Raes Artist in Residence

A programme inaugurated by painter Stanislas Piechaczek in 2019, and then affirmed in 2020 by resort-wear label Commas, designer Richard Jarman. Each artist is hand selected by Raes and invited to create a collection of pieces from the artists medium, inspired by our hotel and home.

We look forward to announcing Raes 2022 Artist in Residence very soon.

“What really draws me to Raes is it’s a hotel with a soul. It has an incredible ability to energise you and remain tranquil at the same time. The connection to the ocean coupled with the history of the hotel provides a most idyllic place to design a collection”. Richard Jarman, Raes 2020 Artist in Residence.

Richard’s time spent on property was largely influenced by the hotel’s story telling capabilities, and it’s natural surrounds. So too is the collection he designed during his residency. A project 12 months in the making, the Raes x Commas capsule collection is now viewable through our E-Store. The collection includes a unisex long and short sleeve shirt, swim short, walk short and bag.


In the meantime, take a pause and pleasure in the moment and enjoy the playlist Richard created during his time spent at Raes.


Imagery and video direction by James Tolich & Sean Slattery, shot on property at Raes on Wategos.