Writing

I am a freelance writer currently based in Australia. I specialise in rural Australia, South America, travel, culture, surfing and investigating how artists work.

In 2018, Smith Street Books will publish my first book as a writer and photographer, Argentina.

I have an academic background in contemporary art and have written for The Saturday PaperABRArts ABCArtist ProfileArt & AustraliaOcula amongst others. I was a co-founder and co-editor of arts journal, Locksmith Project.

Want to get in touch? Please email racheltolosapaz[at]gmail[dot]com

For a detailed list of published work please see below.

Book reviews, The Saturday Paper, Melbourne: The Saturday Paper Pty Ltd, ongoing

Review | The Worst Woman in Sydney, ABR, Melbourne: ABR, September 2016

Review | Life of the Party, ABR, Melbourne: ABR, September 2016

A conversation with Daniel Boyd’, Ocula, New Zealand: Ocula, April 2016

‘A conversation with Narelle Jubelin’, Ocula, New Zealand: Ocula, April 2016

El Anatsui: Five Decades’, Ocula, New Zealand: Ocula, 2 February 2016

Sydney Summer Report’, Ocula, New Zealand: Ocula, 12 January 2016

A conversation with Agatha Gothe-Snape’, Ocula, New Zealand: Ocula, 19 October 2015

A conversation with Jim Lambie’, Ocula, New Zealand: Ocula, 24 August 2015

Hawaii for the beginner gidget’, Venus Goes Gidget, Sydney: Venus Goes Gidget, 20 March 2014

Ignorance is bliss: lining up and dropping in’Venus Goes Gidget, Sydney: Venus Goes Gidget, 12 December 2013

‘McLEMOI Gallery’, The Collective, Issue 5, Sydney: The Messenger Group, November 2013

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair Part 2’, Ocula, New Zealand: Ocula, 25 September 2013

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair Part 1’, Ocula, New Zealand: Ocula, 21 September 2013

A Tomboy’s Transition’, The Inertia, California: The Inertia, 24 August 2013

Debil Debil and Relationshippal’, ABC Arts, Sydney: ABC, 7 June 2013

Going Elsewhere’, The Maximilian, Brisbane: The Maximilian, June 2013

‘Lauren Brincat and Will French | The Charge of the Real’, exhibition catalogue essay, Sydney: Alaska Projects, March 2013

In Brief: Brian Fuata, Yellamundie and We used to talk about love’, ABC Arts, Sydney: ABC, 22 February 2013

‘Sydney Dance Company: De Novo’, The Argyle, Issue 1, Sydney: The Argyle, July 2013

‘Sydney Festival Review’, ABC Arts, Sydney: ABC, 14 January 2013

Concrete Playground (2010 - 2013) Numerous articles published as a contributing arts writer for online cultural guide, Concrete Playground

Out & About in Sydney: Alaska Projects, Sexes and symbolism’, ABC Arts, Sydney: ABC, 3 December 2012

Out & About in NSW: democracy, dancing and Shaun Gladwell in Lismore’, ABC Arts, Sydney: ABC, 2 November 2012

‘Clarrice Collien’, ArtistProfile, Issue 21, December 2012, Sydney: nextmedia Pty Ltd.

Looking at Primavera in Sydney’, EyeContact, Auckland: EyeContact, 24 October 2012

The Biennale in AGNSW’, EyeContact, Auckland: EyeContact, 31 August 2012

Brincat in Sydney’, EyeContact, Auckland: EyeContact, 11 May 2012

‘IASKA Bienale 2012’, Art & Australia, Winter 2012, Sydney: Art & Australia

‘Going Solo’, runway, Issue 22, Sydney: The Invisible Inc.

‘Mitch Cairns | The Piano Removalist’, exhibition catalogue essay, Brisbane: Boxcopy, March 2012

‘This Feeling Will Pass’, runway, Issue 20, Sydney: The Invisible Inc.

‘Norman Lindsay and James Kemsley’, catalogue essay, Sydney: The Cornstalk Bookshop, March 2011

‘Structural Integrity – an account’, Das Superpaper, The Critical Issue #14, Sydney: Das Superpaper, 2010

‘Who am I?’ in The View From Here: Nineteen Perspectives on Feminism, Melbourne: Next Wave Festival 2010, May 2010

‘Getting to know you’, exhibition catalogue essay, Sydney: Blacktown Arts Centre, 2010

‘HOME-SICK’, exhibition catalogue essay, Sydney: Chalk Horse, March 2009

‘Self Help for the Super Hero’, runway, Issue 14, Sydney: The Invisible Inc., 2009

‘Nice Dreams and White Ice-creams’, exhibition catalogue essay, Sydney: Black & Blue, August 2009

‘Palm Reading’, Locksmith Project, Issue 1 June 2009, Sydney: Locksmith Project Space, 2009

‘o.n.o’, exhibition catalogue essay, Sydney: Firstdraft, May 2009

‘FOCUS’, exhibition catalogue essay, Sydney: Chalk Horse, May 2008