Stella Rooney is a Glasgow based artist who investigates labour from the perspective of both past and present. Considering the rise of the service economy and the decline of organised labour, her practice wrestles with the ghosts of deindustrialisation. Working with photography, moving image and archival material, she documents the voices and images of workers and communities. These moving portraits attempt to illuminate some of the cracks within the system, with an intent to identify current and future points of disruption.
Stella graduated with a BA in Art and Philosophy from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2020. Her work has been selected for Futureproof 2020 and RSA New Contemporaries 2021. She has also been selected for the Hospitalfield Graduate Residency 2021-22.