the lives of artists.
Rachel Buckeridge was born in Perth in 1960 and lived here until she was 20. Time spent on Garden Island in the family shack formed her love of country. She studied Fine Arts at WAIT in the late 70's and Honours at RMIT in Melbourne in 1989. She currently lives between Tyenna in Tasmania and Sydney. Much of her artwork relates to environmental issues and community participation. “Reuse is a pleasure” the artist said (in her room to herself, tonight). Recent projects have been an autobiographical construction to Karen Dalton's, “when I first came to town they handed me drinks aplenty” at Articulate.
She exhibited in 2019 Rookwood with Lisa Andrew. Most recently she, together with Sarah Goffman, and Alba Stephen (Rachel's daughter) held a five-day fashion fest during the Kandos Art Biennale at Kandos Art Projects.
She plants trees, takes photos, experiments with ceramics and makes stuff, and dreams of being a modernist carpenter or a formwork concreter while she sews.