Shelagh Rose was born in Tasmania Australia.
At age 4 she began classical ballet. Her great love of dance developed into a long career in contemporary dance.She joined 3 avant-garde dance companies.
In the dance arts world she also worked in choreography, adults and children’s dance and theatre production; costume and stage design; art festival direction; and dance stage and theatre education.In the early nineties she began studying fine art.
In the last 15 years she has been exhibiting and selling her paintings and prints in galleries and private collections in Australia, London and USA.The Earth, her Beauty, her People, endangered species, both flora and fauna are the inspiration for her paintings, prints, poetry and photography.

These are portrayed with a deep sense of the sacred for the mystery of Life and it’s preservation.

  • 2010-2012 created a body of work for exhibition “Creation ¬†Suite” to be exhibited in Australia and Barcelona ¬†Spain. Works commissioned and sold for Australian private collections.
  • 2009 the latest works in progress inspired by the artist travels to Paris, London, Granada and Barcelona. These works being intended for galleries in Europe & Mexico.
  • 2008 In Good Company contemporary gallery, exhibition and permanent collection. Byron bay Australia
  • 2007 Works in Edmond Robinson Contemporary art gallery London
  • 2007-2005 commissions Australia, America. Exhibition Viva Cafe
  • 2004 exhibition Byronian cafe Byron bay Australia;smalls and talls exhibition, Waywood gallery
  • 2003 exhibition Dendy foyer Byron bay Australia
  • 2002 works in Byron fine art gallery and Barebones art gallery Bangalow, exhibition Byronian cafe Byron bay Australia
  • 2001 exhibition Dendy foyer Byron bay Australia
  • 2000 exhibition in Paris’s cafe; Byronian cafe
  • 1999 Two exhibitions, smalls and talls exhibition Waywood gallery Byron bay Australia
  • 1998 study bachelor degree fine art, national art school, Sydney Australia
  • 1997-1996 study bachelor degree fine art southern cross university, Lismore Australia
  • 1994-1995 study fine art Lismore tafe Australia
  • 1993 study fine art tafe Seaforth Sydney Australia
  • 1972-1997 professional dancer