Artist Profile / Curriculum Vitae

Rachel Grace Fairfax
Born Australia

Painter
www.rachelfairfax.com

Studio Address:
Bld 5/75 Mary Street St Peters, NSW, Australia

Contact:
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0414 284 384

Citizenship:
Australian

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

2014Painting expedition, Kakadu, Northern Territory
2014Dora McCrae Life Drawing Intensive, VCA Melbourne
2013Painting expedition, Gallipoli, Turkey
2012Artist in Residence, PLC Croydon, Sydney
2011Artist in Residence, CIS Secondary School, Hong Kong
2009Artist in Residence, Taronga Zoo, NSW
2004Artist in Residence, Haefligers Cottage, Hill End, NSW
2003Artist in Residence, Murrays Cottage, Hill End, NSW
2002 Honours, Drawing, National Art School, Sydney
2000Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), National Art School, Sydney
1994Bachelor of Arts (Communications), University of Technology, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015100 Years Ago: Devotion Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2014East meets West Harvison Gallery, Perth
2014Ocean and Landscape Paintings Harvison Gallery, Perth
2013Animals on Show Harvison Gallery, Perth
2013Gallipoli and Beyond Works on Paper, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2013Spirit Bird, NG Art Gallery, Sydney
2012Bundanon Landscapes Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC Croydon
2012Frasers Display Pavillion, NG Art Gallery, Sydney
2011Larapinta Landscapes, NG Art Gallery, Sydney
2009Ocean Paintings, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2007Birds Dogs Cows Goats, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2006Hill End Landscapes, Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Gallery
2005Xavier Art Space, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney
Boat Paintings, Maunsell-Wickes at Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney
2002Hill End Landscapes, Xavier Art Space, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014Gallery Artists Group Show Stella Downer Fine Art
2014NAS Drawing Dept “Drawing as Thought” Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Abbotsleigh, NSW
2013Gallery Artists, Group Exhibition, Stella Downer Fine Art
2013Zoologica, Group Exhibition, Stella Downer Fine Art
2012Place: Residencies National Art School, Sydney
Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, Vic (Finalist)
Wilson Visual Art Award, Trinity Catholic College, Lismore, NSW (Finalist)
Gainsborough Greens Art Award, Qld (Finalist)
Artworks and Artwords, National Art School, Sydney
Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Qld (Finalist)
Sun Drunk Memories, NG Art Gallery, Sydney
2011ANL Maritime Art Award, Seafarers Centre, Melbourne (Finalist)
Landscape Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Drawing Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Artworks and Artwords, National Art School, Sydney
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC Croydon, Sydney (Finalist)
Distant Bridges, Amnesty International, NG Gallery, Sydney
2010Waverley Youth Services Auction
Barnardos Australia Auction
Larapinta Trail, Doggett St Studio, Brisbane
Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney (Finalist)
2009Waverley Youth Services Art Auction
Barnardos Australia Auction
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
Paddington Art Prize, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
Thinking Aloud The Big Drawing Show, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2009Artists in Residence Exhibition: Taronga Zoo, Sothebys, Sydney
2008Who Let the Dogs Out, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, NSW
Waverley Youth Services Art Auction
Waverley Art Prize, Waverly Woollahra Art School, Sydney (Finalist)
Madonna and Child, NG Art Gallery, Sydney
A Place at my Table, National Art School, Sydney
2007There is No Place Like Home, Mission Australia, Sydney
Big Drawing Show, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2006Boat Paintings, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Willoughby Art Prize, Willoughby Town Hall, Sydney (Finalist)
Same Place Many Views, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Art by the Sea, Art Moment Gallery, Sydney
2005Christmas Exhibition, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Hill End Artists in Residence, Hill End Vistor’s Centre, NSW
Infusion, Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney
Same Place Many Views, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Making a Place of Her Own, National Parks/Wildlife (touring)
North Sydney Art Prize, Fred Hutley Hall, Sydney (Finalist)
Infusion, Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney
2004Hill End Artists, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Sydney Affordable Art Show
Spectrum, Parliament House, Sydney
North Sydney Art Prize, Fred Hutley Hall, Sydney (Finalist)
Waverley Art Prize, Waverly Woollahra Art School, Sydney (Finalist)
2003Fishers Ghost Prize, Campbelltown Art Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)
Recent Bathers Paintings, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
Hill End Painting Residencies, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Infusion, Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney
Sydney Teapot Show, Glebe Innercity Clayworkers Gallery, Sydney
North Sydney Art Prize, Fred Hutley Hall, Sydney (Finalist)
Waverley Art Prize, Waverly Woollahra Art School, Sydney (Finalist)
Fresh, Michael Carr Art Dealer, Sydney
Picturing Paradise, Mori Gallery, Sydney
2002Xavier Art Space, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney
Tree Drawings, Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney
Recent Bathers Paintings, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2001Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art School, Sydney (Finalist)
Side Effects, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2000Bathers Paintings, Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney
Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art School, Sydney (Finalist)
Sky Gardens Art Prize (Finalist)

COLLECTIONS

Artbank; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW; St Vincents Hospital, Sydney; Tetsuya’s Restaurant, Sydney; Whitehouse School of Fashion, Sydney; Sydney Airport

AWARDS

2015 Finalist, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize
Finalist, ANZAC Art Prize, War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane
2014 Finalist, Fishers Ghost Art Prize
Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
Finalist, Wollongong Contemporary Watercolour Prize
Finalist, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize
Finalist, Gallipoli Art Prize
Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize
2013 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
Finalist, Westmead Hospital Art Prize
Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Prize
2012 Highly Commended, Waverley Art Prize
Finalist, Flanagan Art Prize
Finalist, Wilson Visual Art Award
Finalist, Gainsborough Greens Art Award
Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize
2011Finalist, ANL Maritime Art Award
Finalist, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing
2010Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Prize
2009Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
Finalist, Paddington Art Prize
2008Finalist, Waverley Art Prize
2006Winner, Art Moment Gallery Painting Prize
Finalist, Willoughby Art Prize
2005Winner, Infusion Painting Prize, Maunsell Wickes Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
Winner, FONAS St Vincents Xavier Art Space Prize
Finalist, North Sydney Art Prize
2004Winner, Reg Richardson Fellowship
Highly Commended, Waverley Art Prize
Finalist, North Sydney Art Prize
Finalist, Waverley Art Prize
2003Winner, Reg Richardson Fellowship
2002Winner, Honours Prize, Art History and Theory, National Art School, Sydney
2001 Finalist, Waverley Art Prize
2000Winner, Sydney Airport Graduation Prize for Painting, National Art School, Sydney
Finalist, Waverley Art Prize
Finalist, Sky Gardens Art Prize
1999Winner, FONAS Scholarship Painting Prize
1995Winner, WIFT Scholarship for Communications
1990Winner, Sydney Morning Herald HSC Prize

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013Australia Day 10 painters paint “Quintessential Australia” Canberra Times 26 January 2013
2011‘Artists and Mentorship’, Sydney Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald
2010‘Architects collecting Australian Paintings’, Belle Magazine
2009Megan Morton, Home Magazine, July
‘Australian Patrol’, Ocean Paintings Ray Hughes Gallery, Youtube
‘Taronga Zoo Artist in Residence Project’, 7:30 Report, ABC Television
‘Ten Leading Artists’, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 January
2007John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald, April
Henry Mulholland, 702 ABC Radio, April

 
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