Raquel Ormella


Raquel Ormella: Exploded Textiles, Tamworth Regional Gallery

Posted 18/09/2019

Raquel Ormella's work is included in Exploded Textiles at Tamworth Regional Gallery, an exhibition in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition will be open from 28 September to 1 December 2019. More information here


Raquel Ormella: Zephyr, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, VIC

Posted 24/07/2019

Raquel Ormella's work will be included in Zephyr at Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Victoria. The exhibtion opens on 1 August and will be on display until 31 August 2019. More information can be found here.


Raquel Ormella: I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella, Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD

Posted 19/06/2019

Raquel Ormella's touring solo exhibition, I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella, will open at Noosa Regional Gallery this Friday, 21 June. The exhibition will be on display until 28 July 2019. More information here


Jon Cattapan, Dale Harding, Louise Hearman, Raquel Ormella: Vis-ability, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

Posted 08/05/2019

Jon Cattapan, Dale Harding, Louise Hearman and Raquel Ormella have been included in Vis-ability at the Queensland University of Technology Art Museum in Brisbane. The exhibition runs from Saturday 11 May - Sunday 4 August 2019. More information can be found here.  

Raquel Ormella: I hope you get this, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU

Posted 24/04/2019

Raquel Ormella's touring exhibition I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella is currenty on display at Drill Hall Gallery at the Australian National University. The exhibition runs until 9 June 2019. Find out more here.


Raquel Ormella: Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life, CHAT, Hong Kong

Posted 27/03/2019

Raquel Ormella's work is currently being featured in the inaugural exhibition at the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT) in Hong Kong, Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life. The exhibition runs from March 17 - June 30, 2019. Find out more here.


Raquel Ormella: Marriage, Penrith Art Gallery

Posted 28/02/2019

Raquel Ormella's work will be exhibited at Pentrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest in Marriage: Love + Law. The exhibition runs from March 30 - June 16, 2019. Find out more here.


Richard Bell, Raquel Ormella: National Anthem, Buxton Contemporary

Posted 14/02/2019

Richard Bell and Raquel Ormella will both have work featued in National Anthem at Buxton Contemporary. The exhibition runs from 8 March - 7 July 2019. Find out more here.

Raquel Ormella: Lucky?, Bundoora Homestead

Posted 14/02/2019

Raquel Ormella's work is currently being exhibited in Lucky? at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. The exhibition runs until March 3 2019. Find out more here.


Gordon Hookey, Raquel Ormella: Just Not Australian, Artspace

Posted 23/01/2019

Gordon Hookey and Raquel Ormella have been included in Just Not Australian at Artspace in Sydney. The exhibition runs until 28 April 2019. More information can be found here.

Raquel Ormella, Dale Harding: eyeline 90

Posted 06/12/2018

Raquel Ormella's touring exhibition "I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella" has been reviwed by Jane O'Sullivan and Dale Harding has been interviewed by Hilary Thurlow in Issue 90 of eyeline.


Posted 15/11/2018

Raquel Ormell's work has been included in LUCKY? at Bundoora Homstead Art Centre. The exhibition runs from 17 November 2018 - 3 March 2019. More information can be found here.


Raquel Ormella and Jemima Wyman: Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms

Posted 25/09/2018

Raquel Ormella and Jemima Wyman will be included in 'Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms' at Shepparton Art Museum. The exhibition will open on 24 November 2018 and run until 17 February 2019. More information here

RAQUEL ORMELLA, TOM NICHOLSON: State of the Union, Ian Potter Museum of Art

Posted 04/08/2018

 Raquel Ormella and Tom Nicholson have been included in the exhibition State of the Union at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the relationship of artists to political engagement through a focus on the labour movement and trade unions, it runs 24 July to 28 Oct 2018. More information can be found here.

RAQUEL ORMELLA: Interview in Ocula

Posted 18/07/2018

A conversation with Raquel Ormella about her solo exhibition at Shepparton Art Museum has been published by Ocula, read it here


Judy Watson, Raquel Ormella, Vernon Ah Kee: Hunter Red, Newcastle

Posted 29/05/2018

The Hunter Red suite of exhibitions is presented across Hunter-based cultural institutions: Judy Watson has work included in the exhibiton Hunter Red: Re(a)d Earth at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery from 26 May - 22 July, Vernon Ah Kee has work included in the exhibition, Hunter Red: Corpus at Newcastle Gallery, running 26 May to 22 July, Raquel Ormella's work is included in Hunter Red: Seeing Red at The Lockup, which runs 26 May to 1 July.

