Rochelle Haley

Lecturer

Rochelle Haley is an artist and researcher engaged with painting, drawing, movement and performance to explore relationships between bodies and physical environments. For over ten years Haley has worked at the forefront of the intersection of visual arts and dance: an emergent area of expanded painting research gaining international momentum. Her interdisciplinary approach to movement merges painting and choreography to investigate space structured around the sensation of the moving body. Haley’s work aims to re-imagine the dynamism of material surfaces of representation to discover methods that are sensory, kinaesthetic, and rhythmic.

Haley’s creative research contributes to interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to the expanded fields of painting and choreography. As a contemporary visual artist working with dance, her works have been programming ‘firsts’ for the inclusion of dance in publicly funded galleries / museums including Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, UNSW Galleries, and internationally, at Drawing Spaces, Lisbon. With collaboration with choreographers, scientists at the MIT Media Lab and research projects in creative robotics, her practice addresses experimental drawing methodologies. 

She has staged 12 solo exhibitions and participated in over 47 national and international group exhibitions and collaborations, including curatorial selection for shows and performances at leading national venues Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney. Her work has garnered national media coverage including ABC Radio National, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Art Monthly Australia, Artist Profile Magazine and Art Collector. Haley has been an artist in residence at Artspace, Sydney; KRP studio, Ubud, Indonesia; Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France; Performing Arts Forum, St Erme, France; Drawing Spaces, Lisbon, Portugal; Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Bundanon, NSW. 

