I am delighted to let you know that you can now find my work for sale at 77 Art and Living gallery, 77 Main Street, Fairlie, NZ.
Here a couple of photos I am working from for a new exhibition. There are lots of wonderful moments at kindergarten. Here are a few that I have plans for.
New entries are on their way shortly…
In the meantime please scroll down for previous work as well as clicking on tabs above to see more.
Currently in group exhibition “Wish You Were Here” at Adelaide Central School of Art, 45 Osmond Terrace, Norwood, Adelaide. On until 3 November 2012.
In mid 2011 Rachael Polson was awarded an Ashington Mentorship by the Helpmann Academy of South Australia. The mentorship aims to link emerging artists with leading practitioners in their fields in a one-on-one mentoring relationship. The mentorship is with New Zealand artist Judy Millar – one of New Zealand’s most internationally recognised artists.
To read more about recent work by Rachael Polson please explore the tabs at the top of this page especially the “Seedling Exhibition”, “Gallery of Images” and “Work in Progress” tabs. Previous posts can be viewed by scrolling down the “Home” page. These contain information about the background to recent exhibitions and the ideas behind Rachael’s work.
Exhibition: Pump Shed, Seedling Art Space, Blackwood Forest Recreation Park, Adelaide. September 3-11 2011.
From Seedling Art Space:
“Translated Fields is presented in the Seedling Pump Shed space and is an exploration of the physical and formal elements of the Seedling Pump Shed and its surroundings; the corrugated iron of the shed, coloured graffiti marks found around and the sapling trees whispering in the surrounds. Polson ‘paints’ in 3 dimensional space further exploring gesture and repeated action using thread rather than painted brush marks for an elaborate site-specific installation.
Rachael Polson, from New Zealand, achieved a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2009. Polson’s practice explores painting in the expanded field, sculpture and photography.” www.seedlingartspace.asn.au
The following was part of Translated Fields. For full slideshow of exhibition and catalogue essay click on “Seedling Exhibition 2011” tab above at right.
The works exhibited are a combination of the work I exhibited last year in Adelaide as well as some new works especially for this exhibition.
Each work influences the next. I am particularly interested in the process of making art. For me this is like artistic cross-pollination. That is, the sculptures inform the photographs, the paintings are then translated into digital image and so on. They interact and influence each other. For example the line of photos here, are from the tiny paintings around the corner The photos in the black frames are of the wrapped sculptures in the cabinet.
I am also interested in a broader definition of what is a painting; that a painting does not hace to be made of paint or to occur on a canvas. Rather formal qualities such as line, colour, light, composition and repetition can be applied to other media. For example the tiny boxes in the cabinet use thread for colour mixing instead of paint.
Equally much of my work explores the notion of a trapped moment in time. Time is precious, delicate and moving fast and I want to find a way to trap it in the materials I use. You can see this in the wrapped threads: each wrapping-action holds that moment in it; the trace of a movement is left in paint or captured through the camera lens.
My current exhibition is at the Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru. “Now & Always ” opens on the 4th of March 2011.
The exhibition will be a combination of most of my exhibition from Adelaide last year and some of my graduate exhibition works as well as new work.
Studio Gallery, Adelaide Central Gallery, 45 Osmond Terrace, Norwood, South Australia
Opens 6-8pm 10 Sept. Until 23 Oct 2010
Rachael Polson completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2009. At the beginning of 2010, after nine years in Adelaide she and her family have moved to Timaru, New Zealand. From this busy time in her life, comes work motivated by the desire to stand still, to freeze time, to capture moments, to know where time goes.
Rachael’s works are a collection of sculptures, paintings and photographs. She explores brushstrokes captured in paint. The camera has also been used as a painting tool. By sweeping the camera across her own paintings she has ‘painted’ new works with the camera. Subsequent works are developed though a process of ‘cross pollination’ between media. Each work informs the next; consciously pollinating from paint to thread to camera image.
For more images of this exhibition, please click on page tab above “Gallery Images”
- Camera Painting #1, 2010, Rachael Polson