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The Jacky Winter Group.
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Carla McRae works as both an artist and illustrator across multiple mediums, such as drawing, digital illustration, sculpture, installation, murals and publications. With her signature blend of both detail and minimalism she creates bright, colourful work with bold forms and fine lines. McRae is influenced by cartoons, popular culture and everyday observation. Thematically her work often explores the realm of emotions, evoking hope, happiness and optimism through dynamic and playful visual narratives.

In her commercial practice, Carla has worked and collaborated with notable local and international clients. From editorial, publishing, branding and apparel, to large-scale mural projects and teaching programs, her work is diverse and multidisciplinary.

Carla completed a Bachelor of Arts (Design & Communication) at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has exhibited her work in galleries around Australia and is represented commercially in Australia, North America, Europe and the United Kingdom by The Jacky Winter Group.

Select clients and commissions include: Apple, Sonos, Gestalten, Disney AU, Pentagram London, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, QUT Art Museum, Bunjil Place Gallery, Shepparton Art Museum, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Swinburne University of Technology, Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Xero, Foodbank, Readings, Epworth Healthcare, Remedy Kombucha, Penguin Teen Aus, Frankie Magazine, City of Melbourne, Smith Street Books, Oxfam, International Womens Development Agency.


‘The Form is the Feeling’, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2021
'Home Use Only', Outre Gallery, Melbourne, 2021
'Memory Banquet', Lamington Drive, Melbourne, 2018
'Out of Bounds' with Beci Orpin, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2018
'Full Sun', Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2017
‘Still.’, Lamington Drive, Melbourne, 2016

Group Exhibitions + Gallery Commissions:

‘Summer Salon’, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2023
‘Spring-Time 5’, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne, 2023
'Locals', Outre Gallery, Melbourne 2023
‘Linewerk’, Boom Gallery, Geelong, 2022
'Miffy & friends', Bunjil Place Gallery, 2021
'Miffy & friends', QUT Art Museum, 2020
'Adrift Together' commission, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2020
'Best Picture', 71a Gallery, London 2020
'Let's Play', CS Gallery, Melbourne 2020
'Locals', Outre Gallery, Melbourne 2020
'Spring Time', RVCA Gallery, Melbourne 2020
'Drawing Wall #36' commission, Shepparton Art Museum, 2019
'Risographica 4', Lamington Drive, Melbourne, 2018
'Potluck', Hungry Workshop, Melbourne 2017
'Nestling', Lamington Drive, Melbourne, 2016
'Think Pink', Enough Space, Melbourne, 2016
'Pencil Pushers', Boom Gallery, Melbourne, 2016
‘Oneline’, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, 2016
‘Stacks On’, No Vacancy Project Space, Melbourne, 2016
‘Shark Week’, Enough Space, Melbourne, 2016
‘Hi We’re New Here’, Enough Space, Melbourne, 2015
‘Golden’, Work-Shop, 2015
‘Not Yr Sweetheart’, The Print Bar, Brisbane, 2015
‘Ume no Yume’, Künstler, Brisbane, 2015
‘Versus’, No Comply, Toowoomba, 2015
‘Supergraph’, Melbourne, 2015
‘Plants and Personal Memories’, MARS gallery, Toowoomba, 2014
First Five Out, Presenter, 2014
‘On Track’, Whitehouse Institute of Design, 2014
Analogue/Digital, Presenter, 2014
‘Let’s Face It’, The Selvedge Yard, Gold Coast, 2014
‘Tarot’, Southside Tea Room, Brisbane, 2013

I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded. I pay my respects to Elders past and present.