Dedicated to the arts since 1974, Ross Philip is one of Australia’s innovative Artists. His artistic experience spans virtually every area of the visual and performing arts. Throughout his career, Ross has worked as a professional Dancer, Choreographer, Sculptor, Painter, Actor, Director and Set Designer.
Ross Philip became a professional Dancer at the early age of 18. He went on to tour the world with Sydney Dance Company and shared the international stage with the likes of Mikhail Barishnikov. In the early 1990s, Ross danced with Bangarra Dance Theatre in the production Praying Mantis Dreaming. Over the years, Ross also expressed his creativity through the visual arts where he has achieved success in a variety of national sculptural exhibitions and prizes. Ross was selected to participate in the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition, Sydney in 2001. Dancer’s Landscape, an assemblage by Ross Philip, was selected and shown in the 2003 Art Gallery of New South Wales Sulman Prize Exhibition.
Prima Assoluta is Rosco’s first solo exhibition and he has chosen to express snippets from a lifetime in the theatre: behind the scenes, opening night curtains and private memoirs through works created from and with pointe shoes.
Ross continues to create, explore and embrace his artistic pursuits as a way of life. He is an active member of Australian Dance Artists and is a past winner of the Wallarobba Most Outstanding Local Artist Award.