"From my earliest days as an artist I began using film, television and magazines as source material for my work. This really came about as a matter of pure convenience because I found it increasingly difficult to get models to pose ... while I painted them … I began to rely more and more on film to provide the figures I needed for the paintings … I have spent countless nights sifting through hundreds of films to find the exact pose or image I am looking for.

I use the term 'Incidental' to describe the work, in that the use of film as subject matter is really secondary to the mood or feeling I am trying to convey. Film is simply a device that I manipulate to express the deeper, almost subconscious reasons for the choice of scene or figure ... The result is not unlike a film still but on transferring it to the canvas and manipulating various elements, the finished work will inevitably be filtered through the lens of my subconscious and imbued with the mannerisms of my personality."

Steve Rosendale

Born: Australia 1973


2014 Recent Work, Libby Edwards Galleries. Melbourne

2013 Cinerama, Libby Edwards Galleries. Melbourne

2012 Reminiscence, Libby Edwards Galleries. Melbourne

2011 For a Few Dollars More, Libby Edwards Galleries. Melbourne

2010 Bring The Money, Come Alone, Libby Edwards Galleries. Melbourne

2009 Incidental, Libby Edwards Galleries. Melbourne

2008 Ultraviolet Way, Libby Edwards Galleries. Brisbane

2007 New Work, Libby Edwards Galleries. Sydney

2007 Portraits, Off the Kerb. Melbourne

2006 Silhouettes, Brunswick Arts Collective. Melbourne

2004 New Paintings, Thierry B Gallery. Melbourne

2003 Recent Work, Steven Print Gallery. Melbourne

2003 Steve Rosendale, Gallery Ranfurlie. Melbourne

2002 Innercity, Steven Print Gallery. Melbourne

2002 Paintings, The Fitzroy Gallery. Melbourne

2002 The City, Goya Galleries. Melbourne


2010 Network, The Art Gallery of Ballarat. Victoria

2008 ArtBrisbane08, Thierry B Contemporary Art, Stand C10. Brisbane

2008 ArtSydney08, Thierry B Contemporary Art, Stand A17. Sydney

2008 ArtMelbourne08, Thierry B Contemporary Art, Stand D13. Melbourne

2006 The Brunswick Arts Collective. Melbourne.

2005 Libby Edwards Galleries. Brisbane.

2005 Libby Edwards Galleries. Sydney.

2003 VARIETY Celebrity Art Auction, Sotheby’s Fine Art Auctioneers. Melbourne.

2003 Exploration 4, Flinders Lane Gallery. Melbourne.

2001 Chapel off Chapel Gallery. Melbourne.

2000 Chapel off Chapel Gallery. Melbourne.

2000 Emerging Artists Program, Myra Gallery. Melbourne.

1999 Local, Chapel off Chapel Gallery. Melbourne.

1999 Indigo Studios. Melbourne.

1998 Artists Online, The Jackman Gallery. Melbourne.


1999 Bachelor of Arts Degree (Fine-Art Painting) Monash University.

1996 Diploma: Foundations in Art and Design, Box Hill T.A.F.E.

1994 Certificate: Basic Photography, Holmesglen T.A.F.E.


2014 Design Addicts online publication

2010 Art In Geelong webpage exhibition revue

2008 Girdham, Ronnie 'Art Section', Sunday Mail Brisbane, pg. 14, April 20th

2008 Turner, Tonya 'Around the Galleries', The Courier Mail, pg. 39, April 21st

2007 Robert James, “Steve Rosendale”, On painters & painting, March

2007 Diana Simmonds, “Steve Rosendale”, STAGENOISE, March

2006 Holsworth Mark, “Rinaldi Gallery & Brunswick Arts”, Culture Critic @ Melbourne, 6th August


2014 Finalist : Doug Moran Portrait prize Melbourne

2012 Finalist : Mount Eyre Vineyard Art Prize


Numerous corporate and private collections