Natural Indigo A Base
Rachael Wellisch is a very successful Australian artist using natural indigo-dye as the base for her unique creations. She combines the authentic indigo-dye technique also with textiles and installations to achieve outstanding eye-candy pieces.
A Few Awards and Residencies Highlights
In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD. And five years later, in 2021, with a Doctor of Visual Arts Candidate (post-confirmation), Griffith University. She is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Winner of the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Art Prize in 2016, she has been a finalist in the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, the Northern Beaches Art Prize, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, BAM Art Prize, Blackstone Works on Paper Prize, and Lake Art Prize.
She has undertaken artist residencies in Shankill Castle, Ireland, and House Conspiracy in Brisbane, during 2017, as well as Art Quarter Budapest in Hungary, during 2018. Also, she was awarded an Arts Queensland Grant in 2018, a National Assistance Program for the Arts Grant in 2020, and has exhibited in Australia, across Europe, and in Japan.
Her work is held in the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital collection, the Westin Hotel in Perth, Crown Towers in Sydney and is also held in private collections within Australia, UK, France, and Ireland.
Studio Visit Video
Griffith University Art Museum was curious about how the community of artists was navigating their practices during Covid lockdowns, so they made a lockdown studio video with Rachael Wellisch. In the video, you can see her workspace, and learn more about how she works and creates her indigo art.