whitecubemildura is an Artist Run Initiative in Mildura, Victoria. Three small spaces located in business windows in the CBD will showcase innovative work by artists, makers and other creative people who live locally or have a strong connection to the area.
Rosina Byrne. Bio.
Byrne is a Mildura based artist who is trying to understand or make sense of
life, death and everything in between, she was born in 1965 to Italian migrant
parents and raised on a Grape Fruit Block on the outskirts of Euston, N.S.W.
Byrne works predominantly with photography, and however video work is used in
her installation work occasionally. Byrne completed her Bachelor of Visual Art
at LaTrobe, Mildura,2013, where she received The Collin Barrie Acquisitive
Award, the La Trobe Executive Dean’s
Award for Academic Excellence in 2012 and also in 2012
she was awarded the Golden Key from Golden Key International Honour Society for
excellence. Byrne has exhibited in
several solo and group exhibitions, Palimpsest #9 in Mildura,Wallflower Photomedia
Gallery, Mildura, 2013 and has exhibited
at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne in 2012.Byrne’s art practice is constantly evolving; she is
currently exploring the uniqueness of individuals through her surveillance and
voyeuristic approach to making art.Byrne is the random and opportunistic
photographer out there capturing the inner workings of life
Windows. Publication, 2012
Night windows are
about being voyeuristic. You want to look into people’s lives without them
knowing. It is similar to what Forrest
Gump says in the movie by the same name, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re guna get”.
You walk the streets at night and a light in a window catches your eye, you
don’t want to look but you can’t help yourself, because you never know what you
might see. Each window at night is as if you are observing someone’s life
story; it is about standing outside the story looking in. Windows come in many
shapes, some are decorated or partly covered, and the light can be soft or very
Working at night has its advantages, you are
given lots of negative space which is wonderful, and the darkness has the
ability to erase the clutter that exists in peoples live and you are left with
only beauty. Night windows is all about, going into the deep of night and looking from
the outside in.
deep; so deep of night, When I saw what I had seen - So truly deep of night, When
I went where I had been, And really deep of night, When I heard what I had