Rachel Ellis C.V.

Born                       1967, Adelaide, Australia

Lives & Works       Bathurst, NSW

Studies & Travel

1998                        Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship: Europe

                                Studio Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

                                Slade school of Fine Art, London, (Summer School)

1992-93                   Master of Art (by coursework) COFA, UNSW, Sydney

1991                        International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria, Italy,

1986-88   BA           Visual Art, City Art Institute, (now COFA, UNSW), Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2018                        Survey show: Sustaining Light, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2012                        Paintings & Drawings King Street Gallery on William

2011                        New Works Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2007                        painting and drawing king street gallery on burton, Sydney

2005                        Past and Present Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2002                        Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

2000                        Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney

1997                        Access Contemporary Art Gallery

1996                        Access Contemporary Art Gallery

1994                        Bare Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020                        AR+COLLECT : Celebration of Colour, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

2019                        New Aquisitions, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery               

2018                        Artstate NSW, My Own Backyard, Bathurst

2016                        200×200 Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW

2015                        30 years 30 Artists Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

2013                        Salon des Refuses SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2009                        Director’s Choice Exhibition Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2008                        7th Drawing Biennale Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra

2007                        Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Recent Acquisitions, 2004 – ’07

2004                        Small Wonders Delmar Gallery, Trinity Grammar School, Sydney

2002                        Australian Women Artists Vanessa Wood Fine Art, Sydney

1996, ’97,’99,’04     Blake Prize for Religious Art


1995                        Cities and Water The Gallery, West India Quay, London Docklands, UK

1993,’96,’97,’99,    Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery New South Wales



2017                        NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Parliament House, Sydney

2016                        Artist in Residence Haefliger Cottage, Hill End

2013                        Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery Sydney

2010                        Central West Regional Artists Award and Viewers Choice Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery

2006                        Artist in Residence, Haefliger Cottage, Hill End, sponsored by Country Energy

Windmill Trust Scholarship [joint recipient]

Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, PLC, Sydney

                                Alan Gamble Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2003-4                     Communion of Saints Commission, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta

2000                        Waverley Woollahra Art Prize

1998                        Art Gallery of New South Wales- Dr Denise Hickey Studio Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts,Paris

                                Dyason Bequest, Art Gallery of New South Wales

1997                        Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship

1996                        Blake Prize for Religious Art                  

Blake Prize- Viewers Choice Award

1995                        Kedumba Drawing Award (jointly)

                                Waverley Woolahra, Drawing Prize and Miniature Prize