Creative Works (non-textual)
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Haley R, 2021, Ever Sun City Art Laneways, City Art Laneways, Wilmot Street Sydney, 22 January 2021 - 11 July 2021, medium: acrylic discs, steel, wire, at: https://www.cityartsydney.com.au/artwork/ever-sun/
2021
Haley R, 2020, Pitch Forward, Postcards from Motherhood, The Mill, Adelaide, 06 October 2020 - 30 October 2020, medium: acrylic, resin, dye and metallic pigment on board, 60x45cm and acrylic paint, mural dimensions variable, at: https://www.themilladelaide.com/events/2020/10/15/exhibition-catalogue-postcards-from-motherhood
2020
Haley R, 2020, Ever Sun, LIVEWORKS FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ART, Performance Space, Carriageworks, 21 October 2020 - 25 October 2020, medium: Acrylic discs, steel rings, acrylic paint, dimensions variable, at: https://performancespace.com.au/program/
2020
Haley R; Behrens M, 2019, In Search of Long Life, Holy Trinity, Witch's Hammer, Hemlock, Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power, University of Queensland Art Museum, 01 March 2019 - 29 June 2019, medium: watercolour on paper, at: https://art-museum.uq.edu.au/second-sight-witchcraft-ritual-power
2019
Haley R, 2019, Pitch #5, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, 25 July 2019 - 15 September 2019, medium: acrylic, dye, enamel and resin on board, at: https://gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Art-Prizes/Sunshine-Coast-Art-Prize/Previous-Winners/2019-Winners/Finalists-2019
2019
Haley R, 2019, Interval Exhibition, Interval, Galerie pompom Sydney, 04 September 2019 - 29 September 2019, medium: Body of 15 new works, dye, pigment and resin on board, at: https://www.galeriepompom.com/galerie-pompom--exhibition-2019--rochelle-haley.html
2019
Haley R, 2019, Tone, Dive, Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks Sydney, 11 September 2019 - 15 September 2019, medium: Ink, pigment, dye, enamel and resin on board, at: https://sydneycontemporary.com.au/galleries/
2019
Haley R, 2019, The Invention of Depth, Flat Earth Society, Cement Fondu Sydney, 12 October 2019 - 08 December 2019, medium: Painting, Installation and Dance Performance, at: https://cementfondu.org/flat-earth-society/
2019
Haley R, 2018, Interval, Pitch, Tone, SPRING 1883, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, 01 August 2018 - 04 August 2018, medium: acrylic, dye, enamel and resin on board, at: https://spring1883.com/
2018
Haley R, 2018, Marquetry Score, John Fries Award 2018 Finalist Exhibition, UNSW Galleries, Paddington, Sydney, 28 September 2018 - 03 November 2018, medium: acrylic and cement render on board, 90 x 120 cm, acrylic wall mural, dimensions variable, gold vinyl 180cm diameter, at: http://www.johnfriesaward.com/exhibition/john-fries-award-2018-finalist-exhibition/
2018
Haley R, 2018, Constructions of the Moving Body (after Trisha Brown’s Accumulation) #6-8, Documents, Alternative #2, Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, 18 January 2018 - 25 February 2018, medium: 3 works of watercolour on paper 40 x 30 cm, at: https://verge-gallery.net/2017/11/18/january-18-february-24-sca-graduate-showcase-documents-alternatives/
2018
Haley R, 2018, Vicarious Movement: human-machine paintings, Otherly Space/Knowledge, ACT Festival, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea, 02 March 2018 - 24 March 2018, medium: drone assisted spray painting on canvas
2018
Haley R, 2018, Reach, Documents, Alternatives #3, Bath School of Art and Design (BSAD), United Kingdom, 20 April 2018 - 12 May 2018
2018
Haley R, 2017, Lemniscate Construction #1, #2, #3, #5, Sydney Contemporary Exhibition for Sydney Film Festival, Town Hall, Sydney, 06 June 2017 - 17 June 2017, medium: Series of works of acrylic, oil, dye, resin and stitching on linen, at: http://www.sff.org.au/sff-events/sydney-contemporary-exhibition/
2017
Haley R, 2017, Flow - Blue pink black white, Blue indigo lilac, ACU Art Collection, The Leadership Centre, Australian Catholic University, 02 August 2017 - 30 July 2019, medium: Two works of ink, dye and resin 120cm x 90cm, at: http://www.acu.edu.au/staff/our_university/newsroom/new_archive/leading_the_charge!
2017
Haley R, 2017, Flow – White Purple Blue, Red Gold Green, Blue Purple Magenta, Green Blue, Bronze Blue Indigo Cyan, Blue Green Magenta, Gold Bronze Vermillion, Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney, 07 September 2017 - 10 September 2017, medium: Series of 7 works of ink, dye and resin on board, at: https://sydneycontemporary.com.au/galleries-2017/galerie-pompom/
2017
