Water, Nature and Human Intervention

Water, Nature and Human Intervention art exhibition

Water, Nature and Human Intervention art exhibition

On now at the Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide

Visit the art exhibition today and book to join Rosa Merlino for an artist talk on the closing day of the exhibition - free entry

20% of sales from the art exhibition will be donated to support Conservation Council SA

Artist Statement

This exhibition is a combination of works done over the years reflecting environmental issues around the Coorong Lower Lakes (Lake Albert and Lake Alexandrina) and the Murray River.

The beauty and the degradation experienced in my time here by both natural and human intervention, with the life blood of the area water being exhausted, even now the area looks like it is fine, but is still under constant threat and so to are all its inhabitants, along with the constant water issues, there is also new causes of concern ever present, seals are now invading the area and destroying not only local fishing industries but the wildlife with great gusto.  The true locals the Pelican are being viciously attacked along with many other species and left either dead or mortally wounded on the banks and in the water.

It is my hope that through my explorations of these issues visually that it will continue to bring new discourse to these issues and promote more positive outcomes for the future of these areas and there inhabitants. 

Rosa Merlino

Rosa Merlino was born in Orange in NSW and has been painting for about 25yrs. She has spent the last 20yrs in South Australia with Rosa now living in Meningie for approximately 14 yrs. She has sold her work all over Australia and overseas.

After finding herself unable to work in her previous employment due to illness she decided to concentrate on her art fulltime. Rosa was tutoring mature age students and ran around 7 classes weekly until December 2011.  She has been concentrating on her own work and studies since.

Rosa had a mentor-ship with artist Yvonne East in 2012 which has provided her with new skills in life drawing and portraiture.

Rosa is currently doing a mentor-ship with Cam Edser from Goo Roo Animation in stop-motion animation which commenced in February 2016 and will end December 2016.

Rosa has a bachelor of Fine Art and Visual Culture attained through Curtin University WA and a masters degree in Cross Disciplinary Art and Design from COFA at the University of New South Wales complete in 2014. Also she has a TAE in training and assessment, Tafe SA.

Rosa is also a member of NAVA, Ass member of Guild House, Copyright Agency and Vis-copy

Book now to join Rosa Merlino for an artist talk

July 13, 2016 at 12:00pm - 1pm
The Joinery
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
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Kylie Krueger · · 8223 5155

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