Rachel Peters is a visual artist from South West Victoria who has exhibited for over 15 years. She works in a number of media, her works often reflecting the local environment, including vignettes of coastal happenings, textural studies of cliffs and overhead interpretations of river pathways. Peters cannot help celebrating the natural world and studying people’s interaction with it, and this permeates her choice of color, form and painterly texture.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Dip. Art, Craft and Design, SW TAFE
2019 The Mandorla Art Prize, Perth, WA
2018 Modern Midden, Public art work made from beach found plastics and commissioned by South West Fish Care
2016, 2017,2018 Finalist in Corangamarah Art Prize, Con ‘ceit, Red Rock Theatre Gallery, Cororoke, VIC
2016 Hon. Mention at Biblioart Prize, Blarney Books, Port Fairy
2016 Julia Street Creative Space/Portland Bay Press – Artist’s residency, Julia St, Portland, Vic.
2015 Urchin, Project commissioned by Warrnambool City Council. Sculpture made from recycled beach found objects
2014 Echoes of the Sea, Street installation made with found objects as part of the Hidden Histories laneways project in Warrnambool.
2012 Selected for Artists’ Residency with the Lake Bolac Eel Festival Healing Walk, March, 2012.
2011 Hon. Mention - Little Archies Portrait Competition, Oak Hill Community Gallery, Mornington Peninsula, Vic.
2009 First Prize - Birregurra Festival
2009 Honorable Mention - Religious Art Prize Rhythm of Life, Box Hill, VIC.
2008 Two Honorable Mentions - Create To Advocate Exhibition, Parliament House, ACT
2008 Finalist - National Tertiary Art Prize, AACA, Sydney, NSW.
2017 Re-Collection, Back Space Gallery, Ballarat
2015-16 Retrospective Exhibition at Maddens Lawyers, Koroit Street, Warrnambool, Vic.
2013 Following a River, Scope Galleries, Warrnambool,VIC
2012 Deep Stillness, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville, VIC
2012 Ground, Whalebone Gallery, Port Fairy, VIC
2011 Layers, Whalebone Gallery, Port Fairy, VIC
2010 Coastal Middens, Whale Bone Gallery, Port Fairy, VIC
2010 Water Marks Time, Scope Galleries, Warrnambool, VIC
2009 Scratching the Surface, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville, VIC
2008 Colors of Khmer, Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC
2008 From Sea To Centre, Warrnambool Entertainment Centre, VIC
2005 Big Picture, Small Picture, Saltmarsh Studio Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC
2013 - 2021 The Warrnibald, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, Vic.
2019 Decoding the Sea, The Fproject, Warrnambool, Vic.
2016 - 21 Humanity and the Sea, Maritime Museum, Melbourne, Vic.
2018 Waste Not, Bright Bird, Warrnambool, VIC
2016 - 2018 Feast Pray Love, Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne
2017 Place, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Melb, and Warrnambool Uniting Church.
2017,2016 South West International Women’s Day Art Prize, the Artery, Warrnambool, Vic
2015 Somewhere Between Domestic and Wild, The Artery, Warrnambool, Vic.
2015 Select 1, Outlaw Gallery, Warrnambool, Vic.
2014 Small works, The Artery, Warrnambool, VIC
2013 Kuyang, WarrnamboolArt Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC
2013 Migration, Eel Festival, Lake Bolac, VIC
2012 Emerging Artists Exhibition Toyota Community Arts Centre, Port Melbourne, VIC
2012 Flows, Lake Bolac Eel Festival Art Exhibition, Lake Bolac, Vic.
2012 Echoes, Centre For Theology and Ministry, Parkville, Vic.
2012-2019 Biblio-art Prize, Blarney Books, Port Fairy
2009 Land Marks Time, Gallery 112 St Kilda, VIC.
2009 Holy Three exhibition, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville, VIC.
2006 Seeing Red Exhibition at Warrnambool Art Gallery
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