Roseanne Bartley is a New Zealand (Aotearoa) born Melbourne (Naarm) based artist jeweller, craft writer & design educator. From her initial art school training as a gold and silversmith Roseanne developed a research based interdisciplinary practice that examined the performativity of jewellery in urban space via studio, social process and public making; an expanded spatial approach she describes as facilimaking. Significant to this method are her use of surface archaeology, peripatetic process, makeshift accoutrements, and DIY manuals. Recently her focus returned to an earlier interest in text and her current work explores the relationship between language and jewellery - literature and making; concepts she develops through studio making, writing, and reading practices.
Roseanne was awarded a practice-based PhD from the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT in 2018.