Panel discussion 2022 Unnetworking #2: Expand your practice, how to engage a mentor, move into public and urban art. Hosted by Assorted Grains Inc.

Logan West Community Centre

2 Wineglass Dve, Hillcrest, Qld, 4118

Thursday July 2, 2022

5:45pm - 7:45pm


In this next unnetworking event we hear from established artists, Rachael Lee, Therese Flynn-Clarke, Deane Featonby and Logan City Council's project officer Chelsi Foskett. Hosted by Assorted Grain's president, Ali Strachan.

- We discuss finding and engaging a mentor to expand your practice
- Funding available to learn new skills
- Pitching & process for urban art projects
- Working as a public artist (design & installations vs murals)
- Logan City Council will have info on our region's Urban Art Strategy and EOI process

                                

Image: Ali Strachan, Chelsi Foskett, Therese Flynn-Clarke, Rachael Lee, Deane Featonby

Image: Panel and audience

Escape group show 2022

Firestation Print Studio Member's Exhibition
July 20th - August 6th 2022
This exhibition coincides with Open House Melbourne and the FPS Open Studios

This year we will invite the public to nominate our prize winners, and learn more about the varied print techniques of our FPS members, with our Peoples Choice Awards for:
1. Intaglio 2. Relief 3. Monoprint 4. Letterpress 5. Artists Book

Awarded artists receive art materials and vouchers from our sponsors.

Over $1000 in prizes to be awarded!
DETAILS OF EXHIBITION:
THEME
FPS Member's have been invited to create a work on their interpretation of Escape
EXHIBITION DATES
July 20 - August 6
EVENT 
July Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st
Open Studios Weekend for Open House Melbourne  


Image: Synergy, 2020, hand coloured linocut, ed2/9, 297 x 415mm

Image: Treasured Gems, 2020, linocut, ed9/9, 282 x 320mm

Image: Hidden Gems, 2020, linocut, AP, 200 x 259mm

Altered States group show 2022

Altered States, a printmaking exchange between Migaloo Press Artists Collective, QLD & Firestation Print Studio, VIC to be exhibited at Logan Art Gallery Pop Up in May/June and Firestation Print Studio Gallery in June/July 2022. 

Curated by Rachael Lee for Migaloo Press and Liz McDowell for Firestation Print Studio.


May 6 - June 11                                                 June 23 - July 16
Logan Art Gallery Pop Up                                  FPS Gallery

2 Wineglass Dve, Hillcrest, Qld, 4118                2 Willis St, Armadale, Vic, 3143                                 
Tues - Sat 10am-4pm                                        Wed - Sat 11am-4pm

Opening night                                                  Exhibition celebration
Friday 6 May, 6-8pm                                        Thursday June 23rd, 6-8pm


Altered States is a collaborative project between two printmaking groups where each participating artist creates an edition of 2 prints.

The first print stays unaltered while the second print is given to their corresponding partner who is free to alter it in any way they wish using a variety of collage and printmaking methods.
All the works were created in 2021/2022, measure 35 x 25cm and will be displayed in pairs with the unaltered work next to its altered state.


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (listed as paired collaborators)
1. Renee Garling (FPS)                                      2. Ruth Thompson (FPS)
Sandra Pearce (Migaloo)                                   Rachael Lee (Migaloo)

3. Margaret Marks (FPS)                                    4. Mei Sheong Wong (FPS)
Kim Wilson (Migaloo)                                         Jennifer Sanzaro (Migaloo)

5. Sande Bruch (FPS)                                        6. Agata Pytka (FPS)
Sue Poggioli (Migaloo)                                       Helen Sanderson (Migaloo)

7. Susan Lowe (FPS)                                         8. Myra Kaufman (FPS)
Glenda Hennig (Migaloo)                                   Susanne Schroder (Migaloo)

9. Julie Newson (FPS)                                       10. Sue Martin (FPS)
Patricia Zuber (Migaloo)                                     Kay Watanabe (Migaloo)

11. Marj Imlach (FPS)                                        12. Lindesay Dresdon (FPS)'
Anna Bonshek (Migaloo)                                   Jen Conde (Migaloo)

13. Laura Osborne (FPS)                                  14. Anastasia Kotzapavlidis (FPS)

Irene Killalea (Migaloo)                                      Cathy Money (Migaloo)


15. Elijah Armato (FPS)                                    16. Abbi Gilbert (FPS)
Susan Christie (Migaloo)                                  Evelyne Upton (Migaloo)

Image: Rachael Lee Winter Wattle, Ruth Thompson Wattlebird

Image: Ruth Thompson Pollinator, Rachael Lee the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees...

a stitch in time... solo show 2022

You are invited to my solo show at Revival Art & Design Gallery 

16 - 27 March 2022.

