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Exterior Rovay Gallery Oct 20

Since 1979, Rovay has participated in 17 solo exhibitions and over 60 group exhibitions including the Sulman Prize and the Dobell prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  Rovay’s Sydney art prize exhibitions also include the Mosman Art Prize, Redland Westpac Art Prize and the Portia Geach Memorial Award. In Queensland, Rovay’s work was selected for the Stanthorp Art Prize and the Logan Art Award.  Rovay exhibited in group exhibitions overseas at the Monash Prato centre Italy, United Nations conference in Durban South Africa and Tram Studios, Camden Town UK.

Current Rovay Exhibitions

220428 2PiR Dark Red Logo

Together Again - 2πr Artists, May 22

1 May 2022 - 31 May 2022
the 2πr Artists is an all-women artists group (12 artists), that has been exhibiting together since 1999. Many art exhibitions have been held in Melbourne, Regional Galleries in Victoria and overseas at Monash University campus in Prato, Italy. Each exhibition raised awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, helping to improve women’s lives.

Past Rovay Exhibitions

The Man Who Spends the Day [II]

Space and Place/Eyes on the Street, April 22

1 Apr 2022 - 30 Apr 2022
How often do we ask ourselves where has the day gone? This exhibition thematically confronts the local urban environment, the everyday and the passing of time. These are moments capturing the urban atmosphere. Eyes on the street as a representation of space and spaces of representation. An interpreted reality of the everyday passes through a colour ‘filter’ and an abstract language system. I turn my focus to presenting the ever-changing views of the streets and the people who inhabit them within the City of Port Phillip where I live. My interest in colour intends to offer the viewer a central role in creating a heightened awareness of what it means to see our sense of place.
220301 The Well of the Worlds

Herstory - Second Wave, March 2022

1 Mar 2022 - 31 Mar 2022
This body of work represents the story of the past two decades and a form of collective and personal memory: embryos, umbilical cords, birth, motherhood, relationships. A clue to the materials, symbolism, art form of youth, art and parenthood. A visual history can provide a sense of identity that touches on present-day issues. Can we view the world today with more complete perspectives and better understanding from youth to maturity? The eye can recognise the aesthetics of each work, taking time to see the main essence. Why is history important, and how can it benefit the future?
220201 Round-About

Urban Realm, February 2022

1 Feb 2022 - 28 Feb 2022
Local patterns bring a sense of the familiar and ask us to convene with our local spaces. Time and imagination are made visible in these artworks through the power of colour. Colour that transports us back to our wonderous urban realm with a new perspective.
Drums Beat the Wings of Her Applause (framed)

Finding Urban Nature, January 2022

1 Jan 2022 - 31 Jan 2022
This exhibition celebrates the local urban nature, ecology, and ecosystem. “Nature in and near cities is critical for maintaining biodiversity, but also for people who depend on the benefits that nature provides. Cities have been described as humanity’s greatest invention, and cities themselves, as centres of innovation, are a critical partner in protecting nature while improving the lives of billions of urban dwellers around the world. “ - Dr Rob McDonald, lead scientist for Global Cities at The Nature Conservancy.
Traffic without sound

Road Space, December 2021

1 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
This collection of works explores the relationship between the mode of transport and street space as we know it. The car has come to dominate the urban landscape. Our urban areas have been built around cars, and large spaces were set aside for roads and parking. These monoprints have been inspired by images derived from books that I borrowed from the Albert Park Library. I loved how each car acquired its personality to convey a message through advertising. Inspired by Gauguin’s transfer drawing technique, each monotype is a double-sided work with a drawing on one side (the verso) and block ink and oil pastel transfer on the other ( the recto). Verso: block ink and oil pastel printed as a second layer.
211101 Turn On The Sun

Colour Ground, November 2021 Exhibition

1 Nov 2021 - 30 Nov 2021
This collection of works are painted from observation and memory, where our local urban reality meets the imagination. My ongoing interest in colour and physical qualities of mediums express feelings about the subject rather than simply describing it in a naturalistic manner. I use colour to celebrate its vitality. Contrasts of opposite colours collide within each structure, creating rhythm and much-needed vigour. I am pleased to bring for you ‘Colour Ground’, November Exhibition, a retinal roller coaster ride that radiates with colour, joy and enthusiasm. Enjoy
211001 Ornamental Bouquet

The Things of Nature And The Nature Of Things, October 2021 

1 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
Until we can open our doors, the Rovay Window Gallery will continue to bring you the joy of colour and new Inspiration to this part of the world. Rachel Rovay presents these intimate paintings to remind us to appreciate the beauty present in Our everyday lives.
Parachute jump from the dream

Parachute Jump From The Dream, September 2021

1 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021
As we welcome Springtime in Melbourne, I have selected for you earlier artworks from my studio that resonate today through A new perspective.
The Walk Of The Coffee Pilgrims 900

Reimagine the Local - August 2021

1 Aug 2021 - 31 Aug 2021
What is the fabric that makes up the local? Since our lockdown in March 2020, the pandemic has re-emphasized and created local variations of shared experiences. These works investigate our encounters in the urban space, social contact, and how we create and maintain our relationships.
Place Setting

