The Good Lab – Artist Residency Update

Last night’s exhibition opening was fantastic, and an honour to be part of this with such talented artists while we are here in Chiang Mai together.

It has been a whirlwind of a week, with all 21 artists from across the world, with artists from here in Thailand, and from Indonesia, The Philippines, Portugal, Cambodia, Spain, Taiwan, the USA and fellow Australians, all getting to know each other and our practices, sharing ideas, inspirations, and already brainstorming together ways to collaborate on outcomes for week two.

We kicked everything off with an impromptu house party with the New Burma collective, then a welcome dinner together, and I believe on day two, we had a fabulous walking tour looking at the architecture of the people by the even more fabulous professor Ajarn Phuwa of Studiophuwa, which was so fascinating.

Two panel discussions in the grounds of Wat Chomphu Temple, on the re-invention of Public space in Chiang Mai, with Phwua, and remarkable artists Wave Weeratouch Pongruengkiat, and Krai Sridee, and Art for Air, a time for reflection, looking at the issues of the pollution crisis here, with insights of the work and research by artist Som Supaparinya, Worapoth Kongngern and Sasiwimon Wongjarin, founder and director of Studio 88 artist residency, where we also met a group of environmental artists also currently on residency here in Chaing Mai, with Sasiwimon.

Lucky for me, I also got to celebrate my birthday in the middle of this residency! So, on my birthday, we went to the Loft Cafe/Golden Land Solidarity Collective (what a beautiful space! I highly recommend if you find yourself in Chiang Mai) for a creative talk and panel discussion, ‘Aren’t We All Displaced?’ where we heard from the inspirational, Hnin Yee, the co-founder of Newburma Suchart, co-founder of Titang, Ganji of Triple Edge and Breanna, the founder of Golden Land Solidarity Collective, who are all actively doing so much for their communities, to support, empower, advocate and celebrate the culture and people of Myanmar and those displaced.

We then ended the evening with a screening on a rooftop of a Sudanese film, ‘Talking About Trees’, Directed by Suhaib Gasmelbari, which was hosted by Dude Movie, a film screening collective decentralising access to moving image. This was such a fitting location to watch this film, given the topic, where the filmmakers struggled to open and screen a film in an open-air cinema for their community.

Along with another screening of documentaries on Friday night of ‘Mother and Me’, by Setthasiri Chanaradpong, for its premiere in Northern Thailand, and Captial of Mae La, by Nuankhanit Phromchanya, which was followed by talk on the topic of displaced people, with the directors and Sorayut Aiemueayut, writer of ‘Becoming Melayu’, Walai Buppha, producer of ‘Mother and Me’ and curator of ‘Heard the Unheard: Remembrance of Tak Bai 2004, Hnin the co-founder of Newburma and Nuankhanit Belle Phromchanya, Director of Capital of Maela.

I have also seen and made friends with so many street cats, walked a ridiculous amount each day, so much so that my phone is confused by the increased step count. Shared and enjoyed incredible food and drinks with artists and locals while sharing stories and experiences. Heaps of live music and late-night adventures. Followed each morning by copious amounts of coffee as we have all tried to digest the intense week we have had over week one of The Good Lab residency by Micro Galleries.

And while I am still processing much of it, and I suspect I will be for quite some time, it has already inspired so much, and I am so thankful for the experience and the connections I am making here.
Today is a quiet and slower start, which is very much needed. After our opening last night and dancing the night away at a cool underground bar, I am currently in a van heading up the mountain with everyone to experience the last night of the Shambhala festival.
I am looking forward to the final week of collaborations and working with the community to reclaim an old alleyway into a more welcoming and safe space for the community. 



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ARTiFacts: Art For The Future

𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐢𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬: 𝐀𝐫𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞

A group exhibition at SOME SPACE Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Art from 17 international and local artists, live music from Triple Edge, Techinfolk, Anna Maria Olsson.
Co-curated by Micro Galleries and SOME SPACE and in partnership with Lanner, TEMPO.wav, Tomorrow.Lab, and Triple Edge, this exhibition is part of Micro Galleries’ The Good Lab program: a two-week guerrilla artist residency, knowledge-sharing, incubator, and community engagement initiative.
Exhibiting Artists:
•⁠ Dakarai Akil (USA)
•⁠ ⁠Yuni Bening (Indonesia)
•⁠ Kristine Buenavista (Philippines)
•⁠ ⁠Marrz Capanang (Philippines)
•⁠ ⁠⁠Noel Epalan Jr. (Philippines)
•⁠ ⁠Rhiannon Hopley (Australia)
•⁠ ⁠Miguel Jeronimo (Portugal / Cambodia)
•⁠ Lee, Chun-Tsung (Taiwan)
•⁠ Luigerman (Colombia)
•⁠ ⁠MediaLegal (Indonesia)
•⁠ ⁠Catherine O’Leary (Australia)
•⁠ Mandy Schoene-Salter (Australia)
•⁠ Sarah Sculley (Australia)
•⁠ Satita Taratis (Thailand)
•⁠ ⁠Uncle Joy (Indonesia)

Opening Night – 17th February: 
6 pm – 7.30 pm: Air on the move: A talk with campaigners + Activists 
7.30 pm – 8 pm: Meet the artists
8 pm – 10 pm: live music performances and visual jams by Triple Edge, Techinfolk, and Anna Maria Olsson
Artifacts: 𝐀𝐫𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞
124/4-5 Sri Poom Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
17 – 24th February 2024
6 pm – 10 pm each evening


Exhibition Statement:

An artifact is a tangible object, made by a person, imbued with cultural, historical, or personal significance. It’s a concrete piece of the past that tells a story, sparks curiosity, and connects us to our roots. artifacts are vital because they preserve our heritage, teach us about our ancestors, and help us understand how societies have evolved over time. They’re like time capsules, offering invaluable insights into human ingenuity, creativity, and resilience.
At Micro Galleries, in 2024, we are making ARTifacts. These are objects made for the future. These are not merely objects of aesthetic beauty or historical significance; they are imbued with deeper meaning, serving as conduits between the past, present, and future. At their core, ARTifacts represent the fusion of creativity and purpose, as artists draw upon the rich tapestry of human experience and knowledge to craft items that offer hope, inspiration, and guidance for future generations to remember, learn and use to create a better future.
At the heart of the ARTifacts concept lies the idea of using art as a vehicle for storytelling to the future. Each ARTifact is a tangible manifestation of our collective memories, experiences, and aspirations. They serve as imprints of our journey through time, capturing the essence of what it means to be human in an ever-changing world, and to convey information from the past while simultaneously offering glimpses of a better future.
ARTifacts can have a practical utility beyond their aesthetic value. They can serve as tools for education, empowerment, and social change: catalysts for transformation.
At the heart of this exhibition lies a profound question: How can we meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet? This question serves as our guiding light for all our 2024 programs, drawing inspiration from the principles of Doughnut Economics and its call for balance between human prosperity and planetary health. It is a compass that directs our journey towards a more equitable, sustainable, and harmonious future.
These 17 artists have created ARTifacts for you to explore and be curious about. They explore a diverse range of themes and present them through an even more diverse range of practices and cultural lenses. Capturing nature through urban aesthetics, harnessing technology to explore beauty, upcycled materials and illustrations to bring joy and playfulness, Afro-futurism through assemblage, small poems and books of hope and connection, photography that poetically captures our present which has our future kinetically embedded within it and new media art + augmented reality to propel us visually forward.
May you find moments of beauty, joy, and connection at SOME SPACE amongst these ARTifacts. And, when you leave, amidst the challenges we face, may you go forward with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to changing the world…in small and creative ways.



