My new series of Australian Native’s for Randwick Children’s Hospital is on display for 3 months. It is a fundraiser that supports Children with cancer. For the first time the whole exhibition can be viewed online. View the online exhibition HERE
This new body of work was a challenge as I had never painted 30 artworks of Australian Natives. I did a lot of research along the way and went on many bushwalks to get close to my new subject. I chose a variety of approaches. Oil on linen, acrylic on board and I made a lino print. In the end I put them all in the exhibition unable to decide which I preferred. If you have a look feel free to tell me which ones you prefer. Sept 2021
Below the Lockdown Art – new ideas – new challenges. Printing with nature!
Painted in 2020 – this series of headlands was a response to the lack of travel during COVID. As an artist it was interesting to explore my local headlands with fresh eyes.
I also expanded this series in 2021 to encaustic. All the work will go on display
July 10 at Rex-Livingston Gallery, Katoomba. – POSTPONED
Just now I am helping 18 women have an exhibition at White Rhino Artspace. I really enjoy the process and the ability to mentor emerging Artists. The exhibitors are my past and current students, some are already practicing artists. As a group small works have donated a small work each for a charity – UNICEF. We are raising much need funds so India can buy more Oxygen.
This Event finished with over $1000 going to UNICEF.
Queenwood workshop for year 11
This was a great morning workshop with year 11 in encaustic – May 2021
We played with photo transferred
Encaustic and mixed media
A final exhibition for 2020 – chance to final get back out after a very strange year. All new coastal landscapes on linen to celebrate the coast so close to home. No chance for travel in the last 12 months.
2020 – SOLO at Rex-Livingston Gallery – Katoomba
MARCH 2020 – This Term I am an Artist in Residence at Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College. I have my own studio onsite and I then teach students encaustic, mono printing and more in small classes for year 9, 11 + 12.
Feeling lucky – a new body of work has started thanks to this residency. See my NEW Instagram site @rachelcarrollart to see the work as it progresses.
I curated this great exhibition and it made for a great start to 2020 – Nine of my students had their first exhibition in a cute little venue in Manly for International Women’s Day! We are all inspired to have more exhibitions as a group, contact me if you would like to join the next one!