Ronelle Reid

Ronelle Reid

  • Artist’s Statement

    My style is a combination of colourful, naturalist work with quirky compositions that pair species who don’t coexist or share habitats. I invite viewers to ask why the rules of land, air and sea no longer apply, and wonder why fish happily swim through the antlers of a bongo antelope and butterflies flutter around a moray eel.

  • Biography

    As a dedicated artist, I’ve spent countless hours studying animals in museums, using the taxidermic displays to understand and convey their forms. However, it wasn’t until I started work with RSPCA that my experience with animal welfare gave me a new perspective. Now, fuelled by this understanding, I combine my formal education in painting, screen and printmaking to plan each composition, purposefully breaking the rules of taxonomic categorisation.

  • Influences

    Inspired by my love of animals, I use ink, oils and watercolours to create detailed, visual narratives that explore the relationships between animals and their habitats. My quirky, naturalist portrayals preserve and highlight the beauty and diversity of animals right in our backyards, asking us to imagine if the kookaburra, the koala, or wallaby were lost to us forever.

  • Awards

    Gallery Finalist, Lethbridge 20000, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington | 2021

    Finalist, Gallipoli Art Prize, Merrylands, NSW | 2021

    Finalist, John Villiers Outback Art Prize, Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton | 2021

    1st Prize (Drawing), Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi | 2021

    Finalist, Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award | 2020

    BEMAC Creative Booster Pack | 2020

    Liquitex Sponsor Prize, Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery | 2020

    Finalist, The Naracoorte National Art Prize | 2019

    Melville Heysom Memorial Award | 1998

    Karl and Gertrude Langer Memorial Award | 1996

  • Exhibitions

    Urban Menagerie (Solo Exhibition), Logan Art Gallery, Logan | 2021

    Brookfield Art Show, Brisbane | 2021

    Quota Art Prize, Jimboomba | 2021

    Aspect Art Show, Goondiwindi | 2021

    Gallipoli Art Prize, Merrylands, NSW | 2021

    John Villiers Outback Art Prize, Winton | 2021

    Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Paddington | 2021

    Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi | 2021

    Brookfield Art Show, Brookfield | 2021

    Pause Button, The Old Auction House , Kyneton Victoria | 2020

    Take Flight, The Old Auction House , Kyneton Victoria | 2020

    Wandering with the Wild, (Online) Aspire Gallery, Brisbane | 2020

    Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale works exhibition, (Online) Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane | 2020

    All Creatures and Wild Things, RQAS, Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane | 2020

    QWASI- International Animals in Art, Logan Art Gallery, Logan | 2020

    Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane | 2020

    Creative Relief, Aurecon Building, Brisbane | 2020

    Bump in the Night, The Old Auction House, Kyneton, Victoria | 2019

    The Naracoorte National Art Prize, Naracoorte, South Australia | 2019

    Diminutive, The Old Auction House, Kyneton, Victoria | 2019

    Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, Paddington | 2019

    Nundah Art Show, Nundah Festival, Brisbane | 2018

    Ipswich Art Awards, Ipswich | 2018

  • Website

    www.aspiregallery.com.au/ronelle-reid

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Ronelle Reid

Remembrance
50 x 45 x 3.5cm Watercolour pencil on Fabriano paper $1,075.00

Ronelle Reid

The Jump Up
60 x 75 x 3.5cm oil on wood $1,950.00