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Isobel Rayson

Isobel Rayson is an early career artist based in New South Wales, Australia.

Isobel graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University, receiving first class honours in 2014. Since graduating, Isobel has exhibited widely across Australia and participated in residencies in Australia and Canada. In March 2020, Isobel was an artist in residence at Boom Gallery, Geelong.

Isobel draws inspiration from the surroundings of her home and studio in rural New South Wales, paying close attention to the marks and patterns found in this environment. Small details such as the contours of weathered remnant wood or the structure of a single seed pod littered among hundreds fallen from trees above are documented in photographs and sketches. In the studio, Isobel will use these references as a starting point, often abstracting details through size and repetition before translating them onto the woodblock through the process of carving.

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