Dr Rochelle Haley
Senior Lecturer

Dr Rochelle Haley

PhD Fine Arts (UNSW), BFA Hons (UNSW), BCA (UOW)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

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. 

Location
School of Art & Design UNSW AUSTRALIA Paddington Campus Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington, NSW 2021
  • Journal articles | 2018
    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
    Journal articles | 2017
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    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
  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Haley R, 2021, Double Column, Double Veil, LOOKING AT PAINTING, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 18 October 2021 - 23 January 2022, medium: Acrylic paint, hand-dyed synthetic fringing, at: https://www.casulapowerhouse.com/visit/looking-at-painting
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Haley R, 2021, Ever Sun 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Haley R, 2021, Nurses Walk, Art Installations at The Rocks, Surgeon's Court, The Rocks, Sydney CBD, 08 October 2021 - 09 October 2022, medium: acrylic discs, steel rings, at: https://artpharmacy.com.au/projects/temporary-art-installations-at-the-rocks
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    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
    Conference Presentations | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Haley R, 2018, Reach, Documents, Alternatives #3, Bath School of Art and Design (BSAD), United Kingdom, 20 April 2018 - 12 May 2018
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    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/
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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!
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2017
    Haley R, 2017, Vicarious Movement Testing, UNSW Art & Design Black Box, Sydney, Editor(s): Stebs S, Published: 08 November 2017, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Conference Papers | 2015
    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
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    Haley R, 2015, Unconquerable, Drawing Now, ADspace, Sydney, 06 March 2015 - 06 March 2015, medium: Watercolour on paper
    Creative Written Works | 2015
    Spurr S, 2015, Processural Painting and Movement’s Elusive Capture, Processural Painting and Movement’s Elusive Capture, Haley R, (ed.), Galerie Pompom
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    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
    Creative Written Works | 2014
    Haley R, 2014, A Loose Subjectivity, Photofile, Australian Centre for Photography, http://www.acp.org.au/index.php/publications/photofiles
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2014
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Eastwood D; Muecke S; Gibson P; Ireland A; Haley R; Pailthorpe B; Drinkall J, 2013, The Carpentry of Speculative Things: An Art Experiment, The Carpentry of Speculative Things: An Art Experiment, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 02 July 2013 - 07 July 2013
    Conference Papers | 2013
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2012
    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
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2012
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2009
    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
    Creative Written Works | 2006
    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

2021-2024: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant,"Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum" ($392,181), UNSW, AGNSW, MUMA, NGV & TATE 

2019-2022: PEEK Austrian Federal Government Grant, "Dancing with the Non-Human: the Aesthetics of Encounter" ($560,495 [€364,005 exchange rate 21/02/2021]), Petra Gemeinböck, Marie-Claude Poulin, Rob Saunders, Rochelle Haley, Roos van Berkel

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 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.

My creative research contributes to interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to the expanded fields of painting, drawing and choreography. I work independently and with various collaborators in the emerging area of interdisciplinary visual arts and choreographic art made for museum and gallery contexts.

Recent engagements with my research include presentations and exhibitions at The Victorian College of the Arts, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, University of Lincoln, UK and the Free University Berlin, Germany. I have published on my practice led research in Studio Research Journal and Drawing: Research, Theory and Practice. These articles stake a claim for understanding drawing as a medium of movement and set the stage for subsequent drawing/painting research in relation to choreography. The articles are based on research conducted on residencies in Malaysia, Portugal, France and Australia funded by grants from ArtsNSW, the Australia Malaysia Institute and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust.

I am currently a CI on Dr Petra Gemeinboeck’s Austrian Federally funded project ‘Dancing with the Non-Human; the Aesthetics of Encounter’ 2019–2022, University of Applied Art Austria.

I am an organising member and the research group and CI of the ARC Linkage Grant 'Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum' 2021-2024 which brings artists, researchers and institutions including AGNSW, MUMA, NGV, TATE and UNSW into dialogue about best-practice to support both the choreographer and the museum, and to sustain momentum in theory and practice around dance and the visual arts.

My solo and group exhibitions have garnered national and state media coverage including in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Art Monthly Australia and The Art Life and have attracted invitations for interviews in Artist Profile Magazine, Art Almanac, Art Collector and Das Platforms, and on ABC Radio National.

Selected Media Citations
Ed Ayers, ‘Art on a flat-screen Earth’, The Art Show, ABC Radio National, 9 Oct 2019
Amelia Navascues, ‘Flat Earth Society’, 2SER Radio, 5 Oct 2019
Cindy Lynch, ‘Finalist Beats Over 550’, Inner West Times, 30 May 2018, p.6
Linda Morris, ‘Hazelhurst Regional Gallery paints a picture in dance’, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 September 2017
Tess Maunder, ‘What’s Next – Rochelle Haley’, Art Collector, September, 2017
Jill Grant, ‘EMERGE Rochelle Haley’, Artist Profile #22, March 2013, pp.48-51
Justin Burke, ‘Funeraries at Tiffany’s’, The Australian, 4 September 2012, p.14
Andrew Frost, 'A Meeting of the Minds', Sydney Morning Herald, 8 April 2011, p.14
Jane O'Sullivan, '50 of Australia's Most Collectable Artists', Australian Art Collector, issue 43, Jan-Mar 2008

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