Interior design, Painting, Research


b. 1986, HK.

Rosie is an interior designer, painter and academic based in Wellington, New Zealand. Rosie graduated from interior design at RMIT University in Melbourne in 2008, after which she combined working in commercial practice (at practices such as six degrees architects and geyer) alongside university teaching in interior design and architecture.

Rosie’s work is concerned interior practices such as watercolour, painting, composition and drawing, and in exploring the social and political contribution/implications of design and architecture. Rosie has exhibited work in Manorisms (2013 - for which she was both curator and contributor); the Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (2015) and the State of Design Festival (2009). Rosie has written about design and architecture for The Age, Dwell and Three Thousand. 

Rosie has taught design studio courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, in both architecture and interior architecture/interior design across a range of topics, such as: public toilet design and the city, exploring intersectional feminism in architecture practice, urban + interior explorations, colour, design for dementia, film + interior design, designing for residential care housing (for children in protective care), painting as interior practice and designing with nanotechnologies. Rosie also has experience teaching drawing and communication for design practice, including life drawing for interior design.

After 15 years in Australia Rosie returned to her home town of Wellington, where she is a Lecturer at Victoria University in the School of Architecture. She is currently undertaking a practice based PhD at RMIT University entitled interior painting: painting interiors.

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