Revival Art & Design Gallery

3/17 Greg Chappell Street, Albion, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Tues - Sat, 9am -4pm

Sun, 10am - 2pm


Referencing a need to restore our relationship with nature, a stitch in time…consists of three series. Flourish, Happy memories, and My happiness celebrate the preciousness of our connections with nature.


All relationships begin with getting to know each other.

In these series, silhouette shapes of Banksia integrifolia and various birds create easily recognizable images referencing profile shadow portraits of the 18th and 19th centuries which were popular in Europe before photography. Stitching throughout the works refers to spending time with and caring for our environment.


My happiness series emphasises our connection to all things seen and unseen.

I would often walk to the local duck-pond, and it would make my day to see all the various wildlife, especially the little fairy wrens. Near where the wrens darted in and out of the hedges they called home, prolonged construction in the park frightened them away. I live in hope for their return, bringing with them my happiness.

Image: Rachael Lee, My happiness – Purple Swamphen, 2022, stencils, pencil, collage, thread, Kozo, burnt holes in paper, framed size 410mm x 560mm, float mounted in timber frame with U.V. glass.

Summer Soiree group show 2021

You are invited to Revival Art & Design Gallery's Summer Soiree, a group show featuring 65 works hung in a salon style hang from 22 artists. 

The show is on until 24 December 2021.

Revival Art & Design Gallery

3/17 Greg Chappell Street, Albion, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Tues - Sat, 9am -4pm

Sun, 10am - 2pm

Image: Rachael Lee, In-between, 2021, acrylic, stencils, chine collection, collagraph, piercing, embroidery thread on Magnani Pescia, float mounted in white timber frame 950 x 1320mm

Image: Rachael Lee, Passage - revisited and Deep - revisited, 2021, mixed media on black cradle boards, 227 x 304mm. SOLD

TABLE 21 group show

You are invited to TABLE 21, a group show featuring small works from a talented group of artists participating in The Artists Business Lounge; an extensive and supportive online Arts Business course that is the brainchild of Amanda van Gils.

Table 21 includes printmaking, painting, drawing and collage from
Peter Brook - Melbourne
Jan Allsopp - Coffs Harbour
Steven Warburton - Melbourne
Siobhan Kelley - Victoria
Rachael Lee - Brisbane
Donna Malone - Brisbane
Gillian Richards - Gold Coast
Janet Evans - Brisbane
Michelle Mann - Sunshine Coast
Ulla Taylor - Melbourne
Heather Bryant Birkett - Victoria

If you are in Brisbane I'd love to see you so please feel welcome to come and say hi.
I'll be at the gallery on Tues 28 Sept 12 - 4pm, Thurs 30 Sept 6-8pm, Fri 1 Oct 10am-4pm, Sun 3 Oct 1-4pm


View the catalogue and works online now!

Represented by Revival Art & Design Gallery 

For my latest works, I'm pleased to announce Pauline from Revival Art & Design Gallery in Albion, is now representing me in Brisbane, Qld.
I'm also looking forward to working with Pauline to present a mini solo show in March next year at Revival Art & Design Gallery.

Image: Rachael Lee, Passage - revisited, 2021, mixed media on black cradle board, 22.7cm x 30.4cm


Finalist in Australian Monoprint Prize 2021

I was thrilled to be a finalist in Firestation Print Studio's biennial Australian Monoprint Prize 2021 with my work Flourish 1. Thank you to the judges
Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Victoria
Dr David Sequeira, Director, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts.
A catalogue of the finalists works is available to purchase on Firestation Print Studio's website.

Image: Rachael Lee, Flourish 1, 2021, monoprint, stitching, collage, piercing, 76cm x 56cm

Finalist in InkMasters Print Exhibition 2021

Synergy represents important plant association in Indigenous medicinal plants of the Sydney region - commonly named Forest Red Gum, White Wattle, Fern-leaved Banksia, Waratah and Creeping Mint.

