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Tracy Chaplin aka Gretel Girl, Photographer Denis Smith Photography

Gretel Girl

Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Recycled, Textiles, Wall work

Tracy Chaplin is the creative behind Gretel Girl. The Adelaide College of the Arts graduate started the label from her home studio in 2010 and has since developed a strong following with her quirky range of products, including prints, jewellery and homewares. Preferring to work with reclaimed materials, Chaplin’s whimsical illustrations adorn vintage plates and fabrics, reclaimed wood and canvases, cushions, totes and tea towels. Her collections include bezel-set earrings and cufflinks, etched and laser cut brooches, and limited edition hand-drawn and decal illustrated travel mugs.

A regular at art and design markets around Australia, Chaplin was recently commissioned to produce a range of cushions for the rooms and foyer of the Minima Hotel in North Adelaide. Gretel Girl is stocked in art and craft stores around Adelaide and Chaplin is often commissioned to produce custom pieces, including family portraits, for private clients.


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CV Highlights

Solo Exhibitions

2014, Frida and Me, Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide, Australia
2013, The Spaces Between, Michael Reid Gallery, Murrurrundi, Australia

Group Exhibitions

2015, Christmas Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Norwood, Australia
2015, Four Legs, Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale, Australia
2013, Christmas Exhibition, Art Images Gallery Norwood, Australia
2013, Harvest, Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide, Australia
2013, New Prints, Art Images Gallery, Norwood, Australia
2013, Every Second, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, Australia
2013, Revive, Bakery Lane Gallery, Woodend, Australia
2013, Pushing Boundaries, Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale, Australia

Education

2000-2003, Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design (Sculpture), TAFE SA, Adelaide College of the Arts

Commissions

Minima Hotel
Private Commissions

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Tracy Chaplin, Vast, 66x51cm, Digital painting on custom fabric in vintage frame.

SALA Group Exhibition - NARRATIVES

01 Sep 2016

With the 2016 SALA Festival over for this year, there is still time to catch the 'Narratives' group exhibition at Art Images Gallery before it closes on 4 September.

5 August - 4 September 2016
Art Images Gallery

Story-telling through art is as old as art itself. Sixteen contemporary South Australian artists share their stories across a variety of mediums, including painting, illustration and sculpture.
Silvana Angelakis, Catherine Buddle, Karena Colquhoun, Gavan Card, Tracy Chaplin, Dora Dallwitz, Chris de Rosa, David Kennett, Tristan Kerr, Lisa King, Judy Morris, Megan O'Hara, Kathryn Oliphant, Michael Penck, Eliza Piro and Harry Sherwin.

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The Adelaide Review

29 Feb 2016

Featured in the March edition of The Adelaide Review. Read the full article on the link below.

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