Originally from Tasmania, Rachael is a multifaceted artist engaged in writing, singing, puppetry and visual art.
Though Rachael completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Tasmanian School of Art, she has had a long association with theatre and has most recently incorporated her artwork in her performance practice as puppetry.
As a singer, she has featured in major festivals across Australia in productions by Ihos Opera and Skadada Multi-artform Circus Company.
In 2008 she was the recipient of the Sir Rupert Hamer scholarship which enabled her to pursue postgraduate studies in puppetry at Victoria College of the Arts. In 2009 she collaborated with poet Andy Jackson on a poetry/puppetry work Ambiguous Mirrors which featured at Overload Festival 2009 and was awarded ‘Most Innovative Work’. In 2013 Ambiguous Mirrors toured Ireland to great acclaim.
As a writer Rachael has been published in journals both internationally and within Australia. A series of her short essays was recorded for radio by ABC Open.
Rachael was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake a Master’s Degree in Theatre Performance at Monash University 2012.
She currently lives in the central Victorian town of Castlemaine.