CURRICULUM VITAE of Gayle Reichelt, Australian Artist
BA Hons (Fine Art), Grad Dip Ed, Grad Cert Museum Studies.
Address: 120 Wallandra Road, Tallai. Qld. 4213. Australia
Mobile: 0419 546 503
StatementGayle is an Australian Artist who is passionate about colour and texture. Born in Yarram in South Gippsland, Victoria, she has lived in various places in Victoria, NSW, and Queensland, and is now living and working in the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Inspiration: Gayle’s inspiration is her love of the Australian country, especially beach and river scenes, farms and farm buildings, farm machinery and animals, old and abandoned buildings and homesteads. Gayle grew up in the country in Gippsland, Victoria, and began painting when living in Deniliquin 40+ years ago. In the beginning, Gayle began her paintings and drawings en plein air, then finished them in her studio. These days, because it is unsafe for a female to set up to paint alone outdoors, she makes regular photographic trips in country areas and take many photos of subjects that she loves. Upon returning home, she then paint from her own photos in her studio in the Gold Coast. Gayle’s method of painting is to paint in layers, and her realist paintings take at least four or five days to paint.
Gayle’s artwork has progressed through many stages throughout 40+ years of her art career. Always a drawer since childhood, she began her painting career around 1979 – 1980 whilst living in Deniliquin in NSW, learning skills by attending workshops by various other artists and applying what she had learnt in her studio. During this time, Gayle won many art awards, and her artwork has been included in Corporate Collections and overseas.
In 1992, Gayle attended LaTrobe University Bendigo as a mature age student and obtained a BA Hons (Fine Art), and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary). University broadened her outlook considerably and encouraged her to be more experimental and contemporary in the approach to her artwork. Gayle has experimented in Realist, Surreal, and Abstract Art, and have used multiple mediums, including Resin and Encaustic. She now works mainly in oil, watercolour or charcoal drawings. Some of my previous artwork is in Resin or Encaustic, and some of these are available through Bluethumb, or on my website.
Current Art Direction:
Having survived cancer in August 2019, Gayle now produce artworks mainly in Oil, Watercolour and Charcoal Drawings. Prior to being diagnosed with Cancer, Gayle ran regular workshops in Encaustic, Resin and Acrylic Pour. Now in remission, Gayle has chosen not to teach, but to concentrate on her first love, which is realistic Australian landscapes and homesteads.
A recurring theme has been of reviewing the fate of abandoned human manufactured constructs in the natural environment. In February/March 2016, Gayle was featured in a solo exhibition in the Arts Centre, Gold Coast City Gallery called “The Last Fleet” which focused on weathered shipwrecks.
Old and abandoned houses, farms and sheds are now her main focus for current works. Portraits and Landscape are also a strong interest.
Gayle's artwork is available for purchase through this website, or on #Bluethumb.
- 1992 – 94 BA Fine Art, La Trobe University Bendigo
- 1995 Graduate Diploma of Education (Sec), La Trobe University Bendigo.
- 1996 BA Honours (Fine Art), La Trobe University Bendigo
- 1997 Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies, Deakin University Burwood.
2018 - 2019. Acrylic Pour Art Workshpp for secondary students (2 classes) at LORDS (Lutheran
Ormeau Rivers District School, Pimpana. Qld.
2017 - 2019 Regular Resin Workshbops and Demonstrations at Entangle Living Art, Old
Butter Factory Building, Dayboro. Qld.
2013 - 2019: Teaching Acrylic Pour in my studio in Tallai, and teaching in various locations on "when requested" basis.
2016 For the month of September at Robina Library
2022 Welcome to Country - 7th to 24th May at One Arts Centre, Isle of Capri. Qld
2021 Flying Bean Cafe - 1696 Beechmont Road, Beechmont, Qld. November & December
2018 "Life of Art Unfolding" 1 - 13 May 2018, Percolator Gallery, Paddington. Qld.
