Roslyn Nolen

Homage To The Horse Exhibition – Gallows Gallery Mosman Park Perth

Opening Night for Homage to the Horse
Gallows Gallery Mosman Park Perth 2018

Artist Open Studios at Summerset Arts Festival

Hi All, I am involved among others Julie Silvester, Linda O’Brien, Maryann Devereaux and Geoff Devereaux in the Artist Open Studios as part of this year’s Summerset Arts Festival. Refer to below link for further details.

We open our studios for you to have a greater understanding and connection to how we work and create in our individual spaces. I hope you can join us all. (Sunday 24th & Sunday 31 January/ 10am-4pm).

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The following was published at Scoop Lifestyle and Travel

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Local Stirling artists Geoff Devereux, Julie Silvester, Linda O’Brien, Maryann Devereux and Roslyn Nolen invite you to discover their homes and studios, as part of the Summerset Arts Festival.

And similar to the Artist Open Studio at Summerset.

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October 9 at 9:51am ·

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Gospel Music @ The Rocks #2 show is fast approaching and both Cast and Crew are so excited to perform for you.

We have planned a wonderfully vibrant evening of musical celebrating such a positive fun genre of music and look forward with great anticipation to sharing it with you all!

In addition to the unique energy of the music and the ambience of the venue, the Quarry Amphitheatre, Perth, we are excited to have a new creative element to this year’s show.

This year while we sing and dance and enjoy the music, there will be the Live Painting of a one off art work, performed by Australian Artist Roslyn Nolen.

Ms Nolen will paint as she is inspired but the show, the starry sky, the audience the energy, by ALL that takes place in stage and more!

Roslyn Nolen has been awarded many honours and prizes over her artistic career including:
2003: Highly Commendable
2002: Crossack Art Awards (Over All Winner for WA Artist
2001: Highly Commended for Abstract
1998: Shinju Matsuri Art Awards 1st Prize Mixed Section, Broom WA The Mangrove

Ms Nolen has also produced stunningly vibrant and colourful murals on the walls of a local school and incorporated this into an art education program with the students. The murals are STUNNING!

Roslyn captures the majestic beauty and mystery of the equestrian world and yet can capture the human form with such sensitivity that it is as though her work breaths and speaks to the viewer. Roslyn Nolen has even captured Musician Natalie Gillespie (pictured below) we could not think of a better fit for this year’s show.

Roslyn art PEICE will be auctioned off after the Gospel Music @ The Rocks Show.
The Joyful Noise warmly welcomes artist Roslyn Nolen to the Gospel Music @ The Rocks #2 family.

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The Perth Collective
Meet Roslyn Nolen Perth Artist. Find out why with four children she finds the best time to paint is midnight to the early hours of the morning.…

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Scoop Magazine
Lifestyle and Travel Magazine
Roslyn Nolen: Wild – Brumbies and Other Breeds

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Horse Deals
Australia’s Horse Trading Magazine


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Perth Racing | Roslyn Nolen at Belmont Park this Saturday
by Adam McGrath | May 29, 2014

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Australian Catholics Winter 1998 “First Hand Picnic Under The Stars” pg.10-11

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Broome Advertiser 1998 (front pg.)

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Stirling Times 2000

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Martha Bruin Degen – Woman Made Gallery – Exhibitions- Chicago U.S.A Traditions: The Blessing & The Curse April 4-May 15 June 2003

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Sydney Telegraph 2011 | Portrait of a fast horse and a fasting jockey

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Hoofbeats Roslyn Nolen Up Close | Pg 5 | October 2013

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”Up Close With Black Caviar” – Horse Deals Gallery

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WA Show Scene Magazine Vol. 34 No. 2

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Sunday Times 2013.22.09 | Black Beauty

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The Western Australian Wednesday, October 2,2013

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Perth Rider October Publication 2013

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Up Close With Black Caviar – 6PR Radio Station and Online Arts

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Up Close with Champion Galloper (In My Community) Perth, Western Australia

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Stirling Times, Tuesday, 24 September, 2013.

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The Advocate, Wednesday, 18 September, 2013.

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Western Suburbs Weekly, 24 September – 30 September.

Habit of Horses Exhibition Warwick Queensland

Roslyn is currently exhibiting “Habit of Horses” in the Warwick Art Gallery Queensland. This exhibition has been arranged to coincide with the Adina World Cup Polocrosse event.

There are 18 artworks in the Solo Exhibition and many representing the horse in its natural habitat. There are a variety of polocrosse images.  

Exploring Art Techniques and Skills with Artist Roslyn Nolen

Develop fundamental skills in drawing, colour mixing, composition and medium exploration. Each session focuses on a different skill and application. This course is perfect for beginners and intermediates.

Starting Monday 15 October 10-12 x8 consecutive classes.


All bookings via

Media Release Homage To The Horse

Photo shoot for upcoming Solo Exhibition Homage To The Horse

Photo shoot for upcoming Solo Exhibition Homage To The Horse



Western Australian Artist Roslyn Nolen Announces Solo Exhibition: Homage To The Horse (27 January – 2 February 2017)



Acclaimed Western Australian Artist Roslyn Nolen announces her latest solo exhibition ‘Homage To The Horse’ to be held at Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park in Perth from 27 January to 2 February 2017. The wild horse dominates this forum and the expressive work depicts the noble animal in its truest form.


This exquisite and accomplished collection of 29 works explores the anatomy of the horse in interesting compositions and technical acquisition in a way that will appeal to those in and beyond the equine world.


Growing up surrounded by horses, it wasn’t until adulthood that artist Nolen fully came to realise and appreciate the majestic beauty and soulful intelligence of these creatures.


Both Nolen’s parents came from a lineage of country people, the family had horses and Roslyn’s father was a horse trainer. Nolen reflects that as a child she was never a confident rider and it wasn’t until her nephew, jockey Luke Nolen was given the opportunity of a lifetime to ride Black Caviar that reignited a connection to her past. Painting Luke on Black Caviar sparked a deeply reflective experience, as a result horses now dominate Roslyn’s work.


In preparation for the ‘Homage To The Horse’ exhibition Nolen travelled to the remote outback of the Northern Territory to observe, sketch and capture photo references of the most elusive of horses; the wild brumbies. A tremendous and perilous experience, it’s one that the artist says will stay with her  forever – in the vast, isolated, empty and sometimes haunting landscapes of the remote Pine Creek region.


Not a place for the faint hearted, the artist endured extreme heat, crawling insects and country unknown. Dangerous encounters with scrub bulls added to the sense of adventure whilst she searched for the elusive brumbies. Each day of her search across this expansive almost hostile country, Nolen had the pleasure of observing these wild horses which she skilfully depicts in this latest work.            


“Observing a stallion, so watchful and asserting protective authority over his band of horses is powerful and humbling. These brumbies have had little, if any, human contact.” Nolen explains.


Nolen also collaborated with photographer Katie Mendle of Calico Pony and Mae Lee Sun, journalist and wild horse activist, drawing on their photography as reference material for ‘Homage To The Horse’, bringing more depth and variation to this exquisite collection. Using a range of materials including acrylic, biro, ink, graphite and charcoal, Nolen’s exhibition is a must see.


‘Homage To The Horse’ by Roslyn Nolen

Gallows Gallery, 53 Glyde Street, Mosman Park Perth, Western Australia

Friday 27 January – Thursday 2 February 2017