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Roma is a papercut artist, painter and illustrator from Melbourne Australia.

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About Me


I am a paper artist.  I began as a painter and illustrator.  When I started to use collage in my paintings to create detailed patterning, I came to see that paper cutting is a more direct way to create complex patterns.  I now work with papercutting and collage to create my images.  I love working with paper and a scalpel.  I love the graphic simplicity of cutting out shapes to leave a connected image in a single sheet of paper.  The shapes taken away from the composition are just as important as the paper that is left untouched. I see a dialogue emerging between form and space. 

My work in the past has been about day-to-day life in urban Australia.  Recently I have become fascinated by the complex organic patterning you find when you look at ocean waves and tides.  That desire to embrace nature’s connectedness and my relationship to it, is central to my exploration of the ever-changing moods within the movement and light of the ocean and water.




Roma graduated in 1975 with a Diploma of Art and Design: Painting from Prahran College of Advanced Education (Melbourne)

Papercut Art - Group Exhibitions


 Finalist in the Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition. Melbourne. Vic


Banyule Art Salon


The Natural Shape of Things Sea - Land -Sky.  Montsalvat. Eltham Vic.


Coastline. 45 Downstairs Gallery 


 Finalist in The National Works on Paper  MPRG Melbourne. Vic. 


 Door to Door Online Exhibition with Art Aviso and No Vacancy Gallery. Melbourne. Vic.


1.5 Degrees Exhibition with Art Aviso. Forty Five Downstairs Gallery Melbourne. Vic


Finalist in the Wyndham Art Prize Competition Werribee. Vic.


Women's Art Exhibition with International Women's Artists Federation. Moscow. Russia.


Book Art disCOVER. exhibition Amegilla Gallery Bruthen. Vic.


Small. Forty Five Downstairs Gallery Melbourne. Vic.


Women in the Whitehorse Art Collection. Whitehorse Artspace Gallery Box Hill. Vic


Her Presence in Colours X11- Kaohsuing Cultural Arts Centre. Kaohsuing. Taiwan.


Paper Artist Collective Exhibition A Side B Side Gallery. London.


Birds and Us group Exhibition Melbourne Vic.


Works of Art Gallery Exhibition Kyneton Vic.


'Complementary' Quadrant Gallery Hawthorn Vic.


Finalist in Portrait Exhibition Cambridge Studio Gallery Melbourne Vic.


Chapel Street Art Town Visual Arts Award Melbourne Vic.

Papercut Art - Solo Exhibitions
2017Evolution. Whitehorse Artspace Gallery Box Hill Vic.
2014Ravensfield Studio Kyneton Vic.
Painting - Group Exhibitions
2010Ming Chuan University Gallery. Taipei. Taiwan.
2010Sincewell Gallery and Fo Guan Shan Gallery Kaohsiung. Taiwan.
2009and 2010 Finalist in ‘SHE Who Discovers’ Exhibition. Walker Street Gallery. Vic.
2008Her Presence in Colours VIII National Art Museum of China – Beijing.
2006Her Light in Native Colours. Her Presence in Colours VII – Dague Art and Cultural Centre. Korea.
Illustration and Design
2018Thames and Hudson for V&A museum. UK. Contribution to the book Papercraft- A Practical Guide.
2018Benson and Mills USA Table decor design.
2010Macmillan Art Publishing: Illustrations for a book of poetry by Barbara M. Moore called Cosmic Collisions and Falling Bodies.
PastIllustration work for both children and adult books has been with publishers Cole’s Publications, Black Dog Books, Five Mile Press and Macmillan Publishing.
2021Winner People's Choice Award National Works on Paper MPRG 2020
2016Invited Artist Competition Whitehorse Artspace Gallery Box Hill Vic.
2014Winner 2nd Prize Chapel Street Art Town Arts Awards


Whitehorse City Council
Melbourne City Council

Book Art

2013 and 2009 Finalist in ‘Book Beyond Words’ Exhibition. Bairnsdale Art Gallery. Vic. Books include writing, illustrating and construction.


Papercrafts: A Maker's Guide 2018  Victoria and Albert Museum  Thames and Hudson

Community Artist

Roma has worked as a community artist teaching drawing and painting to adults and primary and secondary school children for many years in after school programs and art material suppliers. Currently she is teaching at Box Hill Community Arts Centre and Wonga Park Community Cottage in Melbourne.


Roma is a member of the international group Papaer Artists Collective

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