Author Archives: clarerae

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.


  Exhibition Dates: 1 – 23rd May 2015 Gallery hours: Friday – Saturday 1 – 5 pm Sutton Projects is pleased to present 20+9+5 a solo exhibition by photo-media artist Clare Rae. Rae’s practice utilises the body, gesture and performative photography to explore feminine representation. She engages photography, stop motion animation and performance to navigate and defy […]

march news

As we say good bye to summer and hello to cardigans, I’d love to let you know about a few exhibitions I’m in over the coming months. With Her Feet Off the Ground is currently showing at Counihan Gallery, until the 29th of March. Featuring four women artists, Barbara Brugola, myself, Kawita Vatanajyankur and Heidi […]

Re-raising consciousness

A quick note to say I’ve got a small print in this show curated by Katherine Hattam, Harriet Morgan and Fayen D’Evie, titled Re-Raising Consciousness. It’s on at TCB until the 29th of November, and there are a few events happening that may be of interest. Check the TCB website for more.   ———————————————————————————————————————————-

Performing Absence

Please join me for the opening of Performing Absence, a group exhibition curated by Victoria Bennett. Details below:   ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————–


If you’re up Brisbane way, please pop into Boxcopy to view my latest exhibition, Stages, a collaborative project with Simone Hine. We have approached the exhibition in a collaborative way: Simone and I have each created a new work that responds to the Rosina Auditorium at the Abbotsford Convent. Using the same space as a set for both artist’s […]

Melbourne Now

I’m thrilled to announce the opening of Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria, this Friday the 22nd of November. For the exhibition I’ve created a series of photographs and a stop-motion video work, which are installed on the ground floor of NGV Australia, at Federation Square. The work was captured at NGV International, in […]

Sydney Contemporary

I’m excited about the Sydney Contemporary art fair next week, my new work Interact will be showing at the Beam Contemporary booth. Open to the public from the 19th – 22nd of September. Here’s a preview of one of the images in the series, Untitled # 2:   ————————————————————————————————————————————————-


Please join me for SUB12, a yearly curated exhibition of new work at The Substation, Newport. Also see below for details of the artist talks, to be held on Sunday the 21st of July at 1pm.   ——————————————————————————————————————–  

True self 2

True Self has launched and all the collaborative works look great! Head to the auction website Gala Bid to see the range of works and place a bid. A limited edition run of A3 prints are also available at the exhibition, for $85 each. Head to the GPO before Sunday 23rd June to catch the […]

True Self

If you’re passing through the city over the coming month pop into TRUE SELF at the GPO. I have collaborated with Dylan Martorell  to create  a photograph for auction over the course of the exhibition. All proceeds are going to Fitted For Work, an excellent charity that provides outfitting and interview services for disadvantaged women looking for employment. TRUE […]

Northern Lights Artist Talk

Please join me for the Northern Lights artist talk on Saturday the 23rd of March at 2pm. Louise Blyton, Peta Clancy, Justine Khamara and Clare Rae in conversation with curator Cara-Ann Simpson. Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre 7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora   —————————————————————————————————————————–

Northern Lights

Please join me for the opening of Northern Lights, at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. —————————————————————————————————————