Rachelle Dusting

Rachelle is based in Perth, Western Australia, and graduated in 2012 with a BFA (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and again in 2019 with her Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Higher Education. She creates from her studio in Perth’s south, working as an Art Instructor at UWA (2014-2015), with H.U. Kendall & Co, Jacksons Drawing Supplies, Inspired Living Foundation, and Awesome Arts Regional Residency Program.

Rachelle held her first Solo Exhibition Beauty in the Particular (2013) in Perth’s CBD. Her artistic flair has seen her branch out to many different sectors of the art world. From painting and teaching fine arts to illustration and murals, Rachelle’s passion for the visual arts is entwined throughout her creative career and persona. Rachelle has been part in multiple group shows across Australia, and intends to further her practice in Visual Arts to lift the creative culture and bring greater support to the global arts community.

Influential Artists

Rachelle was the recipient of a scholarship to The Art Academy (2014), South Australia, working under the guidance of Australian artist Robin Eley. In 2017 Rachelle assisted Eley in Los Angeles as an Artist in Residence, aiding in preparation for his Solo Exhibition The Binary Project, 2017, at Gallery 101 Exhibit in West Hollywood.

Rachelle has created works of influential WA artists such as Jarrad Seng, Pippa McManus and Andrew Frazer, and created private commission work for West Coast Eagles Player Luke Shuey, Australian Swimwear Designer Amore and Sorvete Bridgette Gale, Bachelorette Australia contestant Cameron Cranley, Former Deputy Premier and Current Member for Scarborough Liza Harvey, and former MP Matt Taylor.

Her Impact

Under her tutelage, Rachelle’s students have been selected as finalists and winners for WA’s prestigious Perspectives Exhibitions, the Shaun Tan Young Artist Award 2017 and 2018, and international programs such as UCLA painting summer schools.

Rachelle is a current board member of the Mandorla Art Award, overseeing the Award’s social media platforms and content.

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