RACHEL SZALAY

 

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Born January, 1965

Education

1983-85   City Art Institute

1986-88   National Institute of Dramatic Art

Theatre credits: Reckless - Belvoir St Theatre (Dir-Adam Cook), Once in a Lifetime - STC (Dir-Richard Wherrett), The Dreamer Examines his Pillow, Furious, Time and the Room - STC (Dir-Michael Gow), Playgrounds, Top Girls, Navigating, The Incorruptible - STC (Dir-Aubrey Mellor), Mourning Becomes Electra, Seneca's Oedipus - STC (Dir-Barrie Kosky), The Importance of Being Earnest - MTC (Dir-Simon Phillips), That Eye the Sky - Burning House Theatre (Dir-Richard Roxburgh), Svetlana in Slingbacks - Belvoir St Theatre (Dir-Kate Gaul), Boston Marriage - State Theatre Company of South Australia (Dir-Catherine Fitzgerald).

Film credits: Deliquents (Dir-Chris Thompson), Lillian's Story (Dir-Jerzy Domaradzki), Mad Bomber in Love (Dir-James Bogle)

TV credits:  Country Practice, Children's Hospital , Loveless, Grass Roots

Radio credits: Sixteen Words for Water, Flame, Sylvia Plath, Poetica, Background Briefing - ABC Radio

Solo Exhibitions 

 

  • 2016

            Remarkable Plants  Exhibition at The Blue Mountains Food Co-op - Ha'penny Lane, Katoomba

  • 2014
    Collected Works at The Salon - Blue Mountains, Katoomba
  • 2011
    Exhibition at The Arthouse Hotel,  275 Pitt St, Sydney - September
    Solo exhibition touring to Balatro - Art, Antiques, Collectibles, Surry Hills
     
  • 2010

            Exhibition at Very Fashion Sunday 4th July 3-5pm , Katoomba

  •  2009

              The Arthouse Hotel - Solo Exhibition, Sydney

  • 2007
    The Shed 
    The Seeger Gallery
     
  • 2006
    The Artists Gallery, Katoomba
    The Water Board, Katoomba
     
  • 2005
    Aldgate Gallery

     
  • 2004/5
    The Grandview Hotel - Wentworth Falls

     
  • 2004
    The Artists Gallery - Katoomba

     
  • 2003
    Katoomba Wines - Katoomba

     
  • 2002
    Journey Café - Katoomba

     
  • 1999
    Blackbird Café, Cockle Bay - Darling Harbour
    Georgio’s Café - Surry Hills

     
  • 1998
    Blackbird Café, Cockle Bay - Darling Harbour

     
  • 1997
    Jill Richards Gallery - Randwick

     
  • 1996
    Fatz Café - City
    Jill Richards Gallery - Randwick

     
  • 1994
    Church Hall Foyer (Darlinghurst). Burning House Theatre Company
    Crossroads  Theatre Foyer

Past Exhibitions And Events - Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 

               LithgowSkulls18  An auction of painted skulls to raise funds for the Lithgow Laneways Project. An initiative to revitalise Lithgow's CBD with public art.

  • 2017 

             Botanica and Birdlife  exhibition that coincided with  The Garden of Earthly Delights  at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mt Tomah. Curated by Dr Susan Cochrane.

             Culturescape  and group exhibition at  Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Theatrette.

  • 2016

             Portrait of a Character , Griffin Theatre Company Art Auction. Supported by the National Art School and Creative Partnerships Australia

  • 2015

            Culturescape - Artworks chosen for digitally animated 3-D projection show on the front - face of the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

  • 2014
    Artstreet work  Phoenix Dreaming  exhibited at The Salon - Blue Mountains. 
    Received a Highly Commended and won The People’s Choice award
     
  • 2013
    Artstreet work  exhibited  at The Salon, Blue Mountains
    Artwork donated to Estia foundation of Australia
     
  • 2012
    Artwork  donated to Mariposa Ball, March 17th 2012 at Crystal Palace Luna Park, Sydney to help raise money for thyroid cancer research www.mariposaball.com
    Artwork  White Lotus  donated to the White Ribbon Group raising awareness for violence against women
     
  • 2011
    Artwork donated to ESTIA foundation of Australia
    Bacchus Woodfire Restaurant, 92 Bathurst Rd Katoomba - Group exhibition
     
  • 2010

              Artstreet 2010, Katoomba. Art Installation at 'Very Fashion'. Won Best Installation category

              Mash cafe, 19 Ross Street, Glenbrook. 

                Where Sound & Vision Meet - Blue Mountains Artists Company exhibition at The Edge Cinema
 

  • 2009
    Aldgate Gallery - Great Western Hwy, Hartley 
    BlueM Café - 171 Lurline St, Katoomba
    Art at the Movies  group exhibition at The Edge Cinema, Katoomba
    Katoomba Fine Flowers - 167 Katoomba St, Katoomba
    The Grandview Hotel - 174 Great Western Hwy, Wentworth Falls 
     
  • 2008
    Punt Road Wines - 10 St. Huberts Road, Coldstream, Victoria 
    Artwork auctioned for the Millennium Foundation -  A Night with the Stars - Raising funds for cancer research
     
  • 2007
    Art Street "O.K. Studio" Katoomba - Highly Commended
    Artwork used in  Branching Out - Stories from the Blue Mountains  Exhibition in conjunction with the Blue Mountains Folk & Blues Festival
    Artworks used in  The Falls - Telemovie to be released in September 2007 on Channel 10 Sydney
     
  • 2006
    Blue Mountains Artist's Network - Exhibition  Wines of the West  Exhibition, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba

    Contribution to the Waratah Street Mural - commissioned to celebrate the visit of the Buddhist Monks to Katoomba
    New Exhibition at the Artist's Gallery - 171 Lurline St, Katoomba 
    August 26 2006 

    Ormiston Gorge  artwork  auctioned at the Trade Justice Dinner for the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET)

              Assistant Artist. 8m x 15m Trades Hall Mural. Unions NSW, Sydney

  • 2005
    Sweet, Sweet Love  Exhibition The Artists Gallery - Katoomba
    Artstreet - Leura Cellars - Leura . Highly Commended
    Aldgate Gallery - Hartley

     
  • 2002/3/4
    Artstreet - Vivianna Creations.  Katoomba. Highly Commended
    Artstreet - Katomba Wines - Katoomba.  3rd Place
    Artstreet - After - A - Fashion  Katoomba

     
  • 2002
    Journey Café - Katoomba
    Wild at Art Gallery - Katoomba
    I - Lash  Erotic and Fetish Art  Exhibition - Wild at Art Gallery, Katoomba

     
  • 2001
    Leura Village Gallery - Leura
    Sydney Theatre Company - 3 Actors/Artists. Max Cullen, Geoff Morrell, Rachel Szalay
    North Sydney Fine Art Gallery -  Actors as Artists

     
  • 2000
    Blackbird Café, Cockle Bay - Darling Harbour

     
  • 1999
    Woollahra Public School Exhibition. Curator: Nicky Ginsberg
    Jill Richards Gallery - Christmas Exhibition
    Blackbird Café, Cockle Bay - Darling Harbour

     
  • 1998
    Mary Place Gallery -  Flowers  Exhibition. Curator: Nicky Ginsberg
    Woollahra Public School Exhibition. Curator: Nicky Ginsberg

     
  • 1996
    "Pork Chop Productions" - Touring Exhibition

     
  • 1995
    Jill Richards Gallery - Randwick

     
  • 1991
    Artists Behind The Scenes - Sydney Theatre Company

     
  • 1986
    Ivan Dougherty Gallery