2017 "Universe Unfolding" :the mezzanine: Entangle Living Art, Dayboro. Qld. July 2017
2017 "New Beginnings". One Arts Gold Coast - Isle of Capri – New Beginnings
2016 Robina Library - Residency & Exhibition – September
2016 "The Last Fleet", in the Foyer Gallery at Gold Coast City Gallery from 6 February – 20 March 2016
2015 August Art Cafe at Gold Coast City Gallery exhibiting ten encaustic artworks.
2007 "Deconstructing Cherry Venture". Doggett Street Studio, 85 Doggett Street,
Newstead, Brisbane, Australia, from 18th May to 9th June 2007
2000 'Aftermath of Insatiable Desire', Eltham Library Community Gallery, Panther
Place, Eltham, Victoria, Australia.
1996 Bistro Gallery, La Trobe University Bendigo, Victoria
1996 Interim Gallery, La Trobe University Bendigo, Victoria
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Group Exhibition at One Arts Centre, Surfers Paradise celebrating International Woman's Day.
2021 RQAS Broadbeach monthly exhibitions.
2019 Lethbridge 20000 June 2019 Finalist. Bulimba.. Qld. 4171
2019 "Petite Pieces Exhibition 2019", Aspire Gallery, 54 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington. Qld.
2019 "Mixed Messages" with Gayle, Mandy Bell & Katherine Heald in the Robina Community Art Gallery, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina.
2018 Exhibition (15 works) in upstairs gallery, Petrie Terrace Gallery, 162 Petrie
Terrace, Brisbane. Qld.
2018 "Foot Square Exhibition 2018, Aspire Gallery, 54 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington. Qld.
2018 Art World Pty Ltd, Group Exhibition, 12/11 Karp Court, Bundall. Qld. 4217
2018 Lethbridge 10,000 2018, Paddington. Qld. 4064
2018 Brisbane Rotary Arts Spectacular 2018, Brisbane, Qld.
2018 Crossroads, April - Entangle Living Art, Dayboro - duo exhibition with Mandy Bell
2018 Crossroads, March- Robina Community Art Gallery - duo exhibition with Mandy Bell
2018 An Abstract Notion, Entangle Living Art, Dayboro
2017 Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby. NSW.30 x 30 Art Prize
2017 RQAS Small Works Christmas Show 2017
2017 RQAS Brisbane, 127th Members Annual Art Exhibition
2017 "After Dark" exhibition - Robina Library - August
2016 Currumbin RSL group exhibition with the artists of the Gallery in the Corridor
from 1st August until 28th September
2016 Camberwell Art Show 2016 - 8th – 17th July 2016 - finalist
2016 Gladstone Regional Gallery The Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards - finalist
2016 d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards 2016 finalist
2016 McGregor Lions Art Extravaganza 2016 June/July
2016 Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular– 30 May – 3rd June 2016 - finalist
2016 Border Art Prize finalist – Tweed Regional Gallery – 6 May – 10 July - finalist
2015/16 Brunswick Street Gallery 40 x 40 2015 Art Prize, December/January
2015 "Just Below the Surface". Duo exhibition with Bronwyn Doherty in October 2015
at the Petrie Terrace Gallery, 162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane.
2015 Border Art Prize - Gold Coast City Gallery - 25 July - 6 Sept 2015 - finalist
2015 RQAS 125th Annual Members Show, Brisbane. 14th July - 2nd August 2015
2015 McGregor Lions Art Extravaganza 2015 (4 paintings) 2nd to 19th July
2015 Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, from 13 - 28 June 2015 - finalist
2015 14th Annual King's Easter Arts Festival in March 2015
2007 Doggett Street Christmas 2007, Doggett Street Studio, Newstead. Qld. Australia.
2007 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize Exhibition - May 2007 - finalist
1998 Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, ‘2nd Works of Paper’ Exhibition
1998 Phillis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University Bendigo, ‘Former Students Exhibition’
1998 Bendigo Festival 1997 Colonial Bank Gallery, ‘Juxta Festive Exhibition’
1997 Convent Gallery Daylesford, Central Arts Collective’ Exhibition
1997 Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, Works on Paper Exhibition
1996 Phillis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University Bendigo, 1996 C & J Graduate
Commission Award’ Exhibition
1996 Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, ‘Bendigo Works on Paper’ Exh.