RAQUEL ORMELLA: major survey exhibition at Shepparton Art Museum

Posted 24/05/2018

I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella will open at Shepparton Art Museum on Saturday, May 26. The exhibition is a major survey of Ormella's diverse and extensive practice, referencing the themes of environmental activism, national identity, and social consciousness in her work. The exhibition will run until August 12. Read more here.


John Citizen, Jemima Wyman, Raquel Ormella: A Decade of Collecting: The Kurilpa Collection 2007 to 2017, QCA Galleries Brisbane

Posted 03/11/2017

A Decade of Collecting: The Kurilpa Collection 2007 to 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the Kurilpa Collection, and opens at QCA Galleries on Wednesday 8th November 6pm-8pm. The exhibition features work by John Citizen, Jemima Wyman, and Raquel Ormella and will run from the 8th-18th of November. More information can be found here.

RICHARD BELL, RAQUEL ORMELLA: work in MCA Collection: Word

Posted 19/10/2017

Richard Bell's Walk On (Bell's Theorem) (2007) and Raquel Ormella's Poster Reduction (2005-08) are included in the exhibition MCA Collection: Word, which runs 4 December 2017 - 18 February 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. The exhibition showcases works from the Museum’s permanent Collection that engage with language and text.

Raquel Ormella: 'Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial', Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW

Posted 07/10/2017

Raquel Ormella has been included in Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial, an exhibition celebrating the open-ended, porous nature of textiles practice today. The triennial opens on 14 October and runs until June 2018. The exhibition will tour until 2020. More information here.


Helga Groves, Raquel Ormella, Judy Watson: 'Limitless Horizon: Vertical Perspective', GOMA

Posted 26/08/2017

 Limitless Horizon: Vertical Perspective draws together an array of artistic approaches that represent the landscape from a vertical perspective, including work by Helga Groves, Raquel Ormella, Judy Watson. Many of the artists in this exhibition remind us how the conceptual parameters of mapping can change our perception of place. The exhibition opens on Saturday 26 August and runs until Sunday 25 March 2018.

Raquel Ormella, Tom Nicholson: '1917: The Great Strike', Carriageworks, Sydney

Posted 14/07/2017

A new exhibition marking the centenary of one of Australia’s largest industrial conflicts, 1917: The Great Strike is a collaboration between Carriageworks and City of Sydney, displaying historical objects alongside commissioned artworks by Raquel Ormella, Tom Nicholson, Will French, Franck Gohier and Sarah Contos. The exhibition opens on the Saturday July 15 and runs until Sunday 27 August.

Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman, Raquel Ormella, Tintin Wulia: Material Politics, IMA

Posted 13/05/2017

New work by Raquel Ormella, Tintin Wulia and a collaboration between Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman feature as part of 'Material Politics' at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. The exhibition reflects on a longstanding tendency in Australian contemporary art to work with an economy of means.


Posted 27/04/2017

Raquel Ormella presents a series of new textile works commissioned as part of the 'ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE' 2017 Festival. The exhibition, 'Southern Economies', is presented at LAB-14 Gallery, Carlton Connect Initiative until 17 May 2017. Read more. 



Posted 28/03/2017

'The Dust Never Settles' is a group exhibition at The University of Queensland Art Museum that draws on its collection to explore works by contemporary artists who probe at cultural, environmental and psychological histories that remain unresolved. The exhibition includes work by Khadim Ali, Richard Bell & Emory Douglas, Gordon Bennett, Bonita Ely, Dale Harding, Raquel Ormella, Luke Roberts and Judy Watson and runs from Wednesday 12 April to Sunday 30 July.


Posted 16/03/2017

'The National' 2017 has launched its website dedicated to its upcoming triennial exhibition, profiling the artists featured including Khadim Ali, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Dale Harding, Gordon Hookey, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Khaled Sabsabi, and Jemima Wyman. The site also includes essays by the exhibition curators providing an introduction to the exhibition concept.

