CARLA MCRAE
Portrait: On Jackson Street


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Carla McRae is a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator. Balancing detail and simplicity, Carla’s work brings observations of the everyday into a graphic, often abstracted realm. Bright colour, bold forms and fine lines define her minimal and distilled imagery through drawing, digital illustration, sculpture, installation, murals and publications. With her playful sensitivity to form and open narratives, Carla’s work seeks out feelings of hope, joy and optimism.

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 and North America by The Jacky Winter Group.



Select clients and commissions include: Apple, Sonos, Gestalten, Pentagram London, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, QUT Art Museum, Shepparton Art Museum, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Readings, Epworth Healthcare, Zendesk, Remedy Kombucha, Penguin Teen Aus, Frankie Magazine, City of Melbourne, Smith Street Books,  Oxfam, International Womens Development Agency.

Carla was also the creative director for Australian sock company Odd Pears, designing socks, and giving the brand its distinctly design-y vibe from 2013 until 2017.


EXHIBITIONS:

2018
'Memory Banquet', Lamington Drive, Melbourne.
'Out of Bounds' with Beci Orpin, Boom Gallery, Geelong.
2017
'Full Sun', Boom Gallery, Geelong.
2016
‘Still.’, Lamington Drive, Melbourne. 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & COMMISSIONS:

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





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, present and emerging.