Gallipoli and Beyond

Gallipoli and Beyond is an exhibition of works on paper by RACHEL FAIRFAX Earlier this year, the artist embarked on an expedition to Gallipoli and other parts of Turkey.

These works are painted en plein air in Gallipoli and other parts of Turkey in 2013.

RACHEL FAIRFAX grew up by the beach, in the small coastal town of Tuncurry, NSW. The seaside continues to be a source of inspiration to the artist, an appreciation for the coastal landscape that can be seen in her Turkey paintings. She captures iconic locations such as Brighton Beach and ANZAC Cove with a lightness of hand that reflects the ordinary beauty of these historic sights.

FAIRFAX presents a quiet view of Turkey, with washes of soft colour that create a sense of the still moment. Riverboats pause on the Gulf of Fethiye; mountain islands stand between blue water and sky. From ancient cities to the mosques of Istanbul, FAIRFAX reflects the beauty of a country where many histories co-exist. Of the artist’s work, Eleanor Zeichner wrote, “the paintings are about reflection and immersion”.

RACHEL FAIRFAX is a figurative painter who also creates drawings and ceramic works. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the National Art School, Sydney, where she is now a lecturer in painting and drawing. She received Reg Richardson Fellowships in both 2003 and 2004 and her work is regularly selected for national prizes. This year, she was a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize and in 2012 she was selected for the Waverley Art Prize for the fifth time, receiving a Highly Commended award. FAIRFAX has participated in over sixty-five group exhibitions since 2000 and her work is held in numerous private and public collections, including Artbank, Bathurst Regional Gallery and St Vincent’s Hospital.

Rachel Fairfax - Exhibition View 4
Exhibition View 4
Rachel Fairfax - 12 Early morning Istanbul Turkey
12. Early morning, Istanbul Turkey 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 11 The Sphinx Anzac Cove Gallipoli
11. The Sphinx, Anzac Cove Gallipoli 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 10 Anzac Cove Gallipoli
10. Anzac Cove Gallipoli 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 9 Brighton Beach Gallipoli Bunker
9. Brighton Beach, Gallipoli Bunker 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 8 Hagia Sophia Istanbul Turkey
8. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Turkey 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
58x70cm
Rachel Fairfax - 4 Brighton Beach Gallipoli diagonal wharf 1
4. Brighton Beach Gallipoli, diagonal wharf 1 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
58x70cm
Rachel Fairfax - 3 Anzac Cove Gallipoli
3. Anzac Cove Gallipoli 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
58x70cm
Rachel Fairfax - 1 Brighton Beach Gallipoli Bunker
1. Brighton Beach, Gallipoli Bunker 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
58x70cm
Rachel Fairfax - 13 Early Morning Istanbul Turkey red sky
13. Early Morning, Istanbul Turkey (red sky) 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 14 Midday Istanbul Turkey grey sky
14. Midday, Istanbul Turkey (grey sky) 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - Exhibition View 3
Exhibition View 3
Rachel Fairfax - Exhibition View 2
Exhibition View 2
Rachel Fairfax - Exhibition View 1
Exhibition View 1
Rachel Fairfax - Rachel painting in Gallipoli 3
Rachel painting in Gallipoli 3
Rachel Fairfax - Rachel drawing Sea of Marmaris, Istanbul, Turkey
Rachel drawing Sea of Marmaris, Istanbul, Turkey
Rachel Fairfax - Rachel and Euan painting in Kaunos
Rachel and Euan painting in Kaunos
Rachel Fairfax - 22 Gulet BediRami Bay Southwest Turkey
22. Gulet BediRami Bay, Southwest Turkey 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 21 Cleopatras Baths Southwest Turkey
21. Cleopatras Baths, Southwest Turkey 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 20 Kayakoy Abandoned City Southwest Turkey 2
20. Kayakoy Abandoned City, Southwest Turkey 2 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 19 Kayakoy Abandoned City Turkey
19. Kayakoy Abandoned City, Turkey 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 17 Hagia Sophia drawing2 Istanbul Turkey
17. Hagia Sophia drawing2, Istanbul Turkey 2013
pencil and acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 16 Hagia Sophia drawing Istabul Turkey
16. Hagia Sophia drawing, Istabul Turkey 2013
pencil and acrylic on BFK RIves paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - 15 Midday Istanbul Turkey green sky
1. Midday, Istanbul Turkey (green sky) 2013
acrylic on BFK Rives paper
45x55cm
Rachel Fairfax - Exhibition View 5
Exhibition View 5
Rachel Fairfax - Exhibition View 8
Exhibition View 8
Rachel Fairfax - Exhibition View 7
Exhibition View 7
Rachel Fairfax - Exhibition View 6
Exhibition View 6
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