The National 2017

Posted 02/12/2016

 In 2017 the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and Museum of Contemporary Art will present The National: New Australian Art. The National will showcase contemporary Australian art and includes new work by Khadim Ali, Gordon Bennett, Richard Bell, Dale Harding, Gordon Hookey, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Khaled Sabsabi and Jemima Wyman. The National opens 30 March 2017.

Raquel Ormella, Tom Nicholson and Peter Kennedy: Dissenting Voices, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Posted 16/09/2016


Posted 22/06/2016

Raquel Ormella presents a body of new work as part of a solo exhibition at Cross Art Projects, Sydney entitled 'Artists as Cartoonists, or Extended Black and White'. The work engages with a series of entries by art historian Joan Kerr in the national database, the Design and Art Australian Online, and in the exhibition catalogue, 'Artists and Cartoonists in Black and White: The Most Public Art' (1999). The exhibitions runs until 23 July.


KHALED SABSABI & RAQUEL ORMELLA: Artspace, Studio Artists 2016

Posted 17/12/2015

Khaled Sabsabi and Raquel Ormella have been selected to participate in Artspace, Sydney's inaugural One Year Studio Artist program. The program will provide a space necessary for the artists to develop their practice, leading towards future national and international projects. Read more.


Posted 24/06/2015

New Constellation 2013 and Imperative 2012 by Raquel Ormella will feature as part of More love hours: contemporary artists and craft at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. The exhibition will showcase the work of Australian artists using craft media and techniques in their practice. Opening 21 July the exhibition runs until 15 November 2015. Read more



Posted 07/05/2015

The work of Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Peter Kennedy and Raquel Ormella features as part of the upcoming group exhibition 'See you at the barricades' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Opening 30 May, the exhibition calls attention to a ‘dissident aesthetic’ emerging in contemporary art. Increasingly, artists are adapting images of 20th-century protest movements, using flags and banners, and re-enacting historical protests.


Posted 06/03/2015

Helga Groves, Dale Harding and Raquel Ormella feature in the 2015 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, taking place at the National Art School, Darlinghurst from 26 March 2015. Curated this year by Tim Johnson, Groves, Harding and Ormella join twenty two artists at the annual exhibition. Read more. 


Posted 20/12/2014

Milani Gallery will be closed from 21 December 2014 and will reopen on 27 January 2015. We will be contactable via email or by appointment during this period. Our first exhibition for 2015 will recent work by multidisiplinary artist collective Chicks on Speed, opening in early February. Our very best wishes for the summer season and our thanks for your support throughout 2014.



Posted 15/07/2014

Curated by Kezia Geddes, Lismore Regional Gallery presents a group exhibition profiling artistic activism and creative ways to bring about social change. Including the work of Richard Bell and Raquel Ormella, Protest Songs: Artful Actions opens 19 July and runs until 6 September 2014. Read more. 

Raquel Ormella and Khaled Sabsabi in the Basil Sellers Art Prize

Posted 21/06/2014

Raquel Ormella and Khaled Sabsabi have been selected as finalists in this years Basil Sellers Art Prize.



Posted 09/05/2014

Raquel Ormella: L.A. Times Review

Posted 12/07/2013

The exhibition is reviewed in the L.A. Times:

Read it here: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-knight-triennial-review-20130705,0,7327198.story


Raquel Ormella: 2013 California-Pacific Triennial

Posted 11/07/2013

Raquel Ormella is currently exhibiting in the California-Pacific Triennial, running June 30, 2013 - November 17, 2013.




Raquel Ormella: Pigeon Auction

Posted 07/05/2013

Raquel Ormella will be in the exhibition Pigeon Auction: Looking at Suburban Subcultures, at Casula Powerhouse. The exhibition runs 18 May - 30 June 2013.

More information: http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/exhibitions/pigeon-auction.aspx


Raquel Ormella & Jemima Wyman: Direct Democracy

Posted 09/04/2013

Raquel Ormella and Jemima Wyman will feature in the exhibition Direct Democracy at the Monash University Museum of Art, 26 April - 6 July 2013. The exhibition 'explores the changing nature of our engagement with the democratic tradition and looks to the emergence of new democratic models'.

More information: http://www.monash.edu.au/muma/assets/pdfs/2013/directdemocracy-media.pdf


Posted 30/01/2013

Raquel Ormella's work wil be exhibited in the inaugural California-Pacific Triennale, to be curated by Dan Cameron. The exhibition takes place at OCMA from June 30, 2013.



