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Clare Rae is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia.
In her photographic practice Clare explores ideas of performance and gesture to interrogate and subvert dominant modes of representation. Her work is informed by feminist theory, and presents an alternate and often awkward experience of subjectivity and the female body, usually the artists’ own.

Recent projects have engaged with site specificity, involving works that are captured and displayed within the same environment. A central interest within her practice is the exploration of performance documentation, specifically how the camera can act as a collaborator, rather than mute witness, to the performer.
Known for her engagement with domestic and institutional spaces, recently Clare’s work has been captured and exhibited in locations such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, the Abbotsford Convent, Sutton Project Space and the Substation, Melbourne.

Clare completed a Master of Arts by research in 2014 at Monash University, and received first class Honours in Fine Art in 2009 at RMIT University. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally, including Artbank, The National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, RMIT University.

Please join me on Thursday 11th October for the opening of the 2018 William & Winifred Bowness prize at the Monash Gallery of Art. I’m thrilled to be a finalist among such extraordinary artists. Exhibition dates 29 September – 18 November 2018 Winner announcement Thursday 11 October 2018   ————————————————————

Perimeter is thrilled to be partaking in an afternoon residency and temporary bookshop at Monash Gallery of Art (MGA). The event will comprise a series of talks and book signings with Perimeter Editions artists – including Clare Rae, Rohan Hutchinson, James Geurts and Tim Coghlan. Event Details: WHERE: Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully […]

BTS at Entre Nous!   The CCP is delighted to launch the Fitzroy Art Spaces Tour (FAST) educational video. Go behind-the-scenes with acclaimed contemporary photographer Clare Rae in the lead up to her exhibition Entre Nous: Claude Cahun and Clare Rae at the CCP. Entre Nous brings together the photographic works of Claude Cahun (1894–1954) […]

Public Program 1

(Entre Nous opening image credit: J Forsyth) Entre Nous Public Program: Thursday 5th April, 6pm Gold coin donation, no bookings required. Please join us for two informal presentations exploring themes and ideas present in the exhibition Entre Nous: Claude Cahun and Clare Rae, followed by the Melbourne launch of Clare Rae’s book Never standing on two feet (Perimeter […]

Entre Nous

  Please join me for the opening of Entre Nous: Claude Cahun and Clare Rae at CCP Thursday 22nd March at 6pm!   ————————————————————————————————–


  You are warmly invited to celebrate the public launch of our major summer exhibition: Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism Thursday 14 December, 6–8.30pm Continuing ACCA’s ongoing series of Big Picture exhibitions focussing on contemporary art’s relation to wider social, cultural and political contexts, Unfinished Business is a major exhibition exploring the intersection between contemporary art and feminism. […]

Second LAST show

Invitation to LIGHT You are warmly invited to LIGHT, the second LAST Collective exhibition, featuring works by founding members Melanie Irwin, Katie Lee, Clare Rae and Hanna Tai, with guest artists Beth Arnold, Taree Mackenzie and Lizzy Sampson. Location: Artery Co-op Project Space, 107 Helen St, Northcote, VIC Opening: Saturday 9 December, 3–5pm Exhibition times: Saturday 9 […]


I’m very pleased to be shortlisted again this year for the William & Winifred Bowness Prize at the Monash Gallery of Art, for my photograph Les Blanche Banques 2017 made on residency in Jersey, U.K. Exhibition dates: 14th October – 26th November 2017 Opening announcement Thursday 19th October. RSVP here A list of the finalists is […]


Untitled No 1 from the series Climbing the Walls and Other Actions 2009 Coming up in March I’m contributing four works to the exhibition Photography 130, celebrating 130 years of photography at RMIT University. The exhibition will be held at RMIT Gallery, open from the 10th of March to 13th April 2017. Shane Hulbert curated the […]


I’m very pleased to be included in the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) National Photography Prize 2016. The exhibition runs from Saturday 21 May – Sunday 7 August 2016 MAMA, 546 Dean Street, Albury NSW CLICK HERE for a full list of finalists, my shortlisted works are below.         —————————————————————