Rachael Duncan (b. 1978 Burnie, Tasmania, Australia)lives and practices photography in Hobart, Tasmania. A Fine Arts graduate of the University of Tasmania, Rachael is rapidly developing a reputation for artistic and commercial excellence.
The vision of photographer Rachael Duncan embraces the challenge of postmodernity to provide opportunities for reflection on identity, self and soul. Duncans images of internal utilitarian environments void of life are an exploration of absence, space and identity.
Education 1997-2000 Bachelor Fine Arts, University of Tasmania Hobart. 1995-1996 Hellyer College, Burnie. 1992 -1995 Burnie High School. Exhibition History
2007 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2007, Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria. 2007 Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Victoria 2007 Prometheus Art Award, All Saints Anglican School, Gold Coast, Queensland. 2007 Better World, group exhibition, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmania. 2006 Render, solo exhibition, Amulet Restaurant, Tasmania. 2005 Render, solo exhibition, shop windows Hobart, Tasmania. 2003 NOISE festival, print media publications, and online, National. 2003 Institution solo exhibition, Willow Court, New Norfolk, Tasmania. 2002 Institution solo exhibition, Sidespace Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania. 2001 City of Hobart Art Prize, national exhibition, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart. 2001 group show exhibition, art cards, Inka Gallery, Hobart. 2000 group show exhibition, various Tasmanian artists, Inka Gallery, Hobart. 1999 Blush, group show exhibition, 3rd year undergraduate students from the University of Tasmania, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart. 1999 Me, group show exhibition, a collaborative exhibition with art colleges in NSW, Fine Arts Gallery, University, Hobart, Art College of Sydney, University of NSW. 1999 Squashed Chicken Exhibition, group show exhibition, ex students of Hellyer College, Artspace Gallery, Hellyer College, Burnie. 1998 Seraphim, solo exhibition, Whirling Rainbow Cafe, Hobart. 1998 For Arts Sake, University of Tasmania society group show exhibition, Community Hall, Battery Point.1998 Trust Bank Art Award, Launceston. 1997 group show exhibition, ex-Burnie residents, Creative Living Centre, Burnie.
2004 Arts Tasmania Artists Development Grant.
2001 Arts Tasmania Youth Start-up grant
2005 Philippe Ruttens, Talent, Capture, p.8 July-Aug edition. 2005 Map Magazine issue 66 July 2005, front cover image. 2003 Amber Carvan, Noise:Words and Pictures, p.50-51. 2003 Samantha Clode Noise Magazine, p.107. 2003 Rachael Anthony The Big Issue, p18-20, Edition 187 ,
Future Shows: William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2007 Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria, Australia. www.mga.org.au