Writing

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

My first book, The Food of Argentina, was published by Smith Street Books in November 2018. It is distributed by Rizzoli in the US and Abrams & Chronicle in the UK. To purchase, visit your local bookstore! Otherwise:
Booktopia (AUS)
Book Depository (UK)

I have an academic background in contemporary art and have written for Art Collector, 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.

The Food of Argentina (entire book) Written and photographed by Rachel Tolosa Paz, recipes by Ross Dobson. Melbourne: Smith Street Books, November 2018

‘Ashes to Ashes | Yasmin Smith Artist Profile’, Art Collector, Sydney: Art Collector, July-September 2018

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