Rachel Park CULTURE AT WORK Artist-in-Residence 2015

Rachel Park is an emerging artist at CULTURE AT WORK and has breathed art-life in and out over the past three years into the Scott Street Pyrmont studio residencies. Travelling to Boston for an undercover internship with Janet Echelman, (Tsunami) Town Hall, in 2012, apparently the hardest gig to get. Her installations made from toilet paper have appeared like classical apparitions in a medieval play in and about the inner and greater Sydney. Rachel Park was exhibiting in SafARI at the Rocks when CULTURE AT WORK discovered her waterfall works, like Niagara Falls, shaking with vapour, nature and science in a kinetic aesthetic video they seemed to fit the bill for a residency at the then fledgling organisation in the shadow of the previous CSR site and redevelopment of the Pyrmont peninsula.

Rachel Park has exhibited at Artereal, Accelerator, Casula Powerhouse, Object and at Town Hall in Crossing Boundaries in 2014. In 2015 she has been awarded a scholarship to study a Masters in Fine Art at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. This is a last blast residency at CULTURE AT WORK before she flies the nest. The Sydney Morning Herald image of Rachel Park’s I AM, 176 hours of installation of jumbo toilet paper on one wall of the Accelerator Gallery has become an iconic image.

Click the link to view Rachel Park’s 2015 catalogue in PDF format. ┬áThe Culture at Work Emerging Artists Program 2015 is supported by STATE STREET.


Untitled-3 copy

Artist interview

Video documentation of Artereal Installation