I am Rachel Moodie and I am an artist, designer, writer, maker and mum.
Darling Mills Studio is my creative atelier, founded when I lived in the outskirts of Sydney, above Darling Mills Creek. It seemed a fitting name to take. Part geography, part term of endearment — ‘darling’, used often in our family, and part ‘mill’, a place of paper and textile production.
With a background in fine art, arts marketing, graphic design and textiles my multifaceted creative practise includes computer generated collages digitally printed on cotton rag paper, ceramic tiles and cushions as well as analogue collages and mixed media artworks.
My digital work is comprised of hyper-real photographic montages piecing together many and varied photographs, old and new. And my original works are collage and mixed media ensembles using beeswax glazes, cold wax, oil paints, textiles and found objects. The landscapes I create exist nowhere tangible yet retain a sense of the original location. I am fascinated with creating dreamlike, liminal landscapes.
I’ve had multiple group and solo exhibitions around Australia and my work is hung in private collections in Australia and abroad.
I now live in the Southern Highlands of NSW with my husband, Clint and my two children, Elva and Rex.