Ro Cook_Block printing demonstration, India 2018. Image: Jocelyn Jackson

RO COOK is a multi-disciplinary Artist specialising in textiles. Ro creates her work by printing, dyeing and embellishing in 2D and 3D. Having studied and practiced both design and visual art her appreciation of textiles is influenced by the women at the Bauhaus and their philosophy of using textile design as artistic expression.

Combining textiles and printing – she created ROKOCO Textiles making sustainable hand printed and dyed products. Art for everyday use.

Ro has been using and experimenting with the use of natural pigments and dyes for over 20 years.

Throughout her 30 year career as a Production Designer in the Australian Film and Television Industry she maintained a studio art practice.

Inspiration is drawn from life in Australia and Australian Indigenous arts and culture as well as textiles within Asia and Pacific Regions.

As an Art and Design educator, Ro has lectured and tutored at tertiary institutions including the Australian Film and Television School (AFTRS), University of Technology (UTS), Sydney, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

Absent Friends”, 2018 was a significant (and sold out) solo show. She exhibits her work in solo and group shows and is a member of the Handmade Life collective. Her work is held in many private collections.

She shares her life with a wonderful family and friends and her over loved Bedlington terrier.