Raewyn Whaley is a Waikato based artist, and is a graduate Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of Auckland.
Her art practice comprises a philosophical viewpoint, which investigates ideas and notions of "being", and incorporates her interest in contemplative thought - that there is a dynamic and relational wholeness at the heart of everything.
Her practice of undirected drawing, is a continuation of the Abstract Expressionist tradition, which explores the workings of the mind and the unconscious.
Raewyn was awarded the Arts Whakatane Award at the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2017 for her painting Between. She was a finalist in the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award 2017, and a finalist in the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2019, and a finalist in the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award 2019.
- What is real: a series of paintings exhibited at The Mandarin Tree Gallery, June 2022.
- Cloud of Unknowing paintings: her series exhibited under the title PRESENCE, with Alex Whaley-Smith, at the Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, July 2021.
Raewyn's past artistic experience includes figurative and portrait painting, and book illustration (Harry and the Anzac Poppy, Jean Batten, George Nepia).
Raewyn co-initiated the Dust Art Collective in 2007, a group of 15 women artists who exhibited together regularly and worked in a range of disciplines.
Raewyn's work features in collections both nationally and internationally.