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Midnight Rice Festival, Thailand

I’m excited to announce that Project/Forward will be featured as part of the program for the three-day Midnight Rice festival in Chiang Mai.
Since its beginning during the COVID-19 lockdowns, I have been involved as the digital director/creative lead and as an artist in Project/Forward, a festival that showcases moving image projections of artists around the worldFrom Friday, 24 November, through Sunday, 26 November, join ‘Kon.Kao.Yakoo Chang Moi’: the Midnight Rice Festival 2023, a contemporary celebration of Loy Krathong and the Midnight Rice ceremony at Wat Chom Phu in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

On the night of the full moon, from November 24-26, 2023, the people of Chang Moi will come together to celebrate the Yee Peng festival with a traditional rice pudding ceremony against the backdrop of their community temple, Wat Chomphu. Juxtaposed with traditional rituals, the young generation comes together for a blend of culture; multimedia art exhibitions of visuals and sound, a community market, karaoke, live music, and more. 

This festival is a celebration of community, culture, and creativity. It is a chance to experience the best of Chiang Mai’s traditional and contemporary offerings. — The blending, mixing, and stirring of the old and the new.

𝐌𝐢𝐝𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐑𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭
𝟐𝟒-𝟐𝟓-𝟐𝟔 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
𝐀𝐭 𝐖𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐡𝐮, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐨𝐢, 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐚𝐢

24, 25 November from 4 pm to 10 pm
26 November, 4 pm onwards until the morning.
– Rice blessing ceremony from midnight, and rice chanting ritual from 5 am

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Un[contained] Arts Festival

The Uncontained Arts Festival is back for another three days of fun and excitement for our community.  Last year’s event attracted over 30,000 people to the heart of Kogarah and, in 2021, was nominated for Best Arts Festival in the Australian Street Art Awards.

From Friday, 23 June, to Sunday, 25 June, the Festival will feature an array of immersive art installations, live performances, and mouth-watering food trucks.
It has been an absolute pleasure to be invited to work with Georges River Council and Hurstville Art Gallery and Museum to reenvision my work, Dinner’s Past, into a multi-sensory installation artwork that will transform the large foyer of Kogarah Library that leads out into the Town Square.

Dinners Past, is an immersive installation that explores remembrance and placemaking through projection, sound, and scent. By evoking memories of lost and past moments, both abstract and lucid, fond memories of shared meals with friends and family; the noise, the discussions, the disagreements, the quaint and peaceful moments, the celebrations and milestones, the installation creates a sensory experience that invites viewers to connect with the work with a sense of familiarity and remember those who have passed and continue to make new memories with those they love, connect with new friends, and others who are yet to join us at our dinner table.

Special thanks to Jocelyn Fullerton of Cult of Scent for her incredible expertise and collaboration in creating the scent. I invite you to take a seat at the table during the festival. 

Exhibiting Artists:
Pulsing Heart // Amy Claire Mills // Aaron McGarry // Nathan Starchild // UNSW Illuminate // Rhiannon Hopley // Curious Legends // Ox King // Darren Charlwood // Tim Andrew 
Un[contained] Arts Festival 
Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street Kogarah
Friday 23 – Sunday 25th June 2023
4.30 pm – 10 pm each evening





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Gilmore Park Public Art Project

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this one for a while!

I completed the artwork for this project nearly a year ago to the day, and thanks to Covid, there were delays and holds up with the construction and installation, but as of today, it is installed and officially open. A permanent public artwork for Wollongong City Council in Gilmore Park, Wollongong, covering their new accessible amenities block.

With this work, I wanted to explore place and placemaking, drawing inspiration from the native plants of the Illawarra area as a way of connecting our built environment to our natural surroundings.

After the devasting impacts of the bushfires, I wanted a way of reclaiming our bush landscape and focusing on the benefits that can come from bushfires for our native plants for their regrowth and rejuvenation. 

It was a pleasure to work with and be selected by Wollongong City Council for this project.
Photos courtesy of WCC.

You can read Wollongong City Council’s Gilmore Park Media Release here.






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60th Fisher’s Ghost Art Award

I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected for the 60th Annual Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2022, at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

The prestigious Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual  Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 4 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.
The 60th Annual Fisher’s Ghost Art Award Opening Night & Award Announcement will be held at Campbelltown Arts Centre on Friday 4 November, from 6.30pm.

Tickets to this event are extremely limited, if you would like to come along to opening night, you can book your tickets through the Campbelltown Arts Centre here: Opening Night Tickets
The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday, 29 October until Friday 9 December.

More info:
Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 
Opening Night –  4 November
Exhibition dates –  29 October  – 9 December





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SubTerrains Bankstown Biennale

Join me for the launch of  SubTerrains Bankstown Biennale 2022
at Bankstown Arts Centre on Saturday, October 8
Exhibition 8 October – 26 November

Sub-Terrains Bankstown Biennale 2022 is a First Nations and artists’ led response to local narratives of land, water and historical truths buried within Bankstown’s landscape, co-curated by Nicole Monks and Vandana Ram.

My work will be included as part of a special screening of Juxta, which showcases 45 original sound and video works that respond to the theme of FIRE and WATER.

Biennale Artists
Abdul Abdullah, Aroha Groves, Carmen Glynn-Braun, Cigdem Aydemir, Dean Kelly, Jamie Eastwood, Jason Wing, Juxta, Kerrie Kenton, Lucy Simpson, Maddison Gibbs, Nardi Simpson, Paula do Prado, Theatre Kantanka

Opening 8 October 


Join artist Jamie Eastwood to add your handprint to his 20-metre mural
Sub – Terrains / Sub – Terrastratius/ Sub – Continuances.

Smoking ceremony with Matthew Doyle
Welcome to Country by Darug Elder, Aunty Lyn Martin

Artists Walk and Talk.

