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Rhiannon Hopley

b. 1987 Sydney, Australia

 

Education

2021 | Equity and Diversity Training Workshop – Carolina Rodriguez Mayo

2021 | Mental Health First Aider – Mental Health First Aid Australia Training

2017 | Arts Business and Cultural Awareness, Sydney Tafe

2016 | Video Intensive, AFTRS – Australian Film Television Radio School

2012 | Graphic Design and Communication Advanced Diploma, Hornsby Tafe

2010 – 2011 | Graphic Design and Communication Diploma, Hornsby Tafe

1999 – 2004 | Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School, North Turramurra

 

Awards, Achievements & Selected Grants

2022 | Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW

2022 | DASS Design Week 2022, Mbloc Space, Jakarta, Indonesia, Selected Artist

2021 | NEXUS / Juxta Jam, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW, Selected Artist

2021 | Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Number One, Ballarat, Vic, Selected Artist

2021 | Micro Galleries, 2021, Artistic Associate

2020 | Inner West Council Arts and Culture Advisory Commitee, Nominated and selected member

2020 | Micro Galleries, International Artist Collective 2020, Selected Artist

2019 | Micro Galleries, International Artist Collective 2019, Selected Artist

2019 | Loud and Luminous, Selected Artist

2018 | Finalist, HIDDEN:Rookwood Flickering Stone Moving Image Award, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, N.S.W.

2018 | Finalist, Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Queensland

2017 | Creative Partnerships Australia Artist Grant

2017 | Chateau Orquevaux, Champagne – Ardenne, French Residency Grant

2017 | Finalist, North Sydney Art Prize, The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, Sydney

2016 | Newtown ArtSeat – Public Art grant, Marrickville Council, Arts NSW & City of Sydney

2015 | Commended, Gosford Art Prize, Open Category Gosford Regional Art Gallery

2015 | Finalist, We Get By, Cooks Hill Gallery, Cooks Hill Newcastle

2014 | Chrissie Cotter Gallery Program Grant 2015, Marrickville Council

2014 | Finalist, Marrickville Urban Photography Competition, Marrickville Council

2013 | First Prize, Gosford Art Prize – Photography Category Gosford Regional Art Gallery

2013 | Finalist, Ballarat International Foto BiennaleOne for the Books, Ballarat

2006 | First Place, The Magnificent Seven, Fuji Film Competition

2005 | Finalist, Art Expressed, Ku-ring-gai Art Centre

 

Residencies

2020 | Micro Galleries – Community, Art and Scienc, Morocco, Africa, Oct-Nov – postponed

2022 | Cloughbough, Kandos, NSW, Australia, June

2020 | Micro Galleries – Time & Space Residency / Live Weekend, Manila, Philippines, March– postponed

2017 | Chateau Orquevaux, Champagne – Ardenne, France. Sept-Oct

 

Public Art Projects

2021 | Amenities Block Public Art Project- Wollongong Council, Gilmore Park, Wollongong, NSW 2021– Install Aug 2022

2019 | WRAPPED Art Project, Various locations – Sydney’s Inner West, NSW

2019 | babylon, Sydney Fringe Festival, Kensington Street, Sydney, NSW

2019 | Newtown ARTSEAT, Public ArtSeat, Newtown Hub, Sydney, NSW

 

Solo Exhibitions

2023 | TBA, Penny Contemporary, Hobart, Tasmania– Upcoming

2020 | Kaleidoscopic: an exhibition for strange times, Tortuga Studios, St Peters, Sydney, NSW, Sept

2020 | Words In Windows, Micro Galleries initiative, Tortuga Studios, St Peters, Sydney, NSW, May

2019 | palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst a landscape of memory, with Toby Penny, Penny Contemporary, Hobart, Tasmania, Sept-Oct

2017 | Relinquish, Unicorn Lane Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria

2016 | Nocturnal Vibrations, Newtown Contemporary Public ArtSeat, Newtown Hub, Newtown, Sydney, N.S.W. Sept – Nov

2016 | Noctuary, Off The Wall, outdoor urban exhibition space, St Peters, Sydney, N.S.W – June

2015 | Discovering Locations: Location by Numbers, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown, Sydney, N.S.W Aug

2005 | Sonic Explosion – Revive the city with art, Youth Week, Gosford, N.S.W April

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 | Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW, Oct – Dec

2022 | SubTerrains – Blacktown Biennale, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW, Oct – Nov

