Rachel Mackay is a London-born, Sydney-based production designer and art director working both independently and collaboratively across film, photography and art. Grounded in the creation of narrative-driven environments, her work merges creative direction, production design, art direction, installation and visual art. Experimenting with analogue, digital and hands-on techniques, her love for analogue film has led to her involvement with a number of film projects shot on 16mm and 35mm film.

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

With a background in visual design, Rachel spent six years in Copenhagen working at Danish design and architecture studio Johannes Torpe Studios. This saw the evolution of her work into the spatial realm and the development of a multidisciplinary approach.


2020 / 'Atmosphere: A Revival', Melbourne Design Week /  National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)​

2019 / 'Atmosphere: A Future Design Experiment', Melbourne Design Week /  National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)


2019 / FRAME Awards / 'Multi-Brand Store of the Year' / United Cycling Showroom


2018 / Sydney Design Awards / Film, Video, Viral / NurseWatch / Silver Winner

2018 / The Architectural Review 'Future Projects Award' / Red Mountain / Commended

2013 / Art Rebels Photography Competition Winner, Copenhagen

Contact -

(+61) 0478 430 322

Studio 51, 61 Marlborough Street, Surry Hills

Sydney, Australia

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