May Rosas

Mar 2014

may-rosas image from current exhibition

may-rosas image from current exhibition

Katherine artist May Rosas slipped down to Adelaide without fuss or fanfare this month for the opening of an exhibition that features her exquisite glasswork.

This Adelaide Fringe Festival exhibition, titled ‘3 way’, features three artists from around our district: May from Katherine, Eddie Janama Kitching of Kalkiarindji roots (currently based in Darwin) and Norma Benger from Daly River. The collection of glass, jewellery and painting was officially opened at Tandanya’s National Cultural Institute by Adelaide Crows AFL star, Territorian Andrew McLeod.
May‘s art is surely one of the most unique and improbable contemporary expressions of traditional design around, with dreaming stories worked into glass and leadlight creations.

May Rosas’ artwork is informed by her ancestral Wardaman and Dagoman traditional stories and imagery. May began working in glass in 2005 and has established a high level of technique, not to mention her own business, Diganbal Art and Design. May is also passing on this new school of glasswork to younger people and is a truly inspirational figure.

May has kindly agreed to present a workshop later in the year as part of Katherine Regional Arts’ 2014 Katherine Local Artists Workshop Series.

There is still time to catch the 3 way exhibition in Adelaide, which closes on the 16th of March.