Prowling the Footpath - July 2021

1 Jul 2021 - 31 Jul 2021
Rovay Gallery, July 2021, Window Gallery Exhibition of fine artworks by artist Rachel Rovay.

Winged - Delight, June 2021

1 Jun 2021 - 30 Jun 2021
Windshield covered with Pollen

Rovay Gallery, Location, Locale and a Sense of Place, May 2021

1 May 2021 - 31 May 2021
210401 Coastal Q R Code  2014 - 2021

Between the Urban Ocean and the City, April 2021

1 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
210303 Beverley Pinder #3

Rovay Gallery, The Life of a Portrait, March 2021

1 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021
210213 Cyclist 1 (Framed)

Between the Botanical Gardens and the Footpath, February 2021

1 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
Between the Road and the Urban Forest

Rovay Window Gallery, January 2021, Figures in the Urban-Scape

1 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
Art can bring Places to life, and Places attach special anecdotal meaning.
201128 Linden Title Page #1

The Linden Postcard Show 2020-21

5 Dec 2020 - 31 Jan 2021
Linden New Art Gallery, Supported by the City of Port Phillip, Creative Victoria and Business Victoria. Rovay has two works in this exhibition.
Tree Canopy

Rovay Window Gallery December 2020 Exhibition - Fine Art & Design

1 Dec 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
In this Month’s Exhibition, Fine Art and Design intersect but they are different fields.
Melb Fringe Festival 10-20

Rovay Gallery - WindowTube #1 & #2 - Melbourne Fringe Festival

9 Nov 2020 - 30 Nov 2020
Rovay Gallery - WindowTube #1 & #2 - Melbourne Fringe Festival
At a Distance...

Rovay Window Gallery October 2020 Exhibition

1 Oct 2020 - 8 Nov 2020
Rachel Rovay, One Woman Exhibition, 4 x Windows @ 310 Richardson Street, Victoria.
The grass has a green supervisor

Rovay Window Gallery September 2020 Exhibition

1 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Rovay One Woman Exhibition 4 x Windows @ 310 Richardson Street, VIC
Urban Monarch

Rovay Gallery, Wraparound Windows, August 20 Exhibition

1 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
Five Windows celebrating Urban nature.

Between the Road and the Footpath, July 2020 Exhibition

1 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020
Two Window exhibition, large scale Paintings on Canvas
Walking the Dog

Rovay Gallery, Walk By Window, Between Figuration and Abstraction, June 2020 Exhibition

1 Jun 2020 - 30 Jun 2020
Two Window exhibition between shaped paintings on panel boards (Cut Outs) and works on Canvas.
Flinders Street POV - 1 of 3 - Framed

Rovay Gallery, Flinders Street POV (Point Of View) April/May 2020 Exhibition

13 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
Triptych. Collaboration with Oren Hipwell, John Hipwell & Rachel Rovay
Red Heart

Rovay Gallery #KnowMyName Window of Opportunity March/April 2020 Exhibition

12 Mar 2020 - 12 Apr 2020
A new urban art experience during “Self-Isolation” in Melbourne.

The Other Art Fair Melbourne

4 May 2017 - 27 May 2017

Without Pier Gallery, Take A Seat Series

1 May 2016 - 15 May 2016

Kenthurst Galleries $600 and under show

13 Sep 2014 - 27 Sep 2014

Without Pier Gallery, Footpath Forest

25 Aug 2013 - 8 Sep 2013

Kenthurst Galleries - Winter Exhibition and Reunion

24 May 2013 - 31 Jul 2013

Without Pier Galleries, Our Melbourne

11 Nov 2012 - 2 Dec 2012

The Gallery, "Footpath Trafic", St Kilda Town Hall

17 Mar 2010 - 17 Apr 2010

Pollock Gallery, On The Move - The Place To Be

6 Aug 2008 - 24 Aug 2008

Palmer Street Gallery, Transit, Destination and Place (Review 1980 -2008)

9 Feb 2008 - 23 Feb 2008

Kenthurst Galleries, Line of Way Series

22 Jul 2006 - 13 Aug 2006

Gross Gallery, Sense of Place II

9 Mar 2005 - 3 Apr 2005

Kenthurst Galleries, Sense of Place

13 Dec 2003 - 15 Feb 2004

Jewish Museum of Australia, Retrospective View - Sense of Place

20 Jul 1997 - 17 Aug 1997

Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery, Recent Paintings

28 Nov 1992 - 19 Dec 1992

Holdsworth Galleries, Cards on the Table

23 Nov 1991 - 18 Dec 1991

Holdsworth Galleries, Tales and Tarot

21 Oct 1989 - 8 Nov 1989

Realities, Once Upon a Time

3 Dec 1988 - 21 Dec 1988

Open Studio

23 Nov 1985 - 24 Nov 1985

Profile Gallery, Oils On Canvas

31 Mar 1985 - 14 Apr 1985

Clive Parry Galleries, Paintings and Drawings

16 Jun 1979 - 1 Jul 1979
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