About

Jacqueline Rolls willow sculptor creating outside Photographer Nick Carter

Jacqueline Rolls is a sculptor and mixed media artist based in Hampshire, England .

She works with a variety of media  which over time has taken her in different directions,

In recent years her passion for experimenting and weaving with natural and found materials has been her main focus and her time is divided between working on her own projects and working as a willow sculptor.

In the autumn of 2019, Jacqueline was awarded a “talent development grant by the arts organisation a-space arts, to spend time as an artist in residence at  Furzey Gardens located in the New Forest where she was able to spend time investigating and experimenting with discarded materials in the garden.

In August 2021 Jacqueline was delighted to learn that she had been awarded a  “Developing your creative practice grant” from  Arts Council England.

The support has allowed her to take time out from her everyday practice to experiment and explore new ways of working, she is currently spending time as an artist in residence at Tudor House Museum located in Southampton Hampshire. To discover more about both of these projects check out the interventions section 

Phil Gibby, Area Director, Arts Council England, South West, said:
“We’re delighted to support Jacqueline Rolls through our Developing Your Creative Practice funding programme, thanks to National Lottery players. This investment will give Jacqueline time to focus on her creative development as a willow sculpture artist, to experiment, and to take creative risks. At the Arts Council we believe that creativity fulfils us as individuals and helps us to better understand the world, which is why we’re so pleased to back Jaqueline in developing her creative potential.”