Bankstown Arts Centre
SubTerrains Bankstown Biennale 
– 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200
8 October – 26 November

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DASS Design Week Jakarta

DASS M Block Design Week October 2022 – Jakarta

4 – 16 October 2022

I am thrilled to announce that my video work, Resurgence, has been selected as one of 30 artworks from over 400 for a special DASS Design Week screening at M Block in Jakarta, Indonesia, supported by Connected Art Platform and Media Art Globale. 

About my work, Resurgence,
Technology and advancement cannot erase the deeply embedded purpose of nature: to survive at all costs. All of our futile attempts to destroy something so stunningly complex and beautiful will instead only destroy us. As we look for answers in all the wrong places, nature is learning how to reinvent itself, to revive and reform into its beautiful, delicate and resilient purpose.

It was originally created for Project/Forward: 2048 and recently exhibited at Sydney Fringe Festival in the Rocks, Sydney and the original month-long DASS exhibition back in April-May.

4 – 16 October 2022
Mbloc  – Jl Panglima Polim Raya No.37, Melawai, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160

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VEES II – Magazine Feature

Back in June, I was interviewed by the lovely Birat Ojha – writer, artist and activist, to discuss ‘Exploring Queerness Through Art’  for VESS II, the second edition of VEES, an art-centric magazine by Kaalo 101 in Kathmandu, Nepal. 
This edition of the magazine was a limited edition, handmade and bound, and published in August to line up with Kaalo’s arts festival R*OT.
An excerpt from the article: 
“It feels nice to explore and not make it that separate, to come into myself more and connect with my work. It can be a step of learning and unlearning, rethinking your ideas, thoughts and values around life and how you execute yourself through what you do” Rhiannon throws light on the importance art holds for her as a queer-identifying artist.

The artist believes creating safe spaces comes from awareness and open discussion around queerness and with people involved in what makes a safe space for them. “To be expressive and show the work that needs to be seen and heard is difficult without having a safe space”, Rhiannon adds, “Hopefully, all spaces will be safe”. For her, normalizing simple things, such as asking someone their pronouns before assuming is how we can create safe spaces.

More info:
VEES II – Magazine 
‘Exploring Queerness Through Art’
Feature article and interview





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Glitch – EDGE Sydenham

Dinners Past

I was invited to exhibit and had so much fun creating a new artwork for Glitch: a playground for the apocalypse. 
Dinners Past, 2022, a video projection installation piece that occupied a shipping container in the middle of the festival at Sydenham Green, creating a fun and engaging installation that invited guests to sit at the table and watch the video as it projected down onto the all-white setting.

Dinners Past explored the concept of remembrance of lost and past moments, both abstract and lucid of fond memories
of enjoying a meal with friends and family, the noise, the discussions, the arguments, the quaint and peaceful moments, the celebrations and milestones and ones that will remain as only memories and eventually be forgotten.

Another shipping container projected my video work, Resurgence.

Exhibiting Artists:
Dillon MacEwan, Alien Proof Construction, Jasmine Poole, Paul Irving, Rhiannon Hopley, H Morgan-Harris, Justin Harvey, Rod Nash, Rudy Grak, Finton Mahony, Casnard + Maybolt, Pete Strong, CULT OF EVERYTHING, Lu Campbell-Smith, BUNKWAA, LukeSnarl, Tassio Guichard, Ika Vantiani, Brian Luque Marcos.

Christa Hughes, TOYDEATH, Grumblemorph featuring John Jacobs, Subway Monk, Marlena Dali, Empress Stah, Outrageous Entertainment, Marble Circus Band, Rod Nash

GLITCH – EDGE Sydenham | Inner West Sydney 
Sydenham Green NSW 2044

20 August 2022 
Events from 10 am, with Glitch beginning from 4 pm – 8 pm.


Top image: Resurgence, 2021, Single-channel video with sound,
Bottom image:  Dinners Past, 2022, Single-channel video with sound projected onto a dining
table and chairs, dinner wear, cutlery, glassware, painted fruit, and suspend mannequin hands 



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DASS Jakarta

DASS 2022 – Jakarta

9 April – 9 May 2022

I am excited to announce that my video work Resurgence has been selected for DASS 2022, a month-long exhibition in the incredible Mbloc Space in Jakarta, supported by Connected Art Platform and Media Art Globale. 

About my work, Resurgence,
Technology and advancement cannot erase the deeply embedded purpose of nature: to survive at all costs. All of our futile attempts to destroy something so stunningly complex and beautiful, will instead only destroy us. As we look for answers in all the wrong places, nature is learning how to reinvent itself; to revive and reform into its beautiful, delicate and resilient purpose.

It was originally created for Project/Forward: 2048, and recently exhibited at Sydney Fringe Festival in the Rocks, Sydney.

9 April – 9 May 2022
Mbloc  – Jl Panglima Polim Raya No.37, Melawai, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160

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NEXUS – Juxta Jam, Bankstown Art Centre

NEXUS – Juxta Jam
 Saturday 9 April 2022 // 3 – 9 pm

Join me for the premiere of Juxta Jam on Saturday, 9 April, as part of NEXUS: Youth Arts Festival at Bankstown Arts Centre.

NEXUS is an eclectic mix of installations, exhibitions, music, and workshops. NEXUS runs from 3 pm to 8 pm, with Juxta Jam featuring in the theatre from 5 pm to 8 pm. You can find out more about NEXUS here:

Juxta Jam is a club-style installation where V/Djs mix sound and images to create new narratives and emotional states. Juxta Jam features 45 video and sound works created by 44 artists. These works will be mixed live by our special guest V/DJs – Marlene Cummins and Isaiah Kennedy.

Juxta Jam showcases 45 original sound and video works that respond to the theme of FIRE and WATER.

Juxta FIRE artists are (in no particular order): Lucy Simpson, Arun Neelakandan, Chrysoulla Markoulli, Emma Harlock, Feras Shaheen, Isabella Rahme, Gabriela Green Olea, Nick Atkins, Joseph Tabua, Tala Issaoui, Kim Pham, Rhiannon Hopley, Mohammad Awad, Satiu Studios, Tamara Lee Bailey, Bruce Koussaba, Vincent Tay, and Liliana Occhiuto.

Juxta WATER artists are (in no particular order): Mohammad Awad, Joseph Brown, Grace Chow, Frank Dwyer, Fadle El-Harris, Bernadette Fam, Scarlett Gibson-Williams, Gabriela Green, Hal Goulding, Me-Lee Hay, Kittu Hoyne, Peter Kennard, Bedelia Lowrencev, Chrysoulla Markoulli, Laura McInnes, Pru Montin, Arun Neelakandan, Sheila Ngoc Pham, Sean O’Keeffe, Naomi Oliver, Audrey Ormella, Peggy Polias, Kailesh Reitmans, Jayden Selvakumaraswamy, My Le Thi and Kevin Tran.

