About The Artist

Email    rwellisch@me.com

Instagram    rachael_wellisch


Rachael Wellisch uses natural indigo dye, textiles, installation and performance in response to environmental concerns. A recipient of the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Art Prize in 2016, she has undertaken artist residencies in Shankill Castle, Ireland and House Conspiracy in Brisbane, Australia 2017, and will undertake an Art Quarter Budapest Residency, Hungary in late 2018. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from Griffith University, Queensland College of Art (QCA), as a painting major, Rachael has received multiple awards for academic excellence. Currently a doctoral candidate and tutor at Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Rachael is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

 Artworks by Rachael Wellisch selected for public areas of the Westin Perth, opened in early 2018.

Artworks by Rachael Wellisch selected for public areas of the Westin Perth, opened in early 2018.



Arts Queensland Grant, Queensland Arts Showcase Program for project Wild Remembering

Group exhibition, Moment & Method, Pop Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Group exhibition, Wild Remembering, Mayfair Gallery, Darwin Fringe Festival Darwin NT

Group exhibition, Wild Remembering, Webb Gallery, Brisbane

Group exhibition, The Moving Image – The Image Moves, Basement, Vienna, Austria (November-December 2018)

Artist residency, Art Quarter Budapest, Hungary (October-November 2018)

Doctor of Visual Arts Candidate

Sculpture Tutor, Griffith University

The Art of the Westin Hotel, book, Perth WA

The Conspirator, book by House Conspiracy, Brisbane, QLD



Doctor of Visual Arts Candidate

Artist residency, House Conspiracy, West End, Brisbane

Artist residency, Shankill Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland.

Group exhibition, As We Unfold, The Pod, Brunswick St Mall, Brisbane

As We Unfold Review: http://www.fineprintmagazine.com/unfold-in-view/?rq=unfold in view

Group exhibition, Around, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Spring Hill, Brisbane

Drawing Blue, a collaboration with Emma Gardner, House Conspiracy, West End, Brisbane

Painting Studio Foundations Tutor, Griffith University


Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours at Griffith University

St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Award

Group exhibition Mint, Pop Gallery, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Group exhibition Transversing, Webb Gallery, QCA Southbank, Brisbane

Group exhibition The Ambience Store Project 4, Ambience Store, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Public Art Installation, Sugar & Bones II, Vibrant Laneways Project, King George Square, Brisbane CBD, collab with Hayley McFarlane - Featured on Channel 7's The Great Southeast

Group exhibition Something Like This But Not This, The Laundry Art-space, East Brisbane 

Solo exhibition All The Spaces Between at Sunspace, Noosa

Solo exhibition Between Blue at This Must Be The Place, Bakery Lane, Brisbane

Group exhibition Less at The Laundry Art-space, East Brisbane 

Less Review: http://inresidence-ari.com/less-at-the-laundry/

Public Art Installation, Sugar & Bones, Vibrant Laneways Project, Hutton Lane, Brisbane CBD, collaboration with Hayley McFarlane 

Casual employee: UniSkills Leader, Griffith University Student Success Program


Bachelor of Fine Art from Griffith University

Griffith Award for Academic Excellence from Griffith University

Group exhibition http://Re-productive at QCA Project Gallery

Group exhibition Life Art Worldwide Arts Expo, Lightspace, Fortitude Valley

Group exhibition Wonderland by the Sea, Caloundra Fringe Festival

 Finalist in Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award


Griffith Award for Academic Excellence from Griffith University

Group exhibition: Me+You+Us+Them, Project Gallery


Griffith Award for Academic Excellence from Griffith University

Transferred to Bachelor of Fine Art at Griffith University

Moved from Darwin NT to Brisbane QLD


Outstanding Academic Achievement from Charles Darwin University

Site-specific installation OMG girl Stuart Park, Darwin

Site-specific installation Eye on you Knuckey St, Darwin


Awarded ‘Fine Art Student of the Year’ by Charles Darwin University

Outstanding Academic Achievement from Charles Darwin University

Student group exhibition, Charles Darwin University

Group exhibition: New Territories, 24-Hour Art, Darwin NT

Commenced Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries at Charles Darwin University

Wax pigment and metallic spray paint on glass mounted photographs of indigo dyed cotton.