1996 Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, ‘Student Survey Exhibition’
1994 Phillis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University Bendigo, ‘Open Day Exhibition’
1994 Phillis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University Bendigo ‘Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
2017: 2nd Prize Section 1, RQAS 127th Members Annual Art Exhibition, Petrie Terrace Gallery.
2015: Feature Artist Award - 14th Annual King's Easter Arts Festival - King's Christian
College, 68 Gemvale Road, Reedy Creek. Qld 4227
2012: 3rd Prize Mixed Media - double exposure photograph "Carmen" with Royal
Queensland Art Society, Brisbane. Qld.
2008: Encouragement Award at RQAS Gold Coast for charcoal portrait.
2007: 3rd Prize, Royal Qld Art Society Gold Coast Members Exh.
1993: 1st Prize, Deniliquin Rotary Art Exhibition - Oil Painting
1992: 1st Year Printmaking Award, La Trobe University Bendigo, Mono Print, 'Portrait
of Marion Caddy'
1991: 2nd Prize, Barham Services Club Exh. - Oil Painting
1991: Highly Commended, Shepparton Kiwanis Exhibition - Charcoal
1990: 1st Prize, Echuca Art Exh., Modern & Abstract - Oil Painting
1989: 1st Prize, Echuca Art Exhibition, - Water Colour
1989: 1st prize, Sun Festival Exhibition Deniliquin - Water Colour
1988: Encouragement Award, Barham Bicentennial Exh - Water Colour
1988: 1st Prize, Deniliquin Art & Crafts Exh.- Oil Painting
1998: 2nd Prize, Deniliquin Art & Crafts Exh. - Water Colour
1988: 1st prize, Sun Festival Exh., Deniliquin - Oil Painting
1987: 1st Prize, Deniliquin Art & Crafts Exh. Trad Sect. Oil
1987: 1st Prize, Deniliquin Art & Crafts Exh. Water Colour
1986: 1st Prize, Art & Crafts Exh., Deniliquin - Oil Painting
1985: 2nd Prize, Echuca Art Exhibition - Pastel Portrait
1983: Audrey Wyse Memorial Trophy, Deniliquin - Pastel Portrait
1997 La Trobe University Bendigo, Australia, Student Union Collection, oil painting
1998 Campbell Research & Consulting,Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia, 4 Abstract
Expressionist oil paintings from Aftermath of Insatiable Desire Series
2006 Bateman Engineering Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Qld. Australia – 4 commissioned
abstract expressionist oil paintings
2007 Safety Poster Series for Western Corridor Recycled Water Project Gibson Island
2006 Four abstract expressionist paintings for Bateman Engineering Pty Ltd - oil on
2006 Portrait of an Alpacca - Oil Pastel
1991 Portrait of Hec. Campbell, commissioned by Jim Small MP, Member for Murray,
NSW - oil on canvas
1982 - 1993 Numerous commissions whilst living in Deniliquin, NSW, in oil, water
colour, pastel, charcoal, pencil.
Unpublished Papers and Essays
Artist's Journal and Research for partial fulfillment of the requirements for admission to
the Degree of Bachelor of Arts Honours (Fine Art), dated 4/11/1996
Australian Art Collector Issue #44 April/May/June 2008. P270
Australian Art Review, March - June 2007 - Issue 13 page 89 (womemzspace.com
advertisement). Image 'Hell's Gate', Oil on Canvas, 2006.
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