2022 | DASS Design Week 2022, Mbloc Space, Jakarta, Indonesia, October

2022 | Glitch – EDGE Sydenham, Inner West, NSW, August

2022 | DASS 2022, Mbloc Space, Jakarta, Indonesia, April – May

2022 | NEXUS / Juxta Jam, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney, April

2022 | HUE + CRY and Liminal, Sydney Fringe Festival, The Coronors Court and Gallery Space, The Rocks, Sydney, Feb

2021 | Project / Forward : 2048 – Micro Galleries Global Projection Festival, Cambodia, the Philippines, Finland, Nepal, Indonesia, Italy, Australia, Bangladesh, Colombia & Hong Kong, Dec

2021 | Number One, Ballarat International Foto Biennale Ballarat, Vic

2021 | HeadOn Photo Festival,Sydney, NSW, Nov

2021 | House Festival,Sydney, NSW Nov

2021 | Group Show,Penny Contemporary, Hobart, Tasmania, Sept

2021 | Queer – A Celebration of Art and Activism,Kaalo 101, Nepal, June

2021 | Loud and Luminous – International Women’s Day,ANU Canberra, March

2020 | Project / Forward : 2047 – Micro Galleries Global Projection Festival, Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Columbia, Nepal, Hong Kong, Austria, USA, Italy, Spain, Peru & Australia, Dec

2020 | Art Cards for Health Carers – Micro Galleries,Global project and Online Exhibition, July-Aug

2019 | Dia de los Muertos Festival, Redbridge Central Library, London UK, Oct

2019 | Witching Hour, Mothership Studios, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW, Oct

2019 | Fringeville, Sydney Fringe Festival, Hurstville, Sydney, NSW, Sept

2019 | babylon, Sydney Fringe Festival, Kensington Street, Chippendale Sydney, NSW, Sept

2019 | Music Seen, The Lord Gladstone, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW, Aug

2019 | The Fire Garden Festival, Edge Festival Sydenham Park, N.S.W, August

2019 | Loud and Luminous- Digital Exhibition – HeadOn Photo Festival, Town Hall Paddington, Sydney, N.S.W. May

2019 | Loud and Luminous, Contact Sheet Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W. April-May

2019 | There goes the Neighbourhood: Art Month, Tortuga Studios, St Peters, Sydney, N.S.W. March

2018 | Piece of Mind, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney, N.S.W. Oct

2018 | HIDDEN:Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk – Flickering Stone , Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, N.S.W. Sept – Oct

2018 | In the Night Garden: Aurora, Tortuga Studios, St Peters Sydney, N.S.W. September

2018 | Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Qld. May – July

2018 | Honey – an all wo(man) art show, Create or Die, Marrickville Sydney, N.S.W. April

2018 | Fake, Tortuga Studios, St Peters Sydney, N.S.W. March

2018 | Moshcam Photography Awards, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W. Jan

2017 | Not A Stat, AD Space, UNSW A&D (COFA), Sydney, N.S.W. Sept

2017 | stillness, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W. June – July

2017 | DEN Fair, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria. June

2017 | Inner West Open Studio Trail 2017, St Peters, Sydney, N.S.W. May

2017 | With a Rebel Yell,Tortuga Studios, St Peters, Sydney, N.S.W. May

2017 | Piss Poor Effort, 107, Redfern, Sydney, N.S.W. May

2017 | North Sydney Art Prize, The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, Sydney, N.S.W. March

2016 | .M Contemporary Co Lab, .M Contemporary Bondi, Bondi, Sydney, N.S.W. Nov – Feb

2016 | Stonevilla Studios Annual Exhibition, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown, Sydney, N.S.W. Oct

2016 | Head On Photo Festival ‘Wide Eyed Live’, Tortuga Studios, St Peters, Sydney, N.S.W. April

2016 | The 39th Alice Prize, Alice Springs Art Foundation, Araluen Cultural Centre, Alice Springs, NT. April – June

2016 | MOST, Marrickville Open Studio Trail 2016, Newtown, Sydney, N.S.W. March

2015 | Piece Out, He Made She Made Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, N.S.W. Dec

2015 | Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, N.S.W. Oct – Nov

2015 | No Place Like Home – Sydney Contemporary, M Contemporary, Woollahra, Sydney, N.S.W. Sept