Haley R, 2017, Afterglow: An expanded painting performance collaboration, Afterglow: An expanded painting performance collaboration, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery &​ Arts Centre, 23 September 2017 - 24 September 2017, medium: Painting, installation, costume, dance, at: http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/Hazelhurst/Exhibitions/Previous-Exhibitions/2017/Afterglow
2017
Haley R, 2017, Vicarious Movement: human-machine painting (Blue Red & Green), Re/pair, The Big Anxiety Festival, UNSW Art & Design Black Box, Sydney, 08 November 2017 - 10 November 2017, medium: drone assisted spray painting on canvas, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/repair/
2017
Haley R, 2017, Constructions of the Moving Body (After Trisha Brown's Accumulation) #2-5, DOCUMENTS, ALTERNATIVES (#1), Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent, UK, 17 November 2017 - 16 December 2017, medium: Body of work, watercolour and pastel on translucent paper 31 x 23cm, at: http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/29734/2/documents_alternatives_1
2017
Haley R, 2017, Loggia I - V, Bare Loggia, Galerie pompom, Sydney, 10 May 2017 - 04 June 2017, medium: Series of five works of resin, dye, acrylic, metallic pigment and Oregon veneer on board, at: http://www.galeriepompom.com/galerie-pompom--exhibition-2017--rochelle-haley.html
2017
Haley R, 2016, Constructions of the Moving Body (after Trisha Brown’s Accumulation), The Alternative Document, Project Space Plus, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, 12 February 2016 - 11 March 2016, medium: Watercolour and pastel on translucent paper, at: http://www.projectspaceplus.org/
2016
Haley R, 2016, Spin, Golden Hour, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 29 April 2016 - 29 April 2016, medium: performance and installation, at: http://www.mca.com.au/events/artbar-april-2016-curated-kate-scardifield/
2016
Haley R, 2016, Flow-Pink Orange, Flow-Bronze Red Yellow, Solid Gold Easy Action, Galerie Pompom, Chippendale, 01 June 2016 - 26 June 2016, medium: acrylic, ink, metallic pigment, resin and Oregon veneer on board, at: http://www.galeriepompom.com/galerie-pompom--exhibition-2016--sgea.html
2016
Haley R, 2015, Through Form, Through Form, Galerie Pompom, 16 September 2015 - 11 October 2015, medium: acrylic, oil and resin on linen, at: http://www.galeriepompom.com/galerie-pompom--exhibitions.html
2015
Haley R, 2015, Spin-Curve, PATTERNATION, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 12 December 2015 - 07 February 2016, medium: Performance, Video, Installation, Painting, at: http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/Hazelhurst/Exhibitions/Coming-Exhibitions/Patternation
2015
Haley R, 2015, Unconquerable, Drawing Now, ADspace, Sydney, 06 March 2015 - 06 March 2015, medium: Watercolour on paper
2015
Haley R, 2014, Spatial Forms, Quo Vadis: the last drawing show, UNSW Galleries, 20 September 2014 - 11 October 2014, medium: Body of work, pastel and graphite on paper, at: https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/quo-vadis-last-drawing-show
2014
Haley R; Goh A; Wawn I, 2014, Spatial Forms Live Drawing, Quo Vadis: the last drawing show, UNSW GALLERIES, Sydney, 20 September 2014 - 11 October 2014, medium: Live drawing and dance improvisation performance, at: https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/quo-vadis-last-drawing-show
2014
Haley R; Behrens M, 2014, Witch’s Hammer, Democracy of Drawing, AirSpace Projects Marrickville, 14 March 2014 - 29 March 2014, medium: Watercolour on paper, at: https://airspaceprojects.com/exhibitions/past-exhibitions-2014-2017/2014-2/participating-artists/
2014
Haley R; Behrens M, 2014, The Event, FLEET, Metro Arts Brisbane, 22 October 2014 - 08 November 2014, medium: Painting / Sculpture, at: http://www.metroarts.com.au/posts/fleet/
2014
Haley R, 2014, Spatial Forms, Sydney Painting Now, Galerie Pompom, Sydney, 12 November 2014 - 21 December 2014, medium: Painting, at: http://www.galeriepompom.com/galerie-pompom--exhibitions-2014--sydney-painting-now.html
2014
Haley R, 2013, A Single Movement, The Carpentry of Speculative Things, Alaska Projects, Kings Cross, 02 July 2013 - 07 July 2013, medium: Oil and acrylic on canvas and linen, at: http://home.alaskaprojects.com/THE-CARPENTRY-OF-SPECULATIVE-THINGS-AN-ART-EXPERIMENT
2013
Haley R, 2013, Hail the Jewel in the Heart of the Lotus, Unions, Art on Paper: The 2013 Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 06 July 2013 - 25 August 2013, medium: Watercolour on paper, at: http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/Hazelhurst/Exhibitions/Previous-Exhibitions/2013/Art-on-Paper-Hazelhurst-Art-Award-2013
2013
Haley R, 2013, Peridot, Peacock, Stranger's Stone, Vivid Pink, Scissor, Paper, Rock (the boat), Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, 21 September 2013 - 10 November 2013, medium: Watercolour on paper, at: http://www.penrithregionalgallery.org/scissor-paper-rock-the-boat/
