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.


2021- Visual artist; freelance copywriter; sub-editor, Parliament of Tasmania

2017-20  Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, University of Tasmania, (Dean’s Roll of Honour)

2016 Diploma of Printmaking, TasTAFE

1998-2011 Journalist, Mercury newspaper, Hobart

1998-2000 Tutor in journalism and media studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Solo exhibitions

2022 Like Perfume, The Cottage, Rosny Farm Arts Centre, Hobart

2021 It Happened on the Steps, Top Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart – Andrew Harper review (PDF)

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

Group exhibitions

2021 #selfportrait, Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2021 Intimacy, Rosny Schoolhouse, Hobart (curator and exhibitor)

2020  Images of Tasmania, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2019   Finalist, Henry Jones Art Prize for Emerging Artists, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart

2017/18  Creator, producer and co-performer of works for Panopticon, a Dark Mofo event, Hobart

Other activities

2022 The Unconformity artist-in-residence, Queenstown, Tasmania

2021- Volunteer (book pricing and merchandising), Vinnie’s South Hobart

2020 Presenter, Making Manifest symposium, UTAS Centre for the Arts, Hobart

2019/20 Editor and proofreader of Misanthropology: The World Art of Adam Rish, RZY Publishing, 2020

2019 Volunteer, Hobiennale art festival, Hobart

2018-20 Volunteer, Open House Hobart

‘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