ABOUT

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Rachel Rovay | Fine Artist

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.

I am a contemporary fine artist and I am represented in numerous public and private collections in Australia and internationally. My thematic focus is on the “experience of living in and around the urban environment”.

My art practice is based on investigation, inquiry, and observation in and around my local urban environment.

I aim to discover something that I never anticipated or even imagined. The element of surprise keeps me absorbed through the twist and turns of the unique and illuminating.

Experimentation often takes my art outside what is known and into unexplored territory.

Innovative art methods allow me to explore the wilderness of thought and perception. Enjoy.


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Personal Details

BORN:
Jerusalem, Israel, to Romanian parents

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

2020

Rovay Gallery, Window Gallery, October, Exhibition

2020

Rovay Gallery, Window Gallery, September, Exhibition

2020

Rovay Gallery, Wraparound Windows, August, Exhibition

2020

Rovay Gallery, Between the Road and the Footpath, July, Exhibition

2020

Rovay Gallery, Walk By Window, Between Figuration and Abstraction, June, Exhibition

2020

Rovay Gallery, Flinders Street POV (Point Of View) April/May Exhibition

2020

Rovay Gallery #KnowMyName Window of Opportunity March/April, Exhibition

2016

Without Pier Gallery, "Take A Seat", Opened by the late Max Walker AM

2015/16

Without Pier Gallery, Introducing "Take A Seat" Series shaped paintings, cut-out works on paper and assemblages.

2015

Rovay Gallery, Middle Park, Pop-Up Exhibition

2013

Without Pier Gallery, "Footpath Forest", Opened by Don Henry, ED ACF. Catalogue Essay "Out of the Ordinary" by Traudi Allen, Research Fellow, Monash University.

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

2019

Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne

2019

Marvellous Melbourne, Pan Pacific Melbourne Hotel, South Wharf, Melbourne

2018

Marvellous Melbourne, Pan Pacific Melbourne Hotel and Media House Gallery, The Age Newspaper

2018

The Other Art Fair Melbourne, presented by Saatchi Art

2017

The Other Art Fair Sydney, presented by Saatchi Art

2017

The Other Art Fair Melbourne, presented by Saatchi Art

2016

Coolart Mansion, Somers

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

United States of America, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Israel, Romania and Australia.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) / National Sports Museum,
Deakin University Art Collection,
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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