Propositions: Milani Gallery Pop Up Show.

Posted 05/12/2012

A pop up exhibition will open on Thursday 6th December from 6 - 8pm. Propositions will span over two warehouse spaces and will run from 6 - 11 December. The address is 78 Logan Rd Woolloongabba (100m down the road from Milani Gallery). 

Part One: Eugene Carchesio, Ross Manning and Sandra Selig. 

Part Two: Vernon Ah Kee, Khadim Ali, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Ian Burn, Gordon Hookey, Peter Kennedy, Tom Nicholson, Raquel Ormella, Stuart Ringholt, Madonna Staunton, Judy Watson. 

Raquel Ormella: Feeders at Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Posted 04/12/2012

Raquel Ormella's work Feeders is to be exhibited at Canberra Contemporay Art Space from Thursday 6 December - 2 February 2013. 

For more information: http://www.ccas.com.au/exhibitions/ 


Raquel Ormella wins Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2012.

Posted 13/11/2012

Raquel Ormella was awarded the Open Award at the Fisher's Ghost Art Award at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. 



Posted 06/10/2012

Raquel Ormella and Khaled Sabsabi are exhibiting at the Shaghai Biennale which opened on 1 October 2012.



Posted 22/08/2012

Raquel Ormella and Khaled Sabsabi have been selected for the Sydney Pavilion at the 9th Shanghai Biennale which opens on 1 October 2012. The Sydney Pavilion is to be titled 'The Floating Eye' and takes as its starting point the reorientation of geography in Australia in the context of recent shifting global and cultural connections.


Stuart Ringholt and Raquel Ormella: Social Networking at the Gallery of Modern Art

Posted 14/03/2012

Stuart Ringholt and Raquel Ormella's work features in Social Networking at the Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition explores how contemporary artists broach social contact with their subjects and audiences. 

Social Networking: Gallery of Modern Art, 3 March - 1 July 2012.

For more information: http://qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/current/social_networking 


Louise Hearman & Raquel Ormella: UQ National Artists' Self Portrait Prize

Posted 23/09/2011

New works by Louise Hearman and Raquel Ormella are on display at the University of Queensland Art Museum as part of the National Artists' Self Portrait Prize 2011. The artists were invited to make new works for the biannual, $50 000 prize, the winning work will also be acquired for the University Art Museum's National Collection of Artists' Self Portraits. This year's exhibition has been curated by Alison Kubler, around the theme of 'Life is risk/Art is risk'. National Artists' Self Portrait Prize 2011, University of Queensland Art Musuem, 24 September 2011- 12 February 2012.

Raquel Ormella @ CAST

Posted 30/04/2011

A solo exhibition by Raquel Ormella will open at CAST, Hobart in May.  130 Davey Street and Walking through Clear-fells brings together two major works by the artist which interrogate land use politics and environmental activism in Tasmania. 7 May - 6 June, 2011, CAST, Hobart, Tasmania. For more information: http://www.castgallery.org/current-program/exhibitions/upcoming/69/130-Davey-Street--Walking-through-clear-fells


Vernon Ah Kee & Raquel Ormella: Erased

Posted 11/02/2011

Works by Vernon Ah Kee and Raquel Ormella feature in an exhibition of contemporary Australian drawing, to open shortly at the National Art School, Sydney. Curated by Natasha Bullock, and organised by Art Gallery of New South Wales and Asia Link, Erased: Contemporary Australian Drawing has already toured venues in Asia through 2009 and 2010. The presentation at the National Art School will also feature 4 new works on canvas by Vernon Ah Kee. Erased: Contemporary Australian Drawing, National Art School, Sydney, 23 February - 6 March, 2011.

