Having had a keen interest in fine art since childhood, her professional career began with studying printmaking at the Brisbane Institute of Art in 1993 and then graduating in 1997 from Griffith University's Queensland College of Art.
Awards and Residencies
Karl and Gertrude Langer Memorial Award
Melville Heysom Memorial Award
Asia Artslink Studio, Manila Philippines
RAWing- IMA, Brisbane- Group exhibition
Solitary confinement, Boggo Road Goal, Brisbane (Co-curated with Brenda Runnegar)
Noah's Inventory- IMA, Brisbane- Solo exhibition
Diverse Visions- Qld Collage of Arts group exhibition
Soap Opera- Soap Opera Gallery, Brisbane Group exhibition
A Humid State- Qld College of Art Gallery and touring
Anthropomorphism- The Art Factory Gallery, South Brisbane, Solo Exhibition
Magnify, RAW- The Met, Fortitude Valley, Group Exhibition
Petite Pieces- Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Group Exhibition
Diminutive- The Old Auction House, Kyneton, Victoria, Group Exhibition
Finalist- The Naracoorte National Art Prize- Naracoorte, South Australia, Group Exhibition
Bump in the Night- The Old Auction House, Kyneton, Victoria, Group Exhibition
Ronelle has always had a connection to animals and this is very evident in her art works. When not creating animal art work she works in animal welfare.
Always with a quirky side to them Ronelle's current works speak of the evolution that is happening each and every day in front of our eyes. Animals are adapting to live in an ever crowded world, where strange alliances are being formed in order to survive.