2013
Haley R; Behrens M, 2013, The Bubble, Portia Geach Memorial Award exhibition, S. H . Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 03 October 2013 - 17 November 2013, medium: Acrylic and Oil on canvas, at: https://www.shervingallery.com.au/event/portia-geach-memorial-prize-2013/
2013
Haley R; Gibson P; Behrens M, 2013, The Pharmacy of Love & Hate, ALASKA PROJECTS ARTBAR, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 25 October 2013 - 25 October 2013, medium: Performance, Art, Workshop, at: http://www.mca.com.au/artbar-pages/2013/#Alaska
2013
Haley R, 2012, Dead Precious, Dead Precious, Galerie Pompom, Chippendale, 28 August 2012 - 22 September 2012, medium: thirteen water colour works on paper, at: http://www.galeriepompom.com/galerie-pompom--exhibitions-2012--dead-precious--rochelle-haley.html
2012
Haley R; Behrens M, 2011, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Bedknobs & Broomsticks, MOP Projects, 24 March 2011 - 10 April 2011, medium: Watercolour on paper, at: http://www.mop.org.au/archive/110324.html
2011
Haley R, 2011, Strings, Bodies Across Boundaries, The Actors Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22 April 2011 - 24 April 2011, medium: Live Drawing, Dance, Performance, at: http://rimbundahan.org/bodies-across-boundaries/
2011
Haley R, 2011, Peacock, Nasi Campur, TAKSU Bali, Indonesia, 08 October 2011 - 31 December 2011, medium: series watercolor on paper and reflective film on glass, at: http://taksu.com/taksu/index.php/past-exhibitions/147-exhibition-2011-bali-nasi-campur
2011
Haley R; Behrens M, 2010, Pleasure Garden, Pleasure Garden, Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 03 February 2010 - 28 February 2010, medium: Site Specific Installation and video, at: http://behrensandhaley.com/pleasuregarden.html
2010
Haley R, 2010, Gesture and Trace, Gesture and Trace, Drawing Spaces, Lisbon, Portugal, 16 June 2010 - 26 June 2010, medium: Drawing, Dance, Performance, at: http://drawingspacesen.weebly.com/actjune2010.html
2010
Haley R, 2010, Pass, Pass, Performing Arts Forum, St Erme, France, 01 July 2010 - 30 July 2010, medium: Drawing, Performance, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH7vjkxdRwU
2010
Haley R, 2009, Land Incorporated, Land Incorporated, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW, Sydney, 24 February 2009 - 28 February 2009, medium: Installation and experimental drawing, at: http://www.rochellehaley.com/#!Rochelle%20Haley/zoom/c21al/image_hfo
2009
Conference Presentations
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Haley R; Leigh SW, 2018, 'Vicarious Movement: Human-Drone Interactive Painting', presented at ICRA 2018 Robots and Art Program CREATIVE COMPLIANCE, BRISBANE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE, 24 May 2018 - 24 May 2018, http://roboticart.org/icra2018/
2018
Haley R, 2018, 'Watch-Dance-Draw: a practice connecting movement and line', presented at Documents, Alternatives: a symposium of artistic process and practice, Bath School of Art and Design, United Kingdom, 20 April 2018 - 20 April 2018, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/documents-alternatives-a-symposium-of-artistic-process-and-practice-tickets-44219811647?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyev
2018
Haley R, 2017, 'Bodies and Spaces: Afterglow, an expanded painting and performance', presented at THE START AND END OF THE BODY, Interchange Festival, Critical Path, Sydney, 10 November 2017 - 12 November 2017, http://criticalpath.org.au/interchange-festival-sunday-12-nov/
2017
Haley R, 2016, 'Constructions of the Moving Body', presented at The Alternative Document, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre University of Lincoln, 12 February 2016 - 13 February 2016, http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/20003/6/The%20Alternative%20Document%20Symposium%20Schedule.pdf
2016
Haley R, 2015, 'Elastic Perspective: The Diagonal Line and the Production of Deep Space', presented at Transversal Practices: Matter, Ecology and Relationality VI Conference on New Materialisms, The Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia., 27 September 2015 - 29 September 2015, http://www.newmats2015.net/
2015
Haley R, 2014, 'Towards an Aesthetics of Change', presented at Fifth International Conference on the Image, Berlin, Germany, 29 October 2014 - 30 October 2014, http://ontheimage.com/the-conference-2014
2014
Journal articles
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Haley R, 2018, 'Constructions of the moving body: drawing and dancing', Studies in Theatre and Performance, vol. 38, pp. 289 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14682761.2018.1506966
