Rachael Wellisch’s practice is positioned within a conceptual framework of New Materialism, which considers humans and culture in relation to physical matter. The ancient process of indigo dying is integral to Wellisch’s wall-based sculptures, in which she transforms base materials from organic to manufactured, from natural matter to objects of cultural significance.
Wellisch holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from the Queensland College of Art (2016). Her solo exhibitions include Between Blue, This Must Be The Place, Brisbane (2016) and All The Spaces Between, Sunspace, Noosa (2016). Her work has featured in group exhibitions such as Mint, Pop Gallery, Brisbane (2016); Transversing, Webb Gallery, Brisbane (2016); Something Like This But Not This, The Laundry Artspace, Brisbane (2016) and a public art installation, Sugar & Bones II, for Brisbane City Council’s Vibrant Laneways Project, King George Square, Brisbane (2016). In 2016 Wellisch received the St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Award and in 2015 she was a finalist in the Lethbridge 10, 000 Small Scale Art Award.