rebecca waterstone





As a Blue Mountains local, I have worked as an artist and art educator for 25 years, and have divided my time between living in Australia and Scotland (Edinburgh and Isle of Skye), for the past 17 years.

I established Single Track Gallery on Skye, and was formerly Head of Art and Design at the University of the Highlands and Islands. I was Vice Chair of ATLAS Arts (Skye), an ambitious contemporary art organisation creating works in the landscape. I recently completed a Master of Art (With Excellence) at the University of New South Wales Art and Design, culminating in a solo show at Kudos Gallery, Sydney. Group shows include: m2 Gallery, Gaffa Gallery, AD Space, Kudos Gallery, Spectrum Now Festival, and Art Month. I curated and wrote for exhibitions Nox (Randwick Environment Park), and Air Pressure (Airspace). I was a finalist in the Jenny Birt Painting Prize (Highly Commended), Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, and Kudos Emerging Artist Award. I received numerous grants from UNSWAD, and have had residencies at Gunyah, BigCi, Toolo, and on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. I have been selected as one of two recipients of a sponsored residency at The Kiosk Studios, Katoomba, in December 2017. I am delighted to have been invited as an exhibiting artist at Gallery Blackheath.

The works in this exhibition explore a sense of place, and the powerful presence of mountains in Australia (Blue Mountains), and Scotland (Isle of Skye). These works convey the experience of immersion in these unique and extraordinary landscapes, and attempt to capture the visceral sensation of their atmospheres in a series of meditative, ethereal images.