Change @ Monash University Museum of Art

Posted 28/10/2010

Works by Kate Beynon, Ian Burn, Robert Hunter, Raquel Ormella, Gareth Sansom and Sandra Selig  have been selected for the inaugural exhibition at the new Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne. Change explores the breadth and depth of the Monash University Collection, featuring works from the 1960s through to today. Change, Monash University Museum of Art, 27 October - 18 December, 2010. http://www.monash.edu.au/muma/exhibitions/change.html


Roundabout at City Gallery, Wellington

Posted 23/09/2010

Works by Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, Eugene Carchesio Tim Johnson, Raquel Ormella and Judy Watson feature in an upcoming exhibition at the City Gallery, Wellington.  roundabout will showcase major new works by 108 artists, both established and emerging, from around the world. roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand, 25 September 2010 - 16 January 2011. http://www.citygallery.org.nz/roundabout/

Raquel Ormella: Aichi Triennale

Posted 01/09/2010

Raquel Ormella has been selected to create and present a major new work in the inaugural Aichi Trienniale in Nagoya, Japan. Ormella is exhibiting a new video work at the Nagoya City Art Museum that considers the relationship between humans and wild birds in Japanese cities. Aichi Triennale, Nagoya City Art Museum, 8 August - 31 October, 2010. http://aichitriennale.jp/en/artists/contemporary-arts/raquel-ormella.html


Art & Australia

Posted 01/09/2010

Bonita Ely and Raquel's Ormella's work is discussed in two essays published in the latest Art & Australia magazine. In 'Bonita Ely's art of ecology', Nicholas Croggan considers Ely's ongoing interest in environmental concerns, while Bec Dean writes about several recent projects by Raquel Ormella in 'Raquel Ormella and Andrea Bowers: Life in the balance'. Art & Australia, volume 48, number 1, 2010. 

(to) give time to time

Posted 19/08/2010

Works by Eugene Carchesio, Damiano Bertoli, Bonita Ely,  Raquel Ormella and Sandra Selig are included in the upcoming exhibition (to) give time to time, organised by the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. (to) give time to time will consider ephemeral art practices, both past and present, in Australian art. The project and accompanying symposium will be staged across various sites in Adelaide and Mildura in August and September.  For more information: http://aeaf.org.au/exhibitions/10_tgttt.html

Zen to Kawaii: The Japanese Affect

Posted 13/07/2010

An upcoming exhibition at the QUT Art Museum considers the influence of Japan on the work of contemporary Australian artists. Curated by Vanessa Van Ooyen, Zen to Kawaii: The Japanese Affect includes works by Eugene Carchesio, Natalya Hughes, Raquel Ormella and Sandra Selig. QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, 13 July - 19 December, 2010.http://www.artmuseum.qut.edu.au/exhibit/news-event.jsp?news-event-id=31092

In the Balance: Art for a changing world

Posted 09/07/2010

Bonita Ely and Raquel Ormella will exhibit work in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In the balance: art for a changing world features work by Australian and international artists that respond to ecological concerns.


Posted 12/06/2010

Artspace has just released a significant publication on the work of Raquel Ormella following her exhibition last October. The publication features essays by Reuben Keehan, Lisa Havillah, Ann Stephen and an interview with Lizzie Muller. She Went That Way is now available. Raquel Ormella is the next show at Milani Gallery. 


Raquel Ormella Exhibiting @ University Art Gallery in Sydney

Posted 14/05/2010

Raquel Ormella is exhibiting in the show Kent State: Four Decades Later at the University Art Gallery at the University of Sydney, curated by Ann Stephen. This show will continue 13 May through 18 July 2010. More information can be found here:  http://www.usyd.edu.au/museums/about/art_collection.shtml


Raquel Ormella at Tokyo Wonder Sight

Posted 13/02/2010

Raquel Ormella is currently artist in residence at Tokyo Wonder Sight, Japan. The residency will culminate in an exhibition in April.



Raquel Ormella exhibition at Artspace

Posted 22/10/2009

A major solo exhibition by Raquel Ormella is currently on display at Artspace, Sydney. Curated by Reuban Keehan, She went that way features new and recent projects by Ormella, and also includes revised works from earlier, key periods in her career.  Artspace, Sydney, 16 October - 14 November, 2009. Read more here:http://www.artspace.org.au/gallery/gallery_exhibition.php?e=115


Making it New:Focus on Contemporary Australian Artists

Posted 22/09/2009

Raquel Ormella is currently exhibiting work in Making it New:Focus on Contemporary Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Curated by Glenn Barkley, Making it New is the fourth in the MCA's biennial series of exhibitions focusing on contemporary Australian art practice. Making it New:Focus on Contemporary Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 10 September - 11 November, 2009. http://www.mca.com.au/default.asp?page_id=10&content_id=4808