About The Artist

2019-03-04-Rachelle Studio-47-e.jpg

Rachelle Dusting

Rachelle is based in Perth, Western Australia, and graduated in 2012 with a BFA (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and again in 2019 with her Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Higher Education. She creates from her studio in Perth's south, working as an Art Instructor at UWA (2014-2015), with H.U. Kendall & Co, Jacksons Drawing Supplies, Inspired Living Foundation, and Awesome Arts Regional Residency Program.

Rachelle held her first Solo Exhibition Beauty in the Particular (2013) in Perth’s CBD. Her artistic flair has seen her branch out to many different sectors of the art world. From painting and teaching fine arts to illustration and murals, Rachelle's passion for the visual arts is entwined throughout her creative career and persona. Rachelle has been part in multiple group shows across Australia, and intends to further her practice in Visual Arts to lift the creative culture and bring greater support to the global arts community.


Her Impact

Under her tutelage, Rachelle's students have been selected as finalists and winners for WA’s prestigious Perspectives Exhibitions, the Shaun Tan Young Artist Award 2017 and 2018, and international programs such as UCLA painting summer schools.

Rachelle is a current board member of the Mandorla Art Award, overseeing the Award’s social media platforms and content.


Group Exhibitions

Subversive, Cult & Harper Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

City of Bayswater Art Awards, The Rise, Maylands, Perth
City of South Perth Art Awards, South Perth Library, Como
Melville Art Awards, Melville Civic Centre, Booragoon

Re.Discover Exhibition, Bunbury Regionals Gallery
The Vintage Beards Exhibition, Xanadu Wineries, Margaret River
Vintage Beards Exhibtion, Margaret River
Potraits for Life, Perth City Farm, East Perth
Blank Canvas, The Ellington Jazz Club
Splendour RAW Artist, Rosemount Hotel, North Perth
Cliftons Art Prize, Parmelia House, Perth

The Black Swan Salon Des Refuses, Wild Fig Cafe, Scarborough

The Black Swan Salon Des Refuses, Wild Fig Cafe, Scarborough 
Bright Lights: Small City, Buratti Fine Art, North Fremantle
Cliftons Art Prize, Australia Place, Perth
Winter Salon, The Long Gallery, Subiaco, Perth
City of Gosnells Art Exhibition, Richmond Hall, Perth

New Works: New Faces Exhibition, Perth Galleries, North Fremantle
Graduate Honours Exhibition, Culity Gallery, University of Western Australia
Teledex Pop-Up Gallery, Woolstore, Fremantle
Fair Trade Art Exhibition, KURB Gallery, Northbridge, Perth

Fair Trade Art Exhibition, KURB Gallery, Northbridge, Perth
Graduate Exhibition, Institute Seni Indonesia, Denpasar, Indonesia

Solo Exhibitions

Beauty In The Particular, Free Range Gallery, Perth CBD

Public Commissions and Artworks

Close to Home, Developer Funded Public Art, Willetton, Western Australia
Transformer Boxes and Public Silo Art Trail, FORM, Albany
RAC Elephant in the Wheatbelt Tour, Moora, Western Australia
Mural Commission, Woodpeckers, Subiaco, Western Australia
Mural, GOOD WORKS, The Platform, 3 Adelaide Terrace, Perth CBD

Mural Commission, YMCA HQ, Leederville, Perth
Mural Commission, East Lake Church, Mandurah, Western Australia

Flora and Fauna Mural,  5m x 9m, The Platform, 3 Adelaide Terrace, Perth CBD
Mural, Bloom Lab Co-Working Space, St Catherine’s College, Stirling Hwy, Perth

Leave No One Behind, 4m x 11m Mural, Life City Church, 3 Rangeview Place, Canning Vale

Prizes & Achievements

City of Canning Developer Funded Public Art Mural "Close to Home", Willetton, WA

The Cover Artwork for City of South Perth Evolve Exhibition

Portrait purchased by Hon. Liza Harvey, Former Deputy Premier of Western Australia
Committee Member of the Mandorla Art Award
Lorimer Gallery Install Technician, "Dusk to Dusk; Yelena Patishman, Docklands, Melbourne
City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award Highly Commended Young Artist Award
Melville Art Awards Painting Prize
"Silent Stigma" Purchased by St John of God Hospital Murdoch
Art Workshops with Inspired Living Foundation, Onslow, WA

Guest Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, Art of Drawing Unit

Scholarship to The Art Academy, Summer Workshop, Adelaide, SA

Landscape Painting Commission, Matt Taylor MLA, Member for Bateman
City of Gosnells People's Choice Award

Bachelors in Fine Art (Honours), University of Western Australia

Recipient of 2008 Fogarty Foundation UWA Excellence Award                    


Art Residency with Robin Eley, West Hollywood, Los Angeles
Artist in Residence, Carey Baptist College, Perth, Western Australia

Awesome Arts Creative Challenge Residency, Port Headland, WA

Schools Workshop Incursions

Canning Vale College, Canning Vale, WA
Carey Baptist College, Harrisdale, WA

Emmanuel Catholic College, Success, WA
Hedland Senior Highschool, Port Hedland, WA
Iona Catholic College, Mosman, WA
John XXIII College, Claremont, WA
Joseph Banks Secondary College, Waneroo, WA
Kennedy Baptist College, Murdoch, WA
Kingsway Christian College, Kingsway, WA
Mandurah Baptist College, Mandurah, WA
Oberthur Primary School, Leeming, WA
Perth Modern School, Subiaco, WA
Seton Catholic College, Samson, WA
Santa Maria College

Saftey Bay Senior Highschool, Saftey Bay, WA
South Fremantle High School, Fremantle, WA

St James Anglican School, Alkimos, WA
St Mary MacKillop College, Busselton, WA
St Stephen's School, Carramar, WA

Swan Senior Highschool, Swan Valley, WA