Nibbling the Sky 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2020
handmade paper from indigo-dyed salvaged textiles
110 cm x 33 cm
Nibbling the Sky
Rachael Wellisch is an Australian artist using natural indigo dye, textiles, and installation in response to environmental concerns. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours in 2016 from Griffith University (Brisbane, QLD), she received awards for academic excellence every year of her studies including ‘Fine Art Student of the Year’ in 2011. Currently a post-confirmation doctoral candidate and tutor at Griffith University, she is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
Winner of the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Art Prize (QLD) in 2016, she was selected as a finalist in the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award (VIC), the Northern Beaches Art Prize (NSW), and the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (NSW) in 2019. She has undertaken artist residencies in Shankill Castle, Ireland, and House Conspiracy in Brisbane, during 2017, as well as Art Quarter Budapest in Hungary, during 2018. Rachael was awarded an Arts Queensland Grant in 2018, a National Assistance Program for the Arts Grant in 2020, and has exhibited in Australia, Ireland, Austria, Japan and the UK. Her work is held in the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital collection, the Westin Hotel in Perth, Crown Towers in Sydney and is also held in private collections within Australia, UK, France and Ireland.