Spinifex 8

By Raelean Hall $900

Medium: Watercolour

Size: 42cm by 66cm

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About the Artist

A Brief History

Raelean Hall is well recognised for her beautiful paintings depicting the Sunshine Coast. Her many different styles, mediums and subject matter show her diversity, resourcefulness, sensitivity and sustainability for creativity. A finalist and winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Noosa Art Prize (2016), Raelean also won the Landscape Award and the People’s Choice Award at Kenilworth Art Festival (2015) for her work titled ‘Fire Front’. In 2011 she was awarded the $10,000 Rotary ArtCoast Award (Shadforth Art Prize) with representation and membership in New York. She has participated in residencies, travelling exhibitions, solo and joint exhibitions. In 2016, the Kawana Public Hospital commissioned a collection of 12 seascapes for the Mental Health Ward.

Holding a BA in Psychology (2002), Master and Doctorate in Art Therapy (2006; 2013), Raelean’s extensive studies in creativity and therapeutic portraiture have earned her respect and recognition from Professor Shaun McNiff, Lester University in Boston, USA, being awarded the highest distinction for her research and contribution to the field of art therapy.

Awards and Grants

2017
Finalist - 1 year travelling exhibition – Flying Arts Queensland, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane
2016
People’s Choice Award – Noosa Art Prize, Noosa, QLD
HIghly Commended (Landscape) - Bundaberg Art Prize, Bundaberg, QLD
Highly Commended (Contemporary) - Bundaberg Art Prize, Bundaberg, QLD 

2015
First Prize in Landscape Section – Kenilworth Art Society, Sunshine Coast, QLD
People’s Choice Award – Kenilworth Art Society, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Second Prize in Open Section – Hervey Bay Art Society Annual Exhibition, Hervey Bay, QLD
High Commended – Hervey Bay Art Society Annual Exhibition, Hervey Bay, QLD

2013
People’s Choice – Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane, QLD

2012
Best Oil/Acrylic – Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane, QLD

2011
Best Artist – Caloundra Pacific Rotary ArtCoast / Shadforth Art Prize (exhibit in New York) — Sunshine Coast / New York

2010
Finalist -Travelling Art Awards, 6 month travelling exhibition, Victorian Cancer Council, Melbourne
Highly Awarded - ArtCoast—Noosa, Sunshine Coast, QLD

2006
People’s Choice - Caloundra Arts Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD

2004
Best Regional Artist South East Queensland, Noosa Arts Festival, Noosa, QLD
First Prize - Portrait Award—Caloundra Arts Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD

2001
QLD Government & Caloundra Regional Council, Sunshine Coast - RADF Arts Grant

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Last Light, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Noosa Art Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa, QLD

2012
PhD Exegesis exhibition, October, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Caloundra, QLD

2010
A walk through the Dunes, Seaview Gallery, Moffat Beach, QLD

2009
‘Feature artist’ Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba, QLD

2008
Recent Works, Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba, QLD

2007
Shifting Sands, The Cooper Gallery, Noosa Heads, QLD

2005
‘Feature Artist of the Month’ December, Montville Gallery, Montville, QLD

2004
Coastline, November, Beachside Art Gallery, Noosa Heads, QLD
Surfside, August, Yasu Gallery, Aoyama – Tokyo, JAPAN

2003
Sumi-e, August, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Caloundra, QLD

2001
By the Beach, January, Seaview Artist Gallery, Moffat Beach, QLD

Group Exhibitions

2016
Lethbridge Gallery Summer Showcase, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

2015
Element September, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Lethbridge Gallery Artist Showcase, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
POP UP, July-September, The Butter Factory, Cooroy, QLD

2012
‘International Women’s Day’ March 2012, Ward-Nasse Gallery, SoHo, NEW YORK

2011
Christmas Exhibition, December, Seaview Artist Gallery, Moffat Beach, QLD

2010
‘Arts Awards’ 6 month travelling exhibition, Victorian Cancer Council, Melbourne, VIC
Christmas Exhibition, December, Seaview Artist Gallery, Moffat Beach, QLD

2009
Group Exhibition, December, Seaview Artist Gallery, Moffat Beach, QLD

2008
Group Exhibition, December, Seaview Artist Gallery, Moffat Beach, QLD

2007
Joint Exhibition, The Cooper Gallery, Noosa Heads. QLD

2006
‘Feature Artist’ Immanuel Lutheran Collage, Buderim, QLD

2005
Christmas Exhibition, December, Beachside Art Gallery, Noosa, QLD
Christmas Exhibition, December, The Manly Gallery, Manly, QLD
Childhood Memories, June, Blue Dolphin Art Gallery, Mooloolaba, QLD

2003
Beaches & Nudes, December, Beachside Art Gallery, Noosa Heads, QLD

2001
Turning Point, December, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Caloundra, QLD

Education

2008 – 2013 Professional Doctorate in Arts Therapy (Awarded High Distinction 2013)
MIECAT – Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy, Fitzroy, Victoria
Exegesis / Dissertation – “Unfolding the process of portraiture: A collaboration between
artist and participant”. (By examiners from London University & Lester University, Boston USA)
2005 - 2006 M.A. in Arts Therapy
MIECAT – Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy, Fitzroy, Victoria
1998 - 2002 BA Science (Psych)
USQ - University of Southern QLD, Toowoomba, QLD

Publications

2012
‘Why this picture’s worth a 100 runs’, Sunshine Coast Daily. Thursday January 5, 2012, Front page & page 2.
‘Raelean’s brush with test fame’, Kawana Weekly. Thursday January 5, 2012, Front page & 8.
2011
‘Painting gives artist a voyage to New York’, Sunshine Coast Daily. Sunday April 10, 2011, page 9.
‘Shadforth artist hit in Big Apple’, Sunshine Coast Daily. Sunday May 29, 2011, page 6.
‘Show features our best, don’t brush it off’, The Journal -Quest News. Friday April, 1, 2011, page 13.
2009
‘Art on the high seas’, Sunshine Coast Daily. Saturday December 19, 2009, page 16.
‘Inspired by nature’, ESP Magazine: What’s on.August 21, 2009, page 11.
2005
‘Where Brain Meets Brush’,The Weekly. Wednesday February 3, 2005, page 44.
2004
‘Beachfront Noosa’,The Noosa Journal Magazine. December 30, 2004, Front Page, 1.
2003
‘Seascapes Shown Outdoors’, Noosa Magazine. Friday October 7, 2003, page 12.
‘Aldous Worthy of a Portrait – Artist’s Impression of Mayor picture perfect’, Sunshine Coast Daily. Saturday December 20, 2003, page 29.
2002
‘Japanese Inspirations: Ancient art used to express artist’s coastal inspirations’, Sunshine Coast Daily Sunday, May 5 2002, page 24-25.

Collections

Supreme Law Courts - Brisbane; Member for Parliament, Caloundra – Mark McArdle; & Sunshine Coast Regional
Council – Caloundra. Various private collections throughout Australia and internationally.

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