the historical customs and Folklore of the Island and am working under the title 'Strangers'

Katarina Rose's b-side Portfolio

Project

Festival 2016

9th17th September 2016

b-side returned to the Isle of Portland in September 2016 showcasing the very best in contemporary art made in response to this beautiful and...

Katarina Rose
Event

Strangers - Marrying the Land & Whispering Tree

10th18th September 2016
South West Coast Path
Portland

Head North along the South West Coast Path for Marrying the Land: An unusually placed post box with a small golden key. Open it and find an

Event

Strangers - Time Out of Mind

9th17th September 2016
St Georges Church Yard
Portland

Katarina has researched the story of sixty Lascars - shipwreck victims from the ship Alexander reportedly buried in an unmarked grave at St

Artwork at b-side festival 2016
Event

Strangers - Red Ghost

9th17th September 2016
St. Andrew's Ruin
Portland

There is a rumour that high in the trees floats the small, red ghost of a child...lighting up at night.

Keep your eyes open for 'ART'

Artwork by Katarina Rose
Event

Strangers - The Ballet of Lost Nicknames

10th18th September 2016
St Georges Church
Portland

Katarina has created a series of artworks based upon a collection of Portland diaries from the 18th and 19th centuries, combined with historical

Event

Strangers - Notter’s Travelling Charm Shop

9th17th September 2016
Notter’s Travelling Charm Shop
Portland

Katarina has created a series of artworks based upon a collection of Portland diaries from the 18th and 19th centuries, combined with historical