Originally from Bohol, Rosell Flatley is a Filipina-Australian visual artist, muralist, performance artist, educator, and curator currently based in Sydney. Her work explores cultural identity, the female form, and mental health. Rosell has become well-known for her bold and beautiful murals, sharp graphic designs and colourful illustrations. She is a local artist and supporter of unheard voices, particularly amongst creatives battling mental health, sexual identity, and cultural diversity within the art community.
Rosell’s most recent work is a performance piece where she takes on an alter-ego, Indai, a Filipina submissive, domestic, sexual plaything. She interrogates this fetishized stereotype through hyper-sexualised force-feeding of the traditional Filipino food “Adobo.” Indai, while stereotyped, also seizes power over her audience through her interactions.
Rosell is a founder of New Moon, a community art and engagement collective which is currently running a community engagement program at Thirning Villa, Ashfield.
Rosell’s stunning murals have not only appeared in Sydney but also her hometown in Bohol.
Her work has been exhibited/performed in places such as the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace Sydney, and PACT as well as other venues in Sydney.