Author Archives: Rachael Polson

About Rachael Polson

Rachael is a visual artist living in New Zealand. She is also a wife and a mother of two grown up young people as well as a tutor at Ara Institute of Canterbury, Timaru.

Now & Always, Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru 4 March – 10 April 2011

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. … Continue reading

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Exhibiton at Aigantighe Gallery, Timaru. “Now & Always” opening 4 March until 10 April 2011

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 … Continue reading

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Solo exhibiton “Who knows where the time goes…?”

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 … Continue reading

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Drawing or Painting with the camera and “cross pollination”

Here are some of my latest photos.  These are photos of my paintings.  I am “cross pollinating” between media. My work extends this idea of cross pollination to include interaction between of works 2 dimensions and 3 dimensions. In this … Continue reading

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Painting in the expanded field

Untitled, 2009, © Rachael Polson, Thread, PVC sheeting and fixings. Does a painting have to happen on a canvas?  In line with Rosalind Krauss’ writings on Sculpture in the Expanded Field and subsequent writings by Gustavo Fares on Painting in … Continue reading

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Can we trap time in a material?

Untitled, 2009, © Rachael Polson, Thread and Fixings This work became known as  “frozen calligraphy ” around art school, due to the trapped gestural movement inherent in the work.  Each form is wrapped in bright thread.  This is an attempt … Continue reading

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Trapping time in paint

Untitled, 2009, © Rachael Polson, Oil on Canvas Can a moment in time be captured in paint?  Paint is a particularly good medium for recording movement.  Each brushmark traps the movement made by the artist, preserving that moment on the … Continue reading

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