Juxta is co-produced by Felix Cross and Katrina Douglas. Our Tech Guru is Fadle El-Harris, and WSU
Intern is Nrupa Sangdhore is documenting the event.

Juxta Jam is proudly supported by Bankstown Arts Centre, Create NSW, The House That Dan Built
and Canterbury Bankstown Council.

Bankstown Arts Centre
NEXUS – Juxta Jam  
– 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200
9 April 2022

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Sydney Fringe Festival – The Rocks

HUE + CRY / LIMINAL – February 25th – March 6th 2022

This exhibition was a wonderful whirlwind, I was commissioned by Tortuga Studios and Sydney Fringe Festival to create a work that resonated with the space of The Old Coroners Court in The Rocks Sydney. 

With just over a month’s lead time, I worked with a perfume artist to create a scent for the space, Q station Manly to research and film within their morgue, laboratory and hospital, to create a new video installation, Death Rituals, that explored rituals surrounding death. 
As well as building upon four existing works to create an immersive experience within the waiting rooms of the coroners’ court, the gallery space and the garden space for the festival. 

‘Just as when weaving
One reaches the end
With fine threads woven throughout,
So is the life of humans.’

–       Buddha

Death Rituals is a meditative piece exploring the connection of personal items and rituals surrounding death. death practice, and celebration and remembrance of life. Within western society, we are often removed and sheltered from the death of loved ones. It becomes a distanced and clinical process. We turn to personal items for a sense of connection. 

The commercialised funeral industry changed the way we care for our dead and, therefore, how we process our associated grief. Bodies are rushed away within an hour of dying, removing the opportunity for care and consideration for our loved ones, which is associated with many rituals surrounding death in cultures worldwide, often resulting in a removed and strange celebration of life. Phrases like ‘they have passed’ or ‘they are in a better place’ echo with a sense of not knowing what to say, how to comfort.
Death Rituals, looks at the different religious and cultural traditions of death and dying, overlapping these with the medical associations. To find connection, and understanding with the hope of creating a discussion on how we can begin talking about death openly.
With thanks to Jocelyn of Cult of Scent, for her incredible expertise and collaboration in creating the scent, and Q Station, Manly, for providing site access to their Morgue, Laboratory and Hospital.  

The Old Coroners Court, The Gallery and Terraces, The Rocks, Sydney. 



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Ballarat International Foto Biennale ’21

It’s an honour to be selected for Ballarat International Foto Biennale’s exhibition Number One – Gudinski.

The exhibition is an ode to Michael Gudinski, widely recognised as the most powerful and influential figure in the Australian music industry.
The exhibition celebrates his advocacy for the arts and lasting impact, showcasing the remarkable talent of top music photographers around Australia and the talented musicians who worked alongside Gudinski under the Mushroom Group and Frontier Touring banners.

The Biennale has new dates just announced, to open this week Sept 15th and has been extended until January 

More info:

BIFB Sept 15th – Jan 9th




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Collaboration – Art Mask Studio

Launching a recent collaboration with Art Mask Studio, with Limited Edition art masks and eye masks.
This collection is an extension of an ongoing series of mine, that explores the places around us, and considers the changes that can transform the appearance and familiarity of places we remember.
Looking at the changes we are experiencing collectively since the start of 2020, revisiting past works from my Discovering Locations series, in this way felt fitting for this collection for Art Mask Studio.

Each mask is signed, numbered and now available on the Art Mask Studio website until sold out. 




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Queer- A Celebration of Art and Activism Exhibition in Nepal

Happy to share a new series of work currently on display in Nepal for @kaalo.101: Queer – A Celebration of Art and Activism.
The series is has been put up around the streets of Kathmandu, as wheatpaste’s and installations contributing to the cityscape in an accessible exhibition for observers.
While the exhibition cannot be within Kaalos gallery space, works will be displayed online. Once the pandemic is over, there will be a showcase in Kaalo.101 gallery as well.

Check out all the breathtaking works on their Instagram for this month-long initiative for Pride Month.

About the work;
my partner and I identify as queer, we are both bi-sexual/pansexual, and my partner is non-binary.
I came out relatively young, but it took many years to discover (and more accurately accept) that I am pan-sexual/bisexual. I often felt that my queerness correlated with who my partner was at the time rather than my own identity.
It doesn’t, and it shouldn’t; sexuality is fluid to me. If you identify as queer, no one has the right to tell you otherwise.

This series of poster-style works express the fragmented and blurred forms of that fluidity and the very un-black and white definitions of queerness with words that resonate with both of us.



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International Women’s Day Exhibition

Excited to have my work featured in this exhibition at ANU, Canberra alongside a collection of incredible women. 
These works first feature in Loud and Luminous 2019, celebrating female photographers, all of the works are a representation of ‘power’, how we see that within female identity. 

The exhibition will be on display in The Kambri Centre, at Australian National University, Canberra for the whole month of March in celebration of International Women’s Day and female power. 



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Project / Forward : 2047

I have been invited to be a creative lead, host and artist for Project / Forward : 2047.

December 11 – 13

Project / Forward: 2047. A weekend-long global projection art festival featured in Kenya, Nepal, Colombia, Indonesia, Peru and Jordan, and echoed in Hong Kong, Austria, Italy, Spain and Australia. Over 45 artworks from across the world will be beamed onto unexpected spaces in places we need to be in the spotlight, proving that not only will COVID not stop us from creating, it’s giving us the fuel to create the world we want.

CONCEPT: The leaders have messed it all up, and our artists have been offered the unique opportunity to create what the year 2047 will look like. Our artists have been informed they are the new global leaders, creating the blueprint for 2047. They are sketching what values people will have, how will they spend their time, what does the cultural landscape look like, what do we all do all day, what is our environment, how do we live?

Building on the past, on the data we have, on those who went before us to be brave enough to envision a different, better world – what will they create?
They are Imagineers who can build a better tomorrow, forging possibility and alternatives, where no one believes there is any.


“The future is up for grabs. It belongs to any and all who will take the risk and accept the responsibility of consciously creating the future they want.”
Robert Anton Wilson


The Australian edition of Project / Forward : 2047 will be held across two venues:
107, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre on the 11th
and behind Tortuga Studios on the 12th.

Screening from Sundown to 10 pm each night. 




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Virtual Exhibition : palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst – a landscape of memory


After exhibiting the photographic works from palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst – a landscape of memory with Toby Penny at Penny Contemporary, Hobart Tasmaina, in 2019. 
I had been looking forward to exhibiting these works along with the video installation piece, Ante-mortem that I had always intended on showing together in 2020. 
With the current changes due to restrictions caused by the global pandemic, I have created a virtual exhibition, that can be viewed from the comfort and safety of your own home, until I am able to do this exhibition in person. 

