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Rachel Claire Sutherland 

b.1961 Sydney, Australia 

1966 - 79   Educated in Edinburgh, Scotland

1979 - 80   L'Accademia di Belle Arte, Italian and Drawing, Perugia, Italy

1981 - 85   Gloucestershire College of Art, B.A. Town & Country Planning.

1987 - 88   Hampstead School of Art, Diploma in Decorative Painting

1987 - 89   Byam Shaw School of Art, Life Drawing, London

1991 - 93   University of Edinburgh M.L.A. Landscape Architecture

2014 - 16   Academy Regio Tienen, Kunst en Schilderijen, Belgium.


Member of Scottish Society of Botanical Artists(SSBA), Scottish Society of Artist Architects (SSAA), and the Scottish Society of Artists (SSA). Royal Botanical Gardens.



2017 Topolino, Tienen, Belgium
2016 The Four Seasons, Historische Stadhuis, Zoutleeuw, Belgium
2014 Kunst Aperatief Concert, Tienen, Belgium
2003 Open Studio, Parra, Goa
1997 Banon Resorts, India
1996 IoTA Gallery, Hong Kong
1994 Gallery 706 Colombo
1994 Brief Garden, Sri Lanka


2014 In The Garden With Friends, Barn in the Bield, Perthshire
2015 Open Studio, Zoutleeuw, Belgium
2015 SSAA Glasgow Arts Club
2016 SSAA Edinburgh Arts Club
2016 Ligne et Couleur, The Firestaton Creative, Dunfermline
2017 SSAA RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
2017 In The Garden With Friends, Barb in the Bield, Perthshire
2021 Scottish Arts Club Members Drawing Exhibition
2021 SSBA Members Exhibition at the Scottish Arts Club

2022 Berwickshire Art Society, Duns Castle
2022 Humble Hub with Rowena Price, East Lothian
2022 Fire Station Creative SSBA



Awards and Scholarships

British Council Scholarship to Budapest School of Architecture Hungary (1983)
Edinburgh University Small Projects Grant to study Open Space Design in Berlin, Germany (1992)
Geoffrey Bawa Trust Scholarship to study in Brief Garden, Sri Lanka
Winner of Torness Cup for best painting in the Berwickshire Art Society annual show (2022)

Work in Publications

'Serendib' Air Lanka Magazine Vol 15 No. 1 1996
'Brick' Michael Ondaatje's Literary Quarterly Review 1996
'Bawa: The Sri Lankan Gardens' by David Robson and Dominic Sansoni (Thames and Hudson 2008)

Work in Public Collections

Brief Garden House and Museum
Lunuganga, Sri Lanka


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