2018
Haley R, 2017, 'Elastic Perspective: The Diagonal Line and the Production of Deep Space', Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, vol. 2, pp. 63 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/drtp.2.1.63_1
2017
Haley R, 2016, 'Drawing the Immaterial Object of Dance', Studio Research Journal, http://studioresearch.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/STUDIO-RESEARCH-Issue-4-November-2016.pdf
2016
Haley R, 2015, 'The Aesthetics of Change: Dancing the Line', THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE IMAGE, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2154-8560/CGP/50301
2015
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Haley R, 2017, Vicarious Movement Testing, UNSW Art & Design Black Box, Sydney, Editor(s): Stebs S, Published: 08 November 2017, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2017
Haley R, 2016, Patternation: Rochelle Haley in Conversation, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, video, Published: 10 January 2016, Duration: 00:02:44, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/files/assets/website/documents/community/hazelhurst/patternation_ebook_website.pdf
2016
Haley R, 2014, Interview with Rochelle Haley, National Association for the Visual Arts, vimeo, video, Published: 12 June 2014, Duration: 00:04:40, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://visualarts.net.au/vodcasts/2014/rochelle-haley/
2014
Haley R, 2012, Rochelle Haley: Dead Precious, DasPlatforms, DasPlatforms, video, Published: 04 September 2012, Duration: 00:05:09, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofRbjXa5q5Q
2012
Conference Papers
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Haley R, 2015, 'Drawing the Immaterial Object of Dance', in Wright P; Platz W (ed.), Drawing International Brisbane: ego, artefact, arena, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1 - 15, presented at Drawing International Brisbane: ego, artefact, arena, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 30 September 2015 - 02 October 2015, http://www.gccar.com.au/projects/dig/dib-2015/proceedings
2015
Haley R, 2013, 'Redraw', in Almeida P; Duarte M; Barbosa J (eds.), Drawing in the University Today, Research Institute in Art, Design and Society (12ADS) Univeristy of Porto, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, Portugal, pp. 513 - 514, presented at Drawing in the University Today - International Meeting on Drawing, Image and Research, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, Portugal, 31 May 2013 - 01 June 2013, http://www.i2ads.org/dut2013/
2013
Creative Written Works
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Spurr S, 2015, Processural Painting and Movement’s Elusive Capture, Processural Painting and Movement’s Elusive Capture, Haley R, (ed.), Galerie Pompom
2015
Haley R, 2014, A Loose Subjectivity, Photofile, Australian Centre for Photography, http://www.acp.org.au/index.php/publications/photofiles
2014
Haley R, 2006, Substance Over Surface; Centennial Avenue series by Debra Philips, Photofile, Australian Centre for Photography, http://www.acp.org.au/index.php/publications/photofiles
2006
Curatorial Outputs
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Eastwood D; Muecke S; Gibson P; Ireland A; Haley R; Pailthorpe B; Drinkall J, 2013, The Carpentry of Speculative Things: An Art Experiment, exhibited at: Alaska Projects, Sydney, 02 July 2013 - 07 July 2013, The Carpentry of Speculative Things: An Art Experiment
2013

I have been a finalist in national art prizes since 2013, including the John Fries Award presented at UNSW Galleries (2018), the Sunshine Coast Art Prize (2019), the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Prize (2013) and the Portia Geach Prize (2013).

My artworks are held in several collections, including the public collections of Artbank and the NSW Attorney General’s Department. Internationally, my art practice is used as case study material by the Paris College of Art’s Summer School curriculum. I have been commissioned to create works for Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, the Museum Of Contemporary Art Artbar, The John Fries Award, and Cement Fondu gallery.

I have successfully attracted over 10 competitive grants, including domestic funding from the Australia Council Arts Projects Grant, Copyright Agency Ignite Career Fund, Create NSW Artist Project Grant, Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, NSW Artists’ Grant (NAVA); and major international funding from the Austrian Science Fund. 

I lecture in painting, drawing and studio practice at UNSW Art & Design. I convene second year drawing and have developed the new curriculum in this area.