Follow the link to experience the virtual exhibition palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst – a landscape of memory


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Art Cards for Health Carers – Covid Response

It is a pleasure to announce and share the outcomes of Art Cards For Health Carers.

I was the creative lead, for this was a huge month-long project. Together with Micro Galleries, we called out to artists around the world to create an original artwork to send to someone on the front line of COVID-19 care. It’s a small gift from our industry to theirs, to say we see you, and thank you for protecting and helping us all.

Here is the video exhibition I created that shares all the handmade cards, stories of thanks and some of the responses from Healthcare workers around the world.



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Words In Windows


Words in Windows is a global initiative by Micro Galleries.
Creatives from across the globe placed our ideas, poetry, positive protest, message of love, hope, resilience, questions, imaginings for a post-COVID society in windows for friends, family, neighbours – anyone!

The idea is that no matter how small our audience, how tiny the window, how small the impact, we litter our windows with words that make our buildings artworks, inject something wonderful into the lives of passers-by, and build a new literary narrative for the future. We had creatives from Nairobi to Jakarta to Hong Kong to Sydney who wrote their messages out for the world to respond to.

People greater than Money,
Through isolation and lockdown across the world, I’ve seen extraordinary acts of kindness and strength in communities grow.
I wanted to make a statement with this work about our PM here in Australia, and many other countries. Who are not focusing on its people during this time, instead, demonstrating that they are more concerned about the money in their pockets and the economy than the health and well-being of the people they should be leading.


18 – 25 May, 2020 

Installed in the front window at Tortuga Studios 
31 Princes Hwy, St Peters



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Witching Hour – Mothership Studios


Witching Hour at Mothership Studios
Curated by Susannah Boothroyd.

Featuring, Natalie Kula, Maddy Wolfe, James Redman-Ascough, Katharine Hawkins, Rhiannon Hopley, Shannon Johnson, Venus Vamp, Kat Allport, Gab Bates, Claire Conroy, Gillian Wednesday, Alana Optic Refraction, Wendy Yu, Ivana Jovanovic, and Susannah Boothroyd. 

Opening night 30th 6 pm – 10 pm 

Exhibition Oct 30th – Nov 4th

Image: detail of Ante-Mortem, video projection installation – Rhiannon Hopley

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Featured in Art Guide Australia’s Top 5 Exhibitions to see this week!

Art Guide Australia featured my exhibition palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst – a landscape of memory with Toby Penny at Penny Contemporary, Hobart Tasmaina, in their Top Five Exhibitions to see this week!

Our top five exhibitions to see this week:

Kaylene Whiskey’s ‘Wonder Woman’ at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. @roslynoxley9 
Image: Kaylene Whiskey, ‘Tina’, 2019, acrylic on linen, 67 × 91cm. Image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

‘Place Makers’ at The Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne. @austapestry @sepiasiren
Image: Paula do Prado, ‘El Grito’, 2018, cotton, wool, hemp, linen, raffia, Bobbiny cotton rope, twine, paper covered wire, wire, glass seed beads, wooden beads, açai seed beads. 110 x 60 x 5cm. Photo by Document Photography.

Andy Butler’s ‘All-in-One Solution for Glowing Fairness’ at Bus Projects, Melbourne. @busprojects @andyray87
Image: All-in-One Solution for Glowing Fairness, Andy Butler. Image courtesy of Bus Projects and the artist.

Rhiannon Hopley and Toby Penney’s ‘palimpsest: palim (p) sest—a landscape of memory’ at Penny Contemporary, Hobart. @pennycontemporary @rhiannonhopley
Image: Rhiannon Hopley, Antithesis, 2017
Courtesy of Penny Contemporary.

Antithesis, 2017 Pigment Print on Fine Art Cotton Rag Edition 1 of 3 + 2 AP 80 x 53 cm


‘Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial’ at JamFactory Seppeltsfield. @jamfactoryau @ema.shin
Image: Ema Shin, ‘Devoted Body’, detail, 2017. Photo courtesy of Oleksandr Pogorilyi.



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Wrapped Art Project – Site specific work created for Inner West Council


I was recently invited by Inner West Council to create artwork for their Wrapped Art project.
Here’s a couple of photos of me with one of the four site-specific artworks I created for this project.
You can find them around the Inner West along with four other incredible artists.

The artwork is a reimagination of Nocturnal Vibrations, Newtown Art Seat 2016.
Photographing the main hubs of the Inner West near the site locations, to recreate a streetscape, that sits underneath the bright outback stars.
I had the opportunity to photography the Milkyway in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park NT, after gaining permission to enter at night.
Connecting these two places, bringing the stars back into the city, revealing a magical sky that matches the character and personality that is the Inner West.


Daniel Kukec Photography

Daniel Kukec Photography





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palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst a landscape of memory

Excited to announce a duo exhibition with Toby Penney (USA) in September at Penny Contemporary in Hobart. 

We will be showcasing work we created during our residency together at Chateau Orquevaux, France. 
The exhibition, palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst a landscape of memory, explores the rich layers of cultural identity and physical form.

Opening 6pm Friday September 27th
Penny Contemporary – 187 Liverpool Street. Hobart Tasmania.

27th September – 21st October 

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The Fire Garden – Sydenham Edge Festival

The Fire Garden, by Tortuga Studios with support of Inner West Council.
August 10th starting at Sundown till 10.30 pm at Sydneham Green, Sydenham.  

“Fire’s real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences” Fahhrenheit 451

Part fronded beauty, part mechanical jungle, THE FIRE GARDEN was forged in the flames of the inner west’s industrial heartland.

Featuring the work of over 40 artists and performers, this vagabond plot challenges our preconceptions of beauty, power, the ancient pull of our tribal past and what is ‘acceptable’ in contemporary society.

With fire-based installations, interactive works, sculptures, projections, live music, DJs, campfires, food trucks and more, THE FIRE GARDEN will roar into life from sundown on Saturday 10 August, beneath the jet trails that soar above Sydenham Green.

Artists + performers, in no particular order: Dillon MacEwan, Murray Adams + Chris Virus, Garth Knight, IKARA, Grant Robinson, Rachael Lafferty, Jasmine Poole + Chris Sewell, Mark Swartz, Justin Harvey, Tolmie MacRae (Rogue Simian) ICARUS, Circusworks, Gemma Lark, Zac Hutchinson, Kohei Saiuchi, Sam Rowlands (Uncle Uncel), TROLLEY’D, Miguel Valenzuela Rhiannon Hopley, Kris Perry, Mary Flaskas, Vix Brown, Pirate Photography, Simon Scheuerle, Jess Weir, Pete Strong, BUNKWAA, Cult of Everything, Isaac Gallagher, Brendan Pierce, Rob Maxwell, Lu Campbell-Smith, ALIEN PROOF CONSTRUCTION, Outrageous Entertainment, Sunny the Goth.

