THE GIRL WHO LURKS BEHIND THE WORK

Rachel Weaver is an Australian artist specializing in sickly sweet and surreal horror creations. Her work is driven by an eternal love of all things scary, fused with 80's nostalgia and life growing up in the Mid West region.  She is happiest binge watching horror movies, sketching out strange ideas and eating gummy bears. Fueled by caffeine and a relentless overactive imagination, her work thrills some and disturbs others...

The combination of horror elements fused with victuals in the artworks of Rachel Weaver gives new meaning to the term "sickly sweet". Candy, maggots, rotten teeth, blood spatter and fried eyes topped with sprinkles. Her work has been described as "delightfully horrid" and "weirdly cool".

Sugar and spice and things not so nice are what fill me with endless inspiration. The juxtaposition of decay and preservatives. Strange creatures, the things of nightmares...I create what I want to. To see it bought to life, real and in front of me. It may be creepy, cute or a little of both.

Rachel Weaver resides in the windy city of Geraldton Western Australia, creating unusual artworks from polymer clay and mixed media.

CONTACT

Please email Rachel directly regarding any inquiries you may have;
rachel@nightmaresandgummybears.com

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019     Mid West Art Prize  |  Geraldton Regional Art Gallery.
  • 2018     Petite Pieces  |  Aspire Gallery, Queensland.
  • 2017     Hard Pressed - Steam Roller Prints  |  Old Boy's School, Fremantle.
  • 2017     Hard Pressed - Steam Roller Prints  |  The Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance.
  • 2017     Hard Pressed - Steam Roller Prints  |  ACDC Gallery, Geraldton.
  • 2016     ArtDrive Midwest  |  Public Artworks, Walkaway.
  • 2015     Baker Williamson Art Prize  |  Baker Williamson Studios, Geraldton.
  • 2013     SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Seeing Stars Art Prize  |  Yarra Gallery, Melbourne.
  • 2013     Midwest Art Prize  |  Geraldton Regional Art Gallery.
  • 2010     Monster Mash - Solo Exhibition  |  ACDC Gallery, Geraldton.

FEATURES + PUBLICATIONS

  • 2020    The Geraldton Guardian  |  Horror and Candy a Recipe for Creepy Creative Display
  • 2020    OdditiesBizarre.com  |  Bizarre Art Styles from Around the World
  • 2017     The Geraldton Guardian |  Craypot Art a Great Catch
  • 2016     The Geraldton Guardian |  Artdrive Tour a Drawcard for Region
  • 2014     The Geraldton Guardian |  Stellar Cast, Dazzling Visuals
  • 2010     The Geraldton Guardian |  Monster of a Fun Time at Art Opening
  • 2010     The Geraldton Guardian |  Friday Fright Night to Mark Exhibition Debut
  • 2005     The Geraldton Guardian |  New Hospital is a Canvas for Local Art