UNSW | Art & Design
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd,
Paddington, NSW 2021
PhD Fine Arts (UNSW), BFA Hons (UNSW), BCA (UOW)
Rochelle Haley is an artist and researcher engaged with painting, drawing, movement and performance to explore relationships between bodies and physical environments. For over ten years Haley has worked at the forefront of the intersection of visual arts and dance: an emergent area of expanded painting research gaining international momentum. Her interdisciplinary approach to movement merges painting and choreography to investigate space structured around the sensation of the moving body. Haley’s work aims to re-imagine the dynamism of material surfaces of representation to discover methods that are sensory, kinaesthetic, and rhythmic.
Haley’s creative research contributes to interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to the expanded fields of painting and choreography. As a contemporary visual artist working with dance, her works have been programming ‘firsts’ for the inclusion of dance in publicly funded galleries / museums including Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, UNSW Galleries, and internationally, at Drawing Spaces, Lisbon. With collaboration with choreographers, scientists at the MIT Media Lab and research projects in creative robotics, her practice addresses experimental drawing methodologies.
She has staged 12 solo exhibitions and participated in over 47 national and international group exhibitions and collaborations, including curatorial selection for shows and performances at leading national venues Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney. Her work has garnered national media coverage including ABC Radio National, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Art Monthly Australia, Artist Profile Magazine and Art Collector. Haley has been an artist in residence at Artspace, Sydney; KRP studio, Ubud, Indonesia; Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France; Performing Arts Forum, St Erme, France; Drawing Spaces, Lisbon, Portugal; Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Bundanon, NSW.