Rebecca’s practice is constantly evolving. Moving between painting, photography and sculpture, it is apparent that with time the transition between the three genres is becoming more fluid and the subject and medium often can overlap or inform.
Photography is an area that Rebecca has recently started to explore. She has been a finalist in the 2018, 2020 and 2022 Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, 2019 Prospect Art Prize, 2020 Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award and the 2022 Du Rietz Art Award.
Rebecca commenced working in the medium of sculpture in 2016. That year she was a finalist in the Hunters Hill Art Prize with a sculptural piece that commented on Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Since then, she has been a finalist in 16 notable art prizes and awards for sculpture. In 2019 she won the Northbridge Art Prize (Open Section) with a three-dimensional work and was the recipient of the Northbridge Art Prize (Sculpture Section). For Rebecca, sculpture is intertwined with her painting and design practice.
In sculpture Rebecca’s choice of medium is often in direct response to the subject and message she wishes to convey. Recycling is very important to her process and methodology. Incorporating excess paint from her canvases, found and discarded items, utilitarian objects that are worn (having had a prior functional working life, a history), form the basis of her work.
Sometimes these items are dismantled to conceal their original function and in the case of hardening paint it is twisted, knotted, folded, sliced and manipulated to support its next purpose – to inform, comment, debate, and engage.
Since commencing painting Rebecca has had a minimum of one exhibition every year. Preparation for each requires at least six to eighteen months in advance dependent on subject medium and size. Her first exhibition in 2001 was at Norton Gallery in McMahons Point, Sydney. In that same year, Rebecca had her first overseas exhibition, a solo at the Pacific Mercantile Bank, Beverley Hills, California USA.
Rebecca’s first overseas art fair was in 2003 at Artexpo at the Javits Convention Center in New York. In 2005, she exhibited in a major exhibition alongside Brazilian artist Romero Britto at Opera Gallery, Singapore and in the same year she exhibited in a mixed exhibition at Opera Gallery, Hong Kong.
In 2006, Rebecca exhibited at ArtSingapore Expo, Singapore and Art Gallery Collections in Surfers Paradise, Queensland Australia. It is important for her to exhibit throughout Australia and not just in the city she is based, this provides the opportunity to travel and be exposed to many different fields of art, attitudes, and approaches. In 2019, the traffic jam galleries team exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in Singapore.
Since 2008, Rebecca has been selected as a finalist in multiple art prizes and awards throughout Australia. This has provided her with the opportunity to meet and connect with other artists. A number of these artists are now represented by traffic jam galleries, the gallery Rebecca owns and started in 2010. This gallery is based in neutral bay, a suburb that is ten minutes from the Sydney CBD.