New Exhibitions and Exhibits

Rose Rose (1946-2023)

The new exhibition by Rose Rose features work in response to the Mabinogion.

Born in Islington in London as Rosemary Pearson, Rose Rose trained at the Ealing School of Art and the University of Exeter.  She obtained her M.A. at De Montfort University in Leicester in Art Education and in 2003 was awarded her PhD in Fine Art Practice.

She held varying art lecturing posts over a number of years and was Visual Culture Director at the University of Sheffield.

She participated in numerous group art exhibitions over many years as well as holding several solo shows including the Mappin Art Gallery, the Ruskin Gallery, De Montfort University and the Hay Hill Gallery in London.

Her work is held in several major collections including the Arts Council of England as well as in private collections around the world.

She moved to Pembrokeshire in 2019 and in 2022 first showed a small collection of her Mythological Landscapes at Narberth Museum.  She kindly donated the works to the museum and we are extremely grateful for her generosity to us.

Rose Rose sadly died in December 2023.  This exhibition is a celebration of her life and work.  As John Russell Taylor, former art critic for The Times wrote, when you look at these works “you find you are gazing into the soul of Wales.”

The exhibition runs until the end of July 2024.

The pictures are available for purchase and you can view the images on the exhibition link on this page.