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


2020 projects

Currently, Tristeza por el coronavirus, made during the early months of the Covid pademic, is featured in Garland Magazine's The Gift of TimeCircus has been selected for the Fisher's Ghost Art Award and is on view until Friday 11 December. The artist was also shortlisted as a finalist for the Greenway Art PrizeIn October the artist participated in Canberra's Contour 556 with works at the Barton Art Box (7 Young Street, Barton, ACT). 

Still gleaning for plastic, on the beach was a solo exhibition in conjunction with Clearway Voices of Women at Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt. Originally Clearway (Corona) involved live performances to an audience within an exhibition of new works by the artist. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this project was developed into a short film with pre-recorded actors performing the written word adapted into footage together with moving imagery of artworks set to music composed by Elizabeth Jigalin.

During the exhibition the artist met with Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, from Plastic Free July,  members of the Plastic Free Biennale team and the fabulous Sisters of Perpetual Plastix. Over numerous cups of tea there was much conversation. Listen to the resulting podcast here.

The artist recently uploaded an audio favour in the Volume 5,2019-2020 FavourEconomy platform and featured in the Women's Art Register Bulletin #66In 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.  


Previous projects  

Last year, 2019, in January 2019 the artist undertook an artist-in-residence at the Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia and then participated in ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 in 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 Exhibitions.  Rox also supported The Wilderness Society in the fundraising art auction The Art for the Wilderness and participated in the Black Finch Project.

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.  

The artist received a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) from Canberra School of Art (1985) and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Administration, University of NSW (1988). Rox exhibits regularly in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Please see the attached CV for further details.


Further reading

The Sisters of Perpetual Plastix in conversation with Rox De Luca  with Sister Glitter Nullius and Sister Ninny Nurdles, 2020

Three Australian artists are using plastic waste to create beauty and inspire action for change by Alison Hill for Clean Up Australia, 2020

Sea of Plastic: An Artist's Quest to Address Ocean Pollution  Courtesy The Culture Trip, words Saskia Tillers photography by © Alana Dimou, 2020

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