Rhiannon Hopley, born 1987, is a Sydney based Australian multidisciplinary artist, working primarily in the medium of photography. Hopley’s work explores the relationship between nature, the urban landscape, and the human condition. With a fascination of historic buildings and charming houses, each building has a character and a story of their own. Hopley’s work thus evokes questions about the past and our present relationship with these sites of memory, while also drawing attention to the peaceful beauty of the too often lost stories these places hold.
Hopley was awarded First Prize in photography for the Gosford Art Prize in 2013 and Commended for the main prize in 2015. She has been selected as a finalist for various awards including, Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Townsville 2018, North Sydney Art Prize 2017, The 39th Alice Prize, Northern Territory 2016, Cooks Hill Gallery Newcastle, We Get By 2015, Marrickville Urban Photography 2014 and Ballarat International FotoFestival, One for the Books 2013. Hopley was selected to exhibit with .M Contemporary for their exhibition No Place Like Home for the 2015 Australasia’s International Art Fair Sydney Contemporary. Hopley was selected and awarded a grant to undertake her first residency in France Sept-Oct 2017. Her work is in private collections in Australia, France, and Canada.