Rebecca Rose grew up in New Zealand’s South Island and was inspired at an early age by the vast open spaces of her hometown in the Marlborough region. She now lives in the beautiful coastal suburb of Titirangi, near Auckland with her three children and partner, Matt Chamberlain.
Working from her home studio, she creates striking sculptures in various metals, alloys and Corten steel. Rebecca regularly exhibits throughout New Zealand and her work has been sold to collectors both nationally and internationally. In June 2015, Rebecca’s sculpture ‘Eye Sight’ won the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award.
Her work has been included in international festivals including the JIMO Qingdao Urban Sculpture Festival in China, which purchased Rebecca’s ‘Bush Tales’ sculpture for permanent exhibition in the city.
After being featured in Australia’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, twice in Bondi and then in Perth, the town of Cottesole purchased Rebecca’s six meter ‘Sea Anemone’. It now sits in the coastal park in Cottesole for generations to enjoy.
Rebecca’s most recent works are distinctive and abstract. She often works on a commission basis and has created pieces for the government, wineries and private collectors alike. Themes include the cyclic nature of life and humanity’s interconnectedness.
Rebecca’s works play with the environment around them, toying with natural and synthetic light and inviting wind to whisk around their organic-looking forms. “I see an idea and I love to take it through to fruition in its physical form,” says Rebecca.
“My desire is to produce love and connection for humankind.”