The exhibition in its latest incarnation, includes several new artworks and and installation of 'Pods'.
In 2014, I was fortunate enough to win the Windmill Trust Scholarship to help cover costs associated with putting on an exhibition at The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Scholarship. MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury), are putting on an exhibition of the last 20 winners to celebrate the milestone. Exhibiting artists include -
- Camille Kersley
- Christine McMillan
- Stephanie Jones
- Sarra Robertson
- Tom Doherty
- Jonathan Throsby
- Sandra McMahon
- Samantha Small
- Rachel Ellis
- Andy Townsend
- Craig Cameron
- Tracey Luff
- Jane Lander
- Nicole Welch
- Bradley Hammond
- Sally Williams
- James Blackwell
- Rochelle Summerfield
- Harrie Fasher
- Duke Albada
More information can be found HERE
Lost Bear Gallery, who represent me in the Blue Mountains has opened a smaller gallery space (annex) in the growing arts precinct at 208 Katoomba Street, Katoomba NSW. I am currently showing the most recent artworks which include wall pieces as well as sets of Pods made from natural materials, in sets of 3.
The exhibition space is located at the back of the gallery which showcases art objects, small sculptures and glasswork from the larger collection at 'Lost Bears' main gallery at 98 Lurline Street Katoomba NSW. So come visit the new space next time you're in Katoomba where one of the friendly staff can tell you more about the works on display.
Rachel Szalay began her career in theatre as a graduate of NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts), performing on stage, TV and film before turning her creative energies to Fine Arts. Rachel's medium of choice is pastels and her interest in flora and botanical illustrations has informed her latest body of work.
Rachel's masterful use of colour pastel provides a lush interpretation of fruits and vegetables steeped in the tradition of early botanical drawings. They are colourful, rhythmic and engaging; luminous in their layering of colour.
Traditionally, Rachel produces large scale drawings which she has exhibited around the Blue Mountains as well as Sydney, but for this exhibition, she has offered up a more intimate series of artworks, juicy in colour and form.
Rachel is also a member of the Mtns Made group which showcases creative talent from the Blue Mountains region. Her work, under this banner, can be bought at various outlets around the mountains in the form of printed cards and small prints.
For more information about Rachel's practice and purchasing her artworks and prints, you can contact her HERE