ABOUT

Rachel was born in Jerusalem, Israel and arrived in Australia in 1970. She received a Diploma of Design and Fine Art at Monash University and a Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne.

 

My paintings and works on paper thematically focus on the experience of living in and around the urban environment.  There is a rich urban narrative which unfolds and evolves on a daily basis creating a perception of change and development. 

 

The intention in my work is to impart a sensation of the urban environment as it is perceived and not as it is known.  I invite the viewer to experience a perpetual transit of colour and tone.

 

The interpreted reality of the everyday passes through a colour “filter”.

 

The “practice” of everyday life. 

 

 

BORN:

Jerusalem, Israel

 

ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA:

1970

 

EDUCATION:

Caulfield Institute of Technology (Monash University, Caulfield Campus), Diploma of Design and Fine Art 1977, (Awarded Art Scholarship – Victorian Education Department. 1975).

State College of Victoria (University of Melbourne, Hawthorn Campus). Graduate Diploma of Education 1980.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2013       Without Pier Gallery, "Footpath Forest"
2010 The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall, "Footpath Traffic", Opened by the Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Cr. Frank O"Connor
2008 Pollock Gallery, "On The Move - The Place Top Be" Opened by Peter Beilharz, Professor of Sociology, La Trobe University
2008 Palmer Street Gallery (Sydney) "Transit, Destination and Place" (Review 1980 - 2008)
2006 Kenthurst Galleries (NSW) “Line of Way”
2005 Gross Gallery - Jewish Museum of Australia, "Sense of Place II" (Invitational) Presented by Australian Conservation Foundation VIC, Video Instalation by John Hipwell.
2004 Kenthurst Galleries (NSW) Works on Paper
2003 Kenthurst Galleries (NSW) “Sense Of Place”
1997 Jewish Museum of Australia; Access Gallery “Retrospective View/Sense of Place” opened by Inge King, catalogue essay by Professor Peter Beilharz, School of Sociology & Anthropology, La Trobe University.
1992 Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery
1991 Holdsworth Galleries; “Cards on the Table” (Sydney)
1989 Holdsworth Galleries; “Tales and Tarot” (Sydney)
1988 Realities Gallery; “Once Upon a Time”
1985 Open Studio, November, (Melbourne)
1985 Profile Gallery. (Melbourne)
1979 Clive Parry Galleries, (Melbourne)

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

 

2015 Hidden faces of the Archibald - Hilton South Warf, Melbourne
2014 Group Exhibition - Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2014 Hidden faces of the Archibald - Hilton South Warf, Melbourne
2013 Winter Exhibition – Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney
2012 Our Melbourne – Without Pier Gallery
2012

Without Pier Gallery, Mansfield show, Mansfield, VIC

2009   

Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney

2008

"Stanthorpe Art Prize”, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, QLD

Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney

"Australian Conservation Foundation Auction", Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melb

2007

Pollock Gallery, Melbourne

Melbourne Savage Club Art Prize (invitational)

Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney

Awarded commendation for “Between Jerusalem and Melbourne” from Ben Uri Gallery. London Jewish Museum of Art.

2006

“Mosman Art Prize”, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

“Landed”, Gasworks, Albert Park, Melbourne

“Transition”, The 2pr Artists, Span Galleries, Melbourne in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

2005

Kenthurst Galleries Group Exhibition (NSW)

“Dialogue” The 2pir Artists, Red Gallery, Melbourne

Kenthurst Galleries @ Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

2004

The Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW (invitational)

The London Jewish Museum Of Art exhibition, Tram Studios, Camden Town. UK (invitational)

ANL Maritime Art Prize Hidden Faces Of The Archibald, Crown Towers, Melbourne, Vic.

2003

Span Galleries, (Vic) Summer Exhibition (invitational)

“Victorian Salon des Refuses” The Barn Gallery, Monsalvat

The 2pir Artists, “Dialogue”, Monash Prato Centre, Tuscany, Italy

2002

Portia Geach Memorial Award exhibition, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

We Are Australian, Immigration Museum, Supported by the living in Harmony initiative of the Commonwealth Department of Immigration & Multicultural, Indigenous Affairs.

The Persistence of Memory, The 2pr Artists, Span Galleries, Melbourne, in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

The 2pir Artists, Maryborough Regional Art Gallery, Victoria.

2001

We Are Australian, invitation to support the Australian delegation – United Nations Conference in Durban South Africa: (3rd World Conference against racism & related intolerance)

The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

1999-2002 We Are Australian, Victorian Arts Centre, travelling exhibition including Sydney, Queensland, Adelaide, Canberra & Tasmania
1999

The 2pir Artists, Span Galleries

We Are Australian, Victorian Arts Centre, George Adams Gallery

1996 Logan Art Gallery; Logan Art Award (Queensland)
1995

The Sulman Prize; The Art Gallery of New South Wales

Holdsworth Galleries, (Sydney)

1994 ACAF4; Melbourne Exhibition Buildings (Holdsworth Galleries)
1993

The Jewish Festival of The Arts; Westpac Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre

Bezalel Arts Multi Media Exhibition; Caulfield Arts Complex

1992

Swan Hill Regional Gallery; Print & Drawing Show

Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery; “Homage to Spain:”

Diamond Valley Invitation Art Award for Painting.

Castlemaine State Festival Drawing Prize

1991

Inez Hutchison Award for Painting (Highly Commended)

Swan Hill Regional Gallery; Print & Drawing Show

Diamond Valley Invitation Art Award for Drawing

Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre; 10th Spring Festival of Drawing

1990

ACAF2; Melbourne Exhibition Buildings (Holdsworth Galleries)

Diamond Valley Invitation Art Award for Painting; (Highly Commended)

Swan Hill Regional Gallery; Print and Drawing Show

1989

Realities Gallery

Linden Gallery; “Heidelberg and Heritage”

1987

Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre; Spring Festival of Drawing

Realities Gallery

Sandringham City Council; Acquisitive Award for Painting

Swan Hill Regional Gallery; Print and Drawing Show

1986

Inez Hutchison Award for Painting

Linden Gallery; St Kilda Visual Arts Festival

Inaugural Port Melbourne Art Exhibition

Mahlab Law Week Art Prize (Sydney)

Caulfield Art Centre; Woman’s Art Register Exhibition & Auction

1985 Waltons Exhibition of Archibald Prize Entrants (Sydney)
1984

Inez Hutchison Award for Painting (Highly Commended)

Faber Castell Prize for Drawing (Sydney)

1983 Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre; Spring Festival of Drawing
1982 Inez Hutchison Award for Painting
1981 Inez Hutchison Award for Painting

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

USA, UK, New Zealand, Israel, Romania and Australia.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

State Library of Victoria, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia Conservation Foundation, The Jewish Museum of Australia, Footscray City College, Monash Medical Centre.

 

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