BIOGRAPHY

Mia Rappel

As a practicing visual artist and project innovator Mia has chosen a life of creativity and initiative. Mia has worked extensively over the past 12 years as a visual designer and project manager for retail, interior and public spaces, creating works for corporate, council, boutique and private clients. Working in the social sector, Mia has honed her skills devising and facilitating art programs and community workshops. At the core of these projects and offerings is a consistent personal contemporary arts practice articulated through exhibiting, participation in National and International art shows and awards, and regular arts residencies.

 

 

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Education
• Bachelor of Visual and Performing Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University. 1997 - 1999

Training and Courses
•  Exhibition planning workshop, Abaf, May 2008
•  Artists in business workshop, AbaF, June 2007
•  Body Weather, Dancehouse, 2009, 2004 & 2003
•  Butoh, Melbourne and Horsham, ongoing 2001-2003
•  New Dance, Baile en el Aire, Spain, July 2000
•  Theatre Dance, Bail en el Aire, Spain, August 2000

Employment History
•  Practicing Artist and Visual Designer, 2001 - Currently
•  Art Program design and facilitation, Youth Substance Abuse Services, Fitzroy Residential Unit, Glen Iris Residential Unit, Dandenong Day Program, 2005 - 2010

Travel, Research and Residencies

• Travelling to the Center. Meditation and Arts Retreat with Jess Huon. Alice Springs 2012

•  Greece, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Winter 2011
•  La Muse Artist & Writers Retreat France, 2010
•  Spain, Morocco, Spring 2007
•  Spain, U.K, Summer 2002
•  Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Czech Republic, U.K, Belgium, 1999 - 2001
•  Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Summer 1998

Installations/ Commissions/ Exhibitions/

2012

Many Threads. Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe

• Sweet Co Interiors. Sassafras & Olinda Sweet Company

• Malis Crimson Song. Mali in the City Public Art Project. Melbourne Zoo


2011
• The Passage. Solo Exhibition. Carbon Black Gallery.  
• Many Threads. Art-Town Exhibition. Chapel off Chapel Gallery.  
  Winner of the Peoples Choice Award
2010
• The Game. Woodford Folk Festival.  
Positive Body Image Project. Caroline Springs College Lakeview Campus.
Heirloom. e.g. etal. Flinders Lane Melbourne.
2009
Carving Out a Place Projection Installation. Shire of Yarra Ranges. Healesville.
Outer Space Table Collage. Downstairs Y.S.A.S. Fitzroy
• Youth Art Project. Shire of Melton Youth Services Center.  
2008
Dolls with Souls. Federation Square. Fringe Festival.
Hollow Pod. Private Collection.  
2007
•  White Trees. Ripe the organic grocer, Prahran.
•  Rainbow Vision. Ripe The organic grocer, Prahran.
•  Spiral. Rainbow Serpent international arts, music and lifestyle festival, Beaufort.
2006
•  Great Hands Mural. Y.S.A.S Fitzroy.
•  Jungle Mural. Y.S.A.S Fitzroy.
•  Totem Pillars.   Rainbow Serpent international arts, music and lifestyle festival, Beufort.
2005
•  Ladders. Susie Gallagher design, Kooyong.
•  Purple Pine Lighting Stall. Interiors & Textures trade fair, Exhibition Buildings.
•  10th Anniversary Party. Husk, Toorak.
•  Copper Shadow. Kindred Studios, Yarraville.
•  Sunshine Head Piece. Flinders Quarter Award, Melbourne International Fashion Festival.
•  The Boat. Kindred Studios, Yarraville.
2004
•  Snake. Shearwate r Wearable Art performance, Ballina N.S.W.
•  Pods. Ancient Modes, Fitzroy.
•  The Cascade. Australian Greens Party national campaign launch, The Malthouse.
•  75. Phenomenon Gallery, Armadale.
•  Stitch . Ancient Modes, Fitzroy.
2002
•  Faces. The Barn at French Style, Prahran.
•  The Night. The Barn at French Style, Prahran.
1999
•  Corridor Installation. Victorian College of the Arts. Melbourne.
•  Mezzanine Installation. Victorian College of the Arts. Melbourne.

Window Designs
 2011
Purple Summer. Naot Shoes. Summer.
2009
Walker St Windows. City of Greater Dandenong. Summer.
2008
•  Aunties Parlour , BODY , St Kilda, Centre Place, Woollahra, Winter.
•  Urchins Collectables. BODY , St Kilda, Centre Place, Woollahra, Winter.
•  May Branches. BODY, St Kilda, Centre Place, Woollahra, Autumn.
•  Golden. Ripe the organic grocer, Prahran, Autumn.
•  Autumn Threads. BODY, St Kilda, Centre Place, Woollahra, Autumn.
2005
•  Remember. Husk, Toorak, Albert Park, Collins St, Melbourne Winter.
2004
•  Parcels. Susie Gallagher Design, Kooyong, Melbourne, Summer.
•  Pillar and Jewel. Arthur Galan, South Yarra, G.P.O , Lt Collins Melbourne, Oxford st Sydney, Summer.
•  Leap . Adidas, Q.V. Building Sydney, Spring.
Blades of Grass. Husk, Toorak, Albert Park, Collins St, Melbourne, Spring.
•  Butterfly Queen. Design Festival, Husk, Collins St, Melbourne, Winter.
•  Forest Panels. Ancient Modes, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Winter.
•  Celebrate. Husk, Toorak, Albert Park, Collins St, Melbourne, Autumn.
•  Giants Tea . Husk, Toorak, Albert Park, Collins St, Melbourne, Autumn.
•  Badges. Husk, Toorak, Albert Park, Collins St, Melbourne, Summer.
•  Spiral. Husk, Toorak, Albert Park, Collins St, Melbourne, New Year.
2003
•  Adidas Wrapped. Adidas, Q.V. Building Sydney, Christmas.
•  Mirror Waterfall. Husk, Toorak, Albert Park, Collins St, Melbourne, Spring.
•  Bundles. Husk, Toorak, Albert Park, Melbourne, Winter.
•  Cameo. Husk, Toorak, Albert Park, Melbourne, Winter.
2002
Leaves. Husk, Toorak, Albert Park, Melbourne, Autumn.

Events
• Valentine Wedding. Montsalvat. February 2009.
• La Vie En Rose Spa Cabaret. Warrandyte. October 2008.
• Love at the Kasbah. Brighton. April 2008.

 

MEDIA - Press coverage, Articles, Critical writing

• Mali Comes Our to Play, City Weekly. August 2012

• Two responses to Mia Rappels The Passage by Harb Gill and Jess Huon. May 2011

An artist's rights of passage. Stonnington Leader. May 2011

My Favorite Room. Melbourne Weekly. May 2011

How Great thou Art. Stonnington Leader. March 2011

• Positive Body Image, Melton Leader 2010

• Window of Opportunity, Dandenong Leader 2009

•  Rock the Kasbah, Husk 10th Birthday, Madison Magazine Australia 2005

•  Butterfly Queen, Design Festival, Vogue Magazine Australia 2004

•  Melbourne's 5 Best Window Displays, Melbourne Magazine 2003

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