Rebecca Tapscott


Kyogle, Australia

Preferred artistic medium

Collage, Contemporary, Drawing, Multi Media Art, New Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking

Art level career

Mid career


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I make art that represents Life and Death, I do this because I survived cancer and that struggle resonates with my psyche.

I respond to death through Cyanotype, as the void within the blue reminds me of lost life within the cosmos.  I place recently dead animals onto prepared paper to develop, people within my community bring me animals as they feel the compulsion to commemorate their loss. I draw with a continuous line aspects of their life and colour, as life is colour.

I respond to life by depicting in a continuous line the things around me that I gain pleasure from; landscapes, animals, flowers, my family and friends. I fill the spaces with vibrant colours creating an image that personifies the joy of life. Unbroken in line.

I create murals that reflect the animals and the biodiversity in the surrounding areas, working in collaboration with children, indigenous elders and community groups. To develop relationships for the land as we are the guardians.

I am open to projects and exhibitions that reflect our need to care about our planet and our environment.  We only have one planet, one life and the joy and sadness that can be found in between.