As a textile artist & printmaker I have shown my work in a variety of venues over the past decade. I’ve participated in group shows here in Canada, and the United States. My work is in private homes and offices as far afield as Australia, and as close as my hometown of Wolfville. I’ve had several small solo shows here in Nova Scotia, and am looking forward to exhibiting in my first major solo exhibition at the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador in April 2023. Below you’ll find a selection of my upcoming and past exhibitions and events, including my most recent trip to participate in the artist gallery at Vogue Knitting Live New York.
Contexture – Craft Council of NL
An exhibition of works by Artist & Printmaker Julie Rosvall
Saturday, April 8, 2023, 2:30pm
April 7 – May 12, 2023
Craft Council Newfoundland & Labrador
155 Water Street, St. John’s, NL
Contexture is a series of prints that is a culmination of my interest in textiles and mark making. Inspired by the work of printmaker Betty Goodwin, I use the medium of printmaking to preserve the textures and patterns of knit and fabric. I knit swatches of found patterns or complete knitted garments such as shawls and then harden them to begin the process of capturing their textures and details on paper through collagraphs and soft ground etchings.
Contexture Virtual TourContexture Virtual Tour
Thanks to the Crafts Council of Newfoundland and Labrador you're able to visit the exhibition virtually.
Vogue Knitting Live NYC
February 10–12, 2023
Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York, New York
Knitting LIVE! By Vogue Knitting is a one-of-a-kind, experiential knitting event. Workshops, marketplace, fashion shows, and knitting art gallery in the heart of New York City.
Thanks to the generous support of the Government of Nova Scotia’s Creative Industries Fund (CIF) I participated in Vogue Knitting Live (VKL) NYC’s Artist Gallery 2023. CIF supports export development projects aimed at increasing the market reach of Nova Scotia creative enterprises, as well as initiatives that build the commercial capacity of arts and cultural businesses and organizations.
The project wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for two women supporting me on the ground here in Nova Scotia, and in NYC. Fiona Chinkan was my representative at VKL, she knows the local art market, has exhibited her work many times, and was able to deal with all logistics on that side of the border. Rosie Browning helped me make the trip to NYC to see my work on display.
Nova Scotia Art Bank 2020/21
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
May 14, 2022 to March 19, 2023
Since 1975 The Nova Scotia Art Bank Program has encouraged the development of artistic excellence, and stimulated awareness of visual arts and fine craft among Nova Scotians and visitors. This has been achieved through the acquisition of a working collection of contemporary Nova Scotian art.
Annually, Nova Scotian artists are invited to submit their artwork for consideration through the Art Bank Purchase Program. A peer assessment committee of professional Nova Scotian artists selects artworks from those submissions.
Following acquisition, artworks are exhibited in government offices and agencies where they are viewed by government officials, public servants and the public. Comprised of close to 2,400 works of art, most of the collection is on display in public spaces throughout the province.
This exhibition highlights selected work from forty-two artists from across Nova Scotia whose work was selected by two peer assessment committees in two consecutive iterations of the Nova Scotia Art Bank Purchase Program in 2020 and 2021. This includes Julie Rosvall’s textile relief piece “Shawl #1 Diptych”, which was acquired by the Art Bank of Nova Scotia in 2021.
In Fits & Starts
Lucky Rabbit Pottery
August 1–30, 2020
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
“In Fits and Starts” features eight recent and past textile relief and soft ground etchings printed on paper. The title aptly describes my printmaking practice over the past eleven years. Work, family and life circumstances have meant that I am a self-described constant beginner. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow within textiles and printmaking, although I do hope my compulsion for larger and larger knitted pieces calms slightly.
Past Exhibitions & Events
I’ve had the honour of having my knit prints in a number of group shows over the years, including Craft Nova Scotia and Craft New Brunswick member exhibitions, several Nova Scotia Printmakers events across the province, Surface Design Association show in New York State, and many others. You can see a full list of exhibitions I’ve participated in on my CV.
Here is a small selection of images.
Craft Year 2020, Craft Nova Scotia Member Exhibition, Mary E. Black Gallery
Designer Craft Shop, 2016 Craft Nova Scotia
Miscellany: Prints from Elephant Grass Printmakers, 2021, ARTSPLACE
Spectrum, Craft New Brunswick Member Exhibition,
2017, Government House
Inspired, 2011, Craft Nova Scotia Member Exhibition, Mary E. Black Gallery
Lucky Rabbit & Company Display, 2022
Intangible, 2016, Nova Scotia Printmakers Exhibition
Inverness County Centre for the Arts
A Sense of Belonging, 2016, Nova Scotia Printmakers Exhibition, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Press, 2017, Harvest Galley
Iterations I, 2021, Harvest Galley