Gabrielle Rish is a Tasmanian artist, working in sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photo-collage, video and performance art. Rish is also a professional writer and editor, after an earlier career as a news journalist.


Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, University of Tasmania, 2017-2020 (Dean’s Roll of Honour)

Diploma of Printmaking, TasTAFE, 2016

Certificate IV in Visual Arts (Design in Wood and Jewellery), TasTAFE, 2015

Communications officer, Tasmanian Council of Social Service, 2012-2014

Journalist, Mercury newspaper, Hobart 1998-2011

Tutor in Journalism and Media Studies, University of Tasmania, 1999-2000

Journalist, Australian Associated Press, 1990-1998

Art-related activities

2021 It Happened on the Steps, solo exhibition, Salamanca Arts Centre.

Toyota Lovers, installation of porcelain, poster and video, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart.

Intimacy, curator and exhibitor, group exhibition, Rosny Schoolhouse, Hobart.

  Editor and proofreader of Misanthropology: The World Art of Adam Rish, RZY Publishing.

2020  Images of Tasmania group exhibition, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.

Presenter, Making Manifest symposium, UTAS Centre for the Arts, Hobart.

2019   Finalist, Henry Jones Art Prize for Emerging Artists.

    Invigilator, Hobiennale art festival, Hobart.

2017/18  Producer and performer of works for Panopticon, a Dark Mofo event.

‘If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible’ — Soren Kierkegaard