As a kid, Rosie Dennis moved between Pottsville and Murwillumbah on the NSW Tweed Coast but many of her adolescent adventures were played out on the Gold Coast. These days her favourite place on the Gold Coast is Natural Bridge, the spectacular natural rock and water feature in the hinterland. After buildng her arts career in Sydney over the past 20 years, the last six as director and CEO of Urban Theatre Projects, Rosie is loving re-discovering the Gold Coast as CEO and artistic director of Bleach Festival and Placemakers Gold Coast. “Creating new work with and for a place is something I really love to do and has been a part of my artistic practice for a long time.”
For more than 15-years’ Rosie has curated and delivered large-scale cultural experiences with and for a range of stakeholders. She is a well-respected arts leader who is best known for developing and delivering projects in collaboration with diverse social and cultural communities. Her work has contributed to a national conversation about contemporary place-based practice and the role arts and culture plays in building community and liveable cities.
Prior to joining Placemakers* Gold Coast, Rosie was the CEO/Artistic Director Urban Theatre Projects. During her tenure she curated the award winning BANKSTOWN:LIVE, conceived and directed the theatrical triptych, Home Country and directed two documentaries, Bre & Back and One Day for Peace.