About

About the Artist

I am a Melbourne based sculptor and painter, experienced in, and continually experimenting with many mediums, including oil, pastel, acrylic, wax, clay, steel and bronze. Painting has been an integral part of my life since early childhood. My professional training since includes 2 years studying with well-respected Australian sculptor Victor Kalinowski, from 1996-1998. Following that I trained for 3 years at Bayside Sculpture with celebrated sculptor, Gael O’Leary, and have a number of tertiary level art qualifications.

I enjoy regularly exhibiting my work in solo and group exhibitions. I have also been fortunate to receive recognition for my work through the award of prizes, as well as gaining private and public commissions including in 2013, The Storyteller, a large bronze sculpture (forecourt at Collins Place, 35 Collins St Melbourne) commissioned by AMP.

My artistic style is to depict the human form in a simplified, pared back style. The results are refined, highly stylised works that reflect the essence of the subject portrayed. I like to suggest but never define. The eye and mind of the viewer then has the pleasure of filling in what is not represented.

I am available to discuss commissions and happy show you my work in progress in my studio space.

Industry Network Discussion – Interview with Rachel Boymal by Andrea Fabris 2015.

Interview with Sculptor Rachel Boymal – Sculpere (Magazine of the Association of Sculptors of Victoria) August 2011

‘Take a Seat with Sculpture’ Article –  Stonnington Leader Newspaper – 12 November 2013

 

Curriculum Vitae

Rachel Boymal  

ACADEMIC HISTORY
Bachelor of Arts La Trobe University 1983  Major – Art History. Distinctions
Bachelor of Education Art and Crafts Melbourne College of Advanced Education 1984-1987 Major Painting. Distinctions

Art Teacher Secondary School

COMMISSION
2013      AMP – ‘The Storyteller’ – Large bronze sculpture (1.5 times life-size) at Collins Place 35 – 55 Collins St, MelbourneSOLO SOLO SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016

2003

Hot Flow of Bronze, Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Hawthorn

‘Come to my Circus’, Rembar Fine Art Gallery. High St, Armadale

2001 ‘Deconstruction etc’, The Fitzroy Gallery. Fitzroy St, Fitzroy

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018        Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak Village
2018        ASV Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition  @ MIFGS, Exhibition Buildings Melbourne
2017       ASV Annual Sculpture Exhibition, 600 Bourke St. Melbourne
2017        Gippsland Scuplture Exhibition, Yinnar Gippsland
2017        Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak Village
2017        ASV Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition  @ MIFGS, Exhibition Buildings Melbourne
2016        ASV Annual and Awards Exhibition, 600 Bourke St, Melbourne
2016        FIGURE 8 Mixed Media Exhibition  Gasworks Art Park, Albert Park
2016        ASV Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition  @ MIFGS
2015        Yering Station, Yarra Valley
2015        ASV Annual Sculpture Exhibition, 600 Bourke St. Melbourne
2015        Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Burwood Rd Hawthorn
2015        Gasworks Angela Bart Bird Gallery, Albert Park
2015        Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon Street, Carlton
2015        Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak Village
2015        ASV Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition @ M I F & G S
2014        Association of Sculptors Annual & Awards Exhibition, 101 Collins St Melbourne
2014       Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak Village
2014       ASV Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition @ M I F & G S
2014       ASV Annual Exhibition (Awarded Dalchem Sculpture Prize)
2013      Toyota Sculpture Exhibition, 155 Bertie St Port Melbourne       
2013      ASV Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition @ MIF & GS (Awarded First Prize)
2012      ASV Annual Exhibition, Yarra Sculpture Gallery (Awarded Second Prize Gunnerson-Hogan)
2012 Hidden Faces of the Archibald Salon Des Refuses, Hilton Hotel South WharfHidden Faces of the Archibald Salon Des Refuses, The Age Media Gallery
2012 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition
2012 ASV  Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at M. I. Flower Show (Awarded Second Prize)
2012 ASV Herring Island Sculpture Exhibition
2011 Toyota Community Spirit Sculpture Exhibition. Port Melbourne
2011 Hidden Faces of the Archibald. The Age Gallery, cnr Collins and Spencer Sts
2011 Bayside Sculpture Exhibition 16A Advantage Rd Highett
2011 The Body in Question, Artists of Life. Gasworks Art Park, Albert Park
2011 Association of Sculptors of Victoria The Light Factory Gallery, Eltham
2011 Hidden Faces of the Archibald. Salon Des Refuses Hilton Hotel. South Wharf
2011 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition
2011 Herring Island Sculpture Exhibition
2011 Sculpture held and on the website of Hawthorn Studio and Gallery, Hawthorn
2010 trans- Form Sculpture Exhibition. Bayside Sculpture Gallery Highett
2010 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition.
2009 The Hidden Faces of the Archibald. Salon Des Refuses Smart artZ Gallery, Sth Melbourne
2008 & 2009 Calendar Art Auction, 82 Alma Rd St Kilda
2009 re-Form Sculpture Exhibition. Bayside Sculpture Gallery Advantage Rd Highett
2008 The Hidden Faces of the Archibald. Salon Des Refuses Park Hyatt Melbourne Hotel
2007 The Hidden Faces of the Archibald. Crown Towers Hotel, Southbank

2006 The Hidden Faces of the Archibald. Crown Towers Hotel, Southbank
2005 –1996 – 1987 Numerous Group Exhibitions1998 Studied sculpture with Victor Kalinowski

OTHER

20102004 Member Association of Sculptors of Victoria (ASV)Artist in Residence, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne