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Sydney artist Gemma Rasdall uses mixed media and watery washes of colour to create works that draw on her deep affiliation with the water. With experimental materials and aerial perspectives, Rasdall pushes the boundaries of traditional landscape structures.  Subtle stitching and bold mark making is employed to tell stories from the sea and of those who choose to dwell upon it. The result is undeniable calm -  windows for both audience and artist alike to rest their eyes and restless spirits.

Gemma paints from her Scotland Island studio and lives aboard her modest yacht with puppy Arkie. Art and life are inextricably intertwined. 

Bachelor of Design - UNSW Art and Design 2015

 

Selected Art Prizes

2022 - Wynne Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2021, 2020, 2019 - Northern Beaches Art Prize Finalist

2020 - John Leslie Art Prize Finalist

2019,  2020 -  Ravenswood Art Prize Finalist

2019 - Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize Finalist

2017 -  Hornsby Recycled Art Prize - Winner (Young Creatives)

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 - The Calm, Art Gallery on Darling

2018 - Illusions, Frances Keevil Gallery

2018 - Waterfront, Art Gallery on Darling

2017 - Paintings on Recycled Sailcloth, Frances Keevil Gallery

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 - Winter Salon, Michael Reid Northern Beaches

2020, 2019 - Summer Annual, Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth

2019 -  Collection 10, Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney

2018 - Land and Sea, Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney

Residencies

2022 - Chateau d'Orquevaux, France (accepted)

2018 - Finders Island, Tasmania

 

Press

2022 - Pittwater Life,  Cover Feature, May Issue

2020 - 2ser Radio  - Interview with an Artist

2020 - Afloat Magazine - Article, April Issue

2020 - Pittwater Life,  Cover Feature, July Issue

2020 - Art Wank - Podcast Interview

2019 - The Design Files - Article