Rachel Mackay (b. 1988, London) is a Sydney-based artist whose work explores the body, psyche and environment. Working in a variety of scales and mediums, her practice incorporates painting, drawing, performance, photography and video. Her debut solo exhibition Currents was held in November 2021 at Ninety Three Bourke gallery in Sydney. Following this, she received representation from The Gallerist, releasing her collection Cocoons with them in May 2022.


Alongside her artistic practice, Rachel works in film and TV as a production designer / art director. Since completing a degree in Visual Communication at UTS in 2010, Rachel has worked across Copenhagen, Melbourne and Sydney. She co-founded the art/architecture collective Studio Rain in 2019. Their projects Atmosphere and Atmosphere: A Revival received grants from the National Gallery of Victoria, and were exhibited at Melbourne Design Week in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Atmosphere: A Revival was also longlisted for a Dezeen award.


Grants & Awards 


The Gallerist Emerging Artist Prize – Finalist




Currents – Ninety Three Bourke, Woolloomooloo, Sydney




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

Studio 51, 61 Marlborough Street
Surry Hills, Sydney



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