Rox De Luca is a visual artist based in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. 

In March 2020, before the Covid-19 lockdown, the artist presented work in Herland, at The Womens Library, Newtown. The exhibition was launched on International Womens Day. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the exhibition had to close to the public. Shortly, podcasts of conversations with a selection of the artists will be available on The Womens Library social media platforms. 

Clearway 2020, a project in collaboration with Voices of Women Adventure, was also scheduled to open in March at Articulate Project Space. Clearway 2020 has been re-scheduled to August 2020. Originally this project involved live performances to an audience within an exhibition of new works by the artist. Due to Covid-19 this project is being developed into a film for a set of 3 online experiences. Pre-recorded actors performing the written word will be adapted into footage together with moving and still imagery of the artworks for two viewing dates. A third online event will be a live Question and Answer experience inviting the audiences to respond to the project. In addition the producers are creating additional online content including short interviews with the artists and writers. At this stage (May) it is hoped that if restrictions are eased in August the artist will plan a safe viewing schedule for visitors to the Articulate Space. 

Stay tuned for additional information regarding future events once Covid-19 restrictions on social gatherings are lifted.

Last year, 2019, the artist participated in ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Melbourne. She was also a finalist in The Ravenswood Women's Art Prize, the Deakin Small Sculpture Award and The Fisher's Ghost Art Award Exhibition.  Rox also supported The Wilderness Society in the fundraising art auction The Art for the Wilderness and participated in the Black Finch Project.

In January 2019 the artist undertook an artist-in-residence at the Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia.  Previously in 2018 the artist exhibited in Articulate Turns Eight Draw-in at Factory 49, as well as in Making : memory with Michele Elliot and Laurie Paine at ArticulateUpstairs.  Read the text accompanying this exhibition by Lisa Sharp, The Huldremose woman today, and the review in Artlink by Craig Judd.  The artist also presented works in Sentient Visibility at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery and in Vivid at Chapman & Bailey in Melbourne. Rox also had works in Abstraction Twenty Eighteen at Five Walls, Melbourne. This show complemented a series of exhibitions that referenced the National Gallery of Victoria’s presentation of The Field Revisited. 

Rox exhibits regularly in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Previous exhibitions include shows at:- Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt; Factory 49, Marrickville; The Museum of Sydney; Australian Maritime Museum; 24HR Art, Darwin Northern Territory; Fremantle Arts Centre, WA; Bondi Beach Pavilion Gallery; aGOG, Canberra; James Dorahy Project Space Sydney; Eva Breuer Gallery Sydney; Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney; First Draft Gallery, Sydney; Legge Gallery Sydney; and internationally in Madrid, Spain (where De Luca lived from 2007 – 2010).  In 2017, the artist completed an outdoor installation for Hidden (Rookwood Cemetery), called 150 Drops (for Eva Hesse).  Previously the artist has been selected for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2013 and 2016 where she made site-specific works. See the attached CV for further details. 

Commissions /Grants /Awards/Prizes include the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales Volunteer Task Force Artist Subsidy for Sculpture by the Sea, 2013, Public Art Commission Cannington, WA (with Jo Darbyshire); Pat Corrigan Artist Grant; Artists on Norton 2000 Encouragement Award; Big Brotherhood Movement Travelling Scholarship. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 De Luca was a finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre. In 2017 and 2019 she was a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize. The artist has also been selected for the Deakin University Art Gallery Contemporary Small Scultpure Award in 2018 and 2019.  

Rox received a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) from Canberra School of Art (1985) and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Administration, University of NSW (1988). 

Further reading Sea of Plastic: An Artist's Quest to Address Ocean Pollution  Courtesy The Culture Trip, words Saskia Tillers photography by © Alana Dimou 

The artist acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives her respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

Download Rox De Luca CV