2015 | Annual Winter Group Show, M Contemporary, Woollahra, Sydney, N.S.W. June

2015 | Mythology of My Land, M Contemporary, Woollahra, Sydney, N.S.W. May

2015 | We Get By, Cooks Hill Gallery, Cooks Hill Newcastle, N.S.W. March

2014 | The Accredited,10×8 Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney, N.S.W. Aug

2014 | Marrickville ‘Urban Photography’ Finalists, Marrickville Town Hall, Marrickville, Sydney, N.S.W. May

2014 | One for the Books Travelling Exhibition, East Coast, Australia. Feb – Mar

2013 | Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Gosford, N.S.W. Nov

2013 | The Young & The Restless Create Collective, Gosford, N.S.W. July – Aug

2013 | Head On Photo Festival ‘Nudes on Tap’, Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, N.S.W. June

2013 | One for the Books, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Victoria.  Aug – Sept

2012 | Arty Party, Create Collective, Gosford, N.S.W.  Dec

2012 – 2010 | North Sydney Institute Exhibition, The Gallery, Hornsby, N.S.W. Dec

2005 | Art Expressed, Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, Gordon, Sydney, N.S.W. July

 

Curated Exhibitions & Creative Lead Projects

2021 | Project / Forward : 2048 – Micro Galleries Global Projection Festival, Cambodia, the Philippines, Finland, Nepal, Indonesia, Italy, Australia, Bangladesh, Colombia & Hong Kong, Dec

2020 | Project / Forward : 2047 – Micro Galleries Global Projection Festival, Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Columbia, Nepal, Hong Kong, Austria, USA, Italy, Spain, Peru & Australia, Dec

2020 | Art Cards for Health Carers – Micro Galleries, Global project and Online Exhibition, July-Aug

2019 | There goes the Neighbourhood: Art Month, Tortuga Studios, St Peters, Sydney, N.S.W. March

2018 | In the Night Garden: Aurora, Tortuga Studios, St Peters Sydney, N.S.W. September

2018 | Fake, Tortuga Studios, St Peters Sydney, N.S.W. March -upcoming

2017 | stillness, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W. June – July

2016 | Head On Photo Festival ‘Wide Eyed Live’, Tortuga Studios, St Peters, Sydney, N.S.W. April

 

Publications & Media

2022 | VEES IIan art-centric magazine by Kaalo 101 in Nepal, artist interview, Released August

2021 | 2019 – A Year Before Lockdown, Australian Live Music publication supporting SupportAct, Released Sept

2020 | Project / Forward : 2047 – Micro Galleries Global Projection Festival, Catalogue and feature video, Dec

2020 | Art Cards for Health Carers – Micro Galleries, online exhibition video and feature article, Aug

2019 | Art Guide Australia Top 5 Exhibitions to see in October(palimpsest: palɪm(p)sɛst a landscape of memory)

2019 | Loud and Luminous 2019, sponsored by Momento Pro, Part of The National Library of Australia and The Australian Contemporary Publication Collection, published May

2019 | Creative of The Month Feature article Inner West Council website and published in ArtPost, May

2019 | Living France, Magazine featuring work from Chateau Orquevaux Residency, Sept

2018 | The Percivals, Published by Galleries, Townsville City Council, May

2017 | Head-On Photo Festival, Exhibition Spotlight Feature – stillness, June – link

2017 | Art Almanac, stillness exhibition, June

2017 | Photo/Foto Magazine, Q&A Feature, May – link

2017 | Son of a Gun Magazine, Discovering Locations, Portfolio Feature, April

2015 | No Place Like Home, Sydney Contemporary Catalogue .M Contemporary, Sept

2015 | ArtPost, Discovering Locations, in conversation – Q&A, Aug

2015 | Encyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal, by Brian Giffin, Released May

2014 | Express Advocate, Published works and article, Aug

2013 – 2016 | Numerous online publications with Loud Online Magazine and Heavy Magazine

2012 | Discovering Locations, Rhiannon Hopley, Self Published, Released Nov

2012 | The Elf that Flew, by Lindy Mitchell, Peek-a-boo Publishing, Released Aug

2005 | Express Advocate, Front page and feature article, April

 

Talks & Presentations

2016 | Invited artist talk – Untitled. Sunstudios Sydney, July

2016 | Invited artist talk – The 39th Alice Prize, Alice Springs Art Foundation, Araluen Cultural Centre, Alice Springs, NT, April

2015 | Invited artist talk – Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Novgrationagencyaustralia@gmail.com

 

Collections

The National Library of Australia, The Australian Contemporary Publication Collection and in private Collections in Australia, Canada, USA and France