Rachel Coad

2015, District

This new series of large-scale oil-on-linen portraits by Rachel Coad may suggest nostalgia, but there are far more complex qualities at play. Painted from photographs taken in… continue reading Sydney Morning Herald, August 15, 2015 review here


2014, Juncture


2012, Frontier

THE human movement at play within Rachel Coad’s vastly scaled, astutely painted oils might be mistaken for that of contemporary dance or performance. The beautiful young woman who assumes the role of the painter’s model is captured in various… continue reading The Age review here


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Rachel Coad born 1971, Western Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
RETROspective, Holmes a Court Gallery at Heytesbury

2015
District, Gallerysmith, VIC

2014
Juncture, Gallerysmith, VIC

2012
Frontier, Gallerysmith, VIC

2011
New Work, ROA Gallery, London

2010
New Paintings, Gunyulgup Galleries, WA
Legacy, Perth Galleries, WA

2009
Pack, Gallery 27, London

2008
Rachel Coad, Gunyulgup Galleries, WA

2007
Clusters, Perth Galleries, WA,

2006
Narrative, Gunyulgup Galleries, WA

2005
48 King St, Perth, WA

2004
Murray St, Perth, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Threehundredandthirty, Gallerysmith, VIC
Art of Sound, with the National Film and Sound Archive, Holmes a Court Gallery, WA

2012
Threehundredandthirty, Gallerysmith, VIC
Perth Galleries, WA

2011
ROA Gallery, London

2010
Wagner Art Gallery, NSW
Melbourne Art Fair, Perth Galleries
Ten, Holmes a Court Gallery, WA

2007
Customs House open studio, WA
Mine Own Executioner, Mundaring Arts Centre, WA

2006
Group exhibition, Perth Galleries, WA

AWARDS and COMMENDATIONS

2016,
Black Swan Portrait Prize – WINNER

2015
Bankwest Art Prize – finalist

2013
Albany Art Prize, – finalist
Bankwest Art Prize – winner of people’s choice award

2011
Artitude open category – winner

2007
Metro 5 Art Award – finalist

2006
Metro 5 Art Award – finalist

2004
Cromwell’s Art Prize – finalist

2003
Australian Journalism Association – Print graphics prize

2003
Katanning Art Prize – Highly commended

1997
Walkely Award – nominated for ‘artwork’

MEDIA

2012
The West Australian, Fight and Flight by Lyn Diceiero
The Age, In the Galleries, by Dan Rule

2010
Legacy burnt into artist’s approach, The West Australian, Review by Ric Spencer, May 21
My Space, The West Weekend Magazine, March
Face to Face, Insite Magazine, Spring, p. 204
Expat Eye, Australian Art Market Report, issue one,

2010 
This is London Magazine
In London, The London Paper  – Meet the artist
The Australian Times, London – Coad breaking
The West Australian – Artists puts expats in big picture

2007
The West Australian, Portraits from face-to-face
Artists Chronicle, Cover image, Nov
RTR Fm radio interview
The Fremantle Gazette, Rachel shines again

2006
The Fremantle Herald,  Ms Coad cracks it
The Fremantle Gazette, Young artist in hunt for coveted national prize

2005
The West Australian, WA pair up for prize
The Great Outdoors, channel 7 – Painting featured in The Outram Hotel

2004
PostcardsWA – Gallery interview and review – channel 9

2003
Perth Woman Magazine, Artscape Moving pictures

2002
The West Australian, Artist frames brothers, Portrait of the Mickelberg Brothers

COLLECTIONS

Holmes a Court Collection

Cromwell Art Prize Collection

Santa Maria College Collection

Private collections: Australia, Holland, Hong Kong Singapore, USA, UK and Japan

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