Live music:
White Knuckle Fever
The Loud Hailers
Music performance:
NikNak vs Abstract Doll
Jenn Moore
Mashy Pea
DJ Lexx

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Micro Galleries Displace[ME]nt Festival 2020

Excited to announce as part of Micro Galleries International Artist Collective, our next Live festival will be held in The Philippines!

Thanks to the incredible support of @jasonstephenson


The focus of this festival will be Displace[ME]nt / Movement: of people, economies, climate, human rights. 

The Philippines is one of the world’s largest archipelago nations and is one of the world’s mega biodiversity countries. It is also a country in trying circumstances with a range of natural disasters including typhoons, floods, and earthquakes which displace millions of people across the Philippines each year and leave hundreds of thousands living in ongoing displacement. There are also areas experiencing intense armed conflict. This range of uncertainty, instability, as well as lack of resources, and infrastructure means there is a huge level of internal displacement.  

An internally displaced person is someone who is forced to flee their home but who remains within their country’s borders. Unfortunately, they are not legally termed a refugee, despite the similar experience and detriment to their lives. 

We want to draw attention to the unheard voice of mass human movement: the internally displaced, and give them a voice and creative platform. 

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Micro Galleries International Collective

It is with great pleasure to announce that I have been selected for Micro Galleries International Artist Collective for 2019! 50 artists from across the world were selected for their new and innovative ideas and old methods placed in new contexts, their interest in disrupting an environment, a community, a mindset in positive ways to make change through art in areas of need.

This is such an exciting collective to be a part of, and I look forward to collaborating on new virtual works with artists across the globe, developing artworks for their climate disruption awareness showcase, and working towards a festival with the collective in the Philippines in 2020, and sharing this experience with you. Best of all, Micro Galleries achieved equal gender representation in this years collective!

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Loud and Luminous Book Launch

The opening and exhibition so far has been a wonderful success.
It is a pleasure to be a part of this project and work with such incredible and talented women, thank you to Hilary Wardhaugh and Melissa Anderson for bringing us all together and doing justice to each of the 100 strong photographs with your curation.

Thanks to Paul at Contact Sheet and all of the sponsors, FujiFilm, Kayell, Print 2 Metal, Canson paper, Amanda Summons for the book design and of course Momento Pro for the beautiful publication itself.

Book launch at Contact Sheet Gallery, Friday 3rd May at 12.30 pm.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the Loud and Luminous 2019 book, please head to the L&L website link below.
There is an early bird launch price if purchased before the 26th of May.

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Loud and Luminous

I have been selected as one of 100 incredible female photographers to showcase work in this years Loud and Luminous exhibition.

Together we unite for a powerful celebration of equality in the arts for International Women’s Day, exhibiting 100 images that represents what power means to us.
I will be showing a piece from my new series, which focuses on the intimate and everyday moments in the lives of some close friends of mine, who identify as women and are in various stages of transition. Some of whom still need to hide their true identity from their work environments, then radiate when within their element.
My aim for the series is to capture them in this element, where they feel they can truly be themselves, to convey the courage, confidence, and beauty of these women, and to help bring awareness to the trans community.

Join us for the opening and book launch at Contact Sheet Gallery, Thursday 11th April at 6 pm 

Lound and Luminous exhibition dates – April 11th to May 1st.

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Finalist in Rookwood HIDDEN – Flickering Stone Award

I have been selected as one of ten artists for Hidden, Flickering Stone Moving image award. This award is a new section of the long-running outdoor sculpture exhibition at Rookwood Cemetery.

Join me this Saturday at Rookwood Cemetery, 3 pm, for the official opening, you will be able to view my new video work, Ante-mortem.

Inspired by the human form and spirit, after reading studies of the experiments in 1901 by physician, Duncan MacDougall who attempted to prove an afterlife by measuring and weighing a body in those last moments to see if the soul exists and has actual weight. These experiments popularized the concept that the soul has a physical weight, which measured as 21 grams at the moment of death.
Ante-mortem is an abstraction on the passage and passing of life, and what happens in those moments during death, a representation of this idea and our daily connectedness to spirits and the afterlife.

I first began working on Ante-mortem during my residency in France last year, this will be the first piece I have shown of my work created there.

Opening 3 pm Saturday 1 September

Hidden exhibition runs from September 1st to October 1st.

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Honey – One night only exhibition April 6th

Come join me Friday 6th April at 6 pm for an immersive, one night only exhibition, HONEY. An amazing all-female lineup of artists from multiple disciplines, curated by Create or Die.


Dominica Roebuck
Sofie Dieu 
Rhiannon Hopley
Rebecca Lourey
Emma O’Brien
Olympia Newman-Andrews
Lucy Deverall

Performances by

Lou Millar
Viola iida

Exhibition Friday, April 6th, 6 pm – 9 pm, one night only!

Create or Die, 10-12 Mitchell Road, Marrickville 



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Percival Photographic Portrait Prize Finalist

I am excited to announce that I have had my work Oleander, selected as a finalist in the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize.

Percival Photographic Portrait Prize returns for the third time since its inaugural display at Pinnacles Gallery in 2014. This prize was started to coincide with the highly popular Percival Portrait Painting Prize at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and ensure a city-wide celebration of portraiture.

“We reach stages in our lives that are obvious chapters, which can be both abrupt and end difficulty resulting in an unavoidable new direction. I have met many people who have had these kinds of chapters for most of their life’s story. With this work, ‘Oleander’ is a representation of the resilience and wearisome results that a build-up of these moments can have.

Oleander, my subject is much like the plant, in that she has grown a tolerance to long seasons of drought as well as the inundation from winter rains through life. A toxic plant, while weathered and grey, even with everything it can endure still manages to flower.”

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Fake – Group Exhibition

Come join me Friday 16th March at 6 pm to celebrate Art Month at Tortuga with a true artist warehouse style opening, for ‘FAKE’ including live music. My work with be featuring alongside over 30 incredible artists including Garth Knight and Will Coles.