Thank you to the judges for selecting Synergy to be a part of Inkmasters Print Exhibition on show at Tanks Arts Centre Cairns, 25 June - 25 July 2021. It is an international juried exhibition which brings together the best printmakers from our region with national and international artists from around the world.

Judges
Henri van Noordenburg from the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.
Ashleigh Campbell Director NorthSite, Cairns.
International Cairns-based artist Brian Robinson of the Maluyligal and Wuthathi peoples of the Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula.

I was inspired to make this print for an exhibition last year titled Ecowomen 1 after researching an important eco woman – D'harawal Elder Aunty Francis Bodkin – who holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences with five majors, one of which is Environmental Sciences. She combines her indigenous culture's science of observation and experience with modern science of experiments and measurements in order to share a deeper understanding of how to care for our natural environment.


Synergy, 2020, hand-coloured linocut on Magnani Acquerello, edition of 9,

 image size 21.4 x 34.5cm, paper size 29.7 x 41.5cm

Sanctuary 2021                                                  joint show with Donna Malone

Very excited to present Sanctuary, a joint show with Donna Malone at Revival Art & Design Gallery, Albion as part of the Brisbane Art Design (BAD) festival, an initiative of the Museum of Brisbane.


We would love you to join us for the opening night to be officially opened by Amanda van Gils of The Artists Business Lounge.


Thursday 6 May 2021, 5.30 - 7.30pm.

Revival Art & Design Gallery
17 Greg Chappell St, Albion, Brisbane


Exhibition continues

When: Tues 4 - Sun 16 May, 2021
Times: Tues - Fri: 9am - 4pm
            Sat - Sun: 9am - 2pm

Sanctuary
Donna Malone and Rachael Lee create drawings and prints in response to Nature’s capacity to not only nurture and protect herself but also the feelings of humility and gratitude she magnifies within the artist’s spirit.
Inspired by childhood bush adventures and instilled through current observations of local natural environments, Donna and Rachael’s artworks are a celebration of Nature as Sanctuary.

Image: Rachael Lee, Perception, 2021, oils, charcoal, pastel on Magnani Pescia, paper size 56cm x 76cm

Treasured Gems 2020                 collaboration with Sustainable Fashion  

From linocut to digital image to screen print on fabric.

I'm very excited to be collaborating with Sarah from Sustainable Fashion on their summer print for the Bestowed Collection! 

Sarah has written a blog about it which you can read here.

Detail of hand carved lino block

Shortlisted public art concept design for Logan Hospital Car park Facade 2020

My concept design for the Logan Hospital Car park Facade was shortlisted for public consultation in August 2020 for Metro South Health.

The design comprises of silhouettes of the stages of growth of the Banksia integrifolia which is Logan City Council's logo. It shows changes in leaf shape as it matures from tooth edge leaves as a juvenile to smooth edge adult leaves, representing the role of the Logan Hospital in nurturing people from birth to end of life.

A light grey fills the silhouettes representing the underside colour of the Banksia leaves.

Brown surrounds the silhouettes to symbolise the natural surroundings.

Stripes of colours represent the vibrant multi-cultural community of Logan.

You can view the shortlisted designs on Metro South Health's Facebook page


Image: Rachael Lee's shortlisted design for the Logan Hospital's new car park facade

EcoWomen 1 Group show 2020

You're invited to the official opening

Sunday 8 March 2020, 2pm

Theatrette Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

148 Mountain View Road, Maleny, 4552


Exhibition continues Sunday 8 March -  Sunday 22 March 2020

Opening hours 10am - 2pm 

Image: Rachael Lee, Synergy, 2020, hand coloured linocut on Magnani Acquerello,

image size 345 x 214 mm, edition of 9, unframed $195

Drawn by a Whisper  Solo show 2020

You're invited to the official opening

Friday 07 February 2020, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland, Qld, 4163

Paper Love Group show in October 2019

You're invited to Hang About Gallery's October opening event

Friday 11 October 2019, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Hang About Picture Framing

185 Days Rd, The Grange, Brisbane

Join us for for a glass of bubbles and discover works on paper, raw and unadorned by 8 Brisbane artists. All works are unframed, allowing you to be part of the creative process.

You'll find collage, paintings, prints, ink drawings, charcoal works, pastels and mixed media works each in the artists' signature styles.

Image: Rachael Lee, Light me up, 2011, Mono prints, linocut, stencil, embossing on Saunders Waterford paper, unframed $500, 500mm x 500mm paper size

Group show in July 2019

You're invited to Hang About Gallery's July opening event

Friday 5 July 2019, 6-8pm

Hang About Gallery

185 Days Rd, The Grange, Brisbane

Art. Wine. Music....in July

Join us for a glass of bubbles and discover some amazing Brisbane talent! This month's showcase includes works by some incredible Brisbane artists including:
Louise IsacksonHelena Jackson LloydMark GawneREKElizabeth SteinHayley WillsDonna Malone and Rachael Lee


Image: Rachael Lee, Outside in, 2012, Collagraph, drypoint, linocut, stencil, collage, acrylic, watercolour pencil, EVA glue on Saunders Waterford paper on stretched canvas, varnish, 900mm x 900mm

Image: Rachael Lee, Fall...into place, ink, cardboard etching, watercolour pencil, oilstick, permanent marker, EVA glue on Saunders Waterford paper on stretched canvas, varnish, 600mm x 600mm

Winter Landscape Group Show 2019

8 artists, 8 distinctive styles,18 inspiring works

Mark GawneRachael Lee, Helena Jackson LloydDonna Malone, REKElizabeth Stein, Hayley WillsLouise Wruck

Revival Art & Design Gallery

58-62 Gilbert Rd, Lutwyche, Brisbane, Queensland

Opening night Sat 22 June 2019, 4.30 - 6.30pm

Exhibition 19 - 30 June 2019

Opening hours Wed - Sun, 9am - 4pm

Image: Rachael Lee, Perception l & ll, installation photo at Logan Art Gallery 2018. Photography Louis Lim


Finalist 2019 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards

Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine

Opening night Friday 17 May 2019, 6pm

Exhibition continues 18 - 26 May 2019, 10am - 4pm

Image: Rachael Lee, Beyond the trees, 2017, multi-plate collagraphs, stencils, linocut on Somerset paper mounted on aluminium, 2880mm x 2100mm. Photography Carl Warner


Window display Skyring Architects 2019

On display 24 April - 27 June 2019

78 Macgregor Tce, Bardon

Stephanie from Skyring Architects supports local artisans. 'We offer our front window on Macgregor Tce, Bardon as a free display space to local artisans. Contact us if you would like to display your work'.

Thank you Stephanie for supporting local artists!

Image: Rachael Lee, works from Beyond the elements series

Revival Art & Design Gallery

Pauline Elphinstone of Revival Art & Design Gallery has a selection of my works available for sale. The selection will change from time to time so please visit Pauline to see what she has on display at

Revival Art & Design Gallery

58-62 Gilbert Rd, Lutwyche, 4030, Queensland

Wed - Sun, 9am - 4pm

A few of the works available for sale in early 2019 at Revival Art & Design Gallery, Lutwyche, Queensland.

Systems group exhibition 2018

Queensland Herbarium

Mount Coot Tha Road, Toowong, Brisbane QLD
4 - 14 December 2018, 9am - 5pm (weekdays)

Systems is an exhibition that celebrates the diverse and curious biological systems of Australia’s living world.


Presented alongside the Australasian Systematic Botany Society’s (ASBS) 2018 conference, Mind the Gap, this exhibition showcases South East Queensland-based artists who take inspiration from living systems, revealing links between art, science and nature. From ecosystems and biodiversity, to the intangible interconnections between humans and nature, Systems draws attention to a broad range of themes in a variety of artistic mediums such as jewellery, sculpture, installation and print.


Artists featured: Renata Buziak, Donna Davis, Nicola Hooper, Alinta Krauth, Rachael Lee, Sandra Pearce, Paula Peeters, Clare Poppi, Tanya Scharaschkin and Svetlana Trefilova.


Systems is curated by Melissa Fletcher, supported by Queensland Herbarium.

Image: Rachael Lee, Blush, 2011, linocut, stencil on Saunders Waterford paper, 448mm x 457mm

Image: Rachael Lee, The bright bells are ringing, 2012, collagraph, drypoint, pencil on Saunders Waterford paper, 430mm x 440mm

Impressions 12 and Unique States               group exhibition 2018

Prints from practicing Australian printmakers. Exceptional works celebrating the diversity of printmaking in Brisbane, Queensland.
Selected artists Julie Thornton, Rachael Lee, Diana Heath, Angela Cowan, Domenica Hoare, Sue Poggioli, Tamika Grant - Iramu, Jennifer Long, Margarita Iakovleva, Sandra Taylor, Christopher Abrahams, Georgina Carter, David Burrows, Judith Rosenberg, Laura Moffat, Donna Malone, Glenda Orr, Gwenn Tasker, Ellie Neilsen, Cliff Eames, Cathy Magi, Joan Welsh, Maureen King, Sue Pickford, Vesna Kllacar-Nedimovic


Impress Printmakers Studio & Gallery, Kedron sub ARTStation, 134 Kedron Park Rd, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland

Opening night Saturday 17 November 2018, 6-8pm

Viewing times 10am - 5pm Thursday 15 November - Sunday 18 November 2018 and

Thursday 22 November - Saturday 24 November 2018

Image: Rachael Lee, Rhythms of the sheoak no.1, monoprint, 280mm x 192mm unframed

Image: Rachael Lee, Sheoak summer no.1, monoprint, 385mm x 280mm unframed

Image: Rachael Lee, Sheoak no.2 LittleLee light sculpture, monoprint, embossing, cutouts, fixings,193mm x 105mm x 68mm

Image: Rachael Lee, Sheoak no.1 LittleLee light sculpture, monoprint, embossing, piercings, cutouts, fixings, 193mm x 105mm x 68mm, SOLD

Image: Rachael Lee, Rhythms of the sheoak no.5, monoprint, 280mm x 193mm unframed

Finalist 2018 BAM art prize

Celebrating 98 finalists from all over Australia

A full list of finalists is viewable online at Byron Arts Magazine

Awards ceremony 9 November 2018, 6pm

Thomgallery, 6 Fern Place, Byron Bay Arts & Industrial Estate

Finalist exhibition continues through 30 November, 2018

Image: Rachael Lee, Chrysalis no.1, 2017, multi-plate collagraphs, linocut on Somerset paper, piercings, cutouts, LED, fixings, 310mm x 250mm x 1100mm

Impress at Sydney Contemporary               group show 2018

Works of Brisbane printmakers who exhibited at Sydney Contemporary Paper last year are on show at Impress Printmakers Studio & Gallery.


These works were exhibited last year at Sydney Contemporary, Australia's premier international art fair. Held in the vast Carriageworks artspace, the fair encompassed a wide range of visual arts with a section devoted exclusively to paper-based arts. The fair was held from 13 – 16 September 2018.

Image: Rachael Lee, Another time..., 2018, Linocut and paper cut on Magnani Revere paper, 370mm x 540mm

Image: Rachael Lee, Another place, 2018, Linocut and paper cut on Magnani Revere paper, 370mm x 540mm

Envisage – unseen rhythms 2018

Exhibition catalogue


ISBN-13: 978-0-9587110-3-6

Onespace Afterimage editions 2017 collection

Featuring 45 limited edition fine art prints from 25 artists

Onespace Gallery13a Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland

Opening night Friday 8 December 2017, 6-8pm

Exhibition dates 6 - 22 December 2017

Image: Rachael Lee, Raindrops, 2017, digital print edition of 20, 308gsm 100% cotton paper, 680mm x 480mm unframed

Digital print from original linocut print

Image: Rachael Lee, Summer haze, 2017, digital print, 308gsm 100% cotton paper, edition of 20, 680mm x 480mm unframed

Digital print from original linocut (ghost print) and stencil print

Image: Rachael Lee, Adrift, 2016, linocut, cardboard etching, edition of 2, 380mm x 210mm

In the garden group exhibition 2013

Percolator Gallery

134 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, Qld

29 October - 3 November 2013

An exhibition of works by Helena Jackson Lloyd, Rachael Lee, Donna Malone and Helen Rowe

Installation view at Percolator Gallery, 2013

Installation view at Percolator Gallery, 2013