Rosie Farara (she/her)
I am a Glasgow based illustrator who enjoys exploring different mediums to create my work. I enjoy using props, ceramics, drawing, video and print to explore political, topical and surreal contexts. I tend to use humour a lot in my work as a tool for communicating ideas and combining my interests.
The Glorious Influencer
In this project I explored the uses, meaning, rituals and branding of the British Royal Family. I researched their relation to British identity and how they are used as a marketing tool to sell the idea of Britain to the rest of the world. I ended up focusing on cutlery, etiquette and more specifically, forks. I created my own Queen, named Quenella of Forkton, and made a set of over complicated forks for her to use. This is to represent how formality is prioritised over function by the Royal Family, their existence is entirely ceremonial yet their money and privilege is only used to continue to perpetuate a false image of Britain.
Inside Outside Drawing
These are some drawings I did in a workshop where I had to observe the view from my window in different ways and explore the ways this could become more interesting.
730 Days & 730 Nights
This project explored the loss of city life during the pandemic. “By the 15th October 2020 all pubs and restaurants in Glasgow had closed. Sometimes you have to disappear into a 17th Century painting, where track and trace doesn’t exist but angels do. This is not a guide but a suggestion, so you can disappear too.”