Rebecca Rath
Rebecca Rath

Guest Artist

Rebecca Rath lives with her family on a vineyard in Pokolbin, NSW, Australia. While an academic with a strong philosophical bent, ideally, she wants nothing more than for others to experience the joy of art and nature. Working straight from nature and en plein air from her bush studio enables her to fully capture her love of the Hunter Valley landscape.

Rebecca completed her Bachelor Fine Arts Honours from New South Wales University and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Italy, USA, Hong Kong, China and Switzerland.


My studio work is heavy in impasto paint and demonstrates my passion for both the landscape and the act of painting itself. Over time, my work has evolved toward a technique of luscious thick paint, evoking a skin-like sensation. This application is intentional, for me it speaks about humanity’s place within our environment. The Australian environment isn’t gentle or soft, it is passionate and at times harsh with fires, drought, and floods. Due to where I live, I experience this every day. My work seeks to demonstrate the union of paint application and emotional connection using contemporary painting techniques. I want to push the ideas of paint and create a visceral and tactile sensation for the viewer. I want the viewer to crave touching the paint, like they are touching the landscape.”  Rebecca Rath

A book about the experience and history of the Hawkesbury is complementary when purchasing artwork from the exhibition.



1999 Bachelor Fine Arts Honours, COFA, University of New South Wales

1998 Bachelor Fine Arts, COFA, University of New South Wales

1995 Associate Diploma Arts (Fine Arts) Northern Sydney Technical College


Solo Exhibitions

2023  Hawkesbury, Art2Muse Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney

2022 ‘Infinite Never Never’, Art Systems Wickham, Newcastle

2021 ‘Mountain Songs’ Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

2020 ‘Sunlit Plains as Wide as Seas’, Weswal Gallery

2020 ‘Shifting Symbols’, Art Systems Wickham Gallery

2020 ‘A Hunter Valley Story’, Art Systems Wickham Gallery, Newcastle

2016‘Various Storms and Saints’, Galerie Belimage, Switzerland

2015 ‘In Season’, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook NSW Australia

2014‘Are we there yet?’ Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW

2014 ‘A Country Drive’, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook NSW


Selected Group Exhibitions

Current 2023 Up River/ Down River, Maitland Regional Art Gallery

2023 The Artist’s Landscape, The Moree Gallery

2022 ‘ Viewpoints: Wollemi National Park’ Singleton Regional Art Gallery & Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

2022 ‘ Infinite Space’ The Moree Gallery

2021 ‘Space. Land. Sea. Sky’ , Grainger Gallery

2020 ‘A Timeless Moment’, Moree Gallery, Moree

2019 ‘Approaches to Landscape’, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery

2018 Miniatures XIX, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

2017 “西韵无界” Weihai Peninsula Museum of Art, Weihai, China

“美俄艺术作品联展” Weihai Art Museum, Weihai China

‘Shanghai Art Fair’, Shanghai, China

‘New York Art Fair’, New York, USA

2016 ‘Muswellbrook Art Prize’, Muswellbrook Arts Centre

2015 ‘Spring’, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown

‘The Printed Image’, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney

‘Exposure’ International Photography Award, Louvre Museum Paris, France

2014 ‘#Fridaysketchclub”, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

2013 ‘Transfer the Image’, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney

Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre

‘Little Treasures’, Galleria Di Marchi, Bologna, Italy

‘The Hunter Art Trail’, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2012 ‘Transferring the Image 2012’, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown NSW

Asia Pacific Miniprint International Award, Melbourne (No Vacancy Gallery) & Hong Kong

‘San Valentino’ international invitation exhibition, Palazzo della Bella, Vico del Gargano, Italy

2011 ‘On the Edge’, Galleria Di Marchi, Bologna, Italy

‘One Off: The Art of the Monotype’, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, NSW

‘Transferring the Image 2011’, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown NSW

‘Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia & New Zealand’, Agora Gallery, New York USA

‘Small Works’, Greenway Gallery, Morpeth, NSW

2010 ‘Wide Wastes of Scrub and Plain’, Headland Gallery, Mosman NSW

‘Transferring the Image 2010’, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown NSW

2005 Finalist, Blake Prize, Sydney NSW

‘Wish list’ Salmon Galleries, Sydney NSW

‘Looking Inwards’, Salmon Galleries, Sydney NSW

2004 Museum Association Exhibition, Manly Regional Gallery, Manly N.S.W

1999 ‘ Honourable Intentions’, C.O.F.A, University of New South Wales

‘«’, C.O.F.A Exhibition Space, University of New South Wales

Graduation Exhibition, C.O.F.A University of New South Wales

1998 ‘Breathe’, Arthaus Gallery, Newtown, N.S.W



2022 Muswellbrook Art Prize – Finalist

2018 Viola Bromley Painting Award – Highly Commended

2017 Viola Bromley Painting Award – Winner

2016 Muswellbrook Art Prize – Finalist

2013 & 2014 Trevisan International Art Critics Choice Award – Winner

2013 Muswellbrook Art Prize – Finalist

2012 Singleton Art Prize/ Contemporary – Winner

2012 Singleton Art Prize/ Still Life – Highly Commended



2019-Current Advisory Art and Cultural Committee, Singleton Council

2021 Guest judge on selection panel for the Muswellbrook Art Prize

2007-2012 Council Member, Wollombi Valley Arts Council, Hunter Valley

2007 – 2008 Curator for ‘Emerging Artist Award’, Wollombi Valley Arts Council, Hunter Valley


2023 Current: Liddle Power Station AIR AGL and Arts Upper Hunter

2023 The Painted River, BAMM Moree

2021 Wollemi Project, AIR MRAC, Muswellbrook and Singleton Cultural Centre

2016 & 2014 La Macina di San Cresci, Chianti Italy

2012 Invitation residency San Menaio, Italy.

1998 Guest student, Muenster Fachhochschule, Germany