Rachel Mackay artist and designer based in Sydney

Art Practice

Rachel's visual art practice is both independent and collaborative. Her work merges painting, drawing and mixed-media techniques.


Rachel's work is an exploration of the relationships between nature, the body and the subconscious. She is interested in the staging, decontextualisation and documentation of the body as an expressive act as well as an embodied form; and in creating a dialogue between the visible and invisible aspects of human experience.

Rachel Mackay is a Sydney-based artist and designer working across visual art, film and installation. 

Film & TV


Alongside her personal artistic practice, Rachel works in film and TV as a production designer and art director. She creates sets and scenography for music videos, short films and commercials. Grounded in the creation of visual narratives, she brings an artistic and sculptural approach to her work, which is informed by her art practice.



Rachel is also co-founder of Studio Rain, a Sydney-based collective who work at the intersection of art and architecture. The team create temporary installations and experimental architecture.



National Art School, Sydney

‘Be Exhibition Ready’ Short Course


Sydney Design School Certificate of Attainment Towards Interior Design Diploma in Sketchup 

2007 - 2010

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication

University of Technology, Sydney



Dezeen Awards, 'Atmosphere: A Revival' – Longlisted
Small Architecture Category (Studio Rain)




93 Bourke, Woolloomooloo Sydney (Upcoming)



Incognito Art Show, Paddington, Sydney


'Atmosphere: A Revival' Melbourne Design Week, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) (Exhibited as part of Studio Rain)


'Atmosphere: A Future Design Experiment' Melbourne Design Week, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) (Exhibited as part of Studio Rain)

Get in Touch

(+61) 0478 430 322

Studio 51, 61 Marlborough St 
Surry Hills

Sydney, Australia

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