I am intensely curious about the stuff we surround ourselves with, and that which we’ll leave behind. The found objects in my sculptural mobiles and assemblages are traces of places and people, telling stories of our strange and compelling interactions with the world of things. My process is psychogeographical: I walk through urban and industrial areas as a methodology for collecting objects, and observing and mapping different locales. I collect fragments that appear to have reached obsolescence, and slip them back into circulation within a new, aesthetic value system. My mobiles are a weighing-up of these objects, both literally and metaphorically: a proposition of equivalences between discarded and forgotten things.

I am also an art writer and editor. Selected published work can be viewed here

Contact: rebecca[at]rebeccagallo.com.au. 



2015 Master of Art / Sculpture, Performance and Installation / UNSW Art & Design

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts / National Art School

Solo Exhibitions

(individually and as collaborative duo Make or Break with Connie Anthes)

2019 Lifted / Peacock Gallery / Auburn (forthcoming)

2018 Balancing Out / Parramatta Artists Studios / NSW

2016 Make or Break Studio / Bus Projects / Melbourne (Make or Break)

2015 Make or Break Studio / Firstdraft Gallery / Sydney (Make or Break)

Selected Group Exhibitions

(individually and as collaborative duo Make or Break with Connie Anthes)

2019 • For Love or Money / curated by Sophia Cai / Town Hall Gallery / Hawthorn / Vic (Make or Break)

2018 • 4A and World Square Artists’ Car Boot Sale / curated by Garry Trinh (Make or Break)

• 3% / Gaffa Gallery / Sydney

• Home Ground Advantage / curated by Kate Beckingham and Chris Dolman / Tillman Park / Sydney

• Sydney Contemporary Art Fair / National Art School stand E09 / Carriageworks / Sydney

• From Here to There: Australian art and walking / curated by Sharne Wolff and Jane Denison / Lismore Regional Gallery / NSW

• Footsteps in the Corridor / curated by Nadia Odlum / Articulate Project Space / Sydney

• Near and Far: Yearning/Community/Connection / curated by Ebony Secombe / Narrandera Arts Centre / NSW

• The Horse / curated by Noel McKenna / Darren Knight Gallery / Sydney

• Force Fields: Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial / Victoria (Make or Break)

2017 • Underbelly Arts 2017 / National Art School / Sydney (Make or Break)

• Near x Far / curated by Brittany D’Chong / Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre / NSW

• World Material / curated by Chloé Wolifson / Darren Knight Gallery / Sydney

2016 • Artists’ Flea Market / Artbank Social Club / Artbank / Sydney (Make or Break)

• ART/WORK / curated by Anna May Kirk / Kudos Gallery / Sydney (Make or Break)

• MCA Artbar: This Golden Hour / curated by Kate Scardifield / Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (Make or Break)

• Written in Time / curated by Catherine Benz / Delmar Gallery / Sydney

2015 • ANIMAL/MINERAL/PHYSICAL/SPIRITUAL / curated by Chloé Wolifson / The Bearded Tit / Sydney

• The Many / Juniper Hall / Sydney

2014 • Hidden: Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk / Sydney

• WILL TO KEEP / 107 Projects / Sydney


2019 • Bundanon Trust (Make or Break, Amala Groom and Nicole Monks)

• Parramatta Artists Studios 1 Year Residency

2018 • Parramatta Artists Studios 1 Year Residency

• Lismore Regional Gallery / Binns Artist Studio

2017 • Carriageworks Clothing Store / Underbelly Arts Development Residency / Sydney (Make or Break)

• Bundanon Trust / Underbelly Arts Development Residency / NSW (Make or Break)

2016-17 Summer Studio Residency / Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest

2016 Artist in Residence / St George School of Fine Art

2015 Artists in Residence / Firstdraft Studios (Make or Break)

2014 • Hill End Artists in Residence Program

• Arc @ COFA Green House Residency / Fowlers Gap

Awards and Grants

2018 • Finalist / Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize / Campbelltown Arts Centre

• Finalist / Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

• Finalist / Churchie National Emerging Art Prize / QUT Art Museum / Brisbane

2017 • Australia Council Grant: Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups (Make or Break)

• City of Sydney Cultural Projects Grant (Make or Break)

• New South Wales Artists’ Grant (Make or Break)

• Create NSW Quick Response Grant (Make or Break)

2015 • NAVA Australian Artists’ Grant (Make or Break)

• New South Wales Artists’ Grant (Make or Break)

2014 • Highly Commended / The Kudos Emerging Artist & Designer Awards