Spirit Birds 2013

There is a layering of meaning in the work. It is created with the physical layering of her art practice, through her drawing and painting, and also through the appropriated imagery infused with her symbolic subject matter.

These subtle yet defining components in Fairfax’s work are symbols of a personal journey layered with appropriation of meanings, compositions and figures referenced from master painters.

Glimpses of text and appropriation overlap through the layers of paint, blurred and distorted on purpose. These figurative developments in Fairfax’s work mark a poignant shift in her painting career.

Spirit Birds was opened by distinguished Australian artist Lucy Culliton on Tuesday 5 February at NG Art Gallery, Chippendale. NG Art Gallery hosted a Feast for the Senses dinner with editor of Artist Profile Magazine Owen Craven in conversation with 3 highly distinguished artists; Imants Tillers, winner of the Osaka Triennale Prize, Beijing International Art Biennale Prize for Excellence and the Wynne Prize. Aida Tomescu winner of the Sulman Prize, Wynne Prize and the Dobell Drawing Prize and exhibiting artist Rachel Fairfax on: Transforming the Material – the act of Appropriation and Abstraction.

Rachel Fairfax - 27 Happy Cockatoos purple 2013
27. Happy Cockatoos, purple 2013
oil on linen
90x90cm
$2800
Rachel Fairfax - 26 Homage to Boyd 2013
26. Homage to Boyd 2013
oil on board
43x43cm
$1000
Rachel Fairfax - 25 Red Parrots blue sea 2013
25. Red Parrots, blue sea 2013
oil on board
43x43cm
$1000
Rachel Fairfax - 24 Nicobar Pigeon green 2013
24. Nicobar Pigeon, green 2013
oil on board
53x53cm
$1200
Rachel Fairfax - 23 Cockatoos Coogee yellow and green 2013
23. Cockatoos Coogee, yellow and green 2013
oil on canvas
90x90cm
$3000
Rachel Fairfax - 22 Cockatoo Coogee blue 2013
22. Cockatoo Coogee blue 2013
oil on canvas
100x100cm
$3500
Rachel Fairfax - 6 Corella's, green and red 2013
6 Corella's, green and red 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900
Rachel Fairfax - 5 Lorrikeets, blue and orange 2013
5. Lorrikeets, blue and orange 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900 SOLD
Rachel Fairfax - 4 Kingfishers Soul 2013
4. Kingfishers Soul 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900 SOLD
Rachel Fairfax - 3 Two Parrots, Red 2013
3 Two Parrots, Red 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900 SOLD
Rachel Fairfax - 2 Yellow and Purple 2013
2. Yellow and Purple 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900
Rachel Fairfax - 1. Green Parrot, Grey 2013
1. Green Parrot Grey 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900
Rachel Fairfax - 7 Hornbill, orange and blue 2013
7. Hornbill, orange and blue 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900
Rachel Fairfax - 8 Black Capped Lorrikeets 2013
8. Black Capped Lorrikeets 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900
Rachel Fairfax - 21 Cockatoos Coogee yellow 2013
21. Cockatoos Coogee, yellow 2013
oil on board
60x60cm
$1500
Rachel Fairfax - 20 Hymn of Faith Red 2013
20. Hymn of Faith, Red 2013
oil on board
60x60cm
$1500
Rachel Fairfax - 19 Green Parrot 2013
19. Green Parrot (My children, my children) 2013
oil on board
60x60cm
$1500 SOLD
Rachel Fairfax - 18 Spirit Birds 2013
18. Spirit Birds 2013
oil on board
60x60cm
$1500
Rachel Fairfax - 17 Yellow Parrots, blue 2013
17. Yellow Parrots, blue 2013
oil on board
60x60cm
$1500 SOLD
Rachel Fairfax - 16 Parrots in Giotto 2013
16. Parrots in Giotto 2013
oil on board
60x60cm
$1500 SOLD
Rachel Fairfax - 15 Nicobar Pigeon, dark stormy 2013
15. Nicobar Pigeon, dark stormy 2013
oil on board
60x60cm
$1500
Rachel Fairfax - 14 Parrot, green and magenta 2013
14. Parrot, green and magenta 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900
Rachel Fairfax - 13 Owl 2013
13. Owl 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900
Rachel Fairfax - 12 Kingfishers' Soul I 2013
12. Kingfishers' Soul I 2013
oil on board
$900
Rachel Fairfax - 11 Corella's, blue and orange 2013
11. Corella's, blue and orange 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
SOLD
Rachel Fairfax - 10 Hornbill Red 2013
10. Hornbill Red 201
3 oil on board
38x38cm
$900
Rachel Fairfax - 9 The Captain Parrot 2013
9. The Captain Parrot 2013
oil on board
38x38cm
$900
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