Curriculum Vitae





Studies and Work

·  2015 - present Sculptural collaboration and Arts Management

·  2011 - 2015 Arts Mentoring and Teaching

·  2007 - 2011 TAFE lecturer, Casual,  Bega campus

·  2007 - 2010 Public Programs coordinator, Bega Valley Regional Gallery

·  1998 - 2003 TAFE lecturer at Bathurst, Mudgee and Bega campuses

·  1992 - 1994 Part time lecturer- Creative Arts, Wollongong University

·  1992 - 1993 Travelling in Europe, Asia and United States

·  1989 - 1994 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Hons), Wollongong University

·  1987 - 1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts to the Sydney University entry

 

Solo Exhibitions

·  2011 Sydney

·  2010 Ivy Hill, Wapengo, NSW

·  2008 Ivy Hill, Wapengo, NSW

·  2007 Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern, Sydney

·  2006 Ivy Hill, Wapengo, NSW

·  2003 Jill Richards Gallery, Sydney

·  2002 Jill Richards Gallery, Sydney

·  2001 Jill Richards Gallery, Sydney

·  2000 Jill Richards Gallery, Sydney

·  1999 Jill Richards Gallery, Sydney

·  1998 Maudespace, Sydney

·  1997 Maudespace, Sydney

·  1997 Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong

·  1996 Maudespace, Sydney

·  1995 The Palace, Sydney

 

Residencies

·  1997 Artist in Residence, Wollongong City Gallery

·  1995 Yirrkala Aboriginal Community, Northern Territory

·  1996 Coen Community Artist, Queensland

 

Awards

·  2001 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (Highly Commended)

·  1990 Cootamundra Art Prize

 

Collections

·  Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

·  Price Waterhouse Coopers Legal

·  Wollongong University Permanent Collection

·  Private Collections

 

Publications

·  Australian House and Garden, June 2005

·  The Sydney Morning Herald, September 2003

·  The Sydney Morning Herald, July 2002

·  Art and Australia, Vol. 38. No.3, 2001

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

·  2013 Damien Minton, Sydney

·  2013 Bega Valley Regional Gallery

·  2010 Finalist - Basil  Sellers Art Prize

·  2010 The Milk Factory, Bowral

·  2009 Finalist - The Callen Art Award, Cowra

·  2009 Kings Gallery, Milton, NSW

·  2008 Libby Edwards Gallery, Brisbane

·  2005 The Priory, Bingi, Moruya NSW

·  2002 Land-Marks, Bathurst Regional Gallery

·  2001 Fleurier Art Prize, 2001 Adelaide, SA

·  2001 Decade, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

·  2000 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (Highly Commended), Campbelltown

·  2000 Hunters Hill Art Show

·  1999 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown City Art Gallery

·  1998 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown

·  1998 Huntington Festival, Mudgee

·  1998 The Good Fool Gallery, Mudgee

·  1997 Twist, Long Gallery, Wollongong

·  1996 Wollongong University Staff Show, Long Gallery, Wollongong

·  1996 Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Sydney

·  1995 Waverley Art Prize, Sydney

·  1995 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown

·  1995 Fresh Water Salt Water, Long Gallery, Wollongong

·  1994 Airspace, Sydney

·  1994 Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Sydney

·  1993 Honours Exhibitions, Illawarra Technology Centre, Wollongong

·  1991 Past and Present, Long Gallery, Wollongong

·  1991 Illawarra Law Week, Wollongong Court House

·  1990 Bowral Art Prize, Bowral

·  1990 Cootamundra Art Exhibition, Watercolour Prize

·  1990 Long Gallery, Wollongong

·  1989 Loneliness, Performance Space, Sydney

·  1989 Mythologies, Art Arena, Wollongong

·  1988 Tin Sheds, Sydney

 

Artist Bio

 

 

Rachel was born in Sydney in 1969 and has moved around regional NSW over the last 25 years.

 

She attended the University of Sydney studying Fine Arts and later completed her Bachelor of Creative Arts with Honours from Wollongong University in 1994. During this time Rachel studied painting and printmaking and was to eventually become a part time lecturer at the university.

 

Over the last twenty years she has had over ten solo exhibitions in Sydney and numerous other shows throughout Regional NSW. Rachel has been represented in Sydney by Damien Minton, Iain Dawson, Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries  and Libby Edwards Gallery in Brisbane.

 

The work of Rachel Burns is held in collections across Australia, including the Bathurst Regional Gallery, the University of Wollongong’s Permanent Collection and Price Waterhouse Coopers Legal, Sydney. Rachel now works collaboratively with Ulan Murray creating sculptural pieces.

Rachel has been the recipient of a number of residencies including the 1997 Artist in Residence at the Wollongong City Art Gallery and numerous Aboriginal Communities at Yirrkala and Northern Queensland.

Landscape has always been at the heart of her work.

 

 
 
​Rachel Burns
 
 
Rachel Burns lives and works in
Bega, NSW

 

Artist Statement

 

 

My work never attempts to be a realistic interpretation of the landscape but rather a jumble of remembered and imagined forms. The works are drawn solely from memory and play with the notion of memory as a non linear construct. Colour is used to evoke a sense of place and time.