King Street Gallery on William

Rachel Milne

Rachel Milne was born in 1978, in Cambridge England and moved to Newcastle in 2013. Rachel studied at Cardiff University UK and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Fine Art Painting in 2000. Before leaving Milne exhibited regularly at the Royal West of England Academy.

In 2013, Rachel was awarded the Singleton Portrait Prize and received highly commended in the Newcastle Emerging Artist Awards. In the past six years has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize (twice), the Fleurieu Biennale, Kilgour and Tattersall Landscape prizes, the Portia Geach Memorial Award and the Salon des Refusés amongst others. Notably, in 2011, Milne was commissioned for the Portrait of Dr Reverend Jonathon Pye, Principle of Bristol Theological College, UK and in 2015, she was awarded the artist in residence at the Former David Jones Store, Renew Newcastle in NSW.

In 2018 Rachel’s work was featured in ‘A Painted Landscape’ by Amber Creswell-Bell, published by Thames and Hudson. She also has work in the collections of Bathurst and Maitland Regional Art Galleries.

Rachel Milne currently works and lives in Newcastle, NSW. Rachel has been represented by King Street Gallery since 2015, with whom her last solo exhibition From life, 2019 was shown.

‘I am a painter who works from life alla prima in oil on board. I paint with a focus on light and seeing the beauty in the everyday… In some senses, I am a documentary painter in that my work documents my experiences, some that happened to me, some involving residencies I have sought out.’ – Milne, Rachel

Rachel Milne

Exhibitions

Films

Rachel Milne, VFA Films – Renew Newcastle

This VFA Film features Rachel Milne painting at the former David Jones Gallery where she completed a six week artist in residence in early 2015.

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2019
From life King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2017
Two Years On King Street Gallery on William
After Olley Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW

2015
Rachel Milne: Painter King Street Gallery on William
The Renewal of David Jones former David Jones Store, Newcastle, NSW

2014
Interiors Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle

Group Exhibitions [selected]

2019
Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery
Inside/outside King Street Gallery on William

2018
Fleurieu Biennale SA
Tattersalls Club Landscape Prize Qld
Kilgour Art Prize Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
The Wynne Prize Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2017
The Wynne Prize Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2016
Kilgour Art Prize Newcastle Art Gallery
Calleen Art Award Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra, NSW
Plein Air Painting Prize Parliament House, Sydney
Fleurieu Prize [Still Life Section], SA
Portia Geach Prize S.H Ervin Gallery, NSW
Art & Dementia Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
M16 Drawing Prize Canberra, ACT
Curve Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

2015
Plein Air Painting Prize Parliament House, Sydney
Salon des Refuses S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2014
Kilgour Art Prize Newcastle Regional Gallery
Newcastle University Acquisitive Prize University Gallery
Calleen Art Award Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2013
Newcastle Emerging Artist Awards Newcastle Art Space, NSW
Singleton Portrait Prize [WINNER] Singleton Civic Centre

2012
Open Exhibition Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

2011
Young Artist of the Year  The Biscuit Factory Foundation, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
159 Autumn Show Royal West of England Academy
Jamaica Street Studios Exhibition Royal West of England Academy

2010
Holbourne Portrait Prize Holbourne Museum, Bath, UK
Open Painting Exhibition Royal West of England Academy

2009
Autumn Exhibition Royal West of England Academy

2008
Autumn Exhibition Royal West of England Academy
Glories of the Gorge Exhibition Innocent Fine Art, Clifton, Bristol

2007   
Orange Christmas Edgar Modern, Bath
Mortal The Old Pro Cathedral Clifton, Bristol
Autumn Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park London

2004
Open Painting Exhibition Royal West of England Academy

Collections

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Royal Marriott Hotel, Bristol, UK
Theological Collge, Bristol, UK