Rhiannon Hopley, born in 1987, is a Sydney-based multidisciplinary artist and curator.
Working in the mediums of photography, moving image and installation, Hopley’s work explores the abstraction and stillness of time and place, considering our connection with placemaking, identity and the relationship between nature, the urban landscape, and the human condition.
Hopley was awarded First Prize in photography for the Gosford Art Prize in 2013 and Commended for the main prize in 2015. She was selected as a finalist for various awards, including Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2022, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, 2021 and 2013, HIDDEN Rookwood 2018, Percival Photographic Portrait Prize 2018, North Sydney Art Prize 2017 and The 39th Alice Prize 2016.
Hopley has shown at Art Fairs including Queer – A Celebration of Art and Activism, Nepal 2021, Dia Los Muertos Festival, London 2019, DENFair Melbourne 2017 and selected to exhibit with .M Contemporary for their exhibition ‘No Place Like Home’, for the 2015 Australasia’s International Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary.
In 2019 she was selected for Micro Galleries International Artist Collective and became the Creative Lead for MG’s Project/Forward:2047. A three-day global projection art festival in 2020 and 2021 that screened in Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Finland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, Spain and USA. The festival featured her work alongside over 70 international artists.
Her work is held in The National Library of Australia, The Australian Contemporary Publication Collection and in private collections in Australia, Canada, USA and France.