An excerpt from the exhibition: “Trump howls ‘fake news!’, escalating his attacks on CNN and the New York Times and the world scuttles to its corner, shamed. Social media smears ribald campaigns of disinformation like a virus, laying waste to a truth no longer dictated by authorities but networked by peers…

The truth, today, has a new shape, all raggedy lines and shadowed form, vacant, abandoned. Clickbait, controversy, sensationalism and spam, the spin swells in soundbites and we are held hostage to a culture of falsity and fear…”

Opening Friday, March 16th, 6 pm
Exhibition 16th – 23rd March

Gallery Hours
17th – 18th –  11 am – 5 pm (Art Month Open Studio)
19th – 23rd  – By Appointment only

Tortuga Studios, 31 Princes Hwy, St Peters



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Relinquish | Solo Exhibition, 1 – 30 November

Come join me for the opening night of my solo exhibition Relinquish at Unicorn Lane Gallery Ballarat on November 4th from 5.30pm, the exhibition will be on display until November 30th.

I will be showing a collection works, which connects and transpire the development within my practice.
A progression of my previous series Discovering Locations, with new work that explores a fluidity of expression. Combining photographic works with ink artworks, presented as a form of reflection and release using our surroundings as a mirror to our inner-selves.

Opening Friday, November 3rd, 5.30 pm
Exhibition 1 – 30 November

Gallery Hours
24/7 – Street accessible

Unicorn Lane Gallery, Unicorn Lane & Sturt Street, Ballarat


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Chateau d’Orquevaux

I’ve just arrived at the Chateau d’Orquevaux in France for my artist residency, this place is more than I could have imagined.
I would like to thank everyone who helped in making this opportunity possible, I’ve not been here long at all and the other artists, the estate, and surroundings, from the small parts of it that I have experienced so far, is already wonderfully inspirational.
So thank you for being a part of this experience for me.

Here are some photos of the Chateau, my room, the staircase leading up to it and the incredible view from my window.
Here is to two full-on weeks of creating, but for now, a welcoming dinner with the other artists in residence, and of course some champagne.






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Not A Stat – Exhibition Opening

Opening Night
September 12th, 5-7pm
AD Space at UNSW A&D (previoulsy known as COFA)

I will be showing work from my Housebound photographs series.

Curated by Kate Stoddard, Not a Stat, reflects on lived experiences of mental illness, including mental health practices. The exhibition provides a visual translation of what is often difficult to articulate, thereby offering an opportunity to communicate experience beyond that of verbal disclosure. Included artworks range as much in materiality as they do in conceptual reflection; from the ever-present stigmatisation of mental illness to being in a state of severe depression; from paralysis at the hand of anxiety to means of finding relief.

The exhibition title takes inspiration from the common reduction of lived experiences to scientific statistics (“1 in 4 people experience mental illness”) and the emergence of understanding mental illness through a purely biological or neurochemical lens. The exhibition shifts focus onto the reality of living or dealing with mental health difficulties.

Amy Bruce, Bailee Lobb, Ben Adams, Jennifer Brady, Jeremy Smith, Linda Sok, Lisa Carrett, Monica Rudhar, Plum de Noone and Rhiannon Hopley.

Opening Night Performances:
5.45pm – Bailee Lobb, ‘Weightless Shells’
6.30pm – Poetry slam by Caravan Slam.

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stillness – guest curator at Gaffa Gallery

I was invited by Gaffa gallery to come up with an idea for an exhibition and guest curate.

Exhibition  June 22 – July 3.
Opening June 22 6 – 8 pm at Gaffa Gallery Clarence Street, Sydney.

The exhibition invited artists to respond to the concept and idea of what stillness means to them. Our world is increasingly fasted paced, we are pressured by this idea of being in a constant state of ‘busy’, thus seen as productive and admirable. Art itself calls on the viewer to slow down and engage, just as the practice of creating requires process and contemplation by the artist.

“Within yourself is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself” – Herman Hesse.

Stillness came from the desire to create a show that encourages the audience to slow down, hold them present to a moment, contemplate the work and create a peaceful connection and consideration to their ways of seeing our surrounding world.

Paraskevy Begetis
Liron Gilmore
Dylan Goh
Karin Hauser
Clare Hawley
Rhiannon Hopley
Gillian Kayrooz
Harry Klein
Amanda Lim
Cat Mueller
Robert Musgrave
Sophie Penkethman –Young
Phoebe Rathmell
Monica Renaud
Celine Roberts
Valentina Schulte
Rhiannon Slatter
Paul Snell
Ioulia Terizis
Lisa Tolcher
Kieran Warner-Hunt
Ana Young

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm


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Denfair Melbourne 8-10 June

I’m excited to announce that I will have some of my work exhibited at the third edition of Denfair in Melbourne with .M Contemporary. Denfair is a carefully curated, boutique trade event and the leading destination for contemporary design and art in Australia held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre,
If you happen to be in Melbourne that weekend, check out Denfair and visit .M Contemporary at Stand no.G18 to see my work.

Denfair 8 – 10 June

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107 Group Show – Piss Poor Effort 3- 27 May

I will be exhibiting a couple of previously unseen works from my Housebound Photographs series, which was created over a 4 month period from February-May 2015. During this time I was physically unable to leave my tiny inner-west apartment, due to a seemingly small accident that ended up being quite severe, resulting in me requiring two major surgeries on my right knee. The photographs are a small insight of this difficult period of frustration, pain, medications and overwhelming feelings of hopelessness. They are a reflection of the human condition, the mundane and the ever growing strangeness of everyday objects when they are all you have to interact with.

Piss Poor Effort is a group exhibition that unapologetically lays bare the common human experience of anxiety. Each artist’s practice discusses their personal experience of anxiety; in social situations, performing identity, isolation and the self-regulation involved in contending with an invisible disability.

Please join me at 107 for the opening on Wednesday 3 May 6-8pm
Exhibition 3 – 27 May

107 Gallery, Redfern Street, Redfern

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Artist Residency in France

Starting off my 2017 with some wonderful news, I received a letter congratulating me on my submission, I have been selected to undertake an artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France later this year. During my residency, I will continue to develop and work on my Discovering Locations Series, explore the estate and surrounding region to inspire new works and collaborate with other artists. I am looking forward to this fabulous opportunity.

Visit my Australian Cultural Fund campaign to help support this opportunity

French Residency at the Chateau Orquevaux

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Newtown ArtSeat 29 Sept – 30 Nov


Up nice and early this morning, with not so favourable weather for the install of my work for the Newtown ArtSeat, a contemporary public art space at Newtown Hub outside the Neighbourhood community centre. The concept behind the work Nocturnal Vibrations highlights the character and vibe of Newtown, the night time culture and beautiful architecture of the historical buildings of King St. I adore living in Newtown and would visit regularly before becoming a local, there is only one thing I miss and that’s looking up and seeing a sky full of stars. Through Nocturnal Vibrations I wanted to bring the stars back into the city, by creating my own adaptation of King St combined with a photograph I recently took of the Milkyway in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park NT, to reveal a magical sky to match the character and personality that is Newtown.

Newtown ArtSeat ‘Nocturnal Vibrations’ is on until 30 November 2016.

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Noctuary outdoor public exhibition

10 – 16 June during Vivid Festival.

A collection of photographs and moving images which transgress the fluidity of dreaming to abstractions of moments in time. Noctuary draws on the transformation that takes place with the fall of night. Images of abandoned urban locations and shadowy scenes correlate with our emotional selves, mirroring feelings of isolation, emptiness and sorrow through absence and stillness.

Hopley’s work explores the often-disconnected relationship between nature, the urban landscape and the human condition. She photographs old, historic, abandoned and forgotten locations, documenting the strange transformation of places that in the day appear common and familiar. While her work is often absent of a person or figure, there is an emotional human undertone as she tries to convey the deep emotional state of nostalgia and the profound melancholy associated with longing for someone, or something.


The outdoor projected exhibition will run from 5.30pm – 10pm
10 – 16 June

Off The Wall Gallery
St Peters Triangle Sydney, Australia 2044

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39th Alice Prize – Red Centre Trip

I’ve only been back a bit over a week now, and I still haven’t gotten over the incredible time I had in The Red Centre. My trip started with the Artists Preview of the Alice Prize, the official exhibition opening, a lovely artists dinner at The Star of Alice, and a series of talks by invited artists.
After which I went on to explore the West MacDonnell Ranges, Kings Canyon, Uluru  & Kata Tjuta, solo in a four-wheel drive. While I was at Uluru I was fortunate enough to be among the first few groups of people to visit the breath-taking installation Field of Light by Bruce Munro. If you get the chance to visit I highly recommend heading out to see the installation.

Thank you to everyone at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs for your wonderful hospitality during all of the events. It was a pleasure to have been selected as a finalist in such a remarkable exhibition and to have the opportunity to discuss my work and practice to such a large group of people. 

The 39th Alice Prize is on until Monday 13 June 2016 at the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.
Alice Prize  |   15 April – 13 June
Araluen Arts Centre – 61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, NT 0870 

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MOST – Marrickville Open Studio Trail


This weekend is MOST16, part of Sydney Art Month. Which is a fantastic opportunity to meet some incredible artists and their work. I will be showing work at the Dickson Street Space, Newtown, come down and see me, and spend your weekend exploring over fifty studios, galleries and ARI’s within Marrickville and surrounding suburbs. 

Click here for the MOST16 Map.

MOST   |   5 – 6 March
Dickson St Space – 35 Dickson Street, Newtown, NSW 2042

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Artists Talk – Gosford Regional Gallery

Please join me on the 21st November at 2pm at Gosford Regional Gallery.
I have been asked by the Directors of the Gallery to present an artists talk. I will be discussing my practice, inspirations and giving some insight into my work including my piece ‘Witching Hour’ which received a commended award and is currently on display as part of the Gosford Art Prize.

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Awarded – Gosford Art Prize 2015

Very excited to announce that I was commended for my work ‘Witching Hour’ at last nights opening at Gosford Regional Gallery.

Judge’s Comments
“I enjoyed the filmic, brooding qualities of this image, very Australian Gothic in its suggested malevolence and the play between light and shadow.”

Exhibition is on until 29 November.


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No Place like Home – Sydney Contemporary

Saturday 5 September 3-5pm
5 – 27 September

This exhibition will seek to celebrate the artistic practices of Australia’s emerging and established contemporary artists alongside their international contemporaries in order to highlight the universal theme of connection or disconnection to place. The main focus of the exhibition will deal with the cultural and historical relationships forged within the aesthetic experiences of these artists.

Sydney Contemporary | NoPlaceLikeHome – Catalogue

.M Contemporary
37 Ocean Street, Woolahra

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Discovering Locations – Opening

Had a fantastic opening night for my first solo exhibition, thank you to everyone who made it along and to those who purchased works. A big thank you to my friend, Jasmine for taking some photos of the opening to Blake for setting up this time lapse of the evening.
Exhibition is on at Chrissie Cotter Gallery until the 23rd


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Discovering Locations Exhibition

Join us for opening drinks for Rhiannon Hopley’s first solo exhibition ‘Discovering Locations’
A Series of photographs : The Lost and Forgotten Locations of Sydney and surrounds.

12 AUGUST 6 – 8PM

12 – 23 AUGUST

“Exploring the often-disconnected relationship between nature, the urban landscape and the human condition.
Hopley photographs abandoned and forgotten urban sites, documenting the effects of nature and the elements on these places over time. While her work is often absent of a person or figure, there is an emotional human undertone as she tries to convey the deep emotional state of nostalgia and the profound melancholy associated with longing for someone, or something. The locations and shadowy scenes correlate with our emotional selves, mirroring feelings of isolation, emptiness and sorrow through absence and stillness.
Drawing on humanity’s fascination and obsession with apocalyptic theory and mythology, Hopley captures these abandoned urban sites as poetic symbols of a hypothetical post-apocalyptic wasteland. All that remains in these worlds is a vague trace of human existence and a picturesque melancholia that stays with the viewer long after leaving the gallery.”
FB Event: RH Photography & Design

Chrissie Cotter Gallery
Pidcock Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050

The gallery will be open Thursday – Sunday 11am – 4pm
(Monday – Wednesday available by appointment only)

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Exhibition Opening – Mythologies of my Land

.M Contemporary

Mythology of My Land
Examining the religious and cultural traditions of ones own land through myths, stories and creation.

Sat 2nd May 3 – 5 PM

May 1st – 31st

Adam Cusack
Alex Karaconji
Benjamin Stone-Herbert
Christina Lucia Giuffrida
Conrad Botes
Eloise Cato
Jacqueline Ball
James R. Ford
Jan Smith
Jasmine Poole
Joel Crosswell
Joe Wilson
Joy Ivill
Laura Ellenberger
Laura E. Kennedy
Laura Turner & Joe Florio
Lee Sang Hyun
Lola Alexander
Luke Thurgate
Meaghan Potter
Meg Levingston
Paula do Prado
Peculiar Annes
Philip Weiss-Tornes
Rebecca Gallo
Rhiannon Hopley
Robbie Harmsworth
Sera Waters
Will Coles

M Contemporary
37 Ocean Street

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We Get By – Cooks Hill Gallery

We Get By, presented by Varley Group and Cooks Hill Galleries.

Friday 6th March

6th – 30th March 2015

“In 2015 We Get By will be bigger and better than ever, featuring the best of contemporary Australian art from some of the country’s most talented emerging artists. We Get By will unearth artistic talent, offer exposure and provide emerging artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work in one of Australia’s leading commercial art galleries and online to a national audience of hundreds of thousands of Australian art lovers